Clinical Features

Mammogram referral
 results not conveyed

A patient was referred 
for a mammogram, but 
clinicians fail to follow up on the report.

Derm Dx: Ulcerated lesion on the shins of a patient with T1D

A patient, aged 34 years, presented with complaints of a 1 year history of plaques on her shins.

The Affordable Care Act 5 years later

Overall, public opinion of the law seems to have worsened over time among NP and PA survey respondents.

Walking the fine line between school and real-life clinical practice

The balance between clinical practice and educational training is one of the toughest parts of the job.

Image of the Week: Severe frostbite

Frigid weather conditions in many parts of the world are causing an increase in cold-weather injuries like frostbite.

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Pre-, post-exposure prophylaxis effective HIV prevention

Pre-, post-exposure prophylaxis effective HIV prevention

Research suggests tenofovir/emtricitabine doesn't need to be taken daily, but more studies are still needed.

High whole grain intake may protect against coronary heart disease

High whole grain intake may protect against coronary heart disease

The highest amount of whole grain intake, compared with the lowest amount of whole grain intake, was significantly associated with reduced risk for CHD.

The Waiting Room Helping patients understand their medical conditions

Helping patients understand their medical conditions

Have you ever wondered how many patients leave your care not understanding a word you said?

The Waiting Room Anti-vaccination movement fueled by fear

Anti-vaccination movement fueled by fear

Diseases such as measles and whooping cough are making a comeback because a growing number of people choose to follow a movement based in fear mongering.

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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.

Rapidly worsening eye pain and ankylosing spondylitis

Rapidly worsening eye pain and ankylosing spondylitis

A women presenting with eye pain and photo sensitivity was diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis.

Chronic vulvar itching and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus

Chronic vulvar itching and lichen sclerosus et atrophicus


A 51-year-old woman with chronic vulvar itching was diagnosed with lichen sclerosus et atrophicus.

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.

Help smokers quit on the 'DOT'

Help smokers quit on the 'DOT'

The Department of Transportation's new physical examination requirement helps employees quit smoking.

Education

Intellectual and 
developmental disabilities

Intellectual and 
developmental disabilities

As more patients with IDD move into community settings, clinicians will need to be familiar with common medical conditions in these individuals.

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 ...

Lesions with raised keratotic borders

Lesions with raised keratotic borders

A woman, aged 52 years, presents with a rash on her legs, noting that round brown spots appeared on the ...

Nodule on scaphoid fossa of the ear

Nodule on scaphoid fossa of the ear

A 22-year-old man presented with concerns about several bumps that had developed on both of his ears. The patient reported ...

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