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  • Psoriasis: Manifestations, Management Options, and Mimics Psoriasis is a multifactorial disease that may be missed where it exists and misdiagnosed where it is not. Can you recognize the major psoriasis subtypes and distinguish them from other skin lesions?
  • 4 Technology Overuse Injuries You Should Know Technology overuse injuries are almost inevitable in the modern age, but the global coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and resultant quarantines have led to even greater technology use, magnifying this effect. Learn about four technology overuse injuries and how to manage them.
  • 6 Body Modifications: Dermatologic Risks and Adverse Reactions Body modifications/piercings have become increasingly more mainstream over the last few decades. However, the risks of adverse events with these procedures may be overlooked or understated. Do you recognize the following body modifications and related potential complications?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Tattoos As the popularity of tattoos continues to increase, so do reports of complications and reactions. Are you familiar with conditions related to tattoos and tattoo removal? Take this short quiz.
  • 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.
  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Evaluation and Treatment Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) occurs when an increased number of prostatic stromal and epithelial cells lead to enlargement of the prostatic tissue. Learn more about the evaluation of BPH and the different medical and surgical modalities used to treat it.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Treatment of Acne in Skin of Color How much do you know about treatment of acne in skin of color? Test your knowledge with this quick 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.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron deficiency anemia occurs when stores of iron are too low to support normal red blood cell production. Are you familiar with this condition? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Hard Hits: Blunt Force Trauma Blunt force injuries can affect multiple organ systems and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Can you identify various types of blunt force trauma, as well as potential associated complications?
  • COVID-19 Breast Cancer Patient Triage Guidelines (CPBCC) Guidelines on surgical triage of patients with breast cancer by the COVID 19 Pandemic Breast Cancer Consortium
  • 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.
  • Congenital Anomalies of the Genitourinary System During the elegant and complex development of the genitourinary system, a variety of congenital abnormalities can arise. Learn more about how to recognize and address these conditions.
  • Imaging of Ruptured Breast Implants: Finding the Leak Implant rupture is a frequent complication of breast implant placement, occurring in 10-14% of patients within 10 years. Learn more about how to recognize this complication on diagnostic imaging, as well as how silicone implant rupture manifests differently from saline implant rupture.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Melanoma Treatment How much do you know about the treatment of patients with melanoma? Take our short quiz to find out.
  • When Jack Frost Bites: Hypothermia and Localized Cold Injury Hypothermia has dramatic effects on many physiologic processes and organ systems (eg, cardiovascular and neurologic). Exposure to low temperatures can also cause localized cold injuries. How can you best bring your patient in from the cold?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Acne Practice Essentials Acne affects nearly 10% of the worldwide population, placing it among the top 10 most prevalent diseases. Do you know these practice essentials, including key recommendations? Take this short quiz.
  • 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.
  • Urinary Incontinence: Not Just a Flow Issue Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) affects men and women worldwide, but women are disproportionately impacted, with about 11% requiring surgical management for SUI or pelvic organ prolapse by age 58 and 20% by age 80. Learn about causes and symptoms of SUI as well as how to manage it and related complications.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hidradenitis Suppurativa Management How much do you know about the management of hidradenitis suppurativa? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.