General Medicine Review

General medicine health concerns do not go away when a patient develops cancer. Oncology Nurse Advisor teamed up with its sister publication, The Clinical Advisor (CA), to provide a bridge to selected content on common general medicine topics. These articles first appeared in CA and are reproduced here with permission from DynaMed.

Stat consult: Head lice

Stat consult: Head lice

Approximately 6 to 12 million head lice cases are diagnosed in the United States per year, primarily affecting elementary school children.

Stat consult: Minor burns

Stat consult: Minor burns

The most common causes of minor superficial burns are sunburns and minor thermal injuries.

Celiac disease

Celiac disease

In celiac disease, the surface pattern of the jejunal mucosa becomes flattened.

Stat consult: Allergic rhinits

Stat consult: Allergic rhinits

Allergic rhinitis is the twelfth most common diagnosis made at family physician visits.

Stat consult: Lyme disease

Stat consult: Lyme disease

The Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, is an obligate parasite and the most common tick-borne infection in North America and Europe.

Stat consult: Zika virus

Stat consult: Zika virus

Between 75% and 80% of Zika virus infections are asymptomatic.

Stat Consult: Acute sinusitis in children and adolescents

Stat Consult: Acute sinusitis in children and adolescents

Acute sinusitis is common, affecting 6% to 7% of children presenting with respiratory symptoms.

Stat Consult: Norovirus 
infection

Stat Consult: Norovirus 
infection

Norovirus is the leading cause of both sporadic and epidemic gastroenteritis worldwide.

Stat Consult: Influenza 
in children

Stat Consult: Influenza 
in children

Learn how to diagnose and treat influenza in children.

Stat Consult: Influenza in adults

Stat Consult: Influenza in adults

Learn how to diagnose and treat influenza in adults.

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