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MKSAP Quiz: low back pain of 3 months' duration

A 52-year-old man is evaluated for low back pain of 3 months' duration that is nonradiating, progressive, and worse with ambulation. He reports no preceding injury. Medical history is notable for smoldering multiple myeloma diagnosed 1 year ago; he has been stable since that time. His only medication is as-needed acetaminophen. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most appropriate management?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2016/05/24/3.htm
24 May 2016

A pre-flight check for patients

People with cardiopulmonary or hematologic disorders can be affected by the hypobaric environment aboard an aircraft, so they should undergo preflight evaluation before lift-off.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/05/a-pre-flight-check-for-patients.htm
1 May 2019

ACP to host its first national conference in India in September 2014

The College will host its first national conference in New Delhi, India, Sept. 5-6, 2014, at the Le Meridien hotel. The conference focus is “The Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases,” and it will feature both U.S.-based and India-based physicians as faculty speakers.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2014/05/06/8.htm
6 May 2014

ACP recommends conservative use of transfusions and erythropoiesis-stimulating agents in patients with heart disease

Red blood cell transfusions should be restricted to cases of severe anemia in patients with heart disease, the American College of Physicians recommended in a clinical practice guideline published in Annals of Internal Medicine.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2013/12/10/4.htm
10 Dec 2013

Be on alert for CRC in younger patients

Medical groups are coming to consensus about expanded screening guidelines for colorectal cancer that lower the age to begin screening.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/09/be-on-alert-for-crc-in-younger-patients.htm
1 Sep 2021

MKSAP Quiz: 1-week history of progressive dyspnea and fatigue

A 28-year-old woman is evaluated for a 1-week history of progressive dyspnea and fatigue. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma 2 months ago and is receiving chemotherapy with doxorubicin, bleomycin, vinblastine, and dacarbazine (ABVD). She takes no other medications. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate erythrocyte transfusion product for this patient?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2015/10/20/3.htm
20 Oct 2015

MKSAP Quiz: shortness of breath of 3 months' duration

A 54-year-old woman is evaluated for shortness of breath of 3 months' duration and a 4.5-kg (10-lb) weight loss over the preceding 2 months. She has a 35-pack-year smoking history. Following a physical exam and further testing, what is the most appropriate treatment?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2015/03/31/3.htm
31 Mar 2015

MKSAP Quiz: Painful rash occurring bilaterally

A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a painful rash occurring bilaterally on her lower extremities, which began 2 days ago. She was admitted to the hospital 5 days ago for diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism with heparin and warfarin. Her father had a pulmonary embolism after a long airplane ride. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/02/mksap-quiz-painful-rash-occurring-bilaterally.htm
1 Feb 2019

New CBC test, implant for apnea approved

This column reviews details on recent recalls, warnings, and approvals.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2018/01/new-cbc-test-implant-for-apnea-approved.htm
1 Jan 2018

To test or not to test for inherited thrombophilias

First consider whether a deep venous thrombosis was provoked or unprovoked, as well as at the type of provoking factors.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2019/06/to-test-or-not-to-test-for-inherited-thrombophilias.htm
1 Jun 2019

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