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  • Gunshot Wounds: A Targeted Approach Every year, about 30,000 people are treated for gunshot wounds at US hospitals--roughly 8% will die from their wounds. Learn more about how to manage these patients and how wound treatment can differ by injury site.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Sepsis Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that may present in a myriad of ways. Do you know important attributes of presentation, diagnosis, and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • 10 Patients With Neck Masses: Identifying Malignant Versus Benign Accurate diagnosis of neck masses is critical to minimizing patient morbidity and mortality. Can you identify these 10 lesions and determine their management?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • 11 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. Learn more about 11 of these conditions.
  • Complex Breast Masses: Is There an Echo in Here? Complex breast masses are seen to contain both solid (echogenic) and cystic (anechoic) components on ultrasonography. Learn more about distinguishing among the numerous benign and malignant processes that can give rise to these lesions.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • Classifying Pressure Injuries: 15 Cases to Test Your Skills 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?
  • 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.
  • 11 Abdominal Emergencies in Infants Diagnosing the acute abdomen in infants can be challenging, but early recognition is crucial, as surgical intervention is often required. Can you recognize the following urgent cases?
  • 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.
  • 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 and manage various types of blunt force trauma, as well as potential associated complications?
  • 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.
  • Nonmelanoma Skin Cancers You Need to Know Nonmelanoma skin cancer is the most common form of human neoplasia, with millions of cases diagnosed annually. Do you know which of these cases are most likely to metastasize?
  • Identifying Lesions on Skin of Color As the US population demographics change, clinicians need to be familiar with variations in the prevalence, clinical presentation, and treatment of dermatologic disease in people with skin of color. Learn how to recognize and manage various lesions on skin of color.
  • Thyroid Cancer: An Overview Thyroid cancer is the most common malignancy of the endocrine system, and the eleventh most common cancer in the United States. How familiar are you with its management?