A 40-year-old trophy-winning professional knitter reports increasing shortness of breath and dry cough for the past week, as well as hoarseness and throat pain for the past three days. Upon questioning, she reports feeling “feverish” and being unusually tired of late. Following a review of systems, physical exam, and lab tests, what is the most likely diagnosis?
1 Nov 2017
A 64-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-year history of knee osteoarthritis. He has bilateral knee pain that worsens with walking. He has tried topical therapies, physical therapy, and acetaminophen, none of which has provided relief. The patient also has peripheral vascular disease, hyperlipidemia, and hypertension. Medications are hydrochlorothiazide, pravastatin, and a daily aspirin. Following a physical exam, lab results, and radiographs of the knees, what is the most appropriate treatment for this patient?
17 Jun 2014
A 43-year-old man is evaluated for knee, hip, shoulder, and arm stiffness, worsening over the past year. He also has pain in the arms, legs, neck, and torso, both on and between the joints. He states that his discomfort is continuous. After a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?
16 Jun 2020
This issue covers the debate about statins guidelines, evidence-based guidelines for gout, and physicians-in-training who face discrimination.
1 Apr 2017
The immediate postoperative risk of myocardial infarction following total joint arthroplasty may have been previously underappreciated, authors noted.
1 Sep 2015
Internists can provide a medical home to patients with heart failure so that medications and supplements are regularly assessed and managed, according to experts.
1 Feb 2017
The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians placed in nomination candidates for officers and Regents.
1 Nov 2014
A 76-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of left knee pain of moderate intensity that worsens with ambulation. She reports minimal pain at rest and no nocturnal pain. There are no clicking or locking symptoms. She has tried naproxen and ibuprofen but developed dyspepsia; acetaminophen provides mild to moderate relief. The patient has hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and chronic stable angina. Medications are lisinopril, metoprolol, simvastatin, low-dose aspirin, and nitroglycerin as needed. Following a physical exam, lab results and radiograph, what is the next best step in management?
1 Apr 2014
A 52-year-old man is evaluated for a 5-year history of gradually progressive left knee pain. He has 20 minutes of morning stiffness, which returns after prolonged inactivity. He has minimal to no pain at rest. He reports no clicking or locking of the knee. Over the past several months, the pain has limited his ambulation to no more than a few blocks. Following a physical exam and radiograph, what is the most appropriate next diagnostic step?
23 Apr 2013
Beta-blockers may have benefit in COPD patients
8 Jun 2010