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Vaginal discharge.
Authors: Fox KK, Behets FM Abstract Preview A variety of genital pathogens, many of which are sexually transmitted, cause infections of the vagina and cervix. Discharge is often a prominent and telling symptom. Which infectious agents should be suspected when the discharge is accompanied by itching? Vulvar pain? Odor? Which laboratory tests are most helpful in making a diagnosis? The authors answer these and other questions in this overview of genital infections in women. PMID: 29231096 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Genital ulcer disease.
Authors: Hoffman IF, Schmitz JL Abstract Preview What are the main causes of genital ulcer disease in the United States? Why is clinical diagnosis so difficult? What role will molecular diagnostics have in the future? The authors answer these questions and provide a functional approach to successful management of three common types of sexually transmitted genital ulcers. PMID: 29231097 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Are invasive procedures ….
Are invasive procedures …. Postgrad Med. 1995 Sep;98(3):124-132 Authors: Kerr CP PMID: 29231098 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Human papillomavirus infection.
This article outlines some recent advances in technology and the questions that remain concerning management of cervical HPV infection. PMID: 29231099 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Achilles tendon rupture.
Authors: Fierro NL, Sallis RE Abstract Preview A patient limps into your office with ankle pain and a story about a popping sound he heard during a mad dash to the net on a tennis court. After evaluation, you diagnose complete rupture of the Achilles tendon. Do you apply a cast or refer him to an orthopedic surgeon? When are the higher risks and costs associated with surgical repair worth it? The authors take on these and other questions that have arisen in the ongoing debate over treatment of Achilles tendon rupture. PMID: 29231100 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

overused in Angina patients?
Authors: O'Keefe JH, Bateman TM, Lavie CJ PMID: 29231101 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

When bleeding complicates oral anticoagulant therapy.
Authors: Brigden ML Abstract Preview The risk-benefit ratio of oral anticoagulant therapy is of special concern in the 1990s, because potential uses of these agents are expanding rapidly. A careful review of all aspects of therapy with patients new to anticoagulants may improve compliance and lessen the incidence of bleeding, the major complication. Dr Brigden provides case reports to illustrate risk factors for bleeding, approaches to determining the source, and management of elevated prothrombin time. PMID: 29231102 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Acute acalculous cholecystitis.
Authors: Chung SC Abstract Preview Although it still occurs most often in seriously ill or injured patients, acute acalculous cholecystitis is being diagnosed with increasing frequency in outpatients who have an underlying chronic condition, such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes. As Dr Chung points out, primary care physicians must be aware of this disease, because it can be fatal if not detected and treated promptly, and the population at highest risk-the elderly-is growing. PMID: 29231103 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

The burgeoning problem of latex sensitivity.
Authors: Weido AJ, Sim TC Abstract Preview Contact dermatitis from the nearly constant use of latex gloves during the workday has become a real problem for many healthcare professionals. Moreover, the patients who come in contact with these gloves or with other latex-containing equipment may show reactions. Far worse than skin problems is life-threatening anaphylaxis, which can be the first indication a person has latex sensitivity. Fortunately, risk factors have been established, and careful assessment can help minimize the chances of an untoward event. The authors furnish a questionnaire for use in identifying pe...
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

HIV and sexually transmitted diseases.
Authors: Cohen MS Abstract Preview HIV infection and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are common problems encountered in virtually every medical practice. Physicians and other healthcare providers are generally well aware of the management of STD syndromes, but they may be less prepared to prevent infection or reinfection. In this article, Dr Cohen reviews the mechanisms of HIV transmission and discusses preventive strategies already available to healthcare providers. PMID: 29231105 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

All Gummed Up.
Authors: Oppenheim EB PMID: 29231106 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis.
Authors: Aboussouan LS Abstract Preview Patients with chronic bronchitis already, by definition, have coughing with copious and ongoing mucus production. Acute exacerbations increase the severity of these problems and add to them. Still, most patients can be treated without hospitalization if inflammation and infection are properly managed and adequate tracheobronchial clearance is achieved. Dr Aboussouan summarizes treatment methods to accomplish these goals and also discusses measures to prevent exacerbations. PMID: 29231107 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Medical examination of the internationally adopted child.
Authors: Hostetter MK, Johnson D Abstract Preview Because of the number of internationally adopted children with undiagnosed disease, a defined set of screening tests for medical evaluation is now recommended. By and large, these tests are directed toward infectious diseases that are more common abroad than in the United States. In this article, the authors examine various aspects of screening and highlight tests that are useful in children from specified areas. They also review developmental issues that are of prime importance to these children and their new families. PMID: 29231108 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

A modem is your connection to the outside world.
Authors: Potts JF PMID: 29231109 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Attorneys as Patients.
Authors: Anderson EG PMID: 29231110 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Gas gangrene.
Authors: Stephens LMB Abstract Preview Clostridial myonecrosis (gas gangrene) is an uncommon sequela of traumatic injury. Because the infection can become rapidly fatal, early recognition and expeditious treatment are critical. In addition to wide surgical debridement and treatment with broad-spectrum antibiotics, hyperbaric oxygen therapy has been shown to have synergistic benefit. Dr Stephens presents an illustrative case and discusses current data regarding effective management. PMID: 29231111 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Risk stratification after acute myocardial infarction.
Authors: Figueredo VM Abstract Preview The purpose of risk stratification in survivors of acute myocardial infarction is to identify those most likely to have subsequent cardiac events and, if possible, to improve their prognosis with medical therapy, revascularization, or both. Dr Figueredo reviews methods of assessing risk and discusses the merits and limitations of each. PMID: 29231112 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Urinary tract infection.
Authors: Williams DN Abstract Preview Management approaches to urinary tract infection have changed in recent years as new information has emerged. What are the current recommendations for appropriate diagnostic testing and treatment? Dr Williams discusses the various types of complicated and uncomplicated infection and describes management strategies that reflect the recent developments. PMID: 29231113 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Infectious arthritis.
Authors: Stimmler MM Abstract Preview Without prompt diagnosis and treatment, infection of the joint space can result in irreversible damage. Antibiotic therapy must be started immediately, before the infectious organism has been identified. In this comprehensive article, Dr Stimmler discusses the clues inherent in the clinical setting that point to specific causes of infectious arthritis and appropriate therapeutic options. PMID: 29231114 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Proctalgia fugax.
Authors: Babb RR Abstract Preview Severe, episodic pain in the rectum may prompt extensive- and expensive- diagnostic testing. If the cause is proctalgia fugax, such testing is unnecessary and wasteful. The author, a gastroenterologist, offers a guide to prompt recognition of the disorder based on patient history and suggests several therapeutic stategies that may help to relieve the pain. PMID: 29231115 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Common eye disorders.
Authors: Weinstock FJ, Weinstock MB Abstract Preview How is dacryocystitis in infants treated? What are the common causes of conjunctivitis? Why is patients' use of anesthetic eye-drops dangerous? In this article, the authors describe some of the more common eye conditions that can be treated in the primary care office and point out several important ways to avoid potentially serious, even vision-threatening, consequences. PMID: 29231116 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

The costs of treating hypertension.
Authors: Elliott WJ Abstract Preview Hypertension is a common target of cost-containment measures because so many people receive so much medication for it. However, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde's sentiments on being talked about: There is only one thing worse than the cost of treating hypertension, and that may be the cost of not treating hypertension. Dr Elliott describes some reasonable methods of cutting down on drug costs that do not result in insufficient or more costly medical care in the long term. PMID: 29231117 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Common eye disorders.
This article offers help in recognizing glaucoma, retinal artery occlusion, and other conditions in which ophthalmologic referral is essential. The authors also provide information on thorough routine eye assessment, including history taking, physical examination, and funduscopic examination. PMID: 29231118 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Common eye disorders.
Authors: Weinstock FJ PMID: 29231119 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Gastroesophageal reflux.
This article focuses on these atypical presentations and discusses how treatment can be tailored to the specific pathophysiologic mechanism involved. PMID: 29231120 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Vaginal prolapsed.
Authors: Davila GW Abstract Preview As many as 20% of postmenopausal women may have symptomatic genital prolapse, but often they do not report it because of embarrassment or a belief that it is a natural consequence of aging. Dr Davila discusses predisposing factors in prolapse, associated urinary dysfunction, and conservative treatment approaches. Special attention is paid to the renewed interest in an ancient device- vaginal pessaries. PMID: 29231121 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Oral cancer.
Authors: Alvi A Abstract Preview Even though the oral cavity is one of the most accessible areas for examination, oral cancer is often diagnosed at an advanced stage. Why is this so, and how can this tendency be reversed? In this article, Dr Alvi stresses the importance of education of both physicians and patients in achieving the goal of earlier diagnosis. He also discusses warning signs of cancerous oral lesions, diagnosis, and treatment choices. PMID: 29231122 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 15, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Postgrad Med[journal]; +119 new citations
119 new pubmed citations were retrieved for your search. Click on the search hyperlink below to display the complete search results: Postgrad Med[journal] These pubmed results were generated on 2017/12/13PubMed comprises more than millions of citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books. Citations may include links to full-text content from PubMed Central and publisher web sites. (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 13, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Report Source Type: research

Treatment of Parkinson's disease.
Authors: Ahlskog JE Abstract Preview Although the early symptoms of Parkinson's disease can be ameliorated, the illness is relentlessly progressive. Studies have therefore been conducted in hopes of finding therapy to delay its disabling course. In this article, Dr Ahlskog examines recent proposals and their application in cases of early and advancing disease. PMID: 29219640 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Osteoporosis.
Authors: Watts NB Abstract Preview A reduction in bone mass seems to be inevitable with aging, but osteoporotic fractures need not be. As Dr Watts explains, recent advances in diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis have been significant. Patients at increased risk of fracture can be identified with use of bone-density measurements, and proven and experimental treatment methods are available to prevent bone loss and increase bone mass. PMID: 29219641 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

The dementia syndromes.
Authors: O'Brien ME Abstract Preview Dementia is one of the most devastating illnesses that affect the elderly. The progressive decline in memory, judgment, intellectual function, and adaptive ability places an immense burden on families, healthcare providers, and communities. Because advancing age is the leading risk factor for most types of dementia, the prevalence of this tragic disorder will increase as the population ages. How can primary care physicians help? PMID: 29219642 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Current options in gallstone management.
Authors: Marshall JB Abstract Preview Should surgery to remove gallstones be deferred until symptoms occur? When should therapy with oral bile acids, lithotripsy, or methyl tert-butyl ether be considered? How should nonspecific dyspeptic symptoms in a patient with cholelithiasis be managed? Dr Marshall discusses these and other questions and controversies. PMID: 29219643 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Tick-borne infections.
Authors: Middleton DB Abstract Preview Is it because people are traveling more often or to more remote locations or because exposure to ticks is becoming more common? Whatever the reason, diseases spread by tick bites are being reported more often than in the past. Some of these, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and ehrlichiosis, can have very severe, even fatal, consequences. Dr Middleton describes findings that suggest tick-borne disease and summarizes effective treatment and prevention methods. PMID: 29219644 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Hoarseness.
Authors: Dettelbach M, Eibling DE, Johnson JT Abstract Preview A patient's complaint of hoarseness cannot be taken lightly. Although the cause may simply be a limited illness, a life- threatening disease could be the underlying problem. The authors review the necessary observations in history taking and physical examination of the hoarse patient; these cover a wide range of behaviors, conditions, and situations. The goal is to provide an accurate and quick diagnosis so that proper treatment can begin at once. PMID: 29219645 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Diabetic gastroparesis.
Authors: Clark DW, Nowak TV Abstract Preview As many as 30% of patients with long-standing diabetes mellitus may have symptoms of gastroparesis, and others are found to have the condition despite being asymptomatic. When should diabetic gastroparesis be suspected, and which are the best tests for detecting it? What factors can exacerbate it? Drs Clark and Nowak address these questions and discuss the therapeutic value of dietary modification, pro- kinetic agents, and surgical intervention. PMID: 29219646 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

What Would Cooper Do to You?
Authors: Griffin GC PMID: 29219647 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Non-Q-wave myocardial infarction.
Authors: Nixon JV Abstract Preview Studies published since the early 1970s have changed the thinking about non-Q-wave myocardial infarction, and the serious nature of the disorder is now recognized. Reinfarction or infarct extension is the most common cause of morbidity in these patients. Thus, diagnosis with electrocardiography, appropriate choice of prophylactic measures, risk stratification before discharge, and careful follow-up are vital, as Dr Nixon discusses. PMID: 29219648 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

What will Congress do to healthcare?
Authors: Gramm SP, Griffin GC, Stenger A Abstract More than 6 months have passed since President Clinton presented his healthcare reform plan to Congress. Since then, Sen Phil Gramm (R, Texas) and several others have introduced healthcare reform bills. Will Congress eventually pass a bill on healthcare reform? What should physicians expect? We asked Senator Gramm to discuss his bill and to update physicians on how reform is shaping up. PMID: 29219649 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Kaiser Permanente's twist on managed care.
Authors: Lawrence DM, Stenger A Abstract When many physicians think of managed care, they think first of Kaiser Permanente, the nation's largest HMO. That perception is misguided, according to David M. Lawrence, MD, the chief executive officer and chairman of the boards of the Kaiser Foundation health plan and hospitals. During a phone interview recently, Lawrence described managed care from his perspective at Kaiser and discussed Kaiser's place in the coming changes in healthcare delivery. PMID: 29219650 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

You can't buy insurance when the house is on fire.
Authors: Hartnedy JA Abstract Why does health insurance cost so much? According to the vice president at the insurance company that pioneered high- deductible health insurance to go with medical savings accounts, a big factor is that insurance companies are being asked to solve social problems. Mr Hartnedy offers a solution to America's healthcare-delivery plight that includes empowerment of individuals and preservation of choice. PMID: 29219651 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Get off the fence and do something.
Authors: Ehrmann PR, Charais C PMID: 29219652 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Urinary incontinence in women.
Authors: Davila GW Abstract Preview Involuntary loss of urine is a troublesome, embarrassing problem among women. Fortunately, urinary incontinence can be treated, if not cured. What are the causes? When is surgical intervention appropriate? Which new nonsurgical treatment options are effective? The author answers these and other questions in this review of diagnostic tests and management options for urinary incontinence in women. PMID: 29219658 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Exercise training in patients with congestive heart failure.
Authors: Braith RW, Mills RM Abstract Preview Inactivity adds to the decline of patients with congestive heart failure (CHF). However, in prescribing exercise in these patients, three principles must be understood: ejection fraction does not predict functional capacity, exercise can bring marked peripheral improvement without changing ejection fraction or hemodynamics, and benefits accrue slowly. The authors review the mechanisms of exercise intolerance in CHF and the factors to keep in mind when designing an exercise program. PMID: 29219659 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Middle ear symptoms while flying.
Authors: Brown TP Abstract Preview Few people can say they have never experienced some form of pressure-related changes while flying. Although uncommon on commercial flights, severe middle ear blocks do occur. Drawing from his experience treating military pilots, Dr Brown discusses the causes of barotrauma, steps that airline passengers can take to prevent it, and methods for treating unrelenting ear block. PMID: 29219660 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

A Skunk in Gift Wrapping.
Authors: Griffin GC PMID: 29219661 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Words from the Worldly.
Authors: Anderson EG PMID: 29219662 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Common infections of the skin.
Authors: Hacker SM Abstract Preview Can you differentiate a furuncle from a carbuncle? Impetigo contagiosa from impetigo bullosa? Which treatment options are best for folliculitis and cellulitis? In this article, Dr Hacker discusses identification and management of skin infections that are commonly seen by primary care physicians. Helpful color photographs are included. PMID: 29219663 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Myofascial pain syndrome.
Authors: McClaflin RR Abstract Preview The challenge of myofascial pain syndrome lies not only in the lack of specific accepted diagnostic criteria but also in the difficulty in eliciting specific physical responses. How, then, does the primary care physician approach clinical evaluation and treatment? The author discusses an approach that leads to early, aggressive treatment and an improved prognosis. PMID: 29219664 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis.
Authors: Tibbitts GM Abstract Preview What are the three main types of disease presentation in juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, and how do they relate to prognosis? Does infection or heredity play a role in causing the illness? Should aggressive therapy with multiple drugs be instituted early? Which therapeutic agents have the best chance of inducing remission? Dr Tibbitts addresses these and other questions in this overview of a disease that is a significant cause of chronic illness and disability in children. PMID: 29219665 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research

Diffuse pulmonary infiltrates in immunocompromised patients.
Authors: Staszewski H Abstract Preview The approach to immunocompromised patients with diffuse pulmonary infiltrates has become increasingly complex with the evolution of more intense immunosuppressive therapy. Controversy still exists regarding the use of invasive diagnostic procedures rather than empirical therapy for this heterogeneous group. Dr Staszewski explains the reasons for the uncertainty and recommends an individualized approach that takes into account type of immunosuppression, local resources, physician experience, and patient prognosis. PMID: 29219672 [PubMed] (Source: Postgraduate Medicine)
Source: Postgraduate Medicine - December 10, 2017 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Postgrad Med Source Type: research