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  • Fast Five Quiz: Multiple Sclerosis Signs and Symptoms Do you know the signs and symptoms of multiple sclerosis? Check your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • The Persistence of Trauma: PTSD Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs in survivors of natural disasters, crime victims, and other individuals who have experienced traumatic events in their lives. Do you know the symptoms?
  • 11 Community-Acquired Infections From the COVID-19 pandemic to the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant disorders, community-acquired infections have gained increasing focus in the healthcare community and in the media.
  • Sudden, Severe Upper Limb Pain and Weakness in a Sleepless Man A 50-year-old man has severe pain in his left shoulder and arm that is aching and burning and keeps him awake at night. He denies trauma or unusual activity. Do you know what's wrong?
  • 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.
  • When Distress Is Failure: Pediatric Respiratory Illness It is paramount that clinicians understand the progression of respiratory distress and respiratory failure in children, particularly during the winter months. Learn more about causes of respiratory illness in this population, why they are more at risk than adults, and how to recognize when children in respiratory distress.
  • '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.”
  • Clinical Practice Guidelines on Emergency Pharmacologic Acute Pain Management (EUSEM, 2020) 2020 clinical practice guidelines from the European Society for Emergency Medicine on the pharmacologic treatment of acute pain in emergency settings.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Myocardial Infarction Clinical Keys Myocardial infarction remains one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Do you know key aspects, as well as the latest recommendations? Make sure you're prepared with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Sickle Cell Disease Presentation and Diagnosis How much do you know about the presentation and diagnosis of SCD? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Alcohol Abuse: Complications and Consequences People who chronically abuse alcohol are at increased risk for cirrhosis, GI bleeding, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, trauma, mental health disorders, and a wide variety of cancers. Learn more about the potentially devastating complications of excessive, long-term alcohol use.
  • Alzheimer Disease: Diagnostic Challenges Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease and one of the major causes of disability in later life. Learn more about how to diagnose AD in clinical settings, especially before it reaches its end stage.
  • E-cigarette or Vaping Product Use-Associated Lung Injury (EVALI): A Case Study The popularity of e-cigarettes and vaping products has surged in the past decade. Although they have been marketed as safe alternatives to traditional cigarettes, more recent evidence reveals pulmonary toxicity and other effects from e-cigarette vapors. Learn more about EVALI in the case study presented.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Presentation and Diagnosis of Hemophilia A How familiar are you with the presentation and diagnosis of hemophilia A? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Opioid-Induced Constipation How much do you know about opioid-induced constipation? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Alcohol Abuse and Unusual Abdominal Pain in a 49-Year-Old A 49-year-old man with a medical history of alcohol abuse, tobacco dependence, and pancreatitis presents with abdominal pain that has lasted for 3 days. What's the diagnosis?
  • Management of Acute Pain in Adult Burn Patients (ABA, 2020) Clinical practice guidelines for the management of acute pain in the adult burn patient by the American Burn Association (ABA, 2020)
  • 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?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Atopic Dermatitis Presentation and Diagnosis How familiar are you with the presentation and diagnosis of atopic dermatitis? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Food Allergies Food allergies are common, and reactions can range from mild to deadly. Is your knowledge of recent insights and best practices up to par? Make sure you're prepared with this quick quiz.