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Male Infertility

Male Infertility (Azospermia, Oligospermia, Aspermia, and Varicoceles) 1. What every clinician should know Male infertility Infertility is defined as the inability for a couple to achieve a pregnancy after 1 year of regular unprotected intercourse. Having said that, the following infertile couples should undergo a medical evaluation prior to 1 year. (1) male-specific risk factors…

Hereditary stomatocytosis, hereditary cryohydrocytosis, and hereditary xerocytosis

Hereditary stomatocytosis, hereditary cryohydrocytosis, and hereditary xerocytosis What every physician needs to know: Hereditary stomatocytosis and hereditary xerocytosis are rare, genetically distinct, autosomal dominant diseases of red blood cell sodium and potassium permeability. Hereditary cryohydrocytosis is a subtype of hereditary stomatocytosis. All three present with hemolysis and anemia, which can vary from mild to severe.…
Gastroenterology Hepatology

Crohn's disease

How can I be sure that the patient has Crohn's disease? Crohn’s disease (CD) is chronic, affecting the intestinal mucosal in a focal, asymmetric, transmural, granulomatous inflammatory disease that can involve any portion of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus. The transmural nature of CD leads to potential complications of intestinal strictures,…

Repair of ruptured quadriceps

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Anatomy: Musculoskeletal: The quadriceps muscle is composed of four muscle groups – rectus femoris, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, and vastus intermedius. The quadriceps tendon is a trilaminar structure formed by the coalescence of all four muscle tendons just proximal to the suprapatellar margin. The rectus femoris…


OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has Candidiasis? What are the typical findings for this disease? This chapter will focus on the invasive presentations of Candidiasis seen in the hospital setting and their management. Candidiasis is a term that encompasses all infections caused by organisms in the genus Candida,which…
Infectious Diseases

Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)

OVERVIEW: What every clinician needs to know Pathogen name and classification The Hepatitis C virus (HCV) is a single stranded, positive sense, RNA virus belonging to the family Flaviviridae and is the only member of the genus Hepacivirus. What patients should be treated? The FDA approval of multiple direct-acting antiviral regimens for HCV has ushered…
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