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Emergency contraception is used after unprotected intercourse or a contraceptive accident to prevent unwanted pregnancy. It is thought to work by stopping or delaying ovulation or preventing implantation if fertilization has already taken place. Hormonal methods, mifepristone, and intrauterine...
Amylophagia, or the practice of consuming purified starch, is a particular expression of the more general phenomenon of pica. This compulsive dietary aberration, observed in many pregnant patients worldwide, is common among rural African American women in the southern United States. The effect...
We present a case of pyomyositis in an otherwise healthy 5-year-old child that underscores the potential for serious, life-threatening complications. Pyomyositis of the gluteal, psoas, and iliacus muscles was associated with osteomyelitis, septic arthritis, a large inferior vena cava thrombus,...
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