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EUHM Resident Report: Prevalence of Chagas disease in the United States.

The Bottom Line: In the United States, little evidence is available to document Chagas disease prevalence, assess congenital and vector-borne transmission risk, and quantify the clinical disease burden. Based on immigration estimates for the United States and prevalence estimates in … Continue reading

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EUHM Resident Report: What is the relation of bilirubin levels to jaundice abnormalities?

The Bottom Line: Jaundice occurs when there are disruptions along this metabolic pathway, causing  an increase in unconjugated bilirubin (e.g., from increased red blood cell destruction or impaired bilirubin conjugation) or conjugated bilirubin. Figure 1.  An algorithmic approach to the … Continue reading

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EUHM Resident Report: Signaling in Stauffer’s Syndrome

The Bottom Line: Against a fundamental contribution for IL-6 in Stauffer’s syndrome is the wide variety of circumstances in which its elevation has no association with inflammatory or cholestatic liver disease. Nevertheless, dysregulated Il-6 acting through disparate signaling cascades is … Continue reading

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EUHM Resident Report: What is the correlation of HSV encephalitis and intracerebral hemorrhage?

The mechanism of hemorrhagic complication in HSV encephalitis is unclear. The possible mechanisms  include small vessel rupture due to vasculitis and transient hypertension caused by increased intracranial pressure. Gyral pattern of the hemorrhage may suggest that the hemorrhagic complication in … Continue reading

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EUHM Resident Report: How to handle difficult patient situations?

Difficult encounters are estimated to represent 15 to 30 percent of family physician visits. Factors contributing to these difficult clinical encounters may be related to the physician, patient, situation, or a combination. Physicians can recognize these visits as challenging by … Continue reading

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EUHM Resident Report: How is hypokalemia associated with HIV?

The Bottom Line: Adverse events in HIV patients taking tenofovir are relatively rare, postmarketing reports of nephrotoxicity have alerted physicians to other potentially serious outcomes. This study presents a series of 40 patients who developed hypokalemia associated with tenofovir. Identified … Continue reading

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EUHM Resident Report: Does pregnancy increase or decrease the risk of lupus flares?

The Bottom Line: SLE patients with stable lupus nephritis demonstrates that flares develop in almost 20% of pregnancies, but flares respond to prompt and adequate therapy. On the same level, contraception and an optimal timing for pregnancy should be discussed … Continue reading

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