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Case Files Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

Soft tissue sarcoma of the thigh in an adolescent male

A young boy's complaint of a tender mass on his left thigh is diagnosed as osteosarcoma.

Consultations Transurethral resection of bladder tumor

Transurethral resection of bladder tumor

A transurethral resection of bladder tumor allows examination and determination of histology, depth of invasion, and involvement beyond the bladder.

Your Comments Lifestyle modifications vs pharmacologic treatment for patients with diabetes

Lifestyle modifications vs pharmacologic treatment for patients with diabetes

Applying necessary lifestyle changes as well as incorporating pharmaceutical drugs will improve diabetes in patients compared to drugs alone.

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.

Your Comments A differing opinion on the ACP's new diabetes treatment guidelines

A differing opinion on the ACP's new diabetes treatment guidelines

Pharmacotherapy and combination therapy may be a better alternative to the ACP's diabetes treatment guidelines.

Case Files An enlarging mass on the calf

An enlarging mass on the calf

Doppler imaging resulted in a solid mass with suggestion of increased vascularity.

Clinical Pearls Tip for treating minor lacerations

Tip for treating minor lacerations

Treating lacerations properly requires benzoin, Steri-Strips, and a Dermabond to cover.

Clinical Pearls Converting pounds to kilograms

Converting pounds to kilograms

Converting pounds to kilograms in your head is easier than you think.

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