Acute pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardial sac) is the most
common pericardial disease, accounting for 5% of emergency department
admissions in patients presenting with nonischemic chest pain.
EAIs are the current recommended first-line treatment for
patients at risk for anaphylaxis, and it is critical that patients be
properly trained on their device.
HCV genotype 1, which is the most
common cause of hepatitis C infection in the U.S., is the most difficult
form to treat.
Updated guidelines for management and postexposure prophylaxis were recently released.
IV empirical therapy with both gram-positive and gram-negative coverage is recommended.
Pneumococcal disease is a concern in very young, elderly, and immunocompromised populations.
associated with maintaining warfarin render target-specific oral anticoagulants an
attractive option because they do not require routine monitoring
and are associated with a low number of drug
Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland), which occurs in 5%
to 9% of males aged 18 years and older, most often develops in middle
a type of aseptic meningitis, is the most common form; it accounts for
about 50% of meningitis-related hospitalizations in the United States,
but most cases are self-limiting.