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MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for recurrent diarrhea, abdominal pain

A 57-year-old man is evaluated for recurrent diarrhea and abdominal pain over the past 2 months. He was diagnosed with celiac disease 10 years ago when he presented with similar symptoms; at that time, symptoms resolved within 1 month of starting a gluten-free diet, which he has maintained since then. He has unintentionally lost 2 kg (5 lb) in the past 2 months. What condition should he be assessed for?
6 Sep 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Difficult and painful swallowing

A 43-year-old man is evaluated for difficulty with swallowing and painful swallowing. The pain began approximately 5 days ago and occurs with both solids and liquids. He has recently diagnosed HIV infection and is receiving antiretroviral therapy. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate treatment?
1 Sep 2022


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MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up after upper endoscopy, colonoscopy

A 21-year-old woman is evaluated at follow-up after upper endoscopy and colonoscopy, which were performed because of iron deficiency anemia unresponsive to oral iron therapy. Upper endoscopy revealed fundic gland polyps carpeting the stomach and multiple small adenomatous polyps in the duodenum. Following a colonoscopy, what is the most appropriate treatment?
14 Jun 2022

Watch out for NAFLD, treat ASAP

While nonalcoholic fatty liver disease and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis are dynamic processes that can progress and regress, lifestyle modification, including diet, is a must for all patients, wherever they are in their disease.
1 Apr 2021

MKSAP Quiz: 8-week history of postprandial abdominal pain

A 54-year-old man is evaluated for an 8-week history of postprandial, gnawing, epigastric abdominal pain after every meal. Pain begins 30 minutes after eating, persists for 1 hour, and gradually resolves. Following a physical exam and upper endoscopy, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
10 May 2022

How COVID-19 affects the liver

There is increasing evidence of direct, virally mediated liver injury caused by SARS-CoV-2, leading to enzyme elevations, lobular necroinflammation and/or portal interface hepatitis, and steatosis.
1 Mar 2021

MKSAP Quiz: Abdominal pain for several months

A 56-year-old man is evaluated for right-upper-quadrant abdominal pain of several months' duration. He otherwise has been well. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and other tests, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
1 Feb 2022

ACT-First: free online CME program helps identify and treat patients with liver disease

ACT-First is a free, online CME course to help physicians improve their knowledge and clinical skills in hepatology.
4 Aug 2015

Evaluating alcohol use in ‘Dry January’

With the pandemic's effects on drinking as a backdrop, public health initiatives like “Dry January” may be enticing to patients who want to pause their drinking and examine their habits.
1 Jan 2022

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