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  • Ocular Trauma: 8 Potentially Devastating Eye Injuries Ocular injuries can be catastrophic and result in permanent vision loss. These 8 eye injuries require quick treatment to prevent devastating outcomes.
  • 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.
  • Snake Envenomations: More Than Just a Bite Snake envenomation is a major public health challenge in many parts of the world, including North America. Knowledge of dangerous snake species and their geographic distribution, toxidromes, potential complications, and management are essential to making informed decisions regarding clinical care.
  • Burn Care Clinical Practice Guidelines (JSBI, 2022) 2022 clinical practice guidelines on inpatient burn care, published in Acute Medicine & Surgery.
  • Psoriasis: Manifestations, Management, 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?
  • 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.
  • Deadly Skin Cancers Many skin cancers are highly curable if caught and treated early; how many of these do you recognize?
  • 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.
  • Fast Five Quiz: The Recurrence Risks for Breast Cancer How much do you know about the recurrence risks for breast cancer? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Hard Hits: Blunt Force Trauma Blunt force injuries can affect multiple organ systems and are a major cause of morbidity and mortality. Read about the various types of blunt force trauma and their potential complications.
  • Hypothermia: The Cold Facts Hypothermia has dramatic effects on many physiologic processes and organ systems (eg, cardiovascular, neurologic). How can you best bring your patient in from the cold?
  • Fast Five Quiz: High-Risk Assessment of Early Breast Cancer Do you know the key aspects of risk assessment and their implications in early breast cancer? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Lesions on Skin of Color: What You Need to Know As US population demographics change, clinicians need to be familiar with variations in the clinical presentation of dermatologic disease in people with skin of color. Learn how to identify various lesions on skin of color.
  • Patient Simulation: A 55-Year-Old Breast Cancer Survivor Presents With Hip and Leg Pain A postmenopausal woman is concerned about her increasing discomfort. What's your first priority in managing her care?
  • 6 Body Modifications: Dermatologic Risks and Adverse Reactions Body modifications/piercings have become increasingly mainstream over the past 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: 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.
  • 5 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.
  • Identifying Lesions on Skin of Color As US population demographics change, clinicians need to be familiar with variations in the prevalence and clinical presentation of dermatologic disease in people with skin of color. Learn how to recognize various lesions on skin of color.
  • 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 and their complications.