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Case Files Wilms tumor in a child

Wilms tumor in a child

A 2-year-old boy was having worsening daily episodes of explosive diarrhea. He had no fevers, and his appetite and diet were unchanged.

Case Files A man with sneezing fits

A man with sneezing fits

There was no warning, he had no allergies, and they were not associated with any cold symptoms or other conditions.

Clinical Pearls Relief for orthostatic hypotension

Relief for orthostatic hypotension

Patients on particular medications, or with certain underlying medical conditions, may experience orthostatic hypotension when arising from bed or a chair.

Most Memorable Patient Neck and chest pain in a student

Neck and chest pain in a student

A PA reflects on a time when a patient complained of left-sided neck pain and was diagnosed with a 12-cm mass.

Consultations Treatment for a patient with an epididymal cyst

Treatment for a patient with an epididymal cyst

A sonogram reveals a 9-mm epididymal cyst.

Case Files Pulsatile tinnitus: a pounding sound inside the ear

Pulsatile tinnitus: a pounding sound inside the ear

In this case, the patient not only subsequently had a stroke 2 years later, but he also required coronary artery bypass surgery within 5 years.

Most Memorable Patient Signs of physical abuse in a patient

Signs of physical abuse in a patient

A PA reflects on a time when a patient arrived for an annual check-up and showed curious signs of abuse.

Your Comments Referral to a psychiatric provider

Referral to a psychiatric provider

This nurse practitioner erred by not referring this patient to a psychiatric provider.

Most Memorable Patient Screening stroke patients for signs of depression

Screening stroke patients for signs of depression

More aggressive depression screening for patients with stroke will help detect and treat symptoms sooner.

Your Comments An individualized breast cancer screening strategy for women

An individualized breast cancer screening strategy for women

Creating individualized breast cancer screening strategies is the answer to minimize the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer.

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