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MKSAP Quiz: Epilepsy management

A 35-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-year history of epilepsy. Seizures typically occur twice monthly. Treatment with oxcarbazepine and lamotrigine, although initially reducing seizure frequency, has been largely ineffective. What is the most appropriate next step in management?
2 Mar 2021

OTC birth control pill, naloxone gain approval

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Sep 2023

Financial incentives associated with increased FIT uptake but not increased CRC screening overall

A three-arm trial of incentives for fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) and colorectal cancer screening (CRC) tested mail-only, mail and monetary, and mail and lottery interventions.
9 Jul 2019

Tips for workplace wellness

With nearly 63% of physicians reporting one or more signs of burnout, two experts offered advice on making changes to help prevent it.
1 Jul 2023

Annual FIT has moderate to high sensitivity and specificity for screening asymptomatic adults

Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) are noninvasive, easy to prepare, and inexpensive and are as effective as colonoscopy when used in a consistent fashion to screen for colorectal cancer, an editorial stated.
26 Feb 2019

Weighing the risks of valproate for epilepsy in women

Valproate may sometimes be the only treatment option for epilepsy in women of childbearing age. An expert explains how to handle the issue.
1 Feb 2016

Call for spring 2024 Board of Governors resolutions

Initiating a resolution provides members an opportunity to focus attention at the national level on a particular issue or topic that concerns them. The deadline for submitting new resolutions to be heard at the spring 2024 Board of Governors meeting is Oct. 16.
1 Aug 2023

Internists likely to see unprovoked first seizure

It's common for internists to see and receive referrals back for unprovoked first seizures, leading to considerations of treatment versus waiting.
1 Sep 2015

FIT screening may not be the best method to find right-sided cancers, study indicates

An accompanying editorial noted that fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) may be less effective in the right colon in part because lesions grow more rapidly and bleed less.
2 Oct 2018

Tailored thresholds for FIT may increase colorectal cancer detection

Rates of cancer detection and the number of positive test results per cancer case detected varied significantly by age and sex, which suggests that modifying positivity thresholds by subgroups might optimize screening program performance.
18 Sep 2018

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