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MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for fatigue

A 42-year-old woman is evaluated for several months of fatigue. She reports a normal diet and no gastrointestinal symptoms. Medical history is notable for hypothyroidism and vitiligo. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate initial diagnostic test?
1 Nov 2022

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation of a pregnant patient after a motor vehicle accident

A 25-year-old pregnant woman is evaluated in the emergency department for chest pain after a belted motor vehicle accident. Laboratory studies are significant for a low serum sodium level. What is the most likely cause?
6 Aug 2019

Unmask malnutrition with careful questions

Increasing awareness of the harmful effects of under- and overnutrition can in turn increase nutritional assessments in primary care.
1 Apr 2015

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation 4 months after a stroke

A 77-year-old woman is evaluated 4 months following a left middle cerebral artery ischemic stroke. The severity of her stroke required prolonged initial hospitalization and a 3-month stay in a rehabilitation center before returning home. Residual deficits include dense right-sided hemiparesis and dysphagia requiring oral feeding with thickened liquids. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely cause of this patient's decreased serum creatinine level?
8 Mar 2016

More research needed on long-term opioids

This issue covers topics including opioid pain management, malnutrition, and ‘incidentalomas' during imaging.
1 Apr 2015

Diagnosis at 10 paces for bitemporal wasting

In a new series, Pearls from I.M. Peers, Paul Dallas, MD, MACP, explains how making a simple observation in a patient could indicate a serious diagnosis.
1 Jan 2022

ACP calls for urgent action on climate change

Among 5 recommendations is encouragement for physicians to become educated about climate change, its effect on human health, and how to respond to future challenges.
19 Apr 2016

Detecting eating disorders in midlife

Internists are well positioned to spot eating disorder symptoms in older adults, who can suffer more serious consequences of the condition.
1 Feb 2021

Frailty score may help predict postop mortality risk in the elderly

A multidimensional frailty score helped predict postoperative mortality risk in elderly patients, according to a new study.
13 May 2014

Weighing the options for bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery may be an option for severely obese patients for whom lifestyle changes are not enough. Internists can set up expectations that may improve postsurgical outcomes.
1 Jan 2016

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