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Soothing coughs and sore throats with marshmallow

Soothing coughs and sore throats with marshmallow

The leaves and roots of the marshmallow plant can be used as an antitussive and for sore throat relief.

Stat Consult Stat Consult: Opioid abuse 
or dependence

Stat Consult: Opioid abuse 
or dependence

Learn how to identify and treat opioid abuse, withdrawal, and dependence.

Stat Consult Stat Consult: Acute bronchitis

Stat Consult: Acute bronchitis

Learn how to diagnosis and treat acute bronchitis.

Features Obtaining a sexual
 history in MSM

Obtaining a sexual
 history in MSM

Understanding the nontraditional terminology used by men who have sex with men will help form a successful patient-provider relationship.

Clinical Challenge Management and treatment of peripheral neuropathy

Management and treatment of peripheral neuropathy

An older patient with type 2 diabetes expresses concern about potential peripheral neuropathy.

Features Sexual assault—Intervention in primary care

Sexual assault—Intervention in primary care

Recognizing red flag symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and increased substance use, is important in helping victims who are reluctant to report the assault.

Evidence-Based Medicine Glyburide increases adverse neonatal outcomes in gestational diabetes

Glyburide increases adverse neonatal outcomes in gestational diabetes

Glyburide is associated with an increased risk 
of adverse neonatal 
outcomes compared to 
insulin in women with 
gestational diabetes.

Evidence-Based Medicine Prednisone improves function in acute radiculopathy

Prednisone improves function in acute radiculopathy

Oral prednisone can improve 
functional status in patients 
with acute radiculopathy due to a herniated disk but does not improve pain.

Evidence-Based Medicine Buprenorphine may benefit patients with opioid dependence

Buprenorphine may benefit patients with opioid dependence

Emergency-department initiated buprenorphine treatment may increase addiction treatment 
and decrease opioid use in patients with opioid dependence
.

Clinical Challenge Itchy red rash and 
periorbital swelling

Itchy red rash and 
periorbital swelling

A 38-year-old man presents to an
otolaryngology clinic with itchy eyes,
periorbital swelling, and an itchy red rash on his face and arms.

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