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Chest Pain After Hemopneumothorax
Recovery from a stab wound and subsequent hemopneumothorax had progressed well for this 29-year-old man until today when he presents to the ED with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. Does the chest x-ray provide any clues as to cause?
What Rx to Treat Hepatitis B During Pregnancy?
Many caveats govern the management of hepatitis B during pregnancy. Do you know which antiviral drugs are classified as pregnancy category B?
Amniotic Band: A Syndrome, Not the Rock Group
Digital abnormalities; oral candidiasis and HIV-infection; extra dose of MMR; penile rash . . . here: a range of topics to challenge you.
Incidental Gallbladder Polyp: What Does Size Say About Next Steps?
No gallstones were found on RUQ ultrasound in this 45-year-old patient, but a polyp was seen. How would you proceed?
Do Brown Plaques Point to a Diabetic Disorder?
Put yourself to the test: This week’s quiz questions you about skin disease, diabetes, sarcoidosis, atrial flutter, and pain medications.
Upper GI Bleed With Visible Vessel: How Long to Observe After Treatment?
Some patients with upper GI bleeding can be sent home after endoscopy; others require extended treatment and inpatient observation.
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness: Which Evaluation First?
A 40-year-old man complains of daytime sleepiness that is getting progressively worse. His concentration and memory are failing. Results of labs are normal. Which evaluation tool would you choose?
"Doc, I Think I Have Carpal Tunnel…"
Progressive numbness in 3 fingers on both hands led this computer programmer to diagnose himself as having carpal tunnel syndrome. But, there's more to this story.
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