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MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for positive HIV test
A 35-year-old man undergoes follow-up evaluation for a positive HIV screening test obtained 3 days ago. He is ready to start treatment. HIV testing 1 year ago was negative. He takes no medications. The physical examination is normal. Following immunoassays, what is the most appropriate treatment?
12 Jul 2022
Guidelines issued on preventing stroke in patients with previous stroke and transient ischemic attack
The American Heart Association (AHA) and the American Stroke Association have released new guidelines on preventing stroke in patients who have survived an ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA).
13 May 2014
Updated guidelines released for management of HIV in primary care
The HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) released updated guidelines last week on management of HIV in primary care.
19 Nov 2013
Hospitals vary widely in adhering to aspirin guidelines
There was a 25-fold variation in the proportion of U.S. hospitals that adhered to guidelines about prescribing high-dose aspirin at discharge, with some hospitals discharging fewer than 10% of patients on high-dose aspirin and other hospitals discharging 100% of patients on the regimen, a study found.
19 Aug 2014
ASCO guideline update changes tamoxifen recommendations
The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recently released an updated guideline that increased the recommended length of tamoxifen therapy in women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer.
3 Jun 2014
New afib guideline covers novel anticoagulants, ablation
A new guideline for managing nonvalvular atrial fibrillation recommends using a more comprehensive risk calculator, diminishing aspirin's role, adding 3 new anticoagulants to treatment options, and increasing use of radiofrequency ablation.
1 Apr 2014
Evidence doesn't support current guidelines on fat consumption
Dietary guidelines favoring high consumption of polyunsaturated fats and low consumption of saturated fats to reduce coronary risk are not supported by the available evidence, a recent meta-analysis found.
18 Mar 2014
Catch up on new COPD guidelines
Updated guidelines for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease revised the definition and staging of the condition, and an expert offers tips for optimal care.
1 Jun 2018
Thoracic society releases guidelines on pulmonary hypertension in sickle cell patients
The American Thoracic Society recently released clinical practice guidelines to help clinicians identify and manage patients with sickle cell disease who are at increased risk for death from pulmonary hypertension.
18 Mar 2014
ACP issues new osteoporosis guidance
The new clinical guideline from the College updates its 2017 recommendations on pharmacologic treatment of primary osteoporosis or low bone mass to prevent fractures in adults.
3 Jan 2023