November 9, 2010
For 3 days, a 28-year-old woman with a history of polymyositis and possible dermatomyositis had fever, chills, and nonproductive cough. She complained of rash, joint pain, and progressive immobility because of severe muscle weakness. For the past 6 years, she had been taking prednisone (60 mg/d), hydroxychloroquine (200 mg bid), and tramadol (100 mg q6h prn for pain).
January 15, 2010
A 38-year-old man had fever and fatigue for the past 6 days and tenderness in the left upper abdominal quadrant for the past 3 days. He also had a facial butterfly rash that had been present for 10 years and a 1-year history of lupus nephritis, treated with prednisone and mycophenolate. He denied respiratory complaints or recent weight loss.
Aspergillus niger Infection
December 7, 2009
For 10 days, a 55-year-old man had a productive cough and progressively worsening rightsided chest pain that was sharp, nonexertional, and worse with deep inspiration and movement. He denied hemoptysis, fevers, sick contacts, or recent travel.
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
Prominent, pigmented polyangular scales on the extensor surfaces of the arms, legs, and trunk suggested recessive X-linked ichthyosis. More in this article.Read More
Take the survey on medical marijuana and see how your colleagues answered.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
Here, the Physicians Compensation Survey reveals how pediatricians responded to various questions related to their field.Read More
May 1, 2005
For 3 days, a 10-year-old girl had redness and vesicles on her right volar wrist. She had not had any pain, fever, or other systemic symptoms. More »
August 1, 2003
n the United States, the number of cases and geographic range of West Nile virus infection have increased since 1999, when the virus first surfaced in the Western Hemisphere. This year, the virus is expected to spread to all states except Alaska and Hawaii. More »
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Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko,
May 21, 2013
Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.
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