Clinical Features

What PCPs need to know about heart disease in men and women

What do NPs and PAs working in primary care need to know about the different path that heart disease takes in men and women?

Derm Dx: Black, velvety coating of the tongue

A patient, aged 61 years, was referred because of the recent onset of darkening on the surface of his tongue.

Missed drug side effect turns toxic

One clinician misdiagnoses an adverse effect of a drug prescribed by another.

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MIND diet help may lower Alzheimer risk

MIND diet help may lower Alzheimer risk

The MIND diet combines the Mediterranean diet with the DASH diet, both of which call for high consumption of fruits, vegetables, and fish.

Diabetes may worsen breast cancer diagnosis

Diabetes may worsen breast cancer diagnosis

Five-year survival for breast cancer patients with diabetes was 15% lower than for those without diabetes.

The Waiting Room Nightingale Tribute: Honoring departed nurses

Nightingale Tribute: Honoring departed nurses

The Nightingale Tribute is yet another inspiring component of the rich nursing traditions that physician assistants can learn from.

The Waiting Room Maternal weight gain complicates vaginal delivery

Maternal weight gain complicates vaginal delivery

Suspected macrosomia is not generally enough of reason to induce labor or schedule a cesarean prior to 39 weeks.

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Patient with a history of erratic nighttime episodes

Patient with a history of erratic nighttime episodes

After consulting a neurologist, the nurse practitioner determined a diagnosis of REM sleep behavior disorder.

Menopausal hormone replacement therapy recommendations

Menopausal hormone replacement therapy recommendations

The risks of HRT have received so much attention that its benefits have been largely overlooked.

Cancer prehabilitation: moving from primary care to oncology

Cancer prehabilitation: moving from primary care to oncology

NPs and PAs involved with oncology teams should support multimodal prehabilitation for cancer patients to help ease the transition to oncology.

Easing pain during vaccination

Easing pain during vaccination


To reduce the discomfort or pain of vaccinations, apply firm, but comfortable, pressure on the intended site for 30 seconds.

Ethyl chloride before anesthesia

Ethyl chloride before anesthesia

Consider using topical ethyl chloride before the use of anesthesia when working with infected skin.

'Addicted' babies are misclassified

'Addicted' babies are misclassified 


Referring to infants as "addicted" to opiates is clinically incorrect and creates stigma surrounding treatment.

Education

Is takotsubo cardiomyopathy in your differential diagnosis?

Is takotsubo cardiomyopathy in your differential diagnosis?

In diagnosing patients who present with acute-onset chest pain, clinicians should be aware of evolving conditions that cannot be missed.

Progressive, diffuse scalp hair loss in a woman

Progressive, diffuse scalp hair loss in a woman

A woman, aged 31 years, presented with progressive hair loss that spanned the last 5 years. She reported that she ...

Fleshy papule on the left cheek of a young boy

Fleshy papule on the left cheek of a young boy

A mother brought her son, aged 2-1/2 years, into the clinic concerned about a growth on his cheek. The mother ...

Pink nodule on the toe of an infant

Pink nodule on the toe of an infant

A 7-month-old female presents with a lesion on the fifth toe of her right foot. Her parents report the lesion ...

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