January 27th 2023
A pivotal study with 40-year follow-up of post-bariatric surgery patients reinforces long-term benefits of the procedures on all-cause and cause-specific mortality.
January 12th 2022
For 2 weeks, a 43-year-old white female had worsening nausea and multiple episodes of vomiting. Her symptoms began with increased malaise and decreased appetite. The emesis was unrelated to meals and was sometimes accompanied by mild abdominal distention. She had occasional fevers but denied any recent contact with ill persons. She also reported a 12-lb weight loss, decreased energy level, and an increased tan complexion over the past several months.
Pyoderma Gangrenosum on Both Legs of a 62-Year-Old WomanNovember 1st 2007
Worsening painful ulcers on both legs prompted a 62-year-old woman to seek medical attention. She had a history of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), demonstrated by the markedly deformed interphalangeal joints in her thumbs (A), and scleroderma-polymyositis overlap syndrome.
A 74-year-old woman presented with a refractory pruritic eruption. Four months earlier, she had sought evaluation of a thickened, slightly crusted 6 3 8-cm patch on her right ankle of 2 months' duration. Contact dermatitis with secondary impetigo from scratching was suspected, and a topical corticosteroid and an oral antibiotic were prescribed.
Shedding Light on the Controversy Over Vitamin DDecember 1st 2006
During a routine checkup, a middle-aged woman asks you whether she should stop wearing moisturizers and makeup that contain sunscreen. She has read that increased sunlight exposure enhances vitamin D production, which may prevent certain types of cancer. What would you tell her?
Ovarian Tumor in a 55-year-old WomanNovember 1st 2002
For 2 years, a 55-year-old woman’s abdomen gradually enlarged; the pace of this growth had accelerated during the last 6 months. The patient, who had not seen a physician in 10 years, denied abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, or any change in bowel habits. She had no shortness of breath or weakness. The patient reported no significant medical history, had no allergies, and took no medications.