Is This a Puss Caterpillar Sting or Something Else? How a Common Medical Error Can Delay a Diagnosis
Sometimes a patient’s self-diagnosis can be helpful. On the other hand, a patient also can lead the diagnostician astray. The power of suggestion can cause the clinician to anchor on one part of the history or physical examination, a common heuristic error.
In this commentary, Michael Bloch, MD, writes about the cardiovascular risk of exposure to ambient air pollution and how clinicians can play a role in mitigating exposure to reduce blood pressure and cardiovascular risk.
In this article, James Matera, DO, writes about the benefits of using SGLT2 inhibitors to treat patients with type 2 diabetes, chronic kidney disease, and cardiovascular disease, including how the use of SGLT2 inhibitors can help address racial and ethnic disparities in health care.
A 33-year-old man who was severely autistic and agitated presented for evaluation of right eye trauma that had been induced by the suction of a vacuum cleaner hose 1 day prior.
A 31-year-old woman is seen in the office several weeks after having sustained a Doppler ultrasonography–confirmed deep vein thrombosis of her left popliteal vein with some extension proximally. She had been treated with apixaban and currently is on maintenance anticoagulation with that agent.
In this podcast, Arun Jose, MD, discusses his team's research on the outcomes of anticoagulation therapy with vitamin K antagonists among patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension.
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