Posts Tagged ‘epidemiology’

Against the Grain

Posted by • October 3rd, 2014

In the latest Clinical Problem-Solving article, a 42-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease presented to the emergency department with left-upper-quadrant abdominal pain that radiated to his back and along the subcostal margin. He also reported substernal chest pressure similar to his usual angina. Elevated lipase and amylase levels can be indicative of pancreatic… Read More…

Barrett's Esophagus

Posted by • August 29th, 2014

A new review article covers the epidemiology, pathogenesis, and natural history of Barrett’s esophagus and management options for the disorder. It has been estimated that 5.6% of adults in the United States have Barrett’s esophagus, the condition in which a metaplastic columnar mucosa that confers a predisposition to cancer replaces an esophageal squamous mucosa damaged by… Read More…

Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension

Posted by • May 30th, 2014

The latest article in the Critical Care series reviews the methods of monitoring and treating traumatic intracranial hypertension in intensive care settings. An elevation in intracranial pressure can be a medical or surgical emergency. There are many possible conditions that can lead to elevated intracranial pressure on either an acute or a chronic basis. Clinical Pearls •… Read More…