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Case Study of the Week: Sialolithiasis

Patients presenting with significant facial swelling strike fear in me as a medical provider.  With so many essential and complex structures and in considering proximity to the brain, dealing with facial swelling is certainly concerning and necessitates an accurate diagnosis.  Thankfully, at my continuing medical education conference last week we discussed ENT emergencies including one of my favorite diagnoses, sialolithiasis, more commonly known as the salivary stone. 

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Case Study of the Week: Inflammatory Breast Cancer

In keeping with this month's theme, breast cancer awareness, I have chosen inflammatory breast cancer as this week's case study.  A rare but serious form of breast cancer, it is crucial that nurse practitioners not misdiagnose this life-threatening disease. 

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Case Study of the Week: Plantar Fascitis

I have been gimping around lately- my left foot really hurts!  An avid runner, I am currently suffering from a self-diagnosed case of planter fascitis.  Not fun.  To further explore the causes, symptoms and treatment of this condition I have selected plantar fascitis for this week's case study.

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Case Study of the Week: DVT

This weekend, my husband and took a road trip to Indianapolis giving me plenty of time behind the wheel to contemplate various road-trip related medical conditions for this week's case study.  I ultimately decided on the DVT (deep vascular thrombosis).  DVT is a diagnosis I make, or at

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Case Study of the Week: Actinic Keratosis

Skin cancers are the most common form of cancer in the United States.  One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer during the course of their lifetime.

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Case Study of the Week: Psoriasis

For those of you who are not aware, August is Psoriasis Awareness month.  Psoriasis affects not only an individual's appearance but also their overall health and emotional well-being.  1-2% of the U.S.

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How to Drain an Abscess

In lieu of the traditional case study of the week, this week I will highligh

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Case Study of the Week: Frostbite

My husband and I made the trek (OK, we didn't actually "trek" but it was

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Case Study: Bordatella Pertussis

Case Summary A 6 week old male infant presents to the pediatrician with a 10 day history of coughing, turning red, choking spells and gasping for breath.  He has had vomiting associated with these choking spells for the past two days.

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