Clinical Features

Case Study: An unusual pelvic mass

A woman who is in generally good health presents with a visibly enlarged abdomen with left-sided dominance and increased pelvic pressure that had worsened.

Rheumatoid arthritis: diagnosis and treatment

Early diagnosis and aggressive treatment are essential to mitigate the cascading events that lead to irreversible joint erosion in rheumatoid arthritis.

Using information technology for diabetes care

A study of one tracking system's effect finds improvement in the management of diabetes.

Chest pain radiating into the neck

A 44-year-old man presents to his local urgent care clinic for chest pain radiating up into his neck that is gradually getting worse.

When a referral goes wrong

A clinician misses a differential diagnosis when she refers a patient to a specialist for rectal bleeding.

Thoracic outlet syndrome: A review

The condition has one fundamental pathophysiology but multiple distinct clinical presentations, including venous and neurogenic.

Leg edema and shortness of breath

A 44-year-old man presents to an urgent care clinic with leg edema and shortness of breath.

Nonallergic rhinitis: a slideshow

Click through the slideshow to learn more about diagnosing nonallergic rhinitis.

Opinion

The Waiting Room Could "safe consumption sites" help the heroin epidemic in the US?

Could "safe consumption sites" help the heroin epidemic in the US?

"Safe consumption sites" are medically-supervised venues where heroin users can inject heroin in clean, safe, and medically-supervised facilities.

The Waiting Room The characteristics of nightmares vs sleep terrors

The characteristics of nightmares vs sleep terrors

Many patients experience ongoing issues with nightmares or night terrors.

Advisor Forum

Clinical Pearls Magnesium for patients taking opioids for pain

Magnesium for patients taking opioids for pain

Patients who are taking opioids can manage their tolerance by taking magnesium 500mg.

Your Comments The origin of AIDS and debating the patient zero theory

The origin of AIDS and debating the patient zero theory

There is evidence that HIV might have spread from its origins in the US to the rest of the world.

Your Comments Preventing chronic diseases with lifestyle changes

Preventing chronic diseases with lifestyle changes

A low-carbohydrate lifestyle is an effective treatment option to prevent chronic diseases.

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