Explore this JAMA Internal Medicine series intended to educate medical trainees about the harms that result from overuse of health services.
This Teachable Moment describes a previously healthy woman with persistent Trichomonas vaginalis infection that was resistant to drug treatment.
This Teachable Moment emphasizes the importance of contraception counseling in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and other chronic medical conditions requiring potentially teratogenic medications and outlines the means to overcome the present barriers to such counseling.
This Teachable Moment describes the case of an elderly man who chose to undergo elective colonoscopy and polypectomy, possibly without a clear understanding of the risk-benefit imbalance of such a procedure.
This Teachable Moment describes an approach for initiating opioid agonist treatment in the inpatient setting that obviates the need for opioid withdrawal.
This Teachable Moment describes an approach that can be used to avoid hospital discharges against medical advice and help to reduce the stigma associated with them.
This teachable moment assesses the effectiveness of magic mouthwash for oral mucositis.
This Teachable Moment describes the case of a 58-year-old man with bilateral knee osteoarthritis who presented to the emergency department with 1 week of dizziness and intermittent dark stools.
This case report describes a man in his 50s with no medical history of heart or lung disease who presented with progressive dyspnea on exertion due to chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension and was misdiagnosed with WHO group 1 idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension.
This Teachable Moment describes the case of a 77-year-old man with gout and hypertension who presented with allopurinol-associated adverse effects and who tested positive for the HLA-B*5801 allele.
This Teachable Moment describes the case of a marginally housed man with a history of alcohol use disorder and essential hypertension who was seen for abdominal pain and was diagnosed with uncomplicated diverticulitis, prescribed antibiotics, and subsequently was diagnosed with Clostridium difficile.
This Teachable Moment uses the details of a case report to illustrate the need for Pneumocystis pneumonia prophylaxis in certain immunocompromised but HIV-negative patients.
This Teachable Moment describes novel strategies for notification and treatment of patients’ partners with gonorrhea infection to help reverse the trend of rising gonococcal infection and resistance.
This Teachable Moment examines the case of a man who experienced a misdiagnosis due to translation difficulties and argues for more professional medical interpretation services in clinical settings.
This Teachable Moment reports the case of a woman with jaw pain, bitemporal headaches, and scalp tenderness who developed acute right eye partial vision loss, an inferior visual field defect, and a hyperemic optic disc, consistent with ischemic optic neuropathy.
This Teachable Moment examines the case of an 81-year-old man with heart failure (HF) who had been prescribed a regimen of therapies for comorbities but did not understand medication instructions owing to sensory impairments and subsequently experienced HF exacerbations due to noncompliance.
This Teachable Moment differentiates between hypertensive emergency and hypertensive urgency and examines the case of a woman who was incorrectly treated for hypertensive emergency when treatment for hypertensive urgency would have been more appropriate.
This Teachable Moment questions the value of repeat lipase level assay as a follow-up measure for patients with a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis and proposes a more effective alternative.
This Teachable Moment uses the case of a woman in her 30s undergoing chemotherapy for stage 2A breast cancer who was hospitalized for febrile neutropenia to illustrate the need to avoid overtreatment for low-risk patients with this common oncological complication.
This Teachable Moment describes the case of a 56-year-old man who presented to his primary care physician with bleeding gums and was subsequently diagnosed with primary immune thrombocytopenia.
This Teachable Moment examines the danger in overvaluing laboratory test results that contradict clinical findings.
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