The combination of biomarkers and molecular pathology will aid oncologists in developing targeted treatments for breast cancer, according to Samuel Aparicio, MD, PhD, who will be delivering a presentation on recognizing breast cancer heterogeneity in targeted treatment at the Miami Breast Cancer Conference this week.
If a child seems frightened or cries
during the physical examination in a
way that limits your ability to do a
proper assessment, try this trick.
A 56-year-old woman seen during physician’s hospice visit. Stormy course from lupus nephritis, dialysisdependency, repeated episodes of dialysis-catheter–related peritonitis, each treated and followed by Clostridium difficile–associated disease.
Migraine: A Surrogate for More Sinister Pathology? What underlying disorders should primary care clinicians be alert for in patients with migraine?
What underlying disorders should primary care clinicians be alert for in patients with migraine?
A 78-year-old man examined on rehabilitation unit, where he has been
receiving intensive physical therapy after uneventful total knee arthroplasty.
During a new-patient evaluation, a 49-year-old Hispanic man was found to have several nontender, hard nodules protruding from the lingual area. The nodules had evolved slowly over several years. The patient reported no trauma to the area. He was a long-time smoker and took no medications. His medical and family histories were unremarkable.
Now that the holiday travel season is upon us, more of your patients may be taking to the skies. But some of them may have more serious problems to contend with than long lines, delayed flights, and missing luggage.
The asymptomatic lesions on this 63-year-old woman’s forehead had been present for about 4 years, gradually enlarging and sometimes scarring in the center as they progressed peripherally.
Although many lacerations are treated in the emergency department, primary care clinicians still see their share of such wounds. Most lacerations are incurred on the face and head (as a result of falls or altercations) or on the hand or lower arm (caused by tools, broken glass, or other sharp objects).
A 53-year-old perimenopausal woman presented to the emergency department with throbbing lower abdominal pain and distention. The pain started 5 days earlier and worsened with sitting and walking; she also experienced increasing dyspnea. She had noticed increasing abdominal girth about 5 months earlier. Since then, she had gained 5 to 10 lb, despite dieting. The patient reported a 22-pack-year history of smoking but no alcohol use. She was taking over-the-counter painkillers and allergy medications. Her family history was notable for a brother who died of laryngeal cancer.