The top men's health concerns include heart disease, cancer, accidents, and chronic lower respiratory diseases. This compact slide show provides visual presentations of other clinical problems that pose a threat to men and that might be seen in primary care practice.
ASH is the largest organization of hypertension researchers and health care providers in the United States committed to preventing and treating hypertension and its consequences. The editors of ConsultantLive bring you updates from the 2013 ASH conference in San Francisco, CA. Read More
More than 1300 physicians of all specialties responded to the 2012 survey. Many of the respondents are primary care physicians. See how your colleagues responded and learn what concerns them most.Read more
(HF), the most
has a significant and growing
impact on health care
resources. The incidence
of HF has tripled during the
last decade. Almost 5 million
Americans have HF, and an
estimated 500,000 new cases
are diagnosed yearly. The
lifetime risk of HF is about
20%.1 Drug therapy has improved
considerably in recent
years, but the magnitude
and severity of the
problem has created a need
for newer therapies--particularly
since HF is associated
with an increased risk of
sudden death and a diminished
quality of life.2
The most appropriate choice is B. The history and
physical findings suggest that the patient may have a
fracture or contusion of the foot from trauma. There are
no systemic signs that suggest an underlying infectious,
chronic inflammatory, or oncologic process. A plain x-ray
film of the foot is necessary to see
whether a fracture is present and
whether immobilization will be necessary.
In the absence of fever and local
erythema, infection appears unlikely,
and a CBC count is unwarranted.
Some degree of hyperpigmentation
develops in most pregnant
women. This coloration is more pronounced
in dark-skinned women; on
naturally pigmented areas, such as the
areolae, perineum, and umbilicus; and
on the axillae, inner thighs, and other
regions that are prone to friction.
Approximately 2 weeks earlier, a pruritic,
papular eruption had developed over
the abdomen of a 33-year-old woman
who was 34 weeks' pregnant. The
rash was confined mainly to the striae
distensae (Figure 3). Because the
site was severely pruritic, the patient
was unable to sleep. Based on the
clinical presentation, pruritic urticarial
papules and plaques of pregnancy
(PUPPP) was diagnosed.
Many of my older women patients think they
are at much higher risk for breast cancer than
coronary heart disease (CHD). How can we raise women's
awareness about their risks of CHD and thereby
encourage them to take measures to prevent it?
The ConsultantLive.com podcast archive includes the series Cardiology Now—discussions between Dr Payal Kohli of the University of California San Francisco and experts in cardiovascular medicine including Drs Christopher Cannon, Deepak Bhatt of the TIMI study group at Harvard and Dr Roger Blumenthal, Director of the Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease at Johns Hopkins. See More Multimedia »
Featured in this section are short videos of practical dermatology webinars given by Dr Ted Rosen, Professor of Dermatology at Baylor College of Medicine and Chief of the Dermatology Service at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, both in Houston, Texas. Each segment offers concise, practical clinical guidance on a specific dermatologic condition seen frequently in primary care. See More Multimedia »
Diagnostic Champions’ Challenge on Consultant Live Test your diagnostic skills and knowledge by quickly identifying and assessing various mental health disorders. The Psychiatric Times Diagnostic Champions' Challenge is meant to educate and entertain. Test your clinical acumen in this activity that is sure to make you think.…
At a recent retreat I led for doctors on the brink of total burnout, all hands went up when I asked if anyone had lost a colleague to suicide. All but one hand was raised to confirm having considered their own suicide. Many in the room had signed up for this weekend hoping to learn how to avoid becoming the colleague behind someone else's raised hand.
I’ve been in practice for 20 years and have never lost a patient to suicide. But I have lost colleagues, friends, and lovers – ALL male physicians—to suicide. I have a long list of answers to the question, “Why?” Maybe the most fundamental answer is that doctors are human..