The once-daily Oralair tablet may considerably change the experience of seasonal allergy sufferers.
Current and emerging treatment options for ragweed-induced rhinoconjunctivitis are the topic of a comprehensive review paper--a good read for all primary care providers.
The discovery of decreased bioavailability of the anithistamine fexofenadine after ingestion of grapefruit juice broadened understanding of mechanisms underlying these sometimes deadly drug-juice interactions.
Physical therapy can specifically address mobility deficits associated with multiple sclerosis—if the patient is referred early on in the disease’s course.
A 52-year-old woman presented with a 1-week history of fever; a dry, irritating cough; and chest pain. She had nonpleuritic pain in the lower left side of the chest. There was no history of hemoptysis. Respiratory system exam revealed impaired air entry at the base of the left lung.
A 47-year-old man in no apparent distress presented with intermittent facial pain, involuntary right facial muscle contractions, bilateral muscle spasms, trismus, involuntary tongue protrusions, tongue trauma, and an excessive gag reflex. He had taped a pacifier to his face to prevent tongue damage during involuntary clenching.
Physicians are being under-reimbursed for vaccinations nearly half the time, according to new data released by athenahealth. Most physicians are properly reimbursed for the cost of the vaccine itself, but getting paid for administration of the vaccine is another matter.
Some physicians feels so strongly about vaccinations and are so weary of negotiating with parents worried about vaccine risks, they are closing their practice to patients who are not vaccinated, according to a trend story by Kaiser Health News.
A 48-year-old woman sought medical attention after an episode of gross hematuria associated with mild right-sided loin discomfort. She did not have urinary frequency, urgency, or dysuria. Her history included 3 urinary tract infections; a Proteus species was cultured on each occasion. The family history was unremarkable. Other than mild loin tenderness, physical findings were normal.
Syphilis took Europe by storm at the end of the 15th century in what was to become a sweeping epidemic. Before 1495, it was unknown or perhaps was attributed to other disease processes, such as leprosy.