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  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hidradenitis Suppurativa Are you familiar with the presentation, workup, and treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa? Test your knowledge with 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.
  • Skill Checkup: Complex Lip Laceration Lip lacerations are among the most common oral-maxillofacial injuries. Review the proper technique for repair, including detailed images, and take a short self-assessment.
  • Tattoo Skin Reactions: Allergies and Infections Decorative tattoos have become increasingly popular around the world--accompanied by a rise in related complications. Can you identify the following tattoo skin reactions?
  • Skill Checkup: Subungual Hematoma Drainage   Subungual hematomas are common nail bed injuries. Drainage can be performed to relieve discomfort. Review the proper technique, including videos, and take a short self-assessment.
  • Mole or Melanoma? Test Yourself With These Suspicious Lesions Melanoma accounts for fewer than 5% of skin cancer cases but most skin cancer-related deaths. Early detection is the best means of reducing mortality. Can you correctly diagnose these skin lesions?
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinical Practice Guidelines (2019) 2019 guidelines on the clinical management of hidradenitis suppurativa by the US Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation and the Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.
  • 5 Arthropod Envenomations: From Benign Bites to Serious Stings Arthropod envenomations are common occurrences that can cause pain and localized irritation, as well as more severe events, such as the development of dangerous necrotic lesions and life-threatening allergic reactions. Do you know how to best treat these bites and stings?
  • Hidden Heart Disease: 19 Dermatologic Clues You Should Know Cardiac diseases often have cutaneous manifestations. Are you able to correctly diagnose these patients based on their dermatologic presentations?
  • 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?
  • 11 Opiate-Related Emergencies: When Highs May Become Fatal The opiate epidemic contributes not only to mortality but also to a variety of organ system complications. Emergency personnel and other healthcare clinicians must be ready to diagnose and treat the many conditions that can be precipitated by opiate abuse, especially IVDA/IDU. Learn more about 11 opiate-related emergencies.