From Medscape Drugs & Diseases - Radiology

 
 
  • Joint pain results in substantial financial costs and diminished quality of life. Do you know key aspects and guidelines for best practices related to common causes of joint pain?
  • 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.
  • 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 emergency urologic conditions?
  • A 16-year-old boy is presented for acute-onset knee pain and swelling that began 1 week ago after a soccer match. He had a patellar dislocation 2 months ago, with full recovery. What is the diagnosis?
  • 2019 guidelines on cervical cancer by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.
  • 2019 guidelines on cutaneous basal cell carcinoma by the German Cancer Society and the German Society of Dermatology.
  • 2019 guidelines on IgG4‐related sclerosing cholangitis by the Japanese Society of Hepato-Biliary-Pancreatic Surgery and the Japan Biliary Association.
  • 2019 guidelines on metastatic colorectal cancer by the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology.
  • 2019 guidelines on computed tomography in transcatheter aortic valve implantation by the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography (SCCT).
  • Approximately 300 people per day in the United States sustain a gunshot wound, and about 10-30% of these victims die of their injury. Learn more about how to manage these patients and how wound treatment can differ by injury site.
  • 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.
  • An 80-year-old man presents with a 2-day history of right-sided chest pain that was sudden in onset, is constant, and is exacerbated by coughing and deep inspiration. What is the diagnosis?
  • Holiday-related overindulgence in certain foods and beverages--including shellfish, processed foods, and alcohol--can cause gout attacks. Test your knowledge of the 'disease of kings.'
  • Prompt recognition of herpes simplex infection and early initiation of therapy are of utmost importance in the management of the disease. Test your knowledge of HSV and other herpesviruses.
  • A 42-year-old woman with a chronic productive cough is repeatedly treated for pneumonia. At her latest follow-up, she reports intermittent dyspnea and fatigue. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 34-year-old woman presents with weakness of the lower extremities, urinary retention, constipation, vomiting, dysphagia with liquids, drooling, and nasal regurgitation. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Multiple sclerosis treatment aims to reduce relapses, lesions seen on MRI, symptoms, and progression of disability. Are you familiar with current strategies? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease that produces physical disability in more than 30% of patients. How much do you know about MS? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • 2018 guidelines on non-small cell lung cancer by the SEOM.
  • 2018 guidelines on breast cancer screening and diagnosis by the NCCN.
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