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  • 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.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Overview of Chronic Migraine How much do you know about chronic migraine? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Rapid Rx Quiz: Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPIs) Given how widespread PPI use is, updated knowledge is critical. Do you know best practices for PPIs, including key adverse effects and interactions? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • FDA Approvals, Highlights, and Summaries: Surgery and Postsurgical Analgesia Stay current on FDA drug approvals in 2022
  • Skill Checkup: Man With Abdominal Pain, Tenesmus, and Diarrhea A 46-year-old man presents with moderate abdominal pain, tenesmus, and bloody diarrhea four to six times per day, including nocturnal bowel movements. How would you manage this patient?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Fibromyalgia Key Aspects Given the challenging nature of fibromyalgia, are you able to recognize and appropriately treat patients? Make sure your knowledge of key aspects and best practices is up-to-date with this quick quiz.
  • Skill Checkup: Woman With Throbbing Headache and Lightheadedness A 21-year-old woman presents with a severe, localized throbbing headache and lightheadedness. She is nonfebrile. How would you manage this patient?
  • Skill Checkup: Woman With Diffuse Pulsatile Headache and Nausea A 20-year-old woman presents with a diffuse pulsatile headache, neck pain, and nausea. How would you manage this patient?
  • 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.