Volume 56 - Issue 5 - May 2016

Consultant

Case In Point
Case In Point
02/04/2020

Kairav Vakil, MD, Jessica Voight, MD, Mackenzi Mbai, MD, and Edward McFalls, MD

Kairav Vakil, MD, Jessica Voight, MD, Mackenzi Mbai, MD, and Edward McFalls, MD
An 84-year-old man was admitted from the nephrology clinic with worsening renal dysfunction and progressive dyspnea.
02/04/2020
Photoclinic
Photoclinic
10/29/2019

Nicholas V. Mendez, BS, and Kelsey A. Musgrove, BS
Florida International University, Miami

Syed A. A. Rizvi, PhD, and Sultan S. Ahmed, MD
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ayman M. Salah, PhD
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center,
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jasmin Ahmed, BS
Spartan Health Sciences University, Vieux Fort, St Lucia

Nicholas V. Mendez, BS, and Kelsey A. Musgrove, BS Florida International University, M...
​A 33-year-old woman with no significant past medical history presented to our family medicine practice with concern for a headache when she laughs or leans her head forward.
10/29/2019
01/01/2017

Ricky Kortyna, MMS, PA-C
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Emily Murphy, MPAS, PA-C
University of Pittsburgh Physician Assistant Program, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Ricky Kortyna, MMS, PA-C University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylva...
A 34-year-old man presented with a 2-year history of intermittent painful swelling below the angle of the right mandible.
01/01/2017
Photoclinic
Photoclinic
08/20/2016

Amilcar L. Morales-Cardona, MD
Daniel K. Hodge, MD
Manish B. Singla, MD
Difu Wu, MD
Ally R. Mazer, MD
Anita Bhushan, MD
John D. Betteridge, MD

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington, DC

Amilcar L. Morales-Cardona, MD Daniel K. Hodge, MD Manish B. Singla, MD Difu Wu, MD All...
A 32-year-old pregnant woman presented to her obstetrician with 1 week of loose, bloody bowel movements up to 7 times per day, along with lower abdominal cramping and urgency.
08/20/2016
Top Papers of the Month
Top Papers of the Month
05/26/2016

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD
There are a handful of antihypertensive agents that have been around for a long time, including hydralazine.
05/26/2016
Cardiometabolic Risk
Cardiometabolic Risk
05/26/2016
This article collects 3 photo-based case reports detailing conditions associated with cardiometabolic risk.
05/26/2016
Cardiometabolic Risk
Cardiometabolic Risk
05/26/2016

Edward Shahady, MD, ABCL

Edward Shahady, MD, ABCL
This article reviews issues associated with defining target LDL-C levels and offer suggestions for reaching a safe lower LDL-C limit.
05/26/2016
05/26/2016
Primary care providers are being called on to manage the health of patients with complex, ubiquitous, and potentially lethal combination of risk factors.
05/26/2016
05/15/2016

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
A 62-year-old man presented for evaluation of a crusted lesion on the lateral lower right eyelid. It was asymptomatic and had been present for a few months. He was otherwise healthy.
05/15/2016
05/15/2016

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
This 15-year-old girl presented for evaluation of new pigmented lesion on her right sole. It was asymptomatic and had not been there 2 to 3 months ago.
05/15/2016
Dermatologic disorders
Dermatologic disorders
05/10/2016

Kelsey A. Musgrove, BS
Florida International University, Miami

Syed A. A. Rizvi, PhD, and Sultan S. Ahmed, MD
Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Ayman M. Saleh, PhD
King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Jasmin Ahmed, BS
Spartan Health Sciences University, Vieux Fort, St Lucia

Kelsey A. Musgrove, BS Florida International University, Miami Syed A. A. Rizvi, PhD,...
A 42-year-old woman with no past medical history and no medication use, who had undergone bilateral saline breast implantation with 5 subsequent repairs, presented 10 days after the last repair procedure...
05/10/2016
Cardiovascular Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
05/10/2016

Ronald Rubin, MD—Series Editor

Ronald Rubin, MD—Series Editor
A 60-year-old man sustained an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). A brief summary of his history revealed that he was a classic case of metabolic syndrome, with obesity, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and...
05/10/2016
05/10/2016

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

Alexander K. C. Leung, MD, and Benjamin Barankin, MD
A 44-year-old man presented with an asymptomatic, erythematous lesion on his left flank.
05/10/2016
05/10/2016

Mohamad Kabach, MD, Sandeep Dayanand, MD, Julio Mercado, MD, and Daniel M. Lichtstein, MD, MACP

Mohamad Kabach, MD, Sandeep Dayanand, MD, Julio Mercado, MD, and Daniel M. Lichtstein, ...
Pellagra is caused by severe malnutrition associated with vitamin B3 (niacin) deficiency and possibly by excessive intake of leucine found in corn and cereals.
05/10/2016
05/10/2016
Here is a collection of 3 case reports about conditions affecting the brain.
05/10/2016
Pulmonary Pitfalls
Pulmonary Pitfalls
05/10/2016

Lam-Phuong Nguyen, DO, Richart W. Harper, MD, and Samuel Louie, MD

Lam-Phuong Nguyen, DO, Richart W. Harper, MD, and Samuel Louie, MD
Carbon monoxide diffusing capacity probably is the least understood pulmonary function test in clinical practice worldwide, even among experienced pulmonologists.
05/10/2016
Pulmonary Pitfalls
Pulmonary Pitfalls
05/10/2016

Lam-Phuong Nguyen, DO, Richart W. Harper, MD, and Samuel Louie, MD

Lam-Phuong Nguyen, DO, Richart W. Harper, MD, and Samuel Louie, MD
Carbon monoxide diffusing capacity probably is the least understood pulmonary function test in clinical practice worldwide, even among experienced pulmonologists.
05/10/2016
Pulmonary Pitfalls
Pulmonary Pitfalls
05/10/2016

Lam-Phuong Nguyen, DO, Richart W. Harper, MD, and Samuel Louie, MD

Lam-Phuong Nguyen, DO, Richart W. Harper, MD, and Samuel Louie, MD
Carbon monoxide diffusing capacity probably is the least understood pulmonary function test in clinical practice worldwide, even among experienced pulmonologists.
05/10/2016
Diabetes
Diabetes
05/10/2016

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

Eric A. Dietrich, PharmD, BCPS, and Kyle Davis, PharmD, BCPS
Aspirin has been used clinically since 1899, and its role for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular (CV) disease is well established.
05/10/2016
Exclusive
Exclusive
05/10/2016

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD

Gregory W. Rutecki, MD
Statistics help tell the disturbing story: While Clostridium difficile (C diff) infections are on the rise, treatment choices have been limited.
05/10/2016
05/10/2016

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor

David L. Kaplan, MD—Series Editor
​This 59-year-old man had been followed in the clinic for years for indurated, erythematous plaques on the sun-exposed surface...
05/10/2016
Review Article
Review Article
05/10/2016

Eva Vivian, PharmD, MS

Eva Vivian, PharmD, MS
In shared decision-making (SDM), clinicians, diabetes educators, and other members of the health care team elicit perspectives and priorities of the patient and present options and information so that the...
05/10/2016
Eosinophilic Disease
Eosinophilic Disease
05/10/2016

Ami P. Belmont and Paul George, MD, MHPE

Ami P. Belmont and Paul George, MD, MHPE
Eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) is an increasingly prevalent disease in the pediatric and adult populations and is a major cause of gastrointestinal (GI) tract morbidity. EoE is a diagnosis that often is...
05/10/2016
Peer Reviewed
Peer Reviewed
05/10/2016

Wayel Zanjir, MBBS, and Samer Nuhaily, MD

Wayel Zanjir, MBBS, and Samer Nuhaily, MD
Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain.
05/10/2016
05/10/2016

Abigail Urish, MD

Abigail Urish, MD
Tattoos have long been discouraged by physicians due to the risks of various diseases transmittable through poorly sanitized tattoo methods and dyes. However, is there a role for a tattoo being a permanent...
05/10/2016
05/10/2016
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) reports that 10 people a day die from asthma in the United States, and that asthma affects 24 million Americans, including 6.3 million under the age of...
05/10/2016