To investigate the relevance of these lesions to the pathophysiology of lupus nephritis, researchers examined 205 kidney biopsy samples of patients with lupus nephritis and evaluated the clinical characteristics of the patients in whom these lesions were found.
A 13-year-old boy presented with his parents to his general practitioner with a skipping heartbeat, shortness of breath, dizziness, and chest pressure. He was an athlete and had experienced 4 such episodes in 7 months—3 had occurred during physical exertion and 1 at rest.
A 68-year-old man with a medical history significant for hypertension and hyperlipidemia presented to our emergency department with intermittent abdominal pain, which had been present for 2 months. The episodes of abdominal pain were localized to the umbilical region, with each episode lasting for a couple of minutes and subsiding spontaneously.
To evaluate the existing data on this issue, researchers developed a protocol to comprehensively identify all cohort studies that compared the risk of CKD in coffee drinkers with the risk in non-coffee-drinkers and to combine and analyze the results of these studies.
A 10-year-old boy presented to our clinic with his parents with a 6-month history of a diffuse rash on his trunk and extremities. The rash had developed abruptly, and individual lesions were characterized as pruritic and occasionally burned.
In this podcast, Timothy Bhattacharyya, MD, discusses declining trends in hip fractures seen over the last 40 years, how osteoporosis treatment efforts relate to these trends, and what factors have had the most influence on the declines.
The researchers aimed to better understand prolactin production in uterine fibroids and prolactin’s effects on myometrial cells, where uterine fibroids occur.
A 38-year-old man with a history of diverticulitis presented to the emergency department with a 4-day history of intermittent worsening right upper quadrant abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting.
In this podcast, Jonathan Aviv, MD, talks about the current gold standards for treating gastroesophageal reflux disease, where proton-pump inhibitor therapy fits into the treatment regimen, and nonpharmacologic treatment options.
A recent review suggests that NSAIDs are just as effective as opioids for treating acute musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains and strains, yet they have a lower potential for harm. Lead author Jason Busse, DC, PhD, answered our questions about this review.