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  • A 22-Year-Old Man in Pain After Collapsing A 22-year-old man presents after collapsing on a college football field about 45 minutes earlier, after doing several 50-yard sprints. Can you make the challenging diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Waldenström Macroglobulinemia Diagnosis Can you recognize presenting exam findings, diagnostic features, and treatment options for this disorder? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 32-Year-Old Man Vomiting Blood A 32-year-old man reports having vomited bright-red blood three times during the past 4 hours; the last incident occurred about 1 hour ago. What's the diagnosis?
  • 7 Potentially Devastating Traumatic Brain Injuries Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a common global public health problem with potentially catastrophic consequences. Early recognition and prompt treatment are essential to minimizing morbidity and mortality. Learn more about 7 TBIs that may have devastating effects.
  • A 4-Year-Old Girl in Significant Distress A 4-year-old girl develops a swollen leg after admission to the hospital after presenting with frequent urination, excessive thirst, and new-onset enuresis. Can you solve this unusual case?
  • ICU Intubation/Extubation Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on intubation and extubation in the ICU by the French Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine (SFAR) and the French-Speaking Intensive Care Society (SRLF).
  • Management of Malignant Pleural Effusions Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on the management of malignant pleural effusions by the ATS/STS/STR.
  • Optimal Use of Polymyxin Antibiotics Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines by the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) on the optimal use of the polymyxin antibiotics.
  • Safe Anesthesia in MR Units Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on safe anesthesia in MR units by the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)/Neuro Anaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland (NACCSGBI).
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common Nutritional Deficiencies As many as one third of certain US population groups have nutritional deficiencies, and malnutrition remains a significant worldwide concern. Test yourself on common deficiencies with this short quiz.
  • 14 Can't-Miss Hand Emergencies Rapid and accurate evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hand injuries are essential to prevent significant dysfunction. How knowledgeable are you about the management of these injuries?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Anemia Physicians are often too quick to overlook mild anemia. Do you know key aspects and best practices related to various anemia causes? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 44-Year-Old Man Who Had a Mysterious Accident A 44-year-old white man with a medical history remarkable for hypertension and dyslipidemia presents with fatigue and global weakness. What's the diagnosis?
  • 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.
  • Sudden Illness in a Highly Active 80-Year-Old Woman An 80-year-old woman presents with malaise, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and watery diarrhea. She is highly active, with a full-time job as a realtor. What's the diagnosis?
  • 12 Urologic Emergencies You Need to Know Although urologic emergencies are relatively uncommon, prompt diagnosis and management are essential to prevent serious complications. Do you know how to recognize and best treat these 12 emergency urologic conditions?
  • Influenza Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines by the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) on the diagnosis and antiviral treatment of influenza.
  • Anticoagulation Therapy for VTE Guidelines (2019) Guidelines on optimal management of anticoagulation therapy for venous thromboembolism by the American Society of Hematology (ASH).
  • Cutaneous and Mucosal Manifestations of Viral Diseases Viral infections can cause a range of cutaneous and mucosal manifestations, from isolated lesions to generalized exanthems. Learn more about recognizing and managing the findings associated with various viruses.
  • Gunshot Wounds: A Targeted Approach Approximately 300 people per day in the United States sustain a gunshot wound, and about 10-30% of these victims die of their injury. Learn more about how to manage these patients and how wound treatment can differ by injury site.