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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: Literally a Pain in the Butt

Kelsey Bates, APRN I think we would all agree that the majority of health care providers are comfortable managing low back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, knee pain, elbow pain, etc. One musculoskeletal issue that can be equally as painful as the forementioned but may not be “as popular or well versed” as the others … Read more

Pulmonary Disease Findings

Pulmonary disease findings

Bunnany Chhun Pekar, PhD, CRNA, AGACNP The purpose of this blog is to discuss some of the more common pulmonary disease findings.  Please refer to my previous blog for a discussion on how to perform a complete pulmonary physical examination.  Before we begin, what does the term “clinical findings” mean? Let us start with differentiating … Read more

Concussions – They’re All in Your Head

Rich Greene, PA-C Head injury and concussion are common outpatient complaints. This case-based approach will help you differentiate the types of concussion and their common management. Patient 1 A 3 year-old male, presenting to the Emergency Department (ED) after falling off the bed while jumping on it.  Patient hit their head on a tile floor … Read more

How to Repair a Laceration

How to repair a laceration

Marsena Collins, FNP-C, ENC-C Knowing how to repair a laceration is an essential skill for almost any provider to have. People will always injure themselves and likewise, they will need our skills. Let’s briefly discuss the process of laceration closure. Step 1: Wound Anatomy Prior to closure it’s important to understand basic wound anatomy. Remember … Read more

Acute Congestive Heart Failure

Acute Congestive Heart Failure

Camilo Mohar, DO Over 1 million hospitalizations occur each year as a result of acute congestive heart failure (CHF). With the ever increasing age of the US population, the prevalence of CHF is becoming more and more common. For this reason, it is important to understand the physiology and adequate management of congestive heart failure … Read more

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