Editor’s NoteIt’s that time of year again! The holidays are around the corner and soon your patients will be faced with temptation in the form of pumpkin pie, deep-fried turkey, and eggnog.
Photo EssayA collection of cases of disorders involving the knees.
contact dermatitisThis 56-year-old female presented with a sudden onset of an itchy eruption on her neck of two days duration. She denies any exposure history.
drug reactionThis 57-year-old male presented with a two-day history of rash on his hands and arms after being treated with a sinus infection with doxycycline.
PhytophotodermatitisThis 47-year-old female presented for evaluation of an asymptomatic pigmented eruption on her volar right wrist of only a 4 week duration. She denies any new exposure history.
Mycosis FungoidesA 20-year-old Caucasian male presents to the clinic with a 1 year history of recurrent pruritic irritable patches.
PhotoclinicA 74-year-old female with a history of polymyalgia rheumatica and hypertension presented with bilateral foot and hand rash that developed over two days.
bacterial infectionA 44-year-old male presents to the emergency department with a 3-week history of rash on his left foot.
Primary CareOur November 2013 Letters to the Editor, and responses.
Primary CareAs practitioners, the reality is that after the dusts settles and the next political issue pushes this topic off the front burner, the primary care field will be responsible for implementing many of the aspects of PPACA.
PneumomediastinumA 16-year-old boy presented to the pediatric emergency department with a 1-day history of progressively worsening neck and chest pain.
PericarditisA 46 year-old white male patient presented to the hospital with fatigue and dyspnea.
Cardiometabolic riskThis event brought together a mix of physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants for a look at the four pillars of cardiometabolic risk—diabetes, obesity, dyslipidemia, and hypertension. For those who couldn’t attend, here is a look at some of the discussions.
Iron TherapyPhysicians today have several options when selecting the best iron supplements for their patients. In the past, oral iron was considered the gold standard, but with new safer parenteral iron supplements on the market, it might be time to reconsider.
septicemiaA 64-year-old white male was admitted to the hospital with right leg swelling, severe pain, fevers, and chills.
Chest X-raysA 62-year-old man presents with lower urinary tract symptoms. In the past year he has progressed from nocturia once nightly to 3-4 times currently.
Primary CareI found the name of the patient, my accuser at the top of the document. After what seemed like forever, I found the accusation buried in the letter’s legal lexicon. The claim was that, in the course of inserting a PICC (peripherally inserted central catheter), I had broken the patient’s arm.
MelanomaA 57-year-old white male with a history of diabetes and hypertension presents with a 3-month ulcer on his left, plantar foot.