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  • An 85-year-old man is brought to the ED with severe, radiating abdominal pain that began 2 hours ago. The patient has nausea and felt light-headed at the onset of the pain. What is the diagnosis?
  • Body modifications/piercings have become increasingly more mainstream over the last 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?
  • 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.
  • A 43-year-old man presents with abdominal pain, severe intermittent headaches, subjective fever, chills, weakness, reduced appetite, and a 30-lb weight loss over the last few months. What is the diagnosis?
  • 2018 guidelines by the CDC on the diagnosis and management of mild traumatic brain injury in children.
  • Worldwide, more than 200,000 women are estimated to develop ovarian cancer, and about 100,000 die of the disease every year. Do you know key components of presentation, workup, and treatment?
  • Approximately 30% of patients with pancreatic cancer have locally advanced disease at diagnosis. Are you familiar with diagnostic criteria and treatment guidelines? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • New and updated guidelines by the WSES provide recommendations on management of large bowel perforation, obstructive left colon carcinoma, and obstructive right colon carcinoma.
  • New clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of adult chronic diarrhea by the British Society of Gastroenterology.
  • New and updated guidelines by the AHA/ACC provide recommendations on management of congenital heart disease in adults.
  • New clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of heart failure by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
  • New clinical practice guidelines on the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation by the National Heart Foundation of Australia and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand.
  • New clinical practice guidelines for polycystic ovarian syndrome by the Australian NHMRC, the ESHRE, and the ASRE.
  • New cardiovascular magnetic resonance training guidelines by the SCMR for practitioners of CMR across various specialties.
  • New clinical practice guidelines on diagnosis and treatment of disorders of consciousness, including minimally conscious state, posttraumatic vegetative state, and unresponsive wakefulness syndrome.
  • Do you know key aspects of atrial fibrillation, including important elements of the etiology, presentation, workup, and treatment? Refresh and assess your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • 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?
  • About 85% of all malignant lymphomas are non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Are you familiar with key aspects of epidemiology, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
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