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MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for Recurrent Diarrhea, Abdominal Pain
57-year-old man, otherwise healthy 2 month history of recurrent abdominal pain with diarrhea A history of celiac disease that had been well controlled with a gluten-free diet 5-pound unintentional weight loss since the onset of symptoms Tissue IgA > 30x over nl What conditions would you consider in your evaluation?
Family Medicine/General Practice September 13th 2022
Supreme Court Raises Bar for Convicting Doctors of Controlled Substances Act Violations
The recent United States Supreme Court ruling raises the bar for evidence that must be shown by the government in order to successfully prosecute doctors who prescribe excessive dosages of painkillers — a huge win for prescribers.
Anesthesiology September 12th 2022
New Opioid 10 Times Stronger Than Fentanyl Approved Despite Abuse Concerns
Sufentanil sublingual tablet 30 mcg (Dsuvia, AcelRx), an effective novel tablet formulation of the synthetic opioid sufentanil, has been given FDA approval for the management of severe acute pain in adult patients in licensed medically supervised healthcare settings. The medication is administered sublingually in a single-dose, prefilled applicator.
Clinical Pharmacology September 8th 2022
Hyaluronic Acid Injections for Knee Arthritis Ineffective, Surgery for Meniscal Tears Noninferior to PT, Studies Find
The knee arthritis meta-analysis reviewed 169 trials involving 21,163 patients, with the evidence demonstrating viscosupplementation is associated with a clinically irrelevant reduction in pain intensity and with an increased risk of serious adverse events compared with placebo. For the meniscus study, the commentary may sum it up best: “Multiple studies, including several with sham surgeries as a control have shown repeatedly over the previous 2 decades that surgery is not superior to physical therapy, yet the issue and use of surgery persist.”
Family Medicine/General Practice July 19th 2022
Calcitonin Gene-Related Peptide in Migraine: Current Therapeutics, Future Implications, and Potential Off-Target Effects
Few classes of therapeutics have been specifically developed to combat migraine, despite its global impact on disability. However, after 30 years of translational research, calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) inhibitors have emerged as a promising new tool in the prevention of migraine.
Neurology July 5th 2022
These Four Conditions are Tied to Mental Health Issues, According to Research
The research shows that chronic pain, inflammatory bowel disease, cancer, and migraines all play a role in the development of mental diseases. Healthcare practitioners should take a careful history and keep in mind comorbidities when treating patients for any of these conditions.
Gastroenterology July 5th 2022