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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.

Consultations Are prostate biopsies linked to the spread of cancerous cells?

Are prostate biopsies linked to the spread of cancerous cells?

Cases of prostate biopsies resulting in the spread of cancerous cells are rare.

Consultations Treating premenopausal women with fibroids and dysmenorrhea

Treating premenopausal women with fibroids and dysmenorrhea

The standard treatment option for premenopausal women who do not wish to get pregnant is hysterectomy.

Case Files Picking cherries leads to a case of pseudohyperglycemia

Picking cherries leads to a case of pseudohyperglycemia

The elevated blood glucose measurement was associated with the presence of fructose on the patient's fingers from picking cherries.

Case Files Premature thelarche in a young girl

Premature thelarche in a young girl

Premature thelarche can often be confused with precocious puberty and will resolve over time without intervention.

Clinical Pearls Educating patients on the proper use of contraception

Educating patients on the proper use of contraception

Unplanned pregnancies can occur when a patient misunderstands the proper use of contraception.

Clinical Pearls Monitoring vital signs and exercise

Monitoring vital signs and exercise

Asking for a patient's exercise regimen should be incorporated when checking for basic vital signs.

Your Comments Diagnosing Lyme disease in the early clinical stages

Diagnosing Lyme disease in the early clinical stages

Early Lyme disease is a clinical diagnosis, and a negative blood test does not completely rule out the possibility of Lyme disease.

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