A 38-year-old man presented with a persistent pruritic nodular plaque on the proximal right index finger of 4 months' duration. He reported pruning roses in the garden but denied any trauma.
Early enteral nutrition is essential in hospitalized patients unable to maintain oral nutrition.
- The Hospitalist
Patient-Driven Management Using Same-Day Noninvasive Diagnosis and Complete Laser Treatment of Basal Cell Carcinomas: A Pilot Study
Novel imaging modalities such as reflectance confocal microscopy and optical coherence tomography can be used to diagnose, monitor treatment response, and confirm clearance of basal cell carcinoma (BCC). This study evaluates the efficacy of the 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser for treatment of BCC while leveraging noninvasive imaging technology for diagnosis and confirmation of clearance.
Concern about hyperkalemia and a decline in renal function has led to underuse of these drugs.
- Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Two trials raise important questions about the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer in the age of immuno-oncology, but the findings aren’t mature enough to change practice.
- MDedge Hematology and Oncology
Dr. Nasrallah’s “Psychiatry and neurology: Sister neuroscience specialties with different approaches to the brain” (From the Editor, Current Psychiatry, March 2019, p. 4-5, 8), which explored the distinctions and commonalities between neurology and psychiatry, was important and timely.
Research Summary > Clinical Edge
Key clinical point: Rates of office visits for otitis media dropped significantly in children younger than 5 years after the introduction of the PCV13 vaccine.
Major finding: Between the PCV7 and PCV13 time periods, there were significant reductions in the mean rates of OM visits of 24% and 22% among children younger than 2 years and younger than 5 years, respectively.
Study details: The data come from the U.S. National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey.
Ambulatory care visits for otitis media dropped significantly among children younger than 5 years after the introduction of the PCV13 vaccine