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Differential diagnosis of atypical facial pain can be a perplexing problem. Similarities in symptomatology and nonspecific subjective findings make diagnosis difficult. The astute diagnostician, regardless of his speciality, must be acutely aware of key findings that will differentiate the myriad of chronic pain syndromes in his patients. Accurate… (More)
BACKGROUND Since 2003, the Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee (JNC-7) has been the predominant guideline for blood pressure management. A 2014 expert panel recommended increasing the blood pressure targets for patients age 60 years and older, as well as those with diabetes or chronic kidney disease. OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to… (More)
BACKGROUND In a significant update, the 2013 American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association (ACC/AHA) cholesterol guidelines recommend fixed-dose statin therapy for those at risk and do not recommend nonstatin therapies or treatment to target low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, limiting the need for repeated LDL-C testing. … (More)
For avalanche educators, time is precious. When teaching avalanche rescue to recreationists, what takes priority? To determine what the crux issues are in companion rescues, the authors analyzed North American avalanche incidents from 1995-2008, using the American Avalanche Association (AAA) database. We then interviewed numerous individuals who took part… (More)
Instrumentation that prevents injury to the structures of the tonsillar fossa during styloidectomy was presented. We think that by using this instrumentation, in particular the antral curet, the potential hazards are greatly reduced, if not eliminated.