Diabetic NephropathyA study indicates that in patients with type 2 diabetes with hyperuricemia, kidney function significantly improves when serum urate levels are reduced below 6.0 mg/dL.
Hip FractureA retrospective cohort study that included 42,230 hip fracture patients reported an increase in complication risk when patients waited more than 24 hours for surgery.
Quiz: Hypertensive EmergenciesHypertensive emergencies encompass a spectrum of presentations in which uncontrolled blood pressure leads to end-organ dysfunction. Do you know key elements of presentation, workup, and treatment?
Obesity and PregnancyNew content from Drugs & Diseases: Because of the increasing prevalence of obesity, obstetric care providers need to be well-versed in the care of pregnant obese patients.
Deadly Skin CancersAlthough many skin cancers are highly curable if detected early and appropriately treated, certain types are particularly aggressive and have a propensity for invasion and metastasis.
Hypothermia and Localized Cold InjuryHypothermia has dramatic effects on many physiologic processes and organ systems (eg, cardiovascular and neurologic). Exposure to low temperatures can also cause localized cold injuries. How can you best bring your patient in from the cold?
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