Reference Slideshows

  • Alzheimer disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease and one of the major causes of disability in later life. Learn more about how to diagnose AD in clinical settings, especially before it reaches its end stage.
  • Fingernails can provide many clues about a patient's overall health. Test your knowledge of the following fingernail abnormalities.
  • Approximately 1 in 6 Americans will contract food poisoning this year. Review our slideshow for the signs and symptoms that can lead you to the correct diagnosis and treatment of foodborne diseases.
  • Abnormal growth can be the first indicator of an underlying disease process in an apparently healthy-looking youngster. Can you identify the following growth disorders and their diagnostic strategies?
  • Accurate diagnosis of neck masses is critical to minimizing patient morbidity and mortality. Can you identify these 10 lesions and determine their management?
  • Although e-cigarettes and other electronic nicotine delivery systems are growing in popularity, uncertainty surrounds these products, and federal regulations are lacking. Thus, health professionals must provide accurate information that will aid patients' decision making.
  • Evaluating the pregnant patient with abdominal pain has inherent challenges, and even the experienced clinician must be wary. Be sure you can safely rule the most worrisome diagnoses in or out.
  • Urinary bladder cancer can affect any site in the urinary tract. Understanding the types, grades, and stages of bladder tumors affects treatment decision making and patient outcomes.
  • 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 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 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?
  • Find out which search terms were most popular in 2017 and what resulted in their popularity.
  • 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.'
  • People who chronically abuse alcohol are at increased risk for cirrhosis, GI bleeding, pancreatitis, cardiomyopathy, trauma, mental health disorders, and a wide variety of cancers. Learn more about the potentially devastating complications of excessive, long-term alcohol use.
  • IPF is a chronic, progressive fibrosing interstitial pneumonia of unknown cause that primarily occurs in older adults. How do you identify and manage this frequently fatal condition?
  • The adverse consequences of obesity are much more complex than simply being an imbalance between energy intake and energy output. Learn the pathophysiology behind this epidemic and how to diagnose and treat this multifactorial disease.
  • Popular misconceptions notwithstanding, seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is not a separate disease but a manifestation of the seasonality of affective illness. It is part of a mood cycle that also includes manic symptoms. How can you most effectively manage this cycle?
  • 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.
  • Changes in urine color may be the result of conditions as benign as the presence of excreted pigments or signal more serious processes such as infections or malignancies. Do you know the following causes of discolored urine?
  • 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.

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