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Clinical Challenge

Abnormal Pap test follow-up in a 30-year-old woman

Abnormal Pap test follow-up in a 30-year-old woman

A 30-year-old Caucasian woman reports a history of abnormal Pap test results with no other complaints.

Features Shingles: a complete guide for clinicians

Shingles: a complete guide for clinicians

More than 99% of immunocompetent persons aged 40 years and older have evidence of VZV infection and are susceptible to herpes zoster or shingles.

Alternative Meds Update Kratom: The new alternative to opioids

Kratom: The new alternative to opioids

Kratom's legal future is uncertain, pending further review from the DEA and FDA.

Features Palliative care: a guide for clinicians

Palliative care: a guide for clinicians

By initiating a conversation, primary care providers can identify specific end-of-life needs and goals, manage symptoms, and coordinate care.

Alternative Meds Update Cloves effective for treating oral cavity pain

Cloves effective for treating oral cavity pain

Cloves, most commonly known in foods, are also excellent sources for treating pain in the oral cavity.

Clinical Challenge Vision changes after bariatric surgery

Vision changes after bariatric surgery

A patient notes concerns with vision difficulty 4 years after undergoing a laparoscopic biliopancreatic diversion with a duodenal switch.

Stat Consult Celiac disease

Celiac disease

In celiac disease, the surface pattern of the jejunal mucosa becomes flattened.

Alternative Meds Update Vitamin K

Vitamin K

Foods are the preferred source of vitamin K; however, supplements are widely available in many subtypes.

Global Health Rounds Starting a physician assistant program in Liberia

Starting a physician assistant program in Liberia

Steve Trexler, an American PA with over 30 years of experience, discusses the development of a physician assistant program in Liberia.

Evidence-Based Medicine Resumption of antithrombotic therapy after gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation

Resumption of antithrombotic therapy after gastrointestinal bleeding in patients with atrial fibrillation

Resuming antithrombotic therapy with in patients with atrial fibrillation and a serious gastrointestinal bleed results in better overall mortality outcomes.

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