Grapefruit can safely be consumed with the majority of medications, and patients with concerns should consult with their physicians.
Obese adolescents have an increased risk of slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE).
For patients with severe osteoarthritis, dangling their legs can help with intra-articular injections.
Most pharmacies have a generic, affordable "caine" medication to relieve pain in wound care.
The number of neutrophils and lymphocytes in a blood count can determine if a condition is viral or bacterial.
A young girl with recurrent UTIs was diagnosed with a grade-3 VUR and mild hydronephrosis.
While ECG can help diagnosis myocarditis, it cannot give a definitive diagnosis alone.
Diverting children's attention can help make exams go more smoothly.
The death of an animal companion can have a profound effect on patients.
Tegaderm, Zanfel, and diluted bleach can all be used to treat poison ivy rashes.
After taking a spinning exercise class, a woman developed acute kidney injury.
A man with worsening pain in his right arm is diagnosed with reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
Take caution when using oxygen therapy to treat patients with emphysema.
Xylitol can be used as an alternative medicine but is very toxic to dogs.
Whole cell pertussis vaccines are more effective than newer, acellular versions.
A young woman presented with symptoms consistent with aseptic meningitis after taking a dose of trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.
Using a simple mind trick can help clinicians handle ticklish patients during abdominal exams.
Clinicians can use two lights of different brightness to view pupil response in dark eyes.
Several pharmaceutical options exist for men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia who cannot tolerate alpha blockers.
For patients with poison ivy, decontamination should precede steroid treatment.