Clinical Features

Ortho Dx: Severe pain, inability to bear weight on the knee

Can you diagnose what's causing this patient's acute knee pain?

Image of the Week: Nodular rash

A patient aged 39 years presented with a nodular rash. A chest x-ray revealed hilar lymphadenopathy.

The Image of the Week for September 14, 2014 is ...

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Derm Dx: Itchy lesions around the lips

A patient aged 28 years presents with complaints of one day of very itchy lesions around her lips.

Q&A: Over-the-counter medicine use during flu season


The Clinical Advisor asked infectious-diseases specialist Michael E. Klepser, PharmD, about the role over-the-counter agents play in seasonal influenza.

Lifestyle interventions for obesity 
and weight-related complications


Behavioral strategies for sustainable weight loss can significantly improve clinical outcomes in obese patients.

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Teenage drug use on the decline

Teenage drug use on the decline

A federal report revealed the number of teens reporting illicit drug use fell in 2013.

Fitness delays age-related hypertension in males

Fitness delays age-related hypertension in males

Male patients who reported a high level of cardiorespiratory fitness postponed increases in age-related diastolic and systolic blood pressure levels.

The Waiting Room Caring for friends as patients

Caring for friends as patients

For health-care providers, there are many positive aspects to caring for a friend, particularly during pregnancy.

The Waiting Room Translator phones: friend or foe in the emergency department?

Translator phones: friend or foe in the emergency department?

Translator phones are well worth the hassle when it comes to providing quality emergency department care.

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Advisor Forum

Acute or chronic pancreatitis?

Acute or chronic pancreatitis?

How can a clinician distinguish chronic pancreatitis from acute pancreatitis in a patient with alcohol-abuse history?

Could exposure to herpes zoster actually help clinicians?

Could exposure to herpes zoster actually help clinicians? 


Herpes zoster represents the emergence of latent virus, specifically the varicella virus.

What does persistent polyclonal B-cell lymphocytosis look like?

What does persistent polyclonal B-cell lymphocytosis look like?


Middle-aged females who smoke are the most common demographic group diagnosed with persistent polyclonal B-cell lymphocytosis.

Make a permanent mark on your patient's asthma treatment

Make a permanent mark on your patient's asthma treatment


I have my patients bring all of their pumps to me and will write on the plastic canister with a Sharpie permanent marker.

Easing a female patient into her first pelvic exam

Easing a female patient into her first pelvic exam


Always, always hand the speculum to a woman who has come in for her first pelvic exam, and allow her to check it out.

Electronic medical records:
 this time, it's personal

Electronic medical records:
 this time, it's personal 


I requested from our EMR [electronic medical record] provider the ability to add a "sticky note" to our client records.

Education

An update on long-term 
contraception methods

An update on long-term 
contraception methods

With increased insurance for contraceptives, more providers will be called upon to guide women toward the most suitable extended-use options.

Red-brown lesions on the upper body

Red-brown lesions on the upper body

A 29-year-old white man presented to the dermatology clinic with multiple lesions on his left arm and shoulder. The lesions ...

Multiple facial papules on a young girl

Multiple facial papules on a young girl

An 8-year-old Hispanic female presented to the dermatology clinic with her mother for evaluation of lesions that had been on ...

Solitary plaque on dorsal hand

Solitary plaque on dorsal hand

Audrey Chan, MD

A 29-year-old white male presented to the dermatology clinic with an eruption on the left hand that had ...

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