Clinical Features

The frivolous lawsuit

A healthcare provider is sued when a patient is determined to believe that she has more than a sore throat.

DPP-4 inhibitor use with GLP-1 agonists

A 63-year-old man with type 2 diabetes was admitted to the hospital to undergo right robotic partial nephrectomy.

Case Study: Fever and sore throat

A 4-year-old girl presents to the emergency department after 3 days of worsening sore throat with a fever.

Managing bipolar disorder

Lithium has been the mainstay of treatment for decades, but recently, several other classes of medication have been used with varying degrees of success.

Vulvar lichen sclerosus: breaking the silence

Early diagnosis and treatment play a substantial role in a patient’s prognosis and result in a decreased risk of malignancy and scarring.

Clinical officers in Kenya

Clinical officers outnumber physicians working in Kenya, and tend to work in rural areas where the need for health care is greatest.

Commentary: Health care under President Trump

Repealing the Affordable Care Act could endanger the health of tens of millions of Americans.

Abnormal Pap test follow-up

A 30-year-old Caucasian woman reports a history of abnormal Pap test results with no other complaints.

Opinion

The Waiting Room When the PA becomes the patient

When the PA becomes the patient

A physician assistant's stay in the hospital provides a new perspective of a patient's experience in the emergency department.

The Waiting Room When a young friend overdoses

When a young friend overdoses

Experiencing the loss of a friend brings a new perspective to working in addiction medicine.

Advisor Forum

Case Files Blue skin in an elderly woman

Blue skin in an elderly woman

The patient's use of minocycline was associated with patchy hyperpigmentation as a result of iron deposition in the dermal cells.

Clinical Pearls Treating patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Treating patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy

Alpha-lipoic acid, 600mg daily, is an effective treatment option for patients with diabetic peripheral neuropathy.

Your Comments Kratom and oxycodone

Kratom and oxycodone

Kratom might be a safer alternative than oxycodone or other narcotics.

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