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Should You Use Compression Duplex Ultrasonography to Detect Deep Vein Thrombosis to Evaluate Unexplained Fevers?
Recent studies challenge the traditional view of venous thromboembolism as a direct cause of unexplained fevers, emphasizing the need for comprehensive diagnostic evaluations.
Emergency Medicine January 11th 2024
MKSAP Quiz: 12-week History of Night Sweats, Fevers, Weight Loss
This 33-year-old man reports no other symptoms, and he isn’t on any medication. Medical history is unremarkable. CBC and comprehensive profile are normal, as are serum alpha-fetoprotein and beta-HCG. CT scans reveal bulky diffuse adenopathy. A cervical node biopsy showed poorly differentiated carcinoma. What is the appropriate therapy?
Family Medicine/General Practice February 15th 2023
From Bedsores to Seasonal Sore Throats: Are Manuka Honey’s Healing Properties the Real Deal?
Manuka honey contains amino acids, B-vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium, sodium, and zinc. It has antibacterial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Besides use in wound infection, it may be useful in treating some GI disorders and sore throats.
Family Medicine/General Practice November 29th 2022
Forehead Temperature Checks May Miss Fevers in Black Patients
In this retrospective cross-sectional study of patients hospitalized for suspected infection, temporal temperature measurement was associated with a lower odds of detecting fever compared with oral measurement in Black patients but not white patients. “Health care systems routinely use fever cutoffs to trigger notification pathways such as sepsis alerts to systematize timely triage and antibiotic administration. Although the absolute difference between oral and temporal temperatures was small, the findings suggest that this discrepancy combined with commonly used fever cutoffs may lead to fever going undetected in many Black patient.” Sivasubramanium V. Bhavani, MD
Family Medicine/General Practice October 20th 2022
The Clinical Picture: The Double-Tongue Sign
85-year-old woman with Hx of stage 3 chronic kidney disease New onset dyspnea and intermittent mild fever Slight difficulty opening her mouth; no dental caries or cervical lymphadenopathy Elevated CRP Elevated BUN Follow the case as it develops.
Family Medicine/General Practice September 13th 2022