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Why ask patients to “spit in a cup”? Statistically significant protein differences have been found in Alzheimer disease saliva, and trends have been observed for Parkinson disease.

A 50-year-old man comes to the ED after 2 episodes of loss of consciousness and vomiting. Jaw clenching with a short period of unresponsiveness is observed in the ED. ECG is significant for bradycardia and sinus bradycardia. He had sprayed his home for termites 10 hours earlier. What is the problem here?

Five recent studies on multiple sclerosis offer new insights: the take-home points are featured in this slide show.

Chronic pain and psychological interventions, complex regional pain syndrome, spinal fractures and low back pain, acute gouty arthritis, Chiari I malformation, Dengue fever, erythema nodosum—a look at pain in its many shapes, sizes, and locations.

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Discoid lupus erythematosus; pharmacologic options for “statin-intolerant” patients; treatment of diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain . . . questions on these and other topics in this quiz.

Ecstasy ingestion should be high on the list of differential diagnoses for young patients who present with acute, unexplained encephalopathy.

Test yourself on symptoms of Löfgren syndrome, comorbdities of Down syndrome; complications of diabetes, and more in this week’s quiz.

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