Reference Slideshows

 
 
  • What the Eyes Tell You: 17 Abnormalities of the Lens Lens abnormalities are a guide to conditions that affect not just the eyes but possibly the entire body. Can you recognize these disease clues in your patients' eyes?
  • Classifying Pressure Injuries: 15 Cases to Test Your Skills 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?
  • Imaging of Ruptured Breast Implants: Finding the Leak Implant rupture is a frequent complication of breast implant placement, occurring in 10-14% of patients within 10 years. Learn more about how to recognize this complication on diagnostic imaging, as well as how silicone implant rupture manifests differently from saline implant rupture.
  • 11 Abdominal Emergencies in Infants Diagnosing the acute abdomen in infants can be challenging, but early recognition is crucial, as surgical intervention is often required. Can you recognize the following urgent cases?
  • Neonatal and Infant Brain Imaging Evaluation Imaging is important for detecting cerebral pathology in neonates and infants--particularly premature infants, who are especially susceptible to intracranial pathology. Learn some of the differences between normal preterm and term infant brains and the types and degree of cerebral damage that may occur.
  • 11 Common-to-Rare Infant Skin Conditions Most newborn rashes are benign and require no treatment. Other infant skin conditions, however, need extensive evaluation and close follow-up to ensure the best possible outcomes.
  • Kawasaki Disease: Do You Know the Signs? Kawasaki disease is an autoimmune illness of unknown etiology that is now the leading cause of acquired heart disease in children. Do you know the specific criteria for diagnosis?
  • Endometrial Cancer: Common but Predominantly Curable Cancer of the uterine corpus is the most common gynecologic malignancy, but it is usually diagnosed in the early stages and curable. Are you familiar with its presentation and risk factors?
  • Hard Hits: Blunt Force Trauma Blunt force injuries can affect multiple organ systems and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Can you identify and manage various types of blunt force trauma, as well as potential associated complications?
  • 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.
  • Can't-Miss Gastrointestinal Diagnoses Abdominal pain is one of the most common complaints that sends patients to the emergency department. Can you identify these potentially fatal conditions that present with gastrointestinal symptoms?
  • Clues in the Oral Cavity: Are You Missing the Diagnosis? Abnormalities of the oral cavity can signal the presence of serious underlying disease. Can you can identify the causes of these oral signs and symptoms?
  • Gait Disorders: When the Patient Can't Walk the Walk Gait abnormalities--patterns of walking that deviate from the normal one--may result from a variety of neurologic and musculoskeletal disorders. Learn more about recognizing what a patient's abnormal gait tells you about his or her underlying condition.
  • Herpesviruses: Test Your Knowledge Prompt recognition of herpes simplex infection and early initiation of therapy are of utmost importance in the management of the disease. Test your knowledge of HSV and other herpesviruses with our slideshow.
  • Pediatric Vaccinations: Do You Know the Recommended Schedules? Immunization plays important roles in protecting the health of children and teens and in preventing outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases. Do you know when to vaccinate your pediatric patients?
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors: Imaging Matters Primary brain tumors are the second most common group of malignancies affecting children (after leukemia) and are a leading cause of mortality. Learn more about diagnosing these potentially deadly disorders.
  • Back Pain: Find the Cause, Watch for the Comeback Between 70% and 85% of the population will suffer from back pain at some point. The possible causes are numerous. Low back pain is the primary cause of disability in individuals younger than 50 years. How do you manage this common and troublesome problem?
  • 20 Pediatric Summer Sports and Recreational Injuries to Know Over a million children a year visit emergency departments for sports-related injuries. Moreover, pediatric patients, who have different sets of risk and the potential for severe complications, pose numerous challenges.
  • Scuba Diving Injuries and Underwater Hazards Undersea diving is a popular pastime that also has occupational purposes. Although diving is relatively safe, some conditions and injuries are commonly associated with this activity. Are you familiar with the following pressure injuries and marine envenomations and how to manage them?
  • Cerebrovascular Accident: A Stroke of Misfortune Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and the leading cause of adult disability. Learn more about identifying the area of brain involvement, assessing the nature and severity of the attack, and recognizing associated clinical manifestations.