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Welcome to the Morning Report section of the Internal Medicine Residency e-Curriculum.  Below you will find relevant articles regarding our discussions in Morning Report.



August 29, 2014

Pharyngolaryngeal involvement by varicella-zoster virus.


August 27, 2014

Surgical considerations in the treatment of gastric cancer.
Gastric carcinoma: imaging diagnosis, staging and assessment of treatment response.
Pathology of gastric cancer and its precursor lesions.



August 22, 2014

Mesenteric ischemia: the importance of differential diagnosis for the surgeon.
Challenges in diagnosing adhesive small bowel obstruction.


August 18, 2014

The 2010 revised classification of seizures and epilepsy.
Initial Management of Epilepsy.


August 5, 2014

Mycobacterium avium complex (MAC) in HIV infected patients.


July 31, 2014

Autoantibodies in postinfectious acute cerebellar ataxia.
Epstein-Barr virus-associated cerebellar ataxia.


July 29, 2014

The prevalence of depression in rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Management of the temporomandibular joint in rheumatoid disorders


July 25, 2014

Thiopurine maintenance therapy for ulcerative colitis: The clinical significance of monitoring 6-thioguanine nucleotide.


July 22, 2014

Pathophysiology and management aspects of adrenal angiomyolipomas.
Contemporary minimally invasive treatment options for renal angiomyolipomas.


July 18, 2014

Lithium toxicity profile: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
Lithium: clinical considerations in internal medicine.


July 17, 2014

Aneurysmal disease: thoracic aorta.
Medical therapy of thoracic aortic aneurysms.


July 15, 2014

Syphilis in the modern era: an update for physicians.


July 11, 2014

Chinese herbs nephropathy and Balkan endemic nephropathy: toward a single entity, aristolochic acid nephropathy.


July 10, 2014

Acute pericarditis: diagnosis and management.
Mechanism study of pulsus paradoxus using mechanical models.


July 7, 2014

Acute renal infarction: a case series.


July 2, 2014

Computed Tomography of the Head before Lumbar Puncture in Adults with Suspected Meningitis.
Herpes simplex encephalitis.

June 18, 2014

Metal storage disorders: Wilson disease and hemochromatosis.


June 17, 2014

Hyperglycemia: a prothrombotic factor ?


June 10, 2014

Practical management approaches to anticoagulation non-compliance, health literacy, and limited English proficiency in the outpatient clinic setting.


June 6, 2014

Spinal stenosis.


June 3, 2014

Permanent post-concussion symptoms after mild head injury.


May 29, 2014

Diarrhea in chronic inflammatory bowel diseases.


May 27, 2014

Ethics of the heart: ethical and policy challenges in the treatment of advanced heart failure.


May 23, 2014

Brown's syndrome.
Evaluation and management of galactorrhea.
Pituitary disorders during pregnancy.


May 21, 2014

Final version of 2009 AJCC melanoma staging and classification.
Multiple myeloma.
Pathogenesis of myeloma bone disease.
Current approach to diagnosis and management of acute renal failure in myeloma patients.



May 19, 2014

Management of thyroid dysfunction during pregnancy and postpartum: an Endocrine Society clinical practice guideline.
ACOG Practice Bulletin. Clinical management guidelines for obstetrician-gynecologists. Number 37, August 2002.


May 9, 2014

Pulmonary involvement by chronic lymphocytic leukemia/small lymphocytic lymphoma is a specific pathologic finding independent of inflammatory infiltration.


May 7, 2014

Aneurysmal disease: the abdominal aorta.
Update on multidetector computed tomography angiography of the abdominal aorta.
In the clinic. Abdominal aortic aneurysm.


May 6, 2014

Large-Scale Validation of the Centor and McIsaac Scores to Predict Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis.
IDSA Updates Guideline for Managing Group A Streptococcal Pharyngitis.
Guideline for the management of acute sore throat.


May 5, 2014

Prevention of infective endocarditis: guidelines from the American Heart Association.
Approach to septic arthritis.
Septic arthritis of the shoulder, elbow, and wrist.


May 2, 2014

Anaerobic bacterial infection of the lung.
Pulmonary emergencies: pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, lung abscess, and empyema.


May 1, 2014

Novel Treatment Targets for Cerebral Edema.
Treatment of cerebral edema.
Emergency or urgency? Effective management of hypertensive crises.


April 30, 2014

Drug-induced liver injury.


April 29, 2014

Positional dizziness.
Physical maneuvers: effective but underutilized treatment of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo in the ED.


April 23, 2014

Psychogenic polydipsia review: etiology, differential, and treatment.


April 22, 2014

ACR/EULAR 2010 rheumatoid arthritis classification criteria.


April 16, 2014

Acetaminophen and pregnancy: short- and long-term consequences for mother and child.
Caring for the mother, concentrating on the fetus: intravenous N-acetylcysteine in pregnancy.
Acetaminophen overdose in pregnancy.
Placental transfer of N-acetylcysteine following human maternal acetaminophen toxicity.



April 15, 2014

Controversial issues in the management of pericardial diseases.


April 7, 2014

Proton pump inhibitor-induced acute interstitial nephritis.
Evaluating for seasonal variation in angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitor-and angiotensin receptor blocker-induced angioedema.


April 3, 2014

Management of atrial fibrillation in patients with structural heart disease.
Morphological onset and early diagnosis in apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.


April 2, 2014

Managing iatrogenic subcutaneous emphysema on a background of COPD while treating persistent secondary pneumothorax.


April 1, 2014

Interventions for lower-extremity lymphedema.


March 31, 2014

Human bone marrow and adipose tissue mesenchymal stem cells: a user's guide.


March 19, 2014

Early signet ring cell gastric cancer.
Venous thromboembolism and cancer.

March 12, 2014

Leonurus cardiaca L. (motherwort): a review of its phytochemistry and pharmacology.


March 10, 2014

Seizures, metabolic acidosis and coma resulting from acute isoniazid intoxication.


February 20, 2014

Heart rate differentiates urgency and emergency in hypertensive crisis.
Hypertensive crisis: clinical-epidemiological profile.


February 3, 2014

Status epilepticus.


January 29, 2014

The superior vena cava syndrome: clinical characteristics and evolving etiology.
Management of tumors involving the chest wall including pancoast tumors and tumors invading the spine.


January 22, 2014

Elder abuse and neglect: definitions, epidemiology, and approaches to emergency department screening.


January 21, 2014

Approach to the diagnosis and evaluation of low back pain in adults.
Microsurgical management of spinal schwannomas: evaluation of 128 cases.


January 13, 2014

The RUSH Exam: Rapid Ultrasound in SHock in the Evaluation of the Critically lll.


January 8, 2014

HIV infection and older Americans: the public health perspective.


January 7, 2014

Advanced endoscopic imaging for dysplasia surveillance in ulcerative colitis.


January 6, 2014

Lung metastases in metastatic gastric cancer: pattern of lung metastases and clinical outcome.


January 2, 2014

Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole-induced hyponatremia.


December 27, 2013

Frequency of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy in postmenopausal women presenting with an acute coronary syndrome.


December 19, 2013

Cardiac involvement in muscular dystrophy: advances in diagnosis and therapy.


December 16, 2013

How I treat hematologic emergencies in adults with acute leukemia.


December 10, 2013

Sarcoid arthropathy.


December 9, 2013

Cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis in women.


December 3, 2013

New developments in the preoperative evaluation and perioperative management of coronary artery disease in patients undergoing vascular surgery.
ACC/AHA 2006 guideline update on perioperative cardiovascular evaluation for noncardiac surgery.


November 27, 2013

The spectrum of thyroid disease and risk of new onset atrial fibrillation: a large population cohort study.


November 21, 2013

Diagnosis of polyuria and diabetes insipidus


November 18, 2013

Preventing pancreatitis after endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography.


November 14, 2013

Candida and candidiasis in HIV-infected patients: where commensalism, opportunistic behavior and frank pathogenicity lose their borders


November 11, 2013

Myasthenic crisis.


November 7, 2013

Epiploic appendagitis
Epiploic appendagitis (image)

November 5, 2013

Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of aortic dissection
Acute aortic dissection with painless paraplegia: report of 2 cases.

October 31, 2013

Increased risk of mortality and readmission among patients discharged against medical advice.
The importance of a proper against-medical-advice (AMA) discharge: how signing out AMA may create significant liability protection for providers.

October 29, 2013

Esophageal, gastric, and duodenal manifestations of IBD and the role of upper endoscopy in IBD diagnosis.


October 22, 2013

Investigation of hypercalcemia
Diagnosis and management of primary hyperparathyroidism


October 11, 2013

Nature-throid (Thyroid extract)


October 10, 2013

Group C streptococcus
Septic arthritis due to group C streptococcus: report and review of the literature.


September 30, 2013

The chronic gastrointestinal manifestations of Chagas disease


September 26, 2013

What proportion of patients referred to secondary care with iron deficiency anemia have colon cancer?


September 19, 2013

Hepatic hydrothorax.


September 18, 2013

Hypervirulent (hypermucoviscous) Klebsiella pneumoniae: a new and dangerous breed.
Klebsiella pneumoniae liver abscess: a new invasive syndrome.


September 11, 2013

Conservative treatment of spontaneous and isolated dissection of mesenteric arteries


September 9, 2013

Patent foramen ovale


August 29, 2013

Derivation and validation of the Systemic Lupus International Collaborating Clinics classification criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus


August 28, 2013

Diagnosis and management of alcoholic hepatitis.


August 23, 2013

Renal safety in patients treated with bisphosphonates for osteoporosis: A review.


August 20, 2013

Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (DiGeorge syndrome/velocardiofacial syndrome).
Understanding velocardiofacial syndrome: how recent discoveries can help you improve your patient outcomes.



August 19, 2013

Spontaneous compartment syndrome of the upper arm in a patient receiving anticoagulation therapy.
Acute compartment syndrome of the upper extremity.


August 14, 2013

Current advances in detection and treatment of babesiosis.


August 8, 2013

Vasovagal syncope: new physiologic insights.
Medical therapy and physical maneuvers in the treatment of the vasovagal syncope and orthostatic hypotension.


August 7, 2013

Clinical characteristics of symptomatic vertebral artery dissection
Posterior headache as a warning symptom of vertebral dissection: a case report


August 5, 2013

Digoxin: Clinical highlights: a review of digoxin and its use in contemporary medicine
Drug-drug interactions among elderly patients hospitalized for drug toxicity.


July 25, 2013

Herpes encephalitis during natalizumab treatment in multiple sclerosis.


July 22, 2013

Listeriosis: a resurgent foodborne infection.
Listeriosis: a primer.



July 19, 1978

Malignant pericardial effusion.


July 18, 2013

Brugada-like ECG pattern in a patient with isolated right ventricular infarction
Missing coronary artery. Review of technical problems in coronary arteriography resulting from anatomical variants.

July 17, 2013

Coccidioidomycosis.
Coccidioidomycosis in persons infected with HIV-1.


July 2, 2013

Management of the difficult patient.
Taking care of the hateful patient.


June 20, 2013

Mycobacterium avium complex pulmonary disease in immunocompetent patients


June 18, 2013

Normal pressure hydrocephalus
Rapid resolution of an acute subdural hematoma by increasing the shunt valve pressure in a 63-year-old man with normal-pressure hydrocephalus with a ventriculoperitoneal shunt: a case report and literature review


June 14, 2013

Perioperative management of patients who are receiving warfarin therapy: an evidence-based and practical approach


June 10, 2013

Images in clinical medicine. Hampton's hump.
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa)


May 15, 2013

Carney Complex: case report and review
Resection of multiple recurrent cardiac myxomas in an adult man with Carney's complex


May 1, 2013

Synbiotics and probiotics in the critically ill after the PROPATRIA trial
Randomized clinical trial of morphine in acute abdominal pain



April 29, 2013

Caroli disease: review of eight cases with emphasis on magnetic resonance imaging features
Clinical characteristics of Caroli's syndrome

April 26, 2013

Risks of combined alcohol/medication use in older adults.
Alcohol screening scores predict risk of subsequent fractures.


April 23, 2013

Neuromyelitis optica.

April 19, 2013

Extent of resection in patients with glioblastoma limiting factors, perception of resectability, and effect on survival
Adult glioblastoma multiforme survival in the temozolomide era: population-based analysis of Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results registries

April 15, 2013

Atrial fibrillation from thyroid storm


April 5, 2013

Lemierre syndrome
Avoiding sore throat morbidity and mortality: when is it not "just a sore throat"?


April 4, 2013

Thrombosis and malignancy: a case-based review


March 28, 2013

Normal pressure hydrocephalus


March 25, 2013

Late incidence and determinants of stroke after aortic and mitral valve replacement


March 21, 2013

Transient global amnesia: functional anatomy and clinical implications
Transient global amnesia and migraine


March 18, 2013

Vascular abdominal emergencies
Acute mesenteric ischaemia and unexpected death
Multidetector CT imaging in mesenteric ischemia - pearls and pitfalls

March 15, 2013

The ITP syndrome pathogenic and clinical diversity
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy

March 14, 2013

Pulmonary sarcoidosis


March 11, 2013

Gram-negative diabetic foot osteomyelitis: risk factors and clinical presentation


March 7, 2013

Advances in the management of esophageal perforation
Laparoscopic repair of esophageal perforation due to Boerhaave syndrome


March 4, 2013

Spine Infection/Inflammation
Spinal Epidural Abscess


February 28, 2013

Preeminence of Staphylococcus aureus in infective endocarditis: a 1-year population-based survey
Management of Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia and endocarditis: progresses and challenges


February 25, 2013

Natural history of headache after traumatic brain injury
Characteristics and treatment of headache after traumatic brain injury: a focused review

February 22, 2013

Alcohol withdrawal
Alcohol-related seizures

February 20, 2013

From myeloma precursor disease to multiple myeloma: new diagnostic concepts and opportunities for early intervention
Bone disease from monoclonal gammopathy of undetermined significance to multiple myeloma: pathogenesis, interventions, and future opportunities


February 15, 2013

Cellulitis in a post-kidney transplant patient-more than meets the eye

February 14, 2013

Causes, prevention, and treatment of intravascular coagulation and disseminated intravascular coagulation
Severe sepsis, coagulation, and fibrinolysis: dead end or one way?

February 13, 2013

Ovarian cancer: screening and early detection

February 8, 2013

Comparison of mortality associated with methicillin‐resistant and methicillin‐susceptible Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia: a meta‐analysis

February 7, 2013

Multiple myeloma

February 5, 2013

Dofetilide (Tikosyn)
Antiarrhythmic drugs for the maintenance of sinus rhythm risks and benefits

February 1, 2013

Morbidity and mortality following colorectal surgery in patients with end-stage renal failure: a population-based study

January 30, 2013

Optimal medical therapy after MI in the elderly

January 25, 2013

Pulmonary emergencies: pneumonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome, lung abscess, and empyema
Management of pleural space: effusions and empyema

January 23, 2013

Safety and feasibility of pancreaticoduodenectomy in the elderly

January 21, 2013

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in 2012
Chronic rhinosinusitis: epidemiology and medical management

January 18, 2013

Hereditary and acquired antithrombin deficiency: epidemiology, pathogenesis and treatment options
Laboratory tests for antithrombin deficiency

January 17, 2013

Cutting-edge advances in the medical management of obstetrical hemorrhage
What measured blood loss tells us about postpartum bleeding a systematic review

January 15, 2013

Rhabdomyolysis
Infectious etiologies of rhabdomyolysis three case reports and review

January 14, 2013

Cardiac troponin elevations in patients without acute coronary syndrome
Myocarditis masquerading as a ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI)

January 11, 2013

Anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents in acute ischemic stroke
Guidelines for the prevention of stroke in patients with stroke or transient ischemic attack
The use of oral anticoagulants (warfarin) in older people

January 9, 2013

The Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuresis
Localized herpes zoster infection causing SIADH

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Updated 4/13/2013