Acute Care News
Clinicians should approach low back pain conservatively.
It's easy to spot headache sufferers—they wander in the OTC aisle examining labels, looking distraught and fatigued.
Patients routinely come to primary care clinics with a chief complaint of conjunctivitis or “pink eye.” Often, the cause is infectious, but there are multiple noninfectious causes of pink eye to consider as well.
Study findings contribute to the development of personalized treatment approaches for young children with eczema.
Many patients with diabetes often do not completely grasp the consequences of hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia on vascular health, and health care providers should not assume that a patient has been well educated on the pathophysiology of diabetes.
Norovirus is one of the most contagious causes of gastrointestinal illness known to man. Among the very young, the very old, and the immunocompromised, norovirus infection can be severe and life-endangering. Because more than 80% of norovirus infections occur between November and April, it’s time for clinicians to prepare.
Clinicians in retail clinics prescribe significantly more antibiotics than primary care providers, but have a lower imperfect antibiotic prescribing rate.
Some patients, armed with information from direct-to-consumer advertising, Internet browsing, or a recommendation from a friend or relative, ask for specific medications.
Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) is a herpesvirus that causes 2 related but separate clinical illnesses.
Most patient care needs in the evening or night are neither complex nor urgent.
The Educated Patient
Diabetic retinopathy causes more losses of vision worldwide than any other eye disease, affecting 33% of the 285 million individuals suffering from diabetes.
Head lice are 6-legged insects about the size of a sesame seed that cling to the scalp and neck and survive by feeding on human blood.
Heatstroke occurs when your body can no longer cool itself and your body temperature becomes dangerously high.
Also known as atopic dermatitis, eczema is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that typically affects children but can also affect adults.