Reference Slideshows

 
 
  • Medically Significant Spider Bites: Keys to Diagnosis and Treatment Treating venomous spider bites requires knowledge of the involved species. Test your know-how and learn management steps specific to each spider.
  • A Lump in the Throat: Thyroid Cancer Thyroid cancer is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system, and the eleventh most common cancer in the United States. How familiar are you with its management?
  • 9 Bug Bites You Need to Know Most insects and arachnids are benign, but some can inflict painful injuries or transmit harmful pathogens. Learn more about how to trace skin lesions back to the bugs causing them.
  • Gunshot Wounds: A Targeted Approach Every year, about 30,000 people are treated for gunshot wounds at US hospitals--roughly 8% will die from their wounds. Learn more about how to manage these patients and how wound treatment can differ by injury site.
  • Foreign Bodies: Curious Findings Common, curious, and often challenging, foreign bodies carry a unique set of presentations, risks, and treatment options. Can you identify these foreign bodies, and do you know the appropriate steps to take?
  • Multiple Sclerosis: Recognition, Differential Diagnosis, and Management Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, immune-mediated disease of the central nervous system that is characterized by inflammation, demyelination, and, ultimately, axonal loss. Learn more about clinical recognition, differential diagnosis, workup, and optimal treatment of this condition.
  • 23 Hidden Clues to Diagnosing Nutritional Deficiencies Many diseases are directly or indirectly caused by a lack of essential nutrients in the diet. Can you spot the hidden clues that indicate nutritional deficiencies?
  • Penile Cancer: 9 Cases to Test Your Knowledge Penile cancer accounts for less than 1% of all neoplasms in North America and Europe but remains a health concern in Africa, South America, and Asia. Early recognition and appropriate treatment are crucial for reducing morbidity and mortality. Test your knowledge with these 9 cases.
  • On Strike or Working Overtime: 10 Endocrine Emergencies Endocrine emergencies are relatively uncommon but potentially fatal conditions that can be challenging to diagnose and treat. Learn to correctly identify and appropriately address the following 10 endocrine emergencies.
  • Lyme Disease and 4 Emerging Tick-Borne Illnesses Ticks can carry and transmit a wide array of pathogens that can cause diseases in humans. Learn more about Lyme disease and become familiar with four emerging tick-borne diseases.
  • Are You Missing Subtle MI Clues on ECGs? Test Your Skills The subtle myocardial infarction may be easily overlooked. Could you detect the following electrocardiographic abnormalities?
  • 7 Potentially Devastating Traumatic Brain Injuries Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common global public health problem, with potential catastrophic consequences. Early recognition and prompt treatment are essential to minimize morbidity and mortality. Learn more about 7 TBI that may have devastating effects.
  • Gastric Cancer: Declining Incidence, Poor Prognosis Although gastric cancer has become far less common, most patients present with advanced disease and have poor outcomes. Do you know the diagnostic and treatment options for this potentially fatal malignancy?
  • Cutaneous and Mucosal Manifestations of Viral Diseases Viral infections can cause a range of cutaneous and mucosal manifestations, from isolated lesions to generalized exanthems. Learn more about recognizing and managing the findings associated with various viruses.
  • Sleep Disorders: Rest That Does Not Refresh Sleep disorders, from physical obstruction to neurological disease. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Red, Hot, and Swollen Foot in Diabetes: Charcot or No? Charcot foot, a significant problem in patients with diabetic neuropathy, is a destructive process that can lead to instability, ulceration, and even amputation. Do you know how to recognize this challenging condition early and intervene promptly?
  • All About Allergies: Be Ready for Spring In addition to the common ragweed, seasonal allergies are caused by other pollinating weeds (eg, Russian thistle), trees, grasses, and molds. Learn about the different seasonal allergens and their current treatments.
  • Major Depressive Disorder: Disabling and Dangerous Depression is a common psychiatric condition, a leading cause of disability, and a risk factor for suicide. Learn more about distinguishing major depression from related disorders and providing appropriate treatment.
  • Alzheimer Disease: Diagnostic Challenges Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease and one of the major causes of disability in later life. Learn more about how to diagnose AD in clinical settings, especially before it reaches its end stage.
  • Fingernail and Toenail Abnormalities: Nail the Diagnosis Fingernails can provide many clues about a patient's overall health. Test your knowledge of the following fingernail abnormalities.