Trend: Prone Position in COVID-19New findings and ongoing discussion regarding the best way to position patients with severe COVID-19 resulted in this recent top trending clinical topic.
Oral Lichen PlanusA study suggests oral lichen planus and oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) share multiple epigenetic alterations and hypothesizes that oral lichen planus is a precursor lesion of oral SCC.
Case: Alcohol Abuse & Odd Gut Pain?A 49-year-old man with a medical history of alcohol abuse, tobacco dependence, and pancreatitis presents with abdominal pain that has lasted for 3 days. What's the diagnosis?
Quiz: NorovirusNorovirus is a common cause of 'the stomach flu' in the fall and winter, and some symptoms can resemble those of COVID-19. Do you know key aspects and best practices? Take this quick quiz.
Recent Drug Updates
remdesivir (Veklury)FDA grants full approval for adults and adolescents for COVID-19 – EUA for younger children continues
Alzheimer Disease: Diagnostic ChallengesAlzheimer disease (AD) is the most common neurodegenerative disease and one of the major causes of disability in later life. Learn more about how to diagnose AD in clinical settings, especially before it reaches its end stage.
Major Depressive Disorder: Disabling and DangerousDepression is a common psychiatric condition, a leading cause of disability, and a risk factor for suicide. Learn more about distinguishing major depression from related disorders and providing appropriate treatment.
Signs of 9 Sexually Transmitted DiseasesSexually transmitted infections are a common occurrence, but many lesions can be readily mistaken for other diseases. Can you make an accurate diagnosis in these cases?
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