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Clinical Case Studies

Community-acquired MRSA

Infection: Skin and Skin Structure Infections

Marina Morgan, Consultant Medical Microbiologist, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, Exeter, UK

Case History
A 19-year-old student was admitted for the fourth time in six weeks for incision and drainage (I&D) of a recurrent large abscess, this time located in the left groin. The lesion demonstrated early necrosis at the centre and was incredibly tender.

Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)

Respiratory Medicine & Allergy: Lung Cancer

Oni Choudhury, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK
Richard Leach, Consultant Respiratory Physicians, Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK

Case History
A 62-year-old woman presented with a 2-3-month history of breathlessness, non-productive cough, weight loss, lethargy and ankle oedema. Her exercise tolerance was limited to 50 yards by breathlessness.

Medical Videos

An Animation of The Main Roles of the Immune System
An Animation of The Main Roles of the Immune System
An Animation Demonstrating the Role of Natural Killer Cells
An Animation Demonstrating the Role of Natural Killer Cells

Recent Drug Updates

Medical Journal Abstracts on Immunology

Prediction of Airway Inflammation in Patients with Asymptomatic Asthma by Using Lung Sound Analysis

Sat 04 Oct 2014 -  The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice

Background: The intensity and frequency of sounds in a lung sound analysis (LSA) may be related to airway constriction; however, whether any factors of an LSA can predict airway eosinophilic ...

International survey of knowledge of food-induced anaphylaxis

Fri 26 Sep 2014 -  Pediatric Allergy and Immunology

Background: Studies show that anaphylaxis is under-recognized and epinephrine (adrenaline) is under-used by medical personnel as well as patients and their families. This study assesses the ...

Medical Images

RNA: ribonucleic acid
RNA: ribonucleic acid
Choroidal tubercules
Choroidal tubercules
Cerebral tuberculoma with a paradoxical reaction in HIV
Cerebral tuberculoma with a paradoxical reaction in HIV
HIV infected adults (15 years and above) who are female in %
HIV infected adults (15 years and above) who are female in %
Osteoporosis
Osteoporosis
Scarring of lymph nodes treated with advanced HIV and MAI started on ART and antimycobacterial treatment
Scarring of lymph nodes treated with advanced HIV and MAI started on ART and antimycobacterial treatment
gp120 and the CCR5 co-receptor
 gp120 and the CCR5 co-receptor
Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia
Acute Eosinophilic Pneumonia
T1-weighted (top) Grase (bottom) MRIs
T1-weighted (top) Grase (bottom) MRIs
Longitudinal melanonychia
Longitudinal melanonychia

Clinical Guidelines

Newly diagnosed and relapsed follicular lymphoma: ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up

Jun 2014

The ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) are intended to provide the user with a set of..

... recommendations for the best standards of cancer care, based on the findings of evidence-based medicine. Each Clinical Practice Guideline includes information about: the incidence of the malignancy, diagnostic criteria, staging of disease and risk assessment, treatment plans, response evaluation and follow-up.

The Management of Women with Red Cell Antibodies during Pregnancy

May 2014

The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance on the management of pregnant women with red..

... cell antibodies predating the pregnancy or those developing antibodies during pregnancy. The guideline also includes the management of fetal anaemia caused by red cell antibodies, as well as the early management of the neonate at risk of anaemia and/or hyperbilirubinaemia. It does not address the management of the pregnant woman with anti-platelet antibodies or other autoimmune or alloimmune antibodies.

Online CME

HIV infection: diagnostic picture tests

After completing this module you should know the common causes of mucocutaneous lesions in patients with HIV infection. You should know how to recognise such lesions and, where appropriate, how...

Implementing Best Practices in the Management of Allergic Diseases

This activity is intended for allergists and other physicians with an interest in allergic diseases. The goal of this activity is to discuss the management of allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and other...

Acne: managing patients in primary care

This module should help you to: identify different types of acne, explain the condition to patients, choose the best treatment, know when to refer patients to a specialist and coordinate...

Clinical Trials

Safety and Efficacy Study of a Biologic to Treat Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

15-10-2014

Study evaluating the safety and efficacy of a novel biologic in the treatment of systemic lupus erythematosus in male and female adults. Patients who qualify will be randomized to either active BMS-931699 or placebo for up to 24 weeks. Disease activity..

... and safety will be assessed over the course of the study through laboratory values, various rating scales accepted in systemic lupus erythematosus studies and patient self reporting.

Improving Cognitive Aptitudes With tDCS in Patients With Multiple Sclerosis (MScog-tDCS)

10-10-2014

Noninvasive brain stimulations (NIBS) will be used in MS patients with cognitive impairments to enhance their cognitive aptitudes.

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