Clinical Features

Meningococcal meningitis: Managing outbreaks among adolescents and young adults

Each year clusters of meningitis cases break out in the U.S. in the fall and winter months, particularly among adolescents and young adults.

Assessing weight-related health risks in a 38-year-old obese woman

A 38-year-old women with severe obesity can be recommended a variety of health interventions based on her health risks.

Inpatient management of pregnancy and type 1 diabetes

A patient, aged 33 years, with a history of type 1 diabetes for 10 years presented to the hospital.

Image of the Week: Limb salvage technique

This image shows the femur of a patient, aged 10 years, with Ewing’s sarcoma who underwent limb salvage therapy.

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What I learned during my pediatrics rotation

Working in pediatrics takes good communication and negotiation skills - as well as some hand sanitizer and tissues to ward off the extra germs.

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High water intake may decrease kidney stone risk

High water intake may decrease kidney stone risk

Patients who reported drinking a higher volume of water (at least 2.0 to 2.5 liters per day) were at a reduced risk for recurrent kidney stones.

Providers not always happy with increased electronic health records functionalities

Providers not always happy with increased electronic health records functionalities

Less than 40% of providers reported being satisfied with their electronic health record system switch.

The Waiting Room Phone triage leaves too much room for error

Phone triage leaves too much room for error

Provider time is more effectively spent seeing patients for visits in the office, rather than implementing management plans and treatment over the phone.

The Waiting Room Don't overlook subtle signs for vertigo in the elderly

Don't overlook subtle signs for vertigo in the elderly

Geriatric patients often require an extensive workup to rule out other problems before they are given the diagnosis of vertigo.

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Keeping an accurate 
medication list is critical 
to a patient's care

Keeping an accurate 
medication list is critical 
to a patient's care


Educating patients can help them see the importance of having an accurate medication list.

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.

Providing a calendar page to use
 as a reminder to take medications

Providing a calendar page to use
 as a reminder to take medications


Use a calendar page to explain what medications patients should take when.

A mnemonic device for use in cardiology care

A mnemonic device for use in cardiology care

Use the acronyms PASS and PAID to remember important murmurs

The benefits of ultrasound
 in women with dense breasts

The benefits of ultrasound
 in women with dense breasts


Even if they are not cost-effective, routine ultrasounds for women with dense breasts are still important.

Education

Scaly lesions on the palms and soles

Scaly lesions on the palms and soles

An African American man, aged 45 years, presented for evaluation of new lesions on the palms and soles. He reported ...

Telangiectatic macules on the right chest

Telangiectatic macules on the right chest

A pregnant woman, aged 29 years, presented with a unilateral rash. She recalled the rash being present since late childhood, ...

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 ...

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