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  • 13 Travel Diseases You Need to Know From Ebola to yellow fever, rising global travel is increasing travelers' exposure to severe and life-threatening disorders. Can you identify and manage the following infectious travel diseases?
  • Fast Five Quiz: hATTR Treatment How much do you know about the treatment of hATTR? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Presentation/Diagnosis of hATTR How much do you know about the presentation and diagnosis of hATTR? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Burning Up? A Guide to Treating Heat Illness Heat illness can quickly become a medical emergency if not promptly recognized and treated. Do you know the best ways to cool down hyperthermic patients?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment Early diagnosis of IPF and the initiation of treatment are essential to improve patient outcomes. Test your knowledge of the methods for treatment with this short quiz.
  • 11 Oncologic Emergencies You Need to Know Medical emergencies can arise as complications of cancer itself and/or its treatment. It is critical that all clinicians, especially emergency medicine specialists, be aware of, and quickly recognize, the potential oncologic emergencies that may occur in these patients, as well as know how to provide urgent and effective care to manage such clinical crises.
  • Hair Disorders: Finding the Root of the Problem Hair loss, or alopecia, can be associated with a wide variety of conditions, from genetic to autoimmune to infectious to environmental. Can you identify and distinguish the most common forms of hair loss?
  • HCC: New Treatment Options and Sequencing Considerations   Dr Laura Kulik of Northwestern University discusses the expanded treatment options for HCC and provides sequencing guidance incorporating newly approved therapies in first- and second-line settings.
  • Drug-Induced Liver Injury Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines for drug-induced liver injury from the European Association for the Study of the Liver.
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis IPF is a chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause that primarily occurs in older adults. How do you identify and manage this frequently fatal condition?
  • What the Cat Dragged In? A 31-year-old woman sought treatment for painless, progressive blurry vision in her right eye. Her unusual presentation helps to highlight symptoms of a common infection.
  • Bacterial Skin Infections: Can You Make the Diagnosis? Bacterial skin infections are very common, with presentations ranging from subtle to alarming. Can you correctly identify these lesions? Test your diagnostic acumen with our slideshow.
  • Guidelines for BK Polyomavirus (BKPyV) Infection of Solid Organ Transplants (2019) 2019 screening and treatment guidelines by the AST Infectious Diseases Community of Practice on BK polyomavirus (BKPyV) infection of solid organ transplants.
  • 14 Can't-Miss Hand Emergencies 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?
  • 12 Urologic Emergencies You Need to Know Although urologic emergencies are relatively uncommon, prompt diagnosis and management are essential to prevent serious complications. Do you know how to recognize and best treat these 12 emergency urologic conditions?
  • 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.
  • Deadly Skin Cancers Although many skin cancers are highly curable if detected early and appropriately treated, certain types are particularly aggressive and have a propensity for invasion and metastasis.
  • 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.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Organ Donation and Transplant Care for organ donors and transplant recipients extends beyond surgical teams. Are you able to correctly answer all five of these donation- and transplantation-related questions?
  • 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.