The Clinical Advisor takes a look back at the first half of 2010 by examining the the stories that our readers found most popular. These 10 articles were the most viewed so far on clinicaladvisor.com. Enjoy.
What lies behind the vitamin D revolution?
Ronald L. Hoffman, MD March 01, 2010
Once known primarily for maintaining bone strength, vitamin D is now thought to contribute to prevention of colon, prostate, and breast cancers.
Adult depression: Treating by subtype for success
Jennifer L. Berns, MPAS, PA-C February 03, 2010
Instead of attempting to treat the broad categories, primary-care clinicians should focus on symptoms or features that identify a specific subtype.
Vulvar pruritus with no erosions or papules
Payal Patel, MD, and Julia R. Nunley, MD May 01, 2010
A woman with no history of sexually transmitted diseases suffers intense vulvar itching. Hypopigmentation was noted with no erosions or papules.
Oral pathology for the primary-care clinician
Adam Weiss, DDS, Peter Nelson, DDS, and Harry Dym, DDS April 01, 2010
Become familiar with the cause, characteristics, and appropriate treatment of the most frequently seen conditions of the mouth, tongue, and gums.
Erythematous truncal plaques
Sean D. Doherty, MD February 04, 2010
Two patients with erythematous trunk plaques—the first developed eight months earlier, and the other 15 years ago.
Noah S. Scheinfeld, MD, JD March 01, 2010
Two patients with purple lesions and no other abnormal skin findings.
Blue fingers linked with breathlessness
Case and analysis by Lawrence J. Kagen, MD January 21, 2010
A physically fit young woman seeks medical care when she develops increasing dyspnea and signs of a circulatory disorder.
New drug options for dementia and Parkinson’s disease
Deborah Downey, CNRN, CNS, ANP May 01, 2010
A thorough understanding of the therapies available to patients with dementia or Parkinson’s disease is essential to improving outcomes.
Vitamin D important for more than bone density
Sherril Sego, MSN, FNP January 04, 2010
An estimated 50% of colon cancers and 30% of breast cancers could be prevented with adequate levels of vitamin D.
Enlarging back and shoulder lesions
Stanley Chan, MD June 01, 2010
Two patients with enlarging lesions—one in a man with no history of skin cancer, and the other in a man with significant actinic damage