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MKSAP Quiz: Frequently fluctuating INRs

A 77-year-old woman is evaluated for frequently fluctuating INRs (<1.8 to >3.5) while taking warfarin therapy. She has undergone INR testing every 1 to 2 weeks and frequent warfarin dose adjustments. She reports a consistent dietary intake. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/05/01/3.htm
1 May 2018

Address Maintenance of Certification at Internal Medicine 2012

Three new online Maintenance of Certification modules associated with this year's annual meeting will allow attendees to focus their learning on the most needed areas, with immediate feedback available.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2012/03/internal-medicine.htm
1 Mar 2012

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for deep venous thrombosis

A 42-year-old man arrives for three-month follow-up of a proximal right leg DVT after right tibia fracture. Thrombophilia evaluation was done, although not recommended by guidelines, and found an elevated plasma homocysteine level; genetic testing then found homozygosity for the C677T methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphism. His only medication is warfarin. What is the most appropriate next step in management?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/07/17/3.htm
17 Jul 2018

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up visit for ovarian cancer

A 62-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up visit for recently diagnosed stage IIIA high-grade serous ovarian cancer. She underwent total abdominal hysterectomy and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy and completed six cycles of chemotherapy with cisplatin and paclitaxel. The patient's paternal aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 52 years. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate test to perform next?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2019/01/29/3.htm
29 Jan 2019

New guidelines cover preventive, chronic, acute care for sickle cell disease

New evidence-based guidelines on the management of sickle cell disease were released last week by a group of experts convened by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2014/09/16/5.htm
16 Sep 2014

‘Sic’ing primary care physicians on sickle cell disease

Sickle cell patients who survive into adulthood are falling into a gap in care as they leave a pediatric practice and don't enter an adult one. A pilot program is offering medical education to patients and to clinicians.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2013/04/sickle-cell.htm
1 Apr 2013

Every-other-day iron supplementation may offer better absorption

Two open-label randomized controlled trials assessed iron absorption in iron-depleted women.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2017/10/17/2.htm
17 Oct 2017

Selecting a sickle cell therapy

An expert reviewed the available drugs for patients with sickle cell disease and offered advice on how to use them.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/06/selecting-a-sickle-cell-therapy.htm
1 Jun 2021

Nominees named for College Officer and Regent positions

The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination candidates for College governance.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/11/nominees-named-for-college-officer-and-regent-positions.htm
1 Nov 2021

MKSAP Quiz: Counseling regarding contraceptives

A 19-year-old woman is seen for counseling regarding contraceptives. Medical history is unremarkable; she is nulliparous and has never taken prescription contraceptives. Her father had a pulmonary embolism at age 47 years, which was associated with arthroscopic knee surgery, and her 23-year-old sister experienced a deep venous thrombosis 3 weeks after delivering her first child. The patient does not smoke and takes no medications. Which contraceptive method would be most appropriate for this patient?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/01/23/3.htm
23 Jan 2018

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