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  • Ocular Trauma: 8 Potentially Devastating Eye Injuries Ocular injuries can be catastrophic and result in permanent vision loss. These 8 eye injuries require quick treatment to prevent devastating outcomes.
  • Rapid Review Quiz: Back Pain Do you know key findings from recent research into risk factors and treatments for back pain? Make sure your clinical knowledge is current with this quick quiz.
  • Foreign Bodies in the Gastrointestinal and Genitourinary Tracts: Interesting Images Common, curious, and often challenging, foreign bodies in the GI and GU tracts carry a unique set of presentations, risks, and treatment options.
  • A Daily Beer Drinker With Bruises, Back Pain, and Bleeding A 42-year-old woman presents with bleeding gums and reports progressive weakness and occasional unexplained bruising. She also has a 1-year history of backache. What is the diagnosis?
  • An Adopted 43-Year-Old With Bad Breath, Dyspnea, Dysphagia A 43-year-old man presents with dyspnea secondary to swelling in his left neck region. He also has progressive difficulty tolerating his secretions and swallowing. What's the diagnosis?
  • Rapid Rx Quiz: Corticosteroids Do you know important clinical aspects of corticosteroids, including key indications, adverse effects, contraindications, and recent study findings? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • 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.
  • An Office Worker With Abdominal Cramps, Burning Chest, Dyspnea A 41-year-old office worker presents with fatigue, dyspnea, and cramping that radiates to his chest with a burning sensation. Do you know what's causing his worsening symptoms?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Intra-articular Injections for Knee OA How familiar are you with intra-articular injections to manage knee osteoarthritis? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Anal Cancer: The Fundamentals Anal cancer is fairly rare (~1-2% of all gastrointestinal cancers). Its incidence is rising in the HIV community, though it remains fairly stable in the non-HIV population. Learn about the identification and treatment of this disease, with a focus on squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the anus.
  • Bedridden Breakdown: Classifying Pressure Injuries Pressure injuries are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, especially for patients with impaired sensation, prolonged immobility, or advanced age. Can you properly classify these pressure injuries?
  • Gunshot Wounds: Damage and Death More than 300 people per day in the United States sustain a firearm injury, with gun deaths having risen 43% in 10 years. View the types of damage patients can suffer at different wound sites.
  • Pancreatic Cancer: Difficult Diagnosis, Ominous Outlook Pancreatic cancer is a leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women. Approximately 80% of all pancreatic cancers are adenocarcinomas, with only 2% of exocrine pancreatic tumors diagnosed as benign. Do you know how to distinguish the different histologic subtypes and initiate appropriate treatment?
  • 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.
  • 15 Fingernail and Toenail Abnormalities The fingernails and toenails can show evidence of general medical conditions ranging from poor nutritional status to malignancy. How many of these do you recognize?
  • Rapid Review Quiz: Long COVID Given the increasing number of patients with long COVID and the serious associated concerns, staying current on evidence is essential. Test yourself on key clinical information with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Treatment of Chronic Migraine How familiar are you with the treatment of chronic migraine? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • 13 Common Pediatric Ingestions to Know Many pediatric ingestions are harmless and require no substantial medical intervention; however, several can be lethal, even in small quantities. An awareness and vigilance for these ingestions is critical, particularly in cases of unknown or occult ingestion. Can you correctly diagnose these 13 pediatric ingestions?
  • Critically Ill Infants and Children Clinical Practice Guidelines (SCCM, 2022) 2022 guidelines from the Society of Critical Care Medicine for pain, agitation, neuromuscular blockade, and delirium in critically ill pediatric patients, published in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
  • Fast Five Quiz: Chronic Migraine Risk Factors How much do you know about the risk factors for chronic migraine? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.