February 2014

Ring-shaped Lesions on a Man's Arm

February 13, 2014

Dermatology Quiz

A 59-year-old man presented to clinic with concerns that his ezetimibe prescription was causing an itchy rash. The rash first appeared on his hand 1 year ago and now it involves his arm, as well. The man's past medical history is significant for coronary artery disease, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and hypothyroidism. He has tried a topical antifungal agent and oral fluconazole to no avail.

Where There's Vapor, Is There Fire?

February 12, 2014

Editor's Letter

Because e-cigarettes are marketed as a "safer alternative to tobacco smoking," concerns have surfaced regarding the potential for long-term health consequences that stem from inhaling vapor containing nicotine, propylene glycol, and by-products, as well as exposing bystanders to the substance second-hand.

Blood Pressure Drug Improves Functional Status of Peripheral Artery Disease Patients

February 05, 2014

FPR Journal Club

Among patients with peripheral artery disease and intermittent claudication, a daily dose of 10 mg ramipril can improve pain-free treadmill walking times, which are associated with a significant increase in physical functioning.