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A comprehensive look at kidney stones

Some risk factors are unavoidable, but adjusting your patient's diet and addressing comorbidities can prevent excruciating episodes.

Laser Surgery of the Airway

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure The history of the use of lasers for laryngotracheal disorders, as well as a review of the various types of lasers, is presented first. Readers can refer to “Anesthesia for Laser Surgery” later in the chapter for complete information on anesthetic techniques during surgery. The primary…
Obstetrics and Gynecology

Shoulder Dystocia

Shoulder dystocia 1. What every clinician should know Obstetricians have two major concerns when dealing with shoulder dystocia. The first is the technical aspects of attempting to predict who is at risk for shoulder dystocia, managing it when it occurs, and attempting to avoid the dreaded consequence of permanent brachial plexus injury to the neonate…
Endocrinology Metabolism

Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

Are You Sure the Patient Has a Cardiovascular Complication of Diabetes? Scope of the Problem Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus. When examining the impact of cardiovascular disease on diabetic patients and the importance of appropriate screening and treatment, it is vital to bear in mind…

Total hip arthroplasty

What the Anesthesiologist Should Know before the Operative Procedure Total hip arthroplasty (THA) is considered to be a completely elective procedure. The most common surgical technique for a THA requires an incision along the posterolateral aspect of the proximal thigh, which requires a lateral decubitus position (operative side uppermost). Alternatively, the anterior approach is becoming…

Managing UTIs in women

Urinalysis and physical exam determine if the infection is complicated or uncomplicated, primary or recurrent and guide treatment strategy.

Diagnosing diseases
 of the vulva

Vulvar biopsy is a helpful tool that should be utilized to diagnose 
and to guide the management of vulvar abnormalities.

New guidelines for diabetes types 1 and 2

Endocrinologists offer updated recommendations to increase glycemic control and avoid complications. Here is a quick summary. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) has released new guidelines to help the practitioner caring for patients with diabetes mellitus.1 Several well-designed, large-scale trials have demonstrated that tight glycemic control can yield benefits in end-organ/complication prevention. As the…
Hospital Medicine

Partial or partial complex seizures

I. What every physician needs to know. Partial seizures can also be known as focal seizures because by definition they start at a seizure focus, or at a certain part of the cerebral cortex that is irritated/injured. Partial seizures can generalize (generalized tonic-clonic seizure), and when they do, the actual generalized convulsion is indistinguishable from…
Hospital Medicine

Nutrition and Pregnancy

I. Problem/Challenge. As hospitalists, we often care for patients who do not have regular follow up with primary care providers. As part of an admitted patient’s evaluation, we may uncover an underlying pregnancy that a patient may or may not have been aware of. It is important that we are familiar with the basics of…
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