Heatstroke

Heatstroke is the most hazardous condition in a spectrum of illnesses progressing from heat exhaustion to heatstroke, in which a shared finding is hyperthermia (i.e. the rise in core body temperature when heat accumulation overrides heat dissipation during exercise or

The Devil Is in the Details

Foreword. In this Journal feature, information about a real patient is presented in stages (boldface type) to an expert clinician, who responds to the information by sharing relevant background and reasoning with the reader (regular type). The authors’ commentary follows.

Rehabbed to Death

Ms. P. was an 87-year-old woman with moderate dementia who lived alone in an apartment before being admitted to the hospital with pneumonia. During her hospitalization, she became deconditioned and could no longer walk without assistance. Friends and family were

Cancer Survivorship

Advances in cancer screening and early detection, improvements in therapeutics, and supportive care all contribute to decreasing cancer mortality. Figure 1 shows the changing demographic characteristics of the cancer population from 1975 through 2040. There will be an estimated 26

A Seat at the Table

The sheer speed with which end-stage liver failure can consume a patient is what makes the disease so devastating. Unfortunately, Ms. S.’s family had never been informed about that reality. When they brought her in for a mere urinary tract

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