Volume 56 - Issue 4 - April 2016

Consultant

Diabetes
Diabetes
03/25/2017

Kim A. Carmichael, MDSeries Editor

Kim A. Carmichael, MD—Series Editor
This Diabetes Q&A discusses basic history elements of an office visit for patients with diabetes.
03/25/2017
05/26/2016
Here are 3 case reports related to pain-associated disorders.
05/26/2016
05/26/2016

Christopher Kolker, MD

Christopher Kolker, MD
Narcotic use and addiction have become one of the major health concerns of the 21st century in the United States.
05/26/2016
05/26/2016
You and your clinician colleagues in primary care have no difficulty recognizing pain when your patients present with it.
05/26/2016
Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases
04/14/2016

Debbie Moulavi, MS, WOCN, MSN, NP-C, Thomas Slaughter, PharmD, and Tabassum Merchant, WOCN-C, MSN, NP-C

Debbie Moulavi, MS, WOCN, MSN, NP-C, Thomas Slaughter, PharmD, and Tabassum Merchant, W...
The objective of this study was to assess the effectiveness of treating bacterial load in a wound using topical, compounded, prescription antibiotics.
04/14/2016
04/11/2016

Meghana Halkar, MD, Martin Wiseman, MD, M. Chadi Alraies, MD,  W. H. Wilson Tang, MD, and Suzanne R. Lutton, MD
Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

Meghana Halkar, MD, Martin Wiseman, MD, M. Chadi Alraies, MD,  W. H. Wilson Tang, ...
A 42-year-old man with no prior cardiac history presented to the emergency department after experiencing a syncopal episode a few hours after a 20-minute run.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

James J. Contestable, MD, Farhan I. Kashem, Sean M. S. Wade, MD
Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, DC

James J. Contestable, MD, Farhan I. Kashem, Sean M. S. Wade, MD Walter Reed National Mi...
A 75-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 5-day history of urinary retention, lower extremity numbness, and profound lower extremity weakness.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

Alexander K. C. Leung, MD
University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Benjamin Barankin, MD
Toronto Dermatology Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Alexander K. C. Leung, MD University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada Benjamin Barankin, MD...
An 18-year-old young man presented with multiple asymptomatic papules on his penis that had first been noted 5 years ago.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

Douglas Bishop, MD
Zufall Health Center, Morristown, New Jersey

Christopher Isley, MS-IV
Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Douglas Bishop, MD Zufall Health Center, Morristown, New Jersey Christopher Isley, MS-...
A 41-year-old construction worker from Honduras presented to his family physician with a 1-month history of hyperpigmentation on his face and neck, associated with mild pruritus.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

Joe R. Monroe, MPAS, PA
Dermatology Associates of Oklahoma, Tulsa

Joe R. Monroe, MPAS, PA Dermatology Associates of Oklahoma, Tulsa
A 23-year-old woman presented with questions about the papules present on both her areolae, which had become more prominent after a recent pregnancy.
04/11/2016
Radiology Quiz
Radiology Quiz
04/11/2016

Daniel Edberg, MD; Rayhan Lal, MD; and Cynthia H. Ho, MD

Daniel Edberg, MD; Rayhan Lal, MD; and Cynthia H. Ho, MD
A 16-year-old boy presented to the emergency department with 2 weeks of worsening lower abdominal pain.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

 Ronald Rubin, MDSeries Editor

 Ronald Rubin, MD—Series Editor
A 73-year-old man was brought to an urgent care center by his family. He lived alone in a small apartment and was able to care for himself and manage his financial and other affairs.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

Carlos A. Arango, MD, and Matthew Tayon

Carlos A. Arango, MD, and Matthew Tayon
An 8-year-old girl presented with a protracted history of a burning sensation and excessive wrinkling of her hands for the past few months.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

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

Eric A. Dietrich, PharmD, BCPS, and Kyle Davis, PharmD, BCPS
In our previous column, we discussed the importance of properly estimating renal function when determining medication dosing, particularly in elderly patients.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD
I do not think I have reviewed a Top Paper from the “History of Medicine” feature in the Annals of Internal Medicine before, but here we go.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

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

Alexander K. C. Leung, MD, and Benjamin Barankin, MD
A 60-year-old woman presented with a nodule on her right antihelix.
04/11/2016
Peer Reviewed
Peer Reviewed
04/11/2016

Syed A. A. Rizvi, PhD, Rudy Lacosse, PA-C, Ayman M. Saleh, PhD, April S. Brown, PharmD, Jasmin Ahmed, MS, and Sultan S. Ahmed, MD

Syed A. A. Rizvi, PhD, Rudy Lacosse, PA-C, Ayman M. Saleh, PhD, April S. Brown, PharmD,...
Bell palsy is one of the most common forms of facial paralysis affecting the seventh cranial nerve (facial nerve).
04/11/2016
04/11/2016
This Photo Essay features a collection of 5 photo-based cases of conditions affecting the hands and feet.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

Salim Hommeida, MD, Michael Ishitani, MD, and Imad Absah, MD

Salim Hommeida, MD, Michael Ishitani, MD, and Imad Absah, MD
Constipation is a common gastrointestinal complaint among children, with an estimated worldwide prevalence of 0.7% to 29.6% in the pediatric population.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
This 50-year-old woman presented with a 2-day history of a tender rash from head to toes.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
This 15-year-old boy presented with a new asymptomatic eruption of annular rings sparsely scattered over the trunk and thighs.
04/11/2016
04/11/2016

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
This 37-year-old woman presented at week 29 of her third pregnancy with a slightly pruritic rash on her trunk and proximal extremities of 1 week’s duration.
04/11/2016
04/08/2016

Anna Takala, Jamie M. S. Mulrow, Samuel L. Gurevitz, PharmD, CGP, and Christopher Roman, MA, MMS, PA-C 

Anna Takala, Jamie M. S. Mulrow, Samuel L. Gurevitz, PharmD, CGP, and Christopher Roman...
A 77-year-old man who had been undergoing chemotherapy for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) was admitted to the hospital for a 2-week...
04/08/2016
Cardiometabolic Risk
Cardiometabolic Risk
04/08/2016

B. Alan Bottenberg, DO, and Michael J. Bloch, MD

B. Alan Bottenberg, DO, and Michael J. Bloch, MD
Recently, therapy to reduce PCSK9 activity has been approved for use in those with cardiovascular disease who require additional LDL-C lowering despite the use of maximally tolerated statins.
04/08/2016
Review Article
Review Article
04/08/2016

Angelo Tremblay, PhD, and Pamela R. Kushner, MD

Angelo Tremblay, PhD, and Pamela R. Kushner, MD
Recent nutritional surveys in the United States and Canada have shown that many North Americans are not consuming the recommended levels of many micronutrients from dietary intake alone.
04/08/2016
04/08/2016

Richard Colgan, MD

Richard Colgan, MD
Patients want their health care providers to be polite and civil as well as competent.
04/08/2016
Cardiometabolic Risk
Cardiometabolic Risk
04/08/2016
Despite all we know about the mechanism, risk factors, and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD), it still ranks among the top killers of people in the United States and around the world.
04/08/2016