Author | John Whyte, MD

Articles

The Metabolic Syndrome: Early Clues, Effective Management

September 15, 2005

The metabolic syndrome represents a clustering of conditions and/or risk factors that lead to an increased incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease. These conditions include abdominal obesity, dyslipidemia, hypertension, insulin resistance, and a proinflammatory state.

Mercury Poisoning

September 14, 2005

A minimally responsive 26-year-old man was brought to the emergency department after being found in his home by a friend. A suicide note lay next to his body. The patient had a history of depression.

Cleidocranial Dysostosis

September 14, 2005

During his last routine pediatric visit, a 4-month-old boy with a large head circumference (98th percentile for his age) was referred for radiographic evaluation. The infant had been delivered by cesarean birth because of cephalopelvic disproportion; his head size had gradually increased since birth. There was a family history of this condition.

Chondrosarcoma

September 14, 2005

A firm mass projected from the deltoid muscle region of a 24-year-old man's right shoulder.

A Riot of Diets: What Works, What Doesn't

July 01, 2005

One third of all American adults (more than 70 million people) are currently on a diet. More than half of all adults have attempted dieting at some point--often more than once.

Cleidocranial Dysostosis in a 4-Month-Old Boy

October 01, 2004

During his last routine pediatric visit, a 4-month-old boy with a large head circumference (98th percentile for his age) was referred for radiographic evaluation. The infant had been delivered by cesarean birth because of cephalopelvic disproportion; his head size had gradually increased since birth. There was a family history of this condition.

Luxatio Erecta

May 01, 2004

While jogging in a park, a 45-year-old man tripped and fell on his outstretched hand. As he fell, he tried to catch himself on a nearby park bench but was unsuccessful. He felt that his shoulder was out of place, and he was unable to adduct his arm from its erect position. A witness called for an ambulance, and the man was taken to the emergency department.