Reference Slideshows

 
 
  • Growth Disorders: 8 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 their diagnostic strategies?
  • 10 Patients With Neck Masses: Identifying Malignant Versus Benign Accurate diagnosis of neck masses is critical to minimizing patient morbidity and mortality. Can you identify these 10 lesions and determine their management?
  • E-Cigarettes: A Hard Conversation, but Worth Having Although e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems are growing in popularity, uncertainty surrounds these products, and federal regulations are lacking. Thus, health professionals must provide accurate information that will aid patients' decision making.
  • Baby Belly Aches: 13 Causes of Abdominal Pain in Pregnancy Evaluating the pregnant patient with abdominal pain has inherent challenges, and even the experienced clinician must be wary. Be sure you can safely rule the most worrisome diagnoses in or out.
  • Urinary Bladder Cancer: What You Need to Know Urinary bladder cancer can affect any site in the urinary tract. Understanding the types, grades, and stages of bladder tumors affects treatment decision making and patient outcomes.
  • Deadly Skin Cancers Although many skin cancers are highly curable if detected early and appropriately treated, certain types are particularly aggressive and have a propensity for invasion and metastasis.
  • Hypothermia and Localized Cold Injury Hypothermia has dramatic effects on many physiologic processes and organ systems (eg, cardiovascular and neurologic). Exposure to low temperatures can also cause localized cold injuries. How can you best bring your patient in from the cold?
  • Psoriasis: Manifestations, Management Options, 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?
  • The Top 10 Clinical Trends of 2017 Find out which search terms were most popular in 2017 and what resulted in their popularity.
  • 'Tis the Season for Gout Holiday-related overindulgence in certain foods and beverages--including shellfish, processed foods, and alcohol--can cause gout attacks. Test your knowledge of the 'disease of kings.'
  • Chronic Alcohol Abuse: Complications and Consequences People who chronically abuse alcohol are at increased risk for cirrhosis, GI bleeding, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, trauma, mental health disorders, and a wide variety of cancers. Learn more about the potentially devastating complications of excessive, long-term alcohol use.
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis IPF is a chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause that primarily occurs in older adults. How do you identify and manage this frequently fatal condition?
  • Obesity: How to Diagnose and Treat an Epidemic The adverse consequences of obesity are much more complex than simply being an imbalance between energy intake and energy output. Learn the pathophysiology behind this epidemic and how to diagnose and treat this multifactorial disease.
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): Facts and Misconceptions Popular misconceptions notwithstanding, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is not a separate disease but a manifestation of the seasonality of affective illness. It is part of a mood cycle that also includes manic symptoms. How can you most effectively manage this cycle?
  • 11 Community-Acquired Infections From outbreaks of Legionnaires disease to the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant disorders, community-acquired infections have become an increasing focus in the healthcare community and in the media. Learn more about 11 of these conditions.
  • 12 Causes of Discolored Urine Changes in urine color may be the result of conditions as benign as the presence of excreted pigments or signal more serious processes such as infections or malignancies. Do you know the following causes of discolored urine?
  • Complex Breast Masses: Is There an Echo in Here? Complex breast masses are seen to contain both solid (echogenic) and cystic (anechoic) components on ultrasonography. Learn more about distinguishing among the numerous benign and malignant processes that can give rise to these lesions.
  • Aortic Dissection Clinical manifestations of aortic dissection are often missed on initial evaluation. Is there a 'can't miss' combination of signs and symptoms to correctly identify these dangerous tears?
  • Peripheral Neuropathy: More Than a (Loss of) Feeling Peripheral neuropathies may involve a single nerve or multiple nerves, may affect sensory or motor nerves (or both), and may be either acute or chronic. Signs and symptoms depend on the type of nerves involved. Learn more about recognizing the conditions causing peripheral nerve damage or dysfunction.
  • Tattoo Skin Reactions: Allergies and Infections Decorative tattoos have become increasingly popular around the world--accompanied by a rise in related complications. Can you identify the following tattoo skin reactions?