Volume 56 - Issue 2 - February 2016

Consultant

Asthma
Asthma
01/17/2017

Celeste Kivler, RCP, RRT, AE-C, CCRC, Nicholas J. Kenyon, MD, and Samuel Louie, MD

Celeste Kivler, RCP, RRT, AE-C, CCRC, Nicholas J. Kenyon, MD, and Samuel Louie, MD ...
Two pitfalls in everyday asthma care are that omalizumab is a new asthma treatment, and that it is not recommended by the 2007 NAEPP treatment guidelines.
01/17/2017
02/17/2016

Kelsey A. Musgrove, BS, Nicholas V. Mendez, BS, Syed A. A. Rizvi, PhD, Jasmin Ahmed, BS, and Sultan S. Ahmed, MD

Kelsey A. Musgrove, BS, Nicholas V. Mendez, BS, Syed A. A. Rizvi, PhD, Jasmin Ahmed, BS...
A 42-year-old African American man with no past medical history presented with isolated worsening back pain at the lumbosacral spine with no radiation for 6 to 7 months.
02/17/2016
02/17/2016

Steven Luger, MD, and Randall H. Suslick, MD

Steven Luger, MD, and Randall H. Suslick, MD
A 44-year-old man presented to an urgent care clinic in Western Iowa with a complaint of generalized fatigue, malaise, and subjective fevers of 3 weeks’ duration.
02/17/2016
02/17/2016

Michael Sternberg, MD, and David G. Nesbitt, MD

Michael Sternberg, MD, and David G. Nesbitt, MD
A 61-year-old man presented to the emergency department with a 1-day history of burning abdominal pain, nausea, and 11 episodes of nonbloody emesis.
02/17/2016
Photoclinic
Photoclinic
02/17/2016

Mohammed Hassan-Ali, MD, MSc, Mohemmad Abbas, MD, and Ahmed Raziuddin, MD

Mohammed Hassan-Ali, MD, MSc, Mohemmad Abbas, MD, and Ahmed Raziuddin, MD
A 25-year-old man presented with a 4-day history of sudden pain in the left lower quadrant, leading to the primary care provider's initial diagnosis of diverticulitis.
02/17/2016
02/17/2016

Michael Gordon, MD, MSc

Michael Gordon, MD, MSc
In modern health care facilities, medical ethics are embedded into the complexities of the clinical decision-making process.
02/17/2016
Critical Care
Critical Care
02/17/2016

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD
Acutely ill patients tend to have similar complaints.
02/17/2016
02/17/2016

Poorva Bindal, MBBS, and Padmashri Rastogi, MD

Poorva Bindal, MBBS, and Padmashri Rastogi, MD
A 68-year-old man presented to the emergency department (ED) with a 2-day history of nausea, watery diarrhea, loss of appetite, weakness, and dizziness.
02/17/2016
02/17/2016

Eric A. Dietrich, PharmD, BCPS, and Kyle Davis, PharmD, BCPS

Eric A. Dietrich, PharmD, BCPS, and Kyle Davis, PharmD, BCPS
Patients with active cancer are at an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is a cause of significant morbidity and mortality.
02/17/2016
02/17/2016

William Scharpf, BS, Laura F. Sandoval, DO, and Jonathan S. Crane, DO

William Scharpf, BS, Laura F. Sandoval, DO, and Jonathan S. Crane, DO
Lupus pernio is a disease in which abnormal groupings of inflammatory cells can form in multiple organs of the body.
02/17/2016
02/17/2016
A 7-year-old girl was brought to the emergency department because of moderate pain on swallowing and mild upper abdominal discomfort.
02/17/2016
Peer Reviewed
Peer Reviewed
02/17/2016

Ronald Rubin, MDSeries Editor

Ronald Rubin, MD—Series Editor
A woman with a known heart murmur was diagnosed with stage C1 aortic stenosis (AS).
02/17/2016
02/17/2016

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
A 75-year-old man presented with a sudden onset of blisters on his anterior proximal thighs and on his left arm but not on his right arm.
02/17/2016
02/17/2016

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
A 48-year-old woman presented with a 2-month history of small pruritic blisters on her palms and soles.
02/17/2016
02/17/2016

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
After having been outdoors in July, a 35-year-old man presented with a sudden onset of itchy blisters confined to both feet and lower legs.
02/17/2016
Hair Loss
Hair Loss
02/17/2016

Jennifer Rabjohns, MS-IV, Aditi Jayanth, MD, and David Effron, MD

Jennifer Rabjohns, MS-IV, Aditi Jayanth, MD, and David Effron, MD
In case 1, a 16-year-old, otherwise healthy African American adolescent presented to the emergency department (ED) with her grandmother.
02/17/2016
Allergic Angioedema
Allergic Angioedema
02/17/2016

Dhafer Salem, MD, MPH, and Abdulrazak Alchakaki, MD

Dhafer Salem, MD, MPH, and Abdulrazak Alchakaki, MD
For many years, corticosteroids, antihistamines, and epinephrine have been used to treat severe angioedema related to therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors (ACEIs).
02/17/2016
02/17/2016

Meagan Soltwisch, DNP, FNP-C, and Nancy Beckham, PhD, FNP-C

Meagan Soltwisch, DNP, FNP-C, and Nancy Beckham, PhD, FNP-C
The inappropriate prescribing of antibiotics for symptoms of rhinosinusitis is prevalent in the United States.
02/17/2016
Psoriasis
Psoriasis
02/17/2016

Simona Bartos, MPH, BS, Dane Hill, MD, Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD

Simona Bartos, MPH, BS, Dane Hill, MD, Steven R. Feldman, MD, PhD
Psoriasis is a ubiquitous chronic inflammatory skin disease that occurs most often in adults, with men and women affected with equal prevalence.
02/17/2016
02/17/2016

Gabriel Aisenberg, MD, and Gabriela Sánchez Petitto, MD

Gabriel Aisenberg, MD, and Gabriela Sánchez Petitto, MD
Some patients with advanced cancer experience symptoms for which pharmacologic management, including cancer therapies, offers little or no relief.
02/17/2016
Letters to the Editor
Letters to the Editor
02/17/2016
Having worked as a primary care nurse practitioner (NP) for the past 20 years, as well as having just completed my doctoral work on advanced care planning, I was dismayed upon reading Drs Weinberg and...
02/17/2016
02/17/2016
In this space in last month’s issue, I mentioned how we at Consultant have been hard at work behind the scenes at Consultant360.com, and that exciting new enhancements were coming soon.
02/17/2016