Osteoporosis workup and treatment is a common procedure in family and internal medicine. This disease is one of the most common bone diseases in the United States. Osteoporosis is a skeletal bone disease, and characterized by low bone mass. This conditions is the result of deterioration of the bone tissue with an increase in fragility … Read more
If you work in an emergency department setting, you have probably managed patients with borderline positive troponins. We have all ordered a troponin when a patient presents with suspected Acute Coronary syndrome (ACS). This is universally true for all emergency providers. Often, during the review of your labs for this patient you may note the … Read more
Melanie Jones, PA-C Some of the most common complaints given by patients are headaches. Before diagnosing the patient with cluster or tension headache or their usual migraine, other causes should be considered. Consequently, A strong provider should ensure that there is not an underlying secondary cause of their patient’s pain. Accordingly, missing a secondary cause … Read more
Here is a comparison table of the CSF findings in Meninigitis, and the most common pathogens by age.
Time to Suture Great! You’ve attended our course and got your first taste of suturing. You went home and practiced your suturing techniques and are feeling pretty good about your newly developed skills. Now, you’ve arrived back at the office and as you begin your shift the attending says, “Glad to see you! We are … Read more
Here are some easy guides to help you perform injections.