Reference Slideshows

 
 
  • Back-to-School Viral Illnesses: Classroom Contagions in 2022 Over summer vacation, some children contract viral infections that they can pass on to their classmates. Do you know how to recognize and treat the viral infections discussed in this slideshow?
  • Ocular Trauma: 8 Potentially Devastating Eye Injuries Ocular injuries can be catastrophic and result in permanent vision loss. These 8 eye injuries require quick treatment to prevent devastating outcomes.
  • Foreign Bodies in the Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Tracts: Interesting Images Common, curious, and often challenging, foreign bodies in the GI and GU tracts carry a unique set of presentations, risks, and treatment options.
  • Growth Disorders: 7 Cases of a Developing Problem Abnormal growth can be the first indicator of an underlying disease process in an apparently healthy-looking youngster. Can you identify the following growth disorders and the appropriate diagnostic strategies for them?
  • Medically Significant Spider Bites: Which to Watch Out For Treating venomous spider bites requires knowledge of the involved species. Learn which spiders may pose a hazard to humans.
  • Burning Up? A Guide to Treating Heat Illness Heat illness can quickly become a medical emergency if not promptly recognized and treated. Do you know the best ways to cool down hyperthermic patients?
  • Testicular Disorders: Trouble Doesn't Always Come in Pairs The testes are vulnerable not only to external trauma but also to conditions such as varicocele, hydrocele, orchitis, torsion, cryptorchidism, abscesses, and testicular cancer. Learn more about recognizing and managing the causes of testicular pathology.
  • Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes How familiar are you with the risk factors for and common causes of sudden cardiac death in male and female athletes? Read on to learn more.
  • Bacterial Skin Infections: Beneath the Surface Learn the clinical signs, etiology, and management of common and potentially serious bacterial infections of the skin.
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer: A Review of 3 Cases and Palliative Care Metastatic breast cancer, or stage IV or advanced breast cancer, is incurable, with a low 5-year survival. Review the symptoms/signs of metastatic spread and 3 patient cases, as well as guidelines for, barriers to, and opportunities for improvement in palliative care.
  • Lyme Disease The nymphs of the ticks that spread Lyme disease are so small they can be mistaken for environmental particles, and some symptoms can resemble those of other illnesses. Do you know what to look for?
  • 7 Bug Bites You Need to Know Most insects and arachnids are benign, but some can inflict painful injuries or transmit dangerous pathogens. Learn more about the potentially harmful effects of lice, ticks, mosquitoes, and other pests.
  • Snake Envenomations: More Than Just a Bite Snake envenomation is a major public health challenge in many parts of the world, including North America. Knowledge of dangerous snake species and their geographic distribution, toxidromes, potential complications, and management are essential to making informed decisions regarding clinical care.
  • Monkeypox 2022: A Spreading Threat In May 2022, outbreaks of monkeypox began in multiple areas around the globe. Learn about the clinical signs, management, and further information on this infectious viral illness.
  • Psoriasis: Manifestations, Management, and Mimics Psoriasis is a multifactorial disease that may be missed where it exists and misdiagnosed where it is not. Can you recognize the major psoriasis subtypes and distinguish them from other skin lesions?
  • Congenital Anomalies of the Genitourinary System During the elegant and complex development of the genitourinary system, a variety of congenital abnormalities can arise. Learn more about how to recognize and address these conditions.
  • Anal Cancer: The Fundamentals Anal cancer is fairly rare (~1-2% of all gastrointestinal cancers). Its incidence is rising in the HIV community, though it remains fairly stable in the non-HIV population. Learn about the identification and treatment of this disease, with a focus on squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the anus.
  • 10 Cases of Food Poisoning: Find the Pathogen Responsible Approximately 1 in 6 Americans will contract food poisoning this year. Review our slideshow for the signs and symptoms that can lead you to the correct diagnosis and treatment of foodborne diseases.
  • Deadly Skin Cancers Many skin cancers are highly curable if caught and treated early; how many of these do you recognize?
  • Bedridden Breakdown: Classifying Pressure Injuries Pressure injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially for patients with impaired sensation, prolonged immobility, or advanced age. Can you properly classify these pressure injuries?