Gout and PseudogoutStepwise introduction of febuxostat was found to reduce gout flares even in the absence of colchicine, and it may be of benefit for individuals with significant contraindications to colchicine or NSAIDs.
Case: Young Traveler, Semiconscious?A 22-year-old man with no significant medical history is transferred from the airport in a semiconscious state after returning from a 3-week vacation. What's the diagnosis?
Migraine HeadacheThe FDA approved a vagus nerve stimulator for the treatment of migraine pain in adults. The hand-held, noninvasive device was previously approved for treating episodic cluster headache pain.
Quiz: Takotsubo CardiomyopathyTakotsubo cardiomyopathy is a transient cardiac syndrome that mimics acute coronary syndrome. Do you know important factors related to presentation, workup, and treatment?
Recent Drug Updates
amantadine (Osmolex ER)New extended-release tablet approved for Parkinson disease and drug-induced extrapyramidal reactions in adults
Growth Disorders: 8 Cases of a Developing ProblemAbnormal 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?
E-Cigarettes: A Hard Conversation, but Worth HavingAlthough 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.
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