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Diabetes Information Center

ADA Releases Updated Guidelines for Managing Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes

It is critical for us to remember that children are not little adults. Pediatric-onset diabetes is different from adult-onset diabetes due to its distinct epidemiology, pathophysiology, developmental considerations, and response to therapy.
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Assessing excessive menstrual bleeding

Menorrhagia is not a diagnosis but a symptom. Because of the number of treatment options available, patient preference is a primary consideration.
Features

Assessing pulmonary arterial hypertension

You will want your patients to consult a specialist to slow progression of this debilitating disease. Here's what you should know before you refer.
Anesthesiology

Anal Operations

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Anorectal disorders affect about 4% to 5% of the adult population. The majority of anorectal conditions are treated surgically only if symptoms persist after a trial of conservative therapy. If patient selection and intraoperative and postoperative care are appropriate, most anal procedures can be performed on…
Dermatology

Cellulitis and Erysipelis

Are You Confident of the Diagnosis? Cellulitis is a diffuse acute inflammatory infectious process that involves the dermal and subcutaneous layers of the skin. Erysipelas is a specific varient of cellulitis with characteristic features that is generally superficial and caused by beta-hemolytic streptococci. The spectrum of cellulitis also includes cellulitis with gangrene or necrosis, and…
Gastroenterology Hepatology

Evaluation of a patient with a liver mass

Evaluation of a patient with liver mass The differential diagnosis of a mass in the liver is broad but can be easily narrowed down based on two factors that are usually known at the time of presentation: (1) suspected or proven chronic liver disease and (2) solid or cystic lesion. Also known as : Liver…
Endocrinology Metabolism

Hypopituitarism

Are You Sure the Patient Has Hypopituitarism? Hypopituitarism is defined as partial or complete deficiency in one or more of the hormones produced by the anterior pituitary gland (ACTH, TSH, FSH, LH, GH, prolactin) or posterior pituitary (ADH, oxytocin). Panhypopituitarism refers to decreased production of all of the pituitary hormones of the anterior pituitary (adenohypophysis)…
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