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Case Management: Low Back Pain and Sciatica in an Adult
Contributing Author: Nathan Prahlow, MD Oct 2015

Low back pain (LBP) is the most common musculoskeletal problem worldwide, experienced by more than eight in 10 adults at some point in their lives. In addition to its enormous impact on daily activities, quality of life, and work-related disability, the economic burden of LBP is staggering, exceeding $100 billion per year in direct and indirect costs in the United States alone. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.

Case Management: Treatment of Brain Metastases
Contributing Author: Kevin McMullen, MD Jul 2015

Brain metastases are the most common intracranial lesions in adults, accounting for more than half of all brain tumors and developing in 10 to 30 percent of adults with systemic malignancies. Moreover, the incidence of brain metastases may be increasing, owing to improved detection of small lesions by MRI and enhanced control of extracranial disease. Read the full story & the medicine behind it.

Case Management: Treatment of Achalasia
Contributing Author: John DeWitt, MD Apr 2015

Achalasia is a primary motility disorder characterized by the absence of esophageal body peristalsis, elevated lower esophageal sphincter (LES) pressure, and impaired LES relaxation during swallowing that collectively combine to prevent passage of bolus through the gastroesophageal junction (GEJ). Read the full story & the medicine behind it.