Top 10 Clinical Advisor Stories of 2009

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With a new year upon us, what better way is there for The Clinical Advisor to look back on 2009 than by examining the the stories that our readers found the most popular. These 10 articles were the most viewed stories of 2009 on clinicaladvisor.com. Take a look back and enjoy.
Treatment options for respiratory infections

Treatment options for respiratory infections

Reuben Zimmerman, PA January 27, 2009

Guidelines advise against the routine use of antibiotics, but patients demand them. Find out what alternatives are available and when to use them.
 

Itchless, pigmented macules

Laura Conley, MD, and Robert L. Buka, MD August 10, 2009

Can you distinguish between these two facial lesions with similar characteristics?
 
Scaly erythematous patches following a throat infection

Scaly erythematous patches following a throat infection

Deborah J. Yang, MD August 03, 2009

A girl was brought by her mother to the dermatology clinic with a two-week history of a scaly rash.
 
Thick ridges and valleys found on a newly shaved scalp

Thick ridges and valleys found on a newly shaved scalp

John C. Browning, MD, and Sylvia Hsu, MD May 11, 2009

A 58-year-old African-American man was alarmed to find that his freshly shaved scalp had many "ridges and valleys."
 
A tender finger papule, fever, and abdominal pain

A tender finger papule, fever, and abdominal pain

Travis W. Vandergriff, MD, Kimberly M. Neyman, MD, AND Brian Dwinnell, MD April 01, 2009

A 54-year-old man complained of fevers and abdominal pain. Four days earlier, he had noted intense left upper-quadrant abdominal pain that was worse with inspiration and a throbbing pain in the distal left fifth digit.
 
Assessing excessive menstrual bleeding

Assessing excessive menstrual bleeding

Lisa Stern, APRN January 13, 2009

Menorrhagia is not a diagnosis but a symptom. Because of the number of treatment options available, patient preference is a primary consideration.
 
Enlarging purple pruritic nodules on the dorsal neck

Enlarging purple pruritic nodules on the dorsal neck

Michael Sonabend, MD October 02, 2009

One month after a painful neck rash, an HIV-positive man develops pruritic purple lesions at the same site.
 

Two plaque-type eruptions

Noah S. Scheinfeld, MD, JD July 14, 2009

Painful lesions on a man's axilla and groin and a woman's breast. Can you guess the correct diagnosis?
 
Tender, rupturing pustule on the chin

Tender, rupturing pustule on the chin

Craig G. Burkhart, MD, MPH July 08, 2009

A man complained of mild-to-moderate sensitivity in his lower incisor whenever he chewed for the past year. Four months ago, a painful tender swelling developed on his chin.
 
Target lesions in a patient with acne

Target lesions in a patient with acne

Craig G. Burkhart, MD, MPH November 05, 2009

Numerous red target lesions develop on the extremities of a young woman being treated for acne.
 
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