A 2-year-old boy was having worsening daily episodes of explosive diarrhea. He had no fevers, and his appetite and diet were unchanged.
There was no warning, he had no allergies, and they were not associated with any cold symptoms or other conditions.
Patients on particular medications, or with certain underlying medical conditions, may experience orthostatic hypotension when arising from bed or a chair.
A PA reflects on a time when a patient complained of left-sided neck pain and was diagnosed with a 12-cm mass.
A sonogram reveals a 9-mm epididymal cyst.
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.
A PA reflects on a time when a patient arrived for an annual check-up and showed curious signs of abuse.
This nurse practitioner erred by not referring this patient to a psychiatric provider.
More aggressive depression screening for patients with stroke will help detect and treat symptoms sooner.
Creating individualized breast cancer screening strategies is the answer to minimize the morbidity and mortality of breast cancer.