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A Complication of Heroin Abuse
Complications of heroin use; RLS; thyroid nodule: we present 5 questions on these and other topics to challenge you this week.
Dyspnea on Exertion in a Middle-Aged Man
The symptoms have worsened over a 2-month period. Past medical history is unremarkable. Here, review the ED chest x-ray film and ECG. Do you see any clues to a diagnosis?
Submassive Pulmonary Embolism: A Diagnostic Challenge
A 56-year-old man presents to the emergency department (ED) with gradually worsening dyspnea on exertion of 2 months’ duration.
Complications of Type 2 Diabetes on the Decline: Which Ones and by How Much?
You have probably read the news by now -- but do you recall the most remarkable rates of decline? Was it in MI? Lower-limb amputations? Death after hyperglycemic crisis? Check your memory with this quick quiz.
Back to Basics: A Spine Disorder Photo Quiz
Back and neck complaints rank among the top reasons for visits to primary care physicians. Take this week’s photo quiz to test your knowledge of these sometimes mysterious disorders.
What Treatment for Rectal Ulcer in a Young Man?
Constipation-related straining may be the cause of the lesion. How would you proceed?
Looking at Women’s Health Issues: A Photo Quiz
Many medical problems are common to both men and women, but several occur more frequently in women. This week’s photo quiz tests your knowledge of a variety of these disorders.
"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.