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  • A Teacher With Severe Hip Pain Despite Chiropractor Visit A 56-year-old woman with no significant past medical history presents with left hip pain. The pain would resolve with rest at first but is now continuous. Can you make this challenging diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Psoriatic Arthritis Presentation and Diagnosis How much do you know about the presentation and diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis? Refresh your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Skill Checkup: Woman With Past Breast Cancer and Spine Pain A 56-year-old woman previously treated for localized breast cancer in her left breast presents with a palpable lump in her right breast and recent spine pain. How would you manage this patient?
  • Bell Palsy: Diagnosis and Management Bell palsy is a condition with an often-complicated diagnosis and is sometimes idiopathic in nature. Here is a brief guide to the causes, identification, and treatment of Bell palsy.
  • Pediatric Brain Tumors: Imaging Matters Primary brain tumors are the second most common group of malignancies affecting children (after leukemia) and are a leading cause of mortality. Learn more about diagnosing these potentially deadly disorders.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Relapsed/Refractory Mantle Cell Lymphoma How much do you know about relapsed/refractory mantle cell lymphoma? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • What the Eyes Tell You: 15 Abnormalities of the Lens Lens abnormalities are associated with many conditions, and they can occur at all ages. How many of these have you seen?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Esophagitis Can you recognize various forms and causes of esophagitis, and are you familiar with best practices for workup and management? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • 9 Causes of Discolored Urine You probably know many of these potential causes of discolored urine, but others are less common. Here are nine possible culprits to consider when your patient presents with unusually colored urine.
  • Fast Five Quiz: COVID-19 Prevention Are you up to date on COVID-19 prevention strategies? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Opioids for Pain Clinical Practice Guidelines (CDC, 2022) 2022 guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for prescribing opioids for adults with pain, published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
  • 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.
  • Rapid Review Quiz: Brain Stimulation Are you up on the latest research into brain stimulation and its applications? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Falls in the Elderly: Causes, Injuries, and Prevention About 10% of all falls in the elderly will result in major injuries, and there can be a significant associated morbidity/mortality. Are you familiar with risk factors and preventive measures for falls in the geriatric population?
  • Ogilvie Syndrome (Acute Colonic Pseudo-obstruction): Early Recognition and Treatment Are Key Ogilvie syndrome (acute colonic pseudo-obstruction [ACPO]) involves significant dilatation of the colon in the absence of mechanical obstruction. Do you know what the risk factors are for complications and how to prevent potentially life-threatening complications?
  • 'Tis the Season for Gout Not all patients with preexisting hyperuricemia develop gout. How many of these questions about gout can you correctly answer?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Sinus Conditions Do you know common presenting symptoms, current diagnostic criteria, and causative factors of sinus conditions? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Pain, Wheezing in a Nonverbal Man Who Keeps Rubbing His Chest A 67-year-old man presents to the emergency department at the behest of his home health aide because she noticed wheezing. He has also been rubbing the left side of his chest. What's the diagnosis?
  • Painful Lesions, Open Wounds on 45-Year-Old Woman A 45-year-old presents with lesions on her legs. She injured her right leg on her bicycle months earlier. She has hypertension, type 1 diabetes, and jejunal Crohn's disease. What's the diagnosis here?
  • 8 Oncologic Emergencies You Need to Know These eight medical emergencies in patients with cancer require quick action; here’s what you need to know to recognize them and intervene appropriately.