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MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for multiple myeloma

A 64-year-old man is evaluated following a recent diagnosis of multiple myeloma. Chemotherapy is planned to begin in 14 days. Which prophylactic therapy is indicated today?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2023/12/05/3.htm
5 Dec 2023

The human right to health

The intrinsic connection between health and life's quintessential pursuits is undeniable.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/11/the-human-right-to-health.htm
1 Nov 2023

Guidelines offer 28 recommendations for initial management, secondary prevention of DVT and PE

Among other recommendations, the new guidelines from the American Society of Hematology suggest offering home treatment to low-risk patients with deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE).
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2020/10/20/5.htm
20 Oct 2020

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for β-thalassemia intermedia

A 35-year-old man is evaluated during a routine visit for β-thalassemia intermedia. One year ago, he began requiring erythrocyte transfusions every 4 to 6 months for symptomatic anemia. He has no other symptoms or medical problems, and his only medication is folic acid. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate additional management?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/09/12/3.htm
12 Sep 2023

Universal health care: Why not?

The College recommends universal coverage, independent of a person's health status, income, employment, or place of residence, with essential benefits, adequate access, and lower administrative costs.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/06/universal-health-care-why-not.htm
1 Jun 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Multiple segmental pulmonary emboli

A 65-year-old man is diagnosed with multiple segmental pulmonary emboli in the right lung. He has no other medical problems, and he takes no medications. He is alert and engaged in shared decision making. After a physical exam and discussion with the patient, what is the appropriate treatment recommendation?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2022/05/31/3.htm
31 May 2022

Transforming health care to improve U.S. life expectancy

The sobering decline in U.S. life expectancy reaffirms the exigency of health care reform anchored in a proactive and comprehensive approach.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/10/transforming-health-care-to-improve-us-life-expectancy.htm
1 Oct 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for right calf pain

A 24-year-old woman is evaluated for pain in the right calf since yesterday. She reports no shortness of breath, cough, or chest pain. Her medical history is unremarkable. Following a physical exam and ultrasound, what is the most appropriate management?
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2023/07/04/3.htm
4 Jul 2023

Silent epidemic: Alcohol and preventable death, despair

Alcohol use disorder is often linked to poverty, unemployment, social isolation, and other social determinants of health, and medicine must address these underlying factors to genuinely reduce the risks associated with alcohol.
https://immattersacp.org/archives/2023/07/silent-epidemic-alcohol-and-preventable-death-despair.htm
1 Jul 2023

Most specialty e-consults appropriate, reduced in-person visits in one health system

A study found that about 70% of electronic consultations to five high-volume specialties were appropriate, ranging from 61% for rheumatology to 78% for psychiatry.
https://immattersacp.org/weekly/archives/2020/04/14/5.htm
14 Apr 2020

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