Lots of antibodies to create confusion: heterophile, IgM-VCA, IgG-VCA, IgG-EBNA, IgG-EA. Do you know their significance?
Did you know that we should repeat titers at 6 and 12 months after treating a patient for syphilis?
Check out this week’s ear finding. What is it? What causes it?
Do you know the indications for giving Synagis to infants at high risk for RSV?
There are multiple developmental reflexes, also known as primitive or neonatal reflexes, most of which disappear over the first months of life. Let’s review!
For HIV-uninfected patients, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) using antiretroviral medications is an evidence-based way to prevent new infections among those at high risk for HIV. Typical use is once daily every day, but what about on-demand use?
It seems like we all learn Tinel and Phalen’s tests in evaluating patients for carpal tunnel syndrome, but what’s the evidence? Are there other maneuvers that could make us more confident in our assessment of these patients?
“Start low and go slow” is generally good advice for medication use, but effective BP control is essential in patients at risk for vascular events. So, in titrating BP meds, how slow should we really go?
Nevus simplex and nevus flammeus are commonly confused, although one is much more common than the other. Do you know the differences?
What does postop monitoring entail following bariatric surgery? What micronutrient deficiencies are these patients at risk for?