It’s time to rethink aspirin; there’s optimism about the PCSK9 inhibitors; and new help for people with valvular heart disease. What else is new in cardiology?
There has been an explosion of diagnostic and therapeutic discoveries affecting the liver. In this slide show: key points on 5 important clinically relevant areas.
The history of T-wave inversions, normal variant (or benign) causes, ST segment elevation myocardial infarction, hyperkalemia, Wellens’ syndrome, proximal left anterior descending artery occlusion—an evaluation of ECGs and what stories they can tell you.
Allergic contact dermatitis, drug-induced hypersensitivity syndrome, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, metastases to the skin, tinea versicolor, lichen spinulosus—a look at cutaneous conditions and their underlying causes.
Optic nerve dysfunction and neurosarcoidosis, orbital inflammatory syndrome, herpes simplex conjunctivitis, iritis caused by neurosyphilis, proptosis—a close look at ocular conditions and underlying causes.
Chronic pain and psychological interventions, complex regional pain syndrome, spinal fractures and low back pain, acute gouty arthritis, Chiari I malformation, Dengue fever, erythema nodosum—a look at pain in its many shapes, sizes, and locations.
Hypertension and diabetes, hypertension and stroke/dementia, renal artery stenosis and hypertension in children, pulmonary arterial hypertension, portal hypertensive gastropathy, central retinal vein occlusion—a close look at some common hypertension-related conditions.
Allergic rhinitis and the “allergic triad,” allergy tests for children, allergic asthma, acute urticaria, a lipstick allergy, allergic contact dermatitis of the scalp—these images show a range of common allergic conditions.
Pseudosac with ectopic pregnancy, palmar erythema, pemphigoid gestationis, abdominal wall hematoma, dermatomyositis, livedo reticularis—visual presentations of health problems that occur frequently, or exclusively, in women.
Polycystic ovary syndrome, “dermatoses of pregnancy,” systemic sclerosis, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, gallbladder agenesis, sarcoidosis—a close look at medical problems seen frequently in women.