March 2008 Vol 54 No 3

Uncontrolled asthma and Cushing's syndrome: Where does anti-IgE fit in?

April 07, 2008

Resident and Staff

Steroid treatments are a first-line therapy for asthma but can have considerable side effects, such as Cushing's syndrome. Patients who develop such complications or become intolerant to steroid therapy may be candidates for anti-IgE treatment.

Acute aortic dissection presenting as hemifacial weakness

April 07, 2008

Resident and Staff

Patients with aortic dissection generally present with the acute onset of severe chest, back, or abdominal pain that is tearing or ripping in character, but atypical presentations are possible and may occur more frequently than previously thought.

Waging peace: A medical military mission to Bosnia-Herzegovina

April 07, 2008

Resident and Staff

Seventeen years after a brutal 3-year civil war, many citizens of Bosnia-Herzegovina remain without even rudimentary health care. Read what makes medical missions to such areas so memorable and fulfilling.

Bilateral Acute Angle-Closure Glaucoma

March 03, 2008

Resident and Staff

Bilateral disease is rare but may be caused by several drug classes. Physicians need to consider these medications and other etiologies in their differential diagnosis to ensure prompt and appropriate treatment.