Prostatic Disease

Aug 23, 2016 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Prostatic Disease

Prostatic Disease Matthew R. Anderson MD Three diagnoses—benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), prostate cancer, and prostatitis—represent the core of prostatic disease in primary care. BPH and prostate cancer have assumed increasing…

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Menopause

Aug 23, 2016 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Menopause

Menopause Elena M. Umland PharmD Menopause is the cessation of ovarian function and the consequent ending of menstruation. Estrogen previously produced by the ovaries is absent. This may occur naturally…

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Gynecologic Cancers

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Gynecologic Cancers Miriam Shustik MD Gynecologic malignancies represent 13% of all cancers affecting women. They are the fourth most common cancers in American women. Cervical, endometrial, and ovarian cancers make…

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Breast Mass

Aug 23, 2016 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Breast Mass

Breast Mass Seth P. Harlow MD Hyman B. Muss MD Diseases of the breast are common clinical problems that are frequently seen in primary care practice. The most important aspect…

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Substance Abuse

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Substance Abuse Stephen Paul Holzemer PhD, RN Joanne Singleton PhD, RN, FNP-C The use of alcohol and other legal as well as illegal chemical substances is a growing problem in…

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Somatization Disorder

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Somatization Disorder Timothy F. Landers MA, MS, CRNP Somatization disorder (SD) is a clinical syndrome characterized by the presence of multiple unexplained physical complaints without a known physical cause. SD…

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Depression and Bipolar Disorder

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Depression and Bipolar Disorder Diane M. Snow PhD, RN, CS, CARN, PMHNP Depression and bipolar disorder (BPD; formerly called manic-depressive disorder) are mood disorders characterized by predominant affective or mood…

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Eating Disorders

Aug 23, 2016 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Carmel Dato MS, RN, CS, NPP Eating disorders are common conditions that warrant the attention of primary care providers. Eating patterns are aspects of self-care, and as such…

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Sleeping Disorders

Aug 23, 2016 by in CRITICAL CARE Comments Off on Sleeping Disorders

Sleeping Disorders Carmel Dato MS, RN, CS, NPP Sleeping disorders are common conditions that warrant the attention of primary care providers. Sleep is an aspect of self-care that should be…

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