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  • 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?
  • Urinary Bladder Cancer: What You Need to Know Urinary bladder cancer can affect any site in the urinary tract. Learn more about how understanding the types, grades, and stages of bladder tumors affects treatment decision making and patient outcomes.
  • 8 Cases of Food Poisoning: Find the Pathogen Responsible Approximately 1 in 6 Americans will contract food poisoning this year. Review our slideshow for the signs and symptoms that can lead you to the correct diagnosis and treatment of foodborne diseases.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the most common noncutaneous cancer in men and is the second most common cause of cancer deaths. Do you know what to watch for and best practices? Test yourself with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Mantle Cell Lymphoma Mantle cell lymphoma is now recognized as a distinct clinicopathologic entity and represents 2%-10% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. How much do you know about MCL? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 76-Year-Old Man With an Eyelid Lesion A 76-year-old man with a past medical history of multiple cutaneous basal cell carcinomas presents with a lesion on his right lateral lower eyelid.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Joint Pain Joint pain results in substantial financial costs and diminished quality of life. Do you know key aspects and guidelines for best practices related to common causes of joint pain?
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • Fast Five Quiz: CIDP Because CIDP progresses slowly and symptoms may abate between recurrences, this disease can be challenging to diagnose. Test your knowledge of CIPD with this short quiz.
  • Autoimmune Hepatitis Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines by the Hellenic Association for the Study of the Liver on the diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up of autoimmune hepatitis.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Skin Cancer Skin cancer incidence has continued to increase in recent years. Are you prepared to confront patients with various types of skin cancer? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • '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.'
  • Fast Five Quiz: Breast Cancer Genetics Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, as well as other genes and syndromes, are associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. Test your knowledge of the genetics of breast cancer with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Diagnosis Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal-recessive disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness. Test your familiarity with SMA types and diagnosis with this quiz.
  • Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Clinical Practice Guidelines (2018) 2018 guidelines on non-small cell lung cancer by the SEOM.
  • 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.