travel historyA college senior visits the office to seek knowledge and advice regarding on an upcoming summer of volunteer work in Africa.
HypertensionMore than 30% of adults in the United States have hypertension, although more of the cases are uncontrolled than are controlled.
adherenceHealthcare professionals should consider why people do not take their diabetes medications and what happens when they discontinue the drugs.
DietIt is much more important to have a balanced diet for the long-term instead of relying on a short-term plan to lose weight.
NutritionWith a growing number of obese people in the United States, healthcare professionals are seeking the best way to treat the epidemic.
Cardiometabolic riskA 69-year-old man seen because of a pruritic pretibial rash of 3 months' duration.
LipidsThe introduction of statin therapies has helped healthcare professionals treat patients with cardiovascular disease.
Diabetes Q&AAt the 2013 Cardiometabolic Risk Summit, the importance of diagnosing and treating prediabetes was discussed.
Cardiometabolic riskPrimary care has made a significant impact on the prevention of cardiovascular disease—to the tune of 1.1 million deaths averted between 1970 and 20101—but diabetes is on the rise globally and health care professionals need to stay vigilant in early detection and maintenance.
Actinic KeratosisThis 72-year-old male presented for evaluation of a pigmented eruption over several months on both lower extremities that was asymptomatic.
Herpes zosterThis 48-year-old female presented for evaluation of tender lesions on her left arm of 5 days duration. She denies any exposure history. She has been taking ibuprofen as needed for muscle pains or headache
Drug EruptionThis 68-year-old female presented with a sore lesion on her left arm of 5 days duration.
flagellateA 53-year-old Asian male presented with a 3 week history of a pruritic rash over his entire body.
EczemaA 16-year-old male presents with 3 weeks of painful, pruritic, peeling hands.
macular rashA 24-year-old male Marine Corps member presented with a 5-day history of a nonpruritic macular rash on the plantar and dorsal surfaces of his feet and gluteal cleft.
PhotoclinicA 34-year-old male presented with itchy lesions on the ankles, wrists, and dorsa of hands.
DyspneaDyspnea in adults—whether acute (minutes to a few days) or chronic (weeks to months or longer)—is a common diagnostic challenge, forcing the physician to be perceptive to clinical clues.
Case In PointA 22-year-old Hispanic male inmate with no remarkable past medical or social history presented to our hospital with a persistent, diffuse, erythematous eruption.
doctor's storiesFor doctors, life is a learning experience. It entails learning how to deal with insurance companies and hospital personnel, as well as reading journals and completing CME. But it is so much more—it is about learning from the people who come into your life, especially your patients.
chromhidrosisA 25-year-old female presented with a 10-year history of intermittent black secretions from bilateral malar cheeks.
PneumoniaA 20-year-old young woman presented to the emergency department with a 4-day history of sudden-onset pain and tightness in her lower chest.
Atrial FibrillationThe advent of a variety of methodologically new antithrombotic agents has provided clinicians with important choices to make when selecting treatments for commonplace syndromes, such as atrial fibrillation.
Pulmonary embolismA collection of photo-based cases on embolisms.
AnaphylaxisIt is essential to realize that an anaphylactic reaction can be uniphasic, biphasic, or protracted.
Primary CareHaving determined to go to Africa as a medical missionary rather than as a pastor, Schweitzer began the study of medicine at the University of Strasbourg in 1905.
American Heart AssociationThe CDC estimates that 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States every year—which translates to cardiovascular disease accounting for 1 in every 4 deaths.1 While the statistics are sobering, the good news is that heart disease is preventable and controllable.
Chest painA 47-year-old Caucasian female was seen for the first time in a primary care clinic for multiple emergency room visits for atypical chest pain.