A 28-year-old previously healthy woman is evaluated in the hospital for a 3-week history of progressive fatigue, dyspnea with exertion, and easy bruisability. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and peripheral blood smear, what is the most appropriate treatment?.
1 Mar 2015
The October issue of ACP Internist is online and coming soon to your mailbox.
2 Oct 2012
A 35-year-old woman is evaluated for new-onset thrombocytopenia. She is gravida 1 at 36 weeks' gestation. Her pregnancy has been otherwise uncomplicated. She takes only a prenatal vitamin. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management?
3 Jun 2014
A case study shows how affective errors can lead to a missed diagnosis, by Jerome Groopman, FACP and Pamela Hartzband, FACP.
1 Sep 2008
A 22-year-old woman is seen for a routine prenatal evaluation; she is 10 weeks pregnant. This is her second pregnancy; the first pregnancy was uncomplicated. Medical history is notable for sickle cell disease requiring one to two hospitalizations per year for painful events. Following a physical exam, cardiac exam, and lab studies, what is the most appropriate treatment?
5 May 2020
The Governance Committee of the American College of Physicians places in nomination candidates for Officer and Regent positions.
1 Nov 2016
A 66-year-old man is evaluated for vague abdominal pain of several months' duration and a 10-kg (22-lb) weight loss. He drinks alcohol socially but does not smoke. The patient is otherwise well, has good performance status, and takes no medications. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and a CT scan, what is the most appropriate initial management of this patient?
16 Dec 2014
By making the most of team members and technology, internists can free up valuable physician-patient interaction time to most effectively apply cancer screening guidelines.
1 Oct 2019
A 57-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-week history of decreased exercise tolerance and substernal chest pain on exertion. She also has an 8-month history of macrocytic anemia. Following a physical exam, lab results, and electrocardiogram, what is the most likely diagnosis?
22 Jul 2014
A 69-year-old woman is evaluated for a lump under her arm found on self-examination. She is otherwise healthy and has no other symptoms. Medical and family histories are unremarkable, and she takes no medications. A needle aspirate of the right axillary mass reveals adenocarcinoma. Bilateral mammography and breast MRI are normal. CT scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis demonstrates the enlarged axillary lymph node and no other abnormalities. What is the most appropriate initial treatment?
16 Sep 2014