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What's in an eponym? Discussing namesake diseases

Where do medical eponyms come from? Consider their origins, the reasons why they've fallen out of favor, and why some still, against the odds, endure.
1 Mar 2021

E-consults can empower, burden physicians

E-consults, which have become more common, increase access to subspecialty expertise but can increase stress on primary care clinicians due to the administrative time and clinical effort that they require.
1 Oct 2018

The challenge of time

Clinical lives are run by schedules with office visit slots as short as 15 minutes, often not enough time to handle the issues of any given patient.
1 Jul 2019

DynaMed Plus Quiz: Shortness of breath

A 40-year-old trophy-winning professional knitter reports increasing shortness of breath and dry cough for the past week, as well as hoarseness and throat pain for the past three days. Upon questioning, she reports feeling “feverish” and being unusually tired of late. Following a review of systems, physical exam, and lab tests, what is the most likely diagnosis?
1 Nov 2017

MKSAP Quiz: 2-year history of knee osteoarthritis

A 64-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-year history of knee osteoarthritis. He has bilateral knee pain that worsens with walking. He has tried topical therapies, physical therapy, and acetaminophen, none of which has provided relief. The patient also has peripheral vascular disease, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. Medications are hydrochlorothiazide, pravastatin, and a daily aspirin. Following a physical exam, lab results, and radiographs of the knees, what is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?
17 Jun 2014

Statins, gout guidelines fuel debate on best practice

This issue covers the debate about statins guidelines, evidence-based guidelines for gout, and physicians-in-training who face discrimination.
1 Apr 2017

Arthroplasty associated with increased risk of heart attack in early postoperative period

The immediate postoperative risk of myocardial infarction following total joint arthroplasty may have been previously underappreciated, authors noted.
1 Sep 2015

MKSAP Quiz: a 6-month history of low back pain

This week's quiz asks readers to evaluate a young man with a 6-month history of low back pain and prolonged morning stiffness.
15 Jan 2013

MKSAP Quiz: Red, scaly skin lesions

A 37-year-old man is evaluated for a 4-month history of progressively worsening red, scaly lesions involving the scalp, trunk, and extremities. During the past month, he also has had pain in the hands and feet and has lost 4.5 kg (10.0 lb). Aspirin and acetaminophen have helped to relieve his joint symptoms. He does not drink alcoholic beverages, has no other medical problems, and takes no additional medications. He denies allergies. He has sex with men and women and uses condoms inconsistently. What diagnostic studies should be performed next in this patient?.
1 Mar 2011

Managing medications in patients with heart failure

Internists can provide a medical home to patients with heart failure so that medications and supplements are regularly assessed and managed, according to experts.
1 Feb 2017

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