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Higher fecal hemoglobin concentration on FIT may support shorter screening interval

Patients with a hemoglobin concentration on fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) in the range directly below the positive result cutoff had significantly increased risk of adenoma on follow-up screening compared to those with lower results, a new analysis from Germany found.
7 Nov 2023

Bringing postpartum care to primary care

To improve maternal outcomes in the United States, increased collaboration and communication between obstetrics/gynecology and primary care are crucial, experts stress.
1 Jun 2024

MKSAP Quiz: Runner evaluation during a marathon

A 22-year-old woman participating in a marathon is evaluated in the medical tent for headache, confusion, and disorientation after she stopped running at mile 20. This is her first marathon. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management?
5 Mar 2024

Best career paths not always straight lines

Nontraditional backgrounds and varied job paths reflect how broad knowledge and experiences, like those acquired by many internal medicine physicians, can lead to career success.
1 Jun 2024

New UTI treatment, AI sepsis risk calculator approved

This column reviews recent recalls, alerts, and approvals.
1 Jun 2024

MKSAP Quiz: Epilepsy management

A 35-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-year history of epilepsy. Seizures typically occur twice monthly. Treatment with oxcarbazepine and lamotrigine, although initially reducing seizure frequency, has been largely ineffective. What is the most appropriate next step in management?
2 Mar 2021

Financial incentives associated with increased FIT uptake but not increased CRC screening overall

A three-arm trial of incentives for fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) and colorectal cancer screening (CRC) tested mail-only, mail and monetary, and mail and lottery interventions.
9 Jul 2019

Treat COPD symptoms, solve problems

Effectively managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease means staying up to date on medications, devices, and delivery techniques.
1 Apr 2024

Annual FIT has moderate to high sensitivity and specificity for screening asymptomatic adults

Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) are noninvasive, easy to prepare, and inexpensive and are as effective as colonoscopy when used in a consistent fashion to screen for colorectal cancer, an editorial stated.
26 Feb 2019

Learn how to 'Live Your Best Life'

The structured professional and leadership development program includes five online educational sessions followed by group coaching with ACP leaders.
1 Mar 2024

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