Sarcoidosis

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Sarcoidosis Linda S. Efferen MD, FACP, FCCP Sarcoidosis is a multisystem disorder of unknown etiology that is characterized pathologically by the presence of nonnecrotizing granulomatous lesions. It generally affects young,…

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Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease

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Pulmonary Thromboembolic Disease Raffi Calikyan MD Venous thromboembolic disease encompasses two closely linked conditions: deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). DVT and PE are significant causes of morbidity…

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Occupational Lung Disease

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Occupational Lung Disease Pamela Sass MD Primary care providers are in a key position to prevent, identify, and treat occupational illness. First, providers can identify persons at risk of occupational…

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Infections

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Infections Aymarah M. Robles MD Linda S. Efferen MD, FACP, FCCP LOWER RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS Aymarah M. Robles MD Bacterial and viral lower respiratory tract infections are categorized into four…

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Albert Heurich MD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) encompasses a number of disorders with the common feature of progressive and irreversible chronic airflow limitation. The two…

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Carcinoma of the Lung

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Carcinoma of the Lung Spiro Demetis MD, FCCP Carcinoma arising from cellular elements of the tracheobronchial tree or lung parenchyma accounts for significant morbidity and mortality. The case fatality rate…

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Asthma

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Asthma Lawrence Glaubiger MD Harry Pomeranz PA-C Asthma is a chronic, persistent inflammatory disorder of the airway. It affects people of all ages and is characterized by exacerbations of coughing,…

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Uterine Bleeding And Menstruation Disorders

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Uterine Bleeding And Menstruation Disorders Jane Gannon MS, CNM The predictable pattern of the menstrual cycle is easily altered by a breakdown in diverse feedback mechanisms. Activities of daily living…

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Testicular and Penile Cancer

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Testicular and Penile Cancer John Bisson MD Carol Green-Hernandez PhD, RN, CS, ANP/FNP James Tazelaar MS, FNP, RN, CS Male genital cancers are not uncommon, and because of their location…

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Sexually Transmitted Infections

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Sexually Transmitted Infections Carol Buck-Rolland MS, PNP, OGNP Deborah Wachtel MPH OGNP This chapter begins with a discussion of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in general, followed by sections covering chlamydia,…

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