Volume 56 - Issue 3 - March 2016

Consultant

04/10/2017

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
This 40-year-old woman presented for evaluation of an itchy spot on her forearm that had suddenly turned black.
04/10/2017
10/15/2016

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
This 37-year-old man presented for evaluation of an asymptomatic purpuric eruption on both lower shins of a few days’ duration.
10/15/2016
03/10/2016

Chethan Ramamurthy, MD, and Ronald Rubin, MD—Series Editor

Chethan Ramamurthy, MD, and Ronald Rubin, MD—Series Editor
A 45-year-old man presented to the office of a primary care provider (PCP) with a 2-month history of a noticeable lump in his right neck.
03/10/2016
03/10/2016

By Drs K. Rauhilla, Mamta Verma, and Sonia Arunabh

By Drs K. Rauhilla, Mamta Verma, and Sonia Arunabh
A 42-year-old woman with no known relevant past medical history presented with a sudden onset of slurred speech and right-arm weakness.
03/10/2016
Psoriasis
Psoriasis
03/10/2016

Nathan G. Miller, DO
Lieutenant (Fleet Marine Force), Medical Corps, US Navy

Nathan G. Miller, DO Lieutenant (Fleet Marine Force), Medical Corps, US Navy
The Koebner phenomenon is the appearance of lesions at the site of physical trauma such as sunburn, scratching, or as in this case, a tattoo.
03/10/2016
Peer Reviewed
Peer Reviewed
03/10/2016

J. Drew Payne, DO, Ebtesam Islam, MD, PhD, and Kenneth Nugent, MD
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock

J. Drew Payne, DO, Ebtesam Islam, MD, PhD, and Kenneth Nugent, MD Texas Tech University...
Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma is the most common type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and can occur almost anywhere in the body.
03/10/2016
Photoclinic
Photoclinic
03/10/2016

Michelle Leff, MD, and Shira L. Robbins, MD
University of California, San Diego

Michelle Leff, MD, and Shira L. Robbins, MD University of California, San Diego
A 4559-g boy was born postterm, at 42 weeks and 3 days’ gestation, to a primiparous 26-year-old mother via cesarean delivery secondary to failure to progress after postdates induction.
03/10/2016
03/10/2016

Arielle Gire-Dumas, MD, Mamta Parikh, MD, Jeremy DiMartini, MD, and Paul Aronowitz, MD
UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, California

Arielle Gire-Dumas, MD, Mamta Parikh, MD, Jeremy DiMartini, MD, and Paul Aronowitz, MD ...
A 62-year-old man with a history of stage 5 chronic kidney disease, type 2 diabetes mellitus, gout, and hypertension presented to the emergency department after having run out of peritoneal dialysate...
03/10/2016
Photoclinic
Photoclinic
03/10/2016

Krista N. Larson, BS, and Barbara B. Wilson, MD University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville

Krista N. Larson, BS, and Barbara B. Wilson, MD University of Virginia School of Medici...
The patient received a diagnosis of postradiation acneiform eruption, also known as comedo reaction.
03/10/2016
03/10/2016

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

Eric A. Dietrich, PharmD, BCPS, and Kyle Davis, PharmD, BCPS
Renal function plays a significant role in the selection and dosing of numerous medications, including antibiotics.
03/10/2016
03/10/2016

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
This 77-year-old man presented for evaluation of painful erosive dermatitis on his penis. He initially was believed to have an infection and was given cephalexin.
03/10/2016
Oncology
Oncology
03/10/2016

Mustafa Kinaan, MD, and Sayed K. Ali, MD

Mustafa Kinaan, MD, and Sayed K. Ali, MD
Urgent ultrasonography and urologic evaluation are recommended when testicular lumps do not transilluminate or when the body of the testis cannot be palpated.
03/10/2016
Photo Quiz
Photo Quiz
03/10/2016

Christopher Tournade, BS, Syed A. A. Rizvi, PhD, Jasmin Ahmed, BS, Ayman M. Saleh, PhD, and Sultan S. Ahmed, MD

Christopher Tournade, BS, Syed A. A. Rizvi, PhD, Jasmin Ahmed, BS, Ayman M. Saleh, PhD,...
Uremic pruritus is a complex condition of uncertain etiology with a number of hypothesized contributing factors.
03/10/2016
03/10/2016

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD
<p>Gregory W. Rutecki, MD, discusses the history of controversy over grapefruit-statin interactions, and how recent research affects traditional outlooks.</p>
03/10/2016
Oral Health
Oral Health
03/10/2016
A collection of different conditions that affect the lips, tongue, and other parts of the mouth.
03/10/2016
Pitfalls in Prescribing
Pitfalls in Prescribing
03/10/2016

 Benjamin Duhart Jr, MS, PharmD, and Timothy Self, PharmD—Series Editor

 Benjamin Duhart Jr, MS, PharmD, and Timothy Self, PharmD—Series Editor
Proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) are one of the most prescribed classes of medications in the United States.
03/10/2016
Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology
03/10/2016

Alexander K. C. Leung, MD, and Benjamin Barankin, MD

Alexander K. C. Leung, MD, and Benjamin Barankin, MD
A 25-year-old woman presented with multiple flesh-colored papules in the infraorbital areas.
03/10/2016
Mental Health
Mental Health
03/10/2016

Philip J. Gyura, MS, FNP-BC, AAHIVS

Philip J. Gyura, MS, FNP-BC, AAHIVS
This article discusses the goals of substance use disorder intervention, including building a relationship with patients, identifying the substance being used, and employing patient-centered methods to help...
03/10/2016
Hypertension
Hypertension
03/10/2016

Gregary D. Marhefka, MD

Gregary D. Marhefka, MD
This review summarizes what is known about managing hypertensive urgency and emergency, with an emphasis on guideline-directed therapy.
03/10/2016
Review Article
Review Article
03/10/2016

Hani Raoul Khouzam, MD, MPH

Hani Raoul Khouzam, MD, MPH
This review summarizes the second-generation antipsychotics used as augmenting agents for the treatment of resistant major depressive disorder and the pharmacologic mechanisms involved in this combined...
03/10/2016
03/10/2016

Richard Colgan, MD

Richard Colgan, MD
Tips on how to practice etiquette-based medicine, as advanced by Michael W. Kahn, MD,are presented here in the first part of this guest commentary.
03/10/2016
03/10/2016
Readers of Consultant tell me they appreciate articles that describe a particular condition and offer practical guidance about the best approach to its management, including diagnostic tests,...
03/10/2016