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Clinical Pearls Clinical Practice: Then and Now

Clinical Practice: Then and Now

In tandem with our 20th anniversary, we at Clinical Advisor recognize the advances that have occurred in clinical practice over the past few decades and share the perspectives of members of our audience.

Most Memorable Patient Medical Lessons Learned

Medical Lessons Learned

It is amazing to think of how much medicine has evolved as I've watched.

Clinical Pearls Auscultating and Palpating

Auscultating and Palpating

Close your eyes when auscultating or palpating.

Case Files Arthralgias After Cancer

Arthralgias After Cancer

Pam was a 54-year-old woman who had recently been diagnosed with endometrial and ovarian cancer.

Clinical Pearls Postprandial Insulin

Postprandial Insulin

A postprandial blood sugar level should be less than 180 mg/dL.

Clinical Pearls Liquid Stool Softener as an Earwax Removal Agent

Liquid Stool Softener as an Earwax Removal Agent

It works by dissolving or loosening the cerumen, allowing it to be more easily removed upon irrigation.

Clinical Pearls Seasonal Allergies

Seasonal Allergies

If affected by seasonal allergies after returning from outside during high allergy season, wash your hands.

Clinical Pearls Radiograph For Chronic Cough

Radiograph For Chronic Cough

I will never forget a 3-year-old jumping actively in the office who had no active cough or wheeze but a mother who said that he coughed nightly for more than 3 weeks.

Case Files Cat Scratch Disease in a Young Girl

Cat Scratch Disease in a Young Girl

A normally healthy 7-year-old female complained of "not feeling good," and her pediatrician noted that she had a unilateral lymphadenopathy in her right axilla.

Clinical Pearls Phantom Knee Pain

Phantom Knee Pain

Suspecting that this phenomenon might be the source of my nighttime pain, causing significant REM sleep deprivation, I reasoned that a neuromodulator such as a gabapentinoid might be helpful.

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