Clinical Features

Lead poisoning: Current practice guidelines

An aging national infrastructure and paint in old homes increase the risk for lead poisoning and significant health-related problems in children and adults.

Dizziness after gastric bypass surgery

A patient came to the clinic to discuss her dizzy spells 4 years after her Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery.

Guideline for managing kidney stones

Guideline from the American Urological Association has been revised to incorporate the management of patients with staghorn renal stones.

Managing concussion in primary care

The incidence of concussion is increasing in children and adults, as is the demand for clinicians who can diagnose and treat both patient groups.

A clinician and patient mistake

It is well-accepted that healthcare practitioners have a duty to their patients, but do patients have a duty as well?

Healthcare issues of the LGBT community

A greater understanding of the healthcare issues specific to the LGBT community may improve the quality of care.

Guidelines for aspergillosis management

New guidelines for the treatment and management of aspergillosis have been published by the Infectious Diseases Society of America.

A rare type of urticaria

A 30-year-old man presents with a 5-year history of an episodic rash. Can you diagnose the condition?

Opinion

The Waiting Room Athletic training: a path to becoming a physician assistant

Athletic training: a path to becoming a physician assistant

Many physician assistants come to the profession after working as certified athletic trainers.

The Waiting Room Alternative treatments for patients with lidocaine allergies

Alternative treatments for patients with lidocaine allergies

Alternative anesthetics can be used for patients who have a lidocaine allergy.

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Your Comments Suboxone and methadone—our readers weigh in on the pros and cons

Suboxone and methadone—our readers weigh in on the pros and cons

Research has shown that use of suboxone and methadone, in conjunction with counseling, can be effective addiction treatment.

Consultations Zika virus: a primary care response

Zika virus: a primary care response

Healthcare professionals should be educated about the hallmark signs and symptoms of the Zika virus.

Case Files A case of G6PD deficiency

A case of G6PD deficiency

Patients with G6PD should avoid triggers of oxidative stress.

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