This case outlines a comprehensive workup for a complicated case of chest pain and shortness of breath following a recent pulmonary embolism. What is the correct diagnosis for a 76-year-old man?
Infertility can be a complex disorder, but also highly treatable by primary care physicians in conjunction with fertility specialists or Ob/Gyns. This informative article covers which tests to order and when (and when not to), and discusses when a referral is indicated.
The successful interplay between the host defense system and infectious invaders depends on controlling the tissue damage that ensues from both the infection and the resultant inflammatory response.
A number of popular diets are reviewed as well as studies evaluating the effect of various diets on weight loss, diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors.
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Since Raynaud phenomenon is common, and the associated severe rheumatic disorders associated with it are rare, it is easy to not recognize Raynaud phenomenon as a clue to the onset of a potentially severe systemic disease.
This case outlines a comprehensive workup for a complicated case of abdominal pain and bloody diarrhea. What is the correct diagnosis for this 32-year-old woman?
With many first-line oral treatments for type 2 diabetes associated with weight gain, healthcare providers are faced with a therapeutic dilemma. Should they focus their efforts on improving patients’ glycemic control or helping these patients lose weight? A closer look at the dilemma, the drugs and the direction for better diabetes control.
In today’s changing medical climate, physicians need to treat ADHD better and more cost-effectively. Get evidence-based recommendations and simple practices that integrate medicine and behavioral health for patients with ADHD.
Physicians often ask if they can fit weight counseling into a short office visit. The answer is YES. Information from a pre-visit questionnaire via the electronic medical record can help to facilitate that.
African-Americans have a greater burden of chronic kidney disease than whites. They are more than three times as likely as whites to develop end-stage renal disease, even after adjusting for age, disease stage, smoking, medications and comorbidities. Why this is so has been the focus of much speculation and research. Are genetics at play?