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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
Young Women and Anal Sex
Anal intercourse is becoming more common among heterosexual couples. In the US, 30-44% of men and women report experience of anal sex. There are a host ofnegative health implications, especially for women, that should be communicatedespecially so patients can make truly informed decisions.
Family Medicine/General Practice August 17th 2022
Screening Colonoscopy with Add-On AI Could Save $290 Million a Year
Technology to the rescue. Employing artificial intelligence (AI) during a colonoscopy could save money and lead to earlier detection of cancer and better health outcomes for patients. AI detection tools also were associated with a cost savings of $57 per patient after lowering discounted costs from $3,400 to $3,343, which persisted in secondary colonoscopy modeling analysis.
Family Medicine/General Practice June 7th 2022
Assessment of Capecitabine and Bevacizumab with or Without Atezolizumab for the Treatment of Refractory Metastatic Colorectal Cancer: A Randomized Clinical Trial
In a randomized clinical trial of 128 patients with refractory mCRC, the addition of the PD-L1 inhibitor atezolizumab to capecitabine and bevacizumab therapy resulted in marginally longer PFS vs the placebo comparator arm. However, the median improvement — 4.4 vs 3.6 months – was deemed not clinically relevant.
Oncology, Medical February 23rd 2022
CDC Proposes to Roll Back Restrictions Previously Recommended for Prescribing Opioids
The CDC has released updated guidelines for prescribing opioids. The newest guidelines focus on patient-centered decisions and reduce some limitations on prescribing that were put in place back in 2016. The updated guidance recognizes the ongoing increase in opioid-related deaths, but seeks to give physicians and patients more direction in managing individual therapy.
Anesthesiology February 15th 2022