Volume 52 - Issue 11 - November 2012

Consultant

Dermatophyte
Dermatophyte
11/16/2012

DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor
University of Missouri Kansas City, University of Kansas

DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor University of Missouri Kansas City, University of Kan...
An itchy rash on the dorsum of her dominant, right hand prompted a 34-year-old mother of three to try an over-the-counter miconazole and hydrocortisone preparation.
11/16/2012
ringworm
ringworm
11/16/2012

DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor
University of Missouri Kansas City, University of Kansas 

DAVID L. KAPLAN, MD—Series Editor University of Missouri Kansas City, University of Kan...
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11/16/2012
Osteitis Condensans Ilii
Osteitis Condensans Ilii
11/16/2012

N. K. AKRITIDIS, MD, S. PAPADOPULOU, MD,
T. PAPAXANTHIS, MD and S. T. TSIOURIS, MD
G. Hatzicosta General Hospital, Ioannina, Greece

N. K. AKRITIDIS, MD, S. PAPADOPULOU, MD, T. PAPAXANTHIS, MD and S. T. TSIOURIS, MD G. ...
<p class="p1"><span style="color: #888888;"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/1211Con_PCOsteitis.jpg" alt="osteitis" title="osteitis"...
11/16/2012
Photoclinic
Photoclinic
11/16/2012

SOHAIL ABDI-MORADI, MD
FAROUK MOOKADAM, MD, FRCPC, FACC, MSc
Mayo Clinic Arizona, Department of Internal Medicine and Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Scottsdale

SOHAIL ABDI-MORADI, MD FAROUK MOOKADAM, MD, FRCPC, FACC, MSc Mayo Clinic Arizona, Depar...
An 88-year-old woman with a history of senile cardiac amyloidosis was seen in the cardiology clinic for heart failure. During the visit, she reported that she had had persistent pain along the lumbo-sacral...
11/16/2012
corneal abrasion
corneal abrasion
11/16/2012

AMEER HASSOUN, MD

NIRUPAMA KANNIKESWARAN, MD
Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit

AMEER HASSOUN, MDNIRUPAMA KANNIKESWARAN, MD Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit ...
<p class="p1"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/Screen%20Shot%202012-11-16%20at%2010.41.46%20AM.png" alt="corneal abrasion" title="corneal abrasion"...
11/16/2012
Hyperhidrosis
Hyperhidrosis
11/16/2012

ROBERT P. BLEREAU, MD
Morgan City, La

ROBERT P. BLEREAU, MD Morgan City, La
<p class="p1"><img src="/sites/default/files/images/1211Con_PCHyperhidrosis.jpg" alt="hyperhidrosis" title="hyperhidrosis" width="90"...
11/16/2012
Dyspnea
Dyspnea
11/16/2012

N. K. BURKI, MD, PhD
University of Connecticut

Dr Burki is professor of medicine in the division of pulmonary/critical care at
the University of Connecticut School of Medicine in Farmington.

N. K. BURKI, MD, PhD University of Connecticut Dr Burki is professor of medicine in th...
The survival of a patient with acute dyspnea may depend on your ability to identify and promptly treat the underlying cause.
11/16/2012
parasites
parasites
11/15/2012
<p>A selection of cases detailing parasitic infections, ranging from lice to ascariasis, and filariasis.</p>
11/15/2012
Nevus
Nevus
11/15/2012

ALEXANDER K. C. LEUNG, MD
and ALEXANDER A. C. LEUNG, MD University of Calgary 

Dr A. K. C. Leung is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Calgary and pediatric consultant at the Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dr A. A. C. Leung is a clinical scholar in internal medicine at the University of Calgary in Alberta and a research fellow at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.

ALEXANDER K. C. LEUNG, MD and ALEXANDER A. C. LEUNG, MD University of Calgary  Dr...
<p>A 17-year-old girl presents with an asymptomatic giant hyperpigmented patch on her left upper back. The lesion was first noted when the patient was 6 months old, and it has gradually...
11/15/2012
car accidents
car accidents
11/15/2012

ALBERT J. FINESTONE, MD, MSc, FACP
CHRISTOPHER J. RAUSCH, BA
Temple University

Dr Finestone is adjunct professor of medicine and associate dean, continuing medical education, emeritus at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA.
Mr Rausch is senior administrative specialist, office for continuing medical education, Temple University School of Medicine.

 

The authors report that they have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

ALBERT J. FINESTONE, MD, MSc, FACP CHRISTOPHER J. RAUSCH, BA Temple University Dr Fine...
<p>As the elderly population of the United States grows, it will become increasingly important to identify effective ways to determine the fitness of older adults to drive. Age alone is not an...
11/15/2012
hip replacement
hip replacement
11/15/2012
<p>These are just a few of questions you will need to address if your patient suffers from hip joint failure. Each year, more than 285,000 total hip replacements are performed in the United States,...
11/15/2012
Cirrhosis
Cirrhosis
11/15/2012

GREGORY W. RUTECKI, MD—Series Editor
University of South Alabama

Dr Rutecki is professor of medicine at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine in Mobile. He is also a member of the editorial board of CONSULTANT.

GREGORY W. RUTECKI, MD—Series Editor University of South Alabama Dr Rutecki is profess...
<p>There has been substantial press attesting to the efficacy and safety of the “vaptans.” These agents are vasopressin receptor antagonists that block so-called “V<sub>2</sub>” receptors...
11/15/2012
melena
melena
11/15/2012

Ronald N. Rubin, MD—Series Editor
Temple University

RONALD N. RUBIN, MD—Series Editor: Dr Rubin is professor of medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and chief of clinical hematology in the department of medicine at Temple University Hospital, both in Philadelphia. 

Ronald N. Rubin, MD—Series Editor Temple University RONALD N. RUBIN, MD—Series Editor:...
<p>A 67-year-old man is admitted to the hospital because of melena. During the past 24 hours, he has had 4 or 5 episodes of melena. He complains of moderate epigastric pain, but he...
11/15/2012
Diabetes Care
Diabetes Care
11/15/2012

RACHMEL CHERNER, MD
Thomas Jefferson University

Dr Cherner is associate clinical professor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia and a practicing endocrinologist in Willow Grove, Pa.

RACHMEL CHERNER, MD Thomas Jefferson University Dr Cherner is associate clinical profe...
<p>There is no alternative to being eternally suspicious of underlying problems in the patient with erratically controlled diabetes. Glucose control in those with known diabetes may unravel for a...
11/15/2012
chinese medicine
chinese medicine
10/26/2012

RICHARD COLGAN, MD University of Maryland 

Dr Colgan is associate professor and vice chair of medical student education and clinical operations in the department of family and community medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of Advice to the Young Physician: On the Artof Medicine by Springer. For more information, go to www.advicetotheyoungphysician.com. His second book, Advice to the Healer: On the Art of Caring, will be released by Springer in November 2012. 

RICHARD COLGAN, MD University of Maryland  Dr Colgan is associate professor and ...
<p>Chinese medicine can proudly point to the lives of the Three Divine Doctors of Jian An as being exemplary in showing care for others. From the perspective of Dr Marta Hanson, Professor of...
10/26/2012