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: Cleft Lip and Palate

Stat Consult: Cleft Lip and Palate

Cleft lip and palate is defined as congenital malformation of the upper lip and/or oral cavity disrupting normal facial structure and oromotor function.

Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain

Stat Consult: Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic low back pain (LBP) defined as persistent or fluctuating musculoskeletal pain of lower back and lumbar spine lasting >3 months.

Stat Consult: Parenteral Nutrition Issues

Stat Consult: Parenteral Nutrition Issues

Some include mechanical complications, central vascular access complications, and compatibility issues.

Stat consult: Sudden cardiac death

Stat consult: Sudden cardiac death

Described as death within an hour of onset of any symptom

Stat consult: Intimate partner violence

Stat consult: Intimate partner violence

Intimate partner violence was reported in over 30% of female psychiatric patients.

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.

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