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  • Fingernail and Toenail Abnormalities: Nail the Diagnosis The nails of the hands and feet can provide many clues about a patient's overall health. Test your knowledge of the following fingernail and toenail abnormalities.
  • '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.'
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Perioperative Care in Colorectal Surgery Guidelines (2018) 2018 guidelines on perioperative care in elective colorectal surgery by the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) Society.
  • 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?
  • 10 Community-Acquired Infections From outbreaks of Legionnaires disease to the emergence of antimicrobial-resistant disorders, community-acquired infections have become an increasing focus in the healthcare community and in the media.
  • Animal Bites: What You Need to Know Animal bites contribute significantly to US emergency department visits each year. Learn about the most common animal bites, risk factors for infection, and patient and bite wound management.
  • Opioids for Surgical Procedures Clinical Practice Guidelines (2018) 2018 guidelines by the Opioids After Surgery Workgroup on the use of opioid medications following surgical procedures.
  • Cerebrovascular Accident: A Stroke of Misfortune Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the US. Learn more about recognizing its variable presentation and instituting effective and urgent treatment.
  • 14 Rashes You Need to Know: Common Dermatologic Diagnoses Skin rashes are common patient complaints. Although many symptoms overlap, there are identifiable factors for each disease. Can you identify these rashes?
  • Care of Adult Patients in the ICU Clinical Practice Guidelines (2018) 2018 guidelines by the Society of Critical Care Medicine for Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU.
  • 9 Causes of Altered Mental Status in the Elderly Altered mental status is a broad category applied to geriatric patients with a change in cognition or level of consciousness. Learn more about nine causes of changes in mental status in the elderly.
  • Palliative Care Clinical Practice Guidelines (2018) 2018 guidelines by the National Consensus Project on palliative care.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Dangerous Drug Combinations With more combinations of drugs possible than ever before, avoiding preventable drug interactions is crucial. See whether you can recognize potentially dangerous combinations with this short quiz.
  • A 38-Year-Old Man With Bloody Gums and a Rash A 38-year-old man presents with a 3-day history of bleeding from his gums after brushing his teeth. He also noticed a rash on both legs over the past couple of weeks. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Awake Fiberoptic Intubation: Accessing the Airway Fiberoptic intubation (FOI) is the gold standard for managing difficult airways. Awake FOI preserves the respiratory drive and maintains spontaneous ventilation. Learn about AFOI indications, approaches, airway preparation, and more.
  • 14 Can't-Miss Emergencies: A Hand-y Guide 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?
  • Parkinsonism: Not Just a Motor Problem Learn more about the clinical diagnosis and current approach to management of Parkinson disease and Parkinson-plus syndromes.
  • Grilling & Health Risks: The Steaks Are High Cooking meats or fish over flames or very high temperatures leads to the formation of carcinogens; improper storage or preparation can result in food-borne illness; and careless grilling can result in injury. Do you know how to stay safe at the grill this summer?