From Medscape Drugs & Diseases - Anesthesiology

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 2018 guidelines by the Opioids After Surgery Workgroup on the use of opioid medications following surgical procedures.
  • Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading cause of adult disability in the US. Learn more about recognizing its variable presentation and instituting effective and urgent treatment.
  • Skin rashes are common patient complaints. Although many symptoms overlap, there are identifiable factors for each disease. Can you identify these rashes?
  • 2018 guidelines by the Society of Critical Care Medicine for Pain, Agitation/Sedation, Delirium, Immobility, and Sleep Disruption in Adult Patients in the ICU.
  • Altered mental status is a broad category applied to geriatric patients with a change in cognition or level of consciousness. Learn more about nine causes of changes in mental status in the elderly.
  • 2018 guidelines by the National Consensus Project on palliative care.
  • With more combinations of drugs possible than ever before, avoiding preventable drug interactions is crucial. See whether you can recognize potentially dangerous combinations with this short quiz.
  • A 38-year-old man presents with a 3-day history of bleeding from his gums after brushing his teeth. He also noticed a rash on both legs over the past couple of weeks. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fiberoptic intubation (FOI) is the gold standard for managing difficult airways. Awake FOI preserves the respiratory drive and maintains spontaneous ventilation. Learn about AFOI indications, approaches, airway preparation, and more.
  • Rapid and accurate evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of hand injuries are essential to prevent significant dysfunction. How knowledgeable are you about the management of these injuries?
  • Learn more about the clinical diagnosis and current approach to management of Parkinson disease and Parkinson-plus syndromes.
  • Cooking meats or fish over flames or very high temperatures leads to the formation of carcinogens; improper storage or preparation can result in food-borne illness; and careless grilling can result in injury. Do you know how to stay safe at the grill this summer?
  • How much do you know about the medical benefits, harms, uses, and abuses of marijuana? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Stay current on new important guidelines and recommendations.
  • 2018 guidelines by ASRA, AAPM, and ASA on the infusion of ketamine for chronic pain.
  • 2018 guidelines by the ESMO on the assessment and management of cancer pain.
  • From Ebola to yellow fever, rising global travel is increasing travelers' exposure to severe and life-threatening disorders. Can you identify and manage the following infectious travel diseases?
  • Although urologic emergencies are relatively uncommon, prompt diagnosis and management are essential to prevent serious complications. Do you know how to recognize and best treat these 12 emergent urologic conditions?