Reference Slideshows

 
 
  • 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.
  • Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers You Need to Know Nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common form of human neoplasia, with millions of cases diagnosed annually. Do you know which of these cases are most likely to metastasize?
  • 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.
  • 15 Back-to-School Illnesses You Should Know Classrooms can be breeding grounds for many organisms that cause illnesses in young children. Can you correctly recognize these conditions in your pediatric patients?
  • 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.
  • FDA Drug and Biologic Approvals: 2017 Midyear Review Are you current on new important FDA drug announcements during the past year? Review 2017's information on FDA drug approvals and changes.
  • 16 Can't-Miss Findings on Pediatric Imaging Studies Evaluation of pediatric imaging studies can be challenging for clinicians. Can you correctly identify the abnormal findings in these cases?
  • Chest X-Rays: 16 Subtle But Key Findings You Need to Know Chest radiographs are frequently first viewed by non-radiologists. Although many disease processes are obvious, healthcare providers must be careful not to miss more subtle findings.
  • Myopathies: Muscling Your Way to the Diagnosis The disorders collectively referred to as myopathies can have varied clinical presentations. Learn more about how to distinguish them from each other and from conditions such as peripheral neuropathy and neuromuscular junction disorders.
  • Mole or Melanoma? Test Yourself With These Suspicious Lesions Melanoma accounts for less than 5% of skin cancer cases but most skin cancer-related deaths. Early detection is the best means of reducing mortality. Can you correctly diagnose these skin lesions?
  • Prostatitis: An Inflammatory Story Prostatitis (ie, infection or inflammation of the prostate) can present as several syndromes with varying clinical features. Learn more about how to categorize this variable condition and treat it appropriately.