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  • Obesity A study found evidence that not only the severity of a patient’s obesity but its duration as well is associated with the individual’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Case: Age 25, Painless Diplopia? A 25-year-old man presents with a 7-day history of gradual-onset, painless diplopia in his left lateral gaze. One year earlier, he had vision loss in his left eye. What's the diagnosis?
  • Community-Acquired Pneumonia An expansion to the scoring system CURB-65 improves prediction of the severity of community-acquired pneumonia, helping clinicians decide which patients require hospitalization or ICU admission.
  • Quiz: Meningitis Patients with meningitis may be at risk for neurologic sequelae or death. How much do you know about this potentially serious condition? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • Graves Disease A retrospective study indicates that in children with Graves disease, antithyroid drugs usually do not induce remission, though most children who do achieve remission through these agents do not relapse.
  • Case: Age 33, Swallowing Problems? A 33-year-old man complains of food getting stuck in his esophagus. He states that he has had problems with swallowing solid food since childhood. What's the diagnosis?
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