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  • Body Modifications: Dermatologic Reactions and Risks Body modifications are increasingly popular and can go far beyond simple piercings and tattoos. Keep current on the latest trends, risks, and adverse events.
  • Trivia Quiz: Weird ICD-10 Codes Because ICD codes attempt to be all-inclusive, the results can be bizarre. Can you spot the real ICD-10 codes? Test yourself with this quick trivia quiz.
  • Trivia Quiz: Diseases of World Leaders Do you know what diseases and health issues world leaders endured? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Trivia Quiz: TV Doctors Sometimes surprisingly on-point but often wildly inaccurate, TV doctors lend the profession glamour. Test your knowledge of TV doctors past and present with this quick trivia quiz.
  • 14 Can't-Miss Hand Emergencies Rapid and accurate evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hand injuries are essential to the prevention of significant dysfunction. How knowledgeable are you about the management of these injuries?
  • Sexual Abuse: The 'Hidden Pediatric Problem' Child sexual abuse is a global underrecognized and underreported problem. Learn how to diagnose and evaluate suspected victims of sexual abuse, as well as understand some key considerations when managing these patients.
  • Scorpion Stings: From Mild Local Effects to Death The majority of scorpion species are not dangerous to humans, with only a small minority producing venom capable of causing serious systemic effects. Learn about major scorpion toxidromes and how to treat them.
  • Management of Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (NCCN, 2022) 2022 guidelines for management of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) from the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN)
  • Fast Five Quiz: Tattoos and Body Piercings From tattoos to piercings, how much do you know about health concerns related to body modifications? Take this quick quiz.
  • 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.