The Pelvic Examination: To Do or Not to Do...? By Martin Quan, MD “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder” and “seeing the same glass as being half-empty or half-full” are two commonly cited adages and nowhere is their meaning more evident than in the ongoing debate of whether a pelvic examination should be part of the routine check-up of a female patient.
Risks and Benefits of Aspirin for Primary Prevention By Frank J. Domino, MD This review article of recently reported systematic reviews demonstrates the cancer risks and benefits of taking aspirin over 5 years, finding a benefit beginning after 3 years of use.
Determining Risky Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents By Frank J. Domino, MD Determining if a child or adolescent has hypertension is complex and requires use of gender, age, and height specific readings. This study used a simplified approach of systolic and diastolic blood pressure readings compared to height as a screening tool for the diagnosis of hypertension in Chinese children.
What is the Best Treatment for Acute Bronchitis? By Catherine Joyce, MD, Frank J. Domino, MD Efficacy of anti-inflammatory or antibiotic treatment in patients with non-complicated acute bronchitis and discoloured sputum: randomised placebo controlled trial
This 23-year-old man developed these lesions on his feet during a 10-month stay in Nicaragua. Initially he had itching and burning. He has been treated with 3 courses of topical antifungal preparations and there is no significant past medical history other than sweaty feet.