Patients will be relying on you to clear up the confusion stemming from the most recent recommendations for mammography and Pap testing.
Two primary-care organizations have issued new recommendations that will enhance your ability to diagnose and treat venous thromboembolism. Early treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is crucial to avoid pulmonary embolism (PE) and other complications, but staying abreast of all the new developments in diagnosing and managing the condition is a big challenge. Now two…
Twitter can help NPs and PAs stay up-to-date on the latest news, policies, and research in their fields.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and oral contraceptives are among the agents that can cause otherwise inexplicable BP elevations. Most patients with high BP have primary or essential hypertension, the cause of which is unknown. However, about 5%-10% of adults with hypertension have an identifiable or “secondary” cause of their elevated BP. Although relatively rare, the diagnosis…
Rheumatology Information Center
For patients with rheumatoid arthritis, studies show the benefits of certain dietary patterns and nutrients, including their possible protective effects on disease risk and progression.
Two patients present with itchy, scaly spots. Can you make the diagnosis?
Genital ulcers could be one of many sexually transmitted diseases or an infection that is not transmitted by sex. An expert walks you through a case. This is the first of a three-part series on sexually transmitted diseases. Part 2 will appear in the June issue. A 30-year-old man presents with mildly painful sores that…
Two patients present with similar vesiculobullous eruptions. One was preceded by painful mouth sores, the other had no oral involvement.
Orthopedics Information Center
Clinicians must be well-versed in distinguishing the exact etiology of avascular necrosis of the hip in order to prevent further injury and recommend the best course of treatment.
Practice Management Information Center
The authors provide a process for conducting a primary care visit via videoconferencing with an adult patient in the home setting.