Print Issue: August 01, 2011

Growths on the fingers

Growths on the fingers

Two patients present with growths on the fingers. The first patient, black woman aged 45 years, presents with papules on the outside of her pinkies that had been present since birth, had not grown and did not bother her. The second, is a man aged 40 years with a six-month history of a growth on the side of one middle finger. Can you differentiate between the two?

CT deemed best test for adult appendicitis

Acute appendicitis can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms mirror those of other illnesses. Preoperative CT has been used increasingly to diagnose suspected cases since the introduction of multidetector CT.

Sleep loss affects testosterone

Sleep loss affects testosterone

Testosterone levels were lower after sleep loss than after more appropriate rest intervals, with the effect of restricted sleep especially apparent between 2 pm and 10 pm.

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