Today Dr. Heather Wickless from the Department of Dermatology at UT Southwestern gave a great, interactive lecture on skin conditions that internists should know about and how to evaluate and treat them. Below are takeaway points from her lecture:
- Tinea versicolor is characterized by well-demarcated, tan, salmon, or hypopigmented patches, occurring most commonly on the trunk. KOH confirms the diagnosis.
- Tinea pedis can be interdigital, moccasin, and vesiculobullous.
- Candida intertrigo classically has satellite macules and papules or pustules around patches of erythema
- If it scales, scrape it! KOH examination is the easiest and most cost effective method used to evaluate for fungal and yeast infections of the skin; culture can also aid in diagnosis.
- Topical treatment is usually appropriate as a first-line agent for tinea pedis, tinea corporis, tinea versicolor, seborrheic dermatitis and candidal intertrigo, however oral medications are called for when involvement is extensive
- Perioral dermatitis is an analogue of rosacea, and topical steroids may perpetuate the eruption.
- When first line treatments fail, consider alternate diagnoses
Today Dr. Bethany Agusala from the division of General Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern gave a lecture today on women’s health, focusing on cervical and breast cancer screening and post-menopausal management. Check out her slides below!
Last week, Dr. Chevelle Brudy from the division of General Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern gave a fantastic lecture on the evaluation and management of depression for the internist. Below are the slides – check it out!
Depression for the Internist
This week, Dr. Eric Steen from the Division of General Internal Medicine at UT Southwestern, gave a fantastic lecture on back pain – evaluation and management of this very common chief complaint. Check out his slides below!
Today Dr. Michael Burton from the General Internal Medicine Division at UT Southwestern gave an excellent lecture on preoperative evaluation for pulmonary complications. Check out the slides below from his talk!
We frequently advise our patients to pursue lifestyle modification, but what does that mean?
Importantly, does lifestyle modification even work?!
So how can I make it easier for my patient to achieve these “lifestyle modification” goals?
Today Dr. Michael Bowen, faculty at UTSW General Internal Medicine Division, gave a fantastic presentation today on Pre-Diabetes and referred to the DPP study and YMCA Initiative. Check out the slides below!
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What antibiotic should I give if I’m concerned my patient has pneumonia? Do I need to send them to the floor, ICU, or outpatient? Should I even check a procalcitonin?
Today Dr. Eric Mortensen from the division of general internal medicine at UT Southwestern addressed these questions in a fantastic lecture on pneumonia. Check out his slides below as well as an earlier blog post in which Dr. Mortensen did a Q&A regarding his recent article from JAMA looking at azithromycin use for pneumonia.
An Update on Viral Hepatitis, by Dr. Geri Brown
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