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MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up on blood tests

A 45-year-old woman is evaluated at follow-up for abnormal alkaline phosphatase levels on three previous blood tests. She has mild pruritus. She has no family history of liver disease. Following a physical exam and other tests, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
7 May 2024

Making strides to stamp out HCV

While there's a goal of eliminating viral hepatitis globally by 2030, reports indicate a disproportionately high rate of infection and death in the United States among medically underserved populations.
1 May 2024

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for intestinal metaplasia

A 40-year-old woman is evaluated for intestinal metaplasia found on recent upper endoscopy to assess postprandial pain. No ulcers were visualized but generalized erythema and irregular mucosal pattern was noted. Following biopsy specimens, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
30 Jan 2024

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: 4-week history of blood per rectum

A 26-year-old woman is evaluated for a 4-week history of intermittent bright red blood per rectum and the feeling of incomplete evacuation. She has loose and blood-streaked bowel movements four or five times daily. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and colonoscopy, what is the most appropriate treatment?
14 Nov 2023

Test yourself case study: hepatic mass

ACP Internist has brought back its MKSAP quiz. This popular feature was so heavily requested by our readers that we're restoring it in our print edition and ACP Internist Weekly e-mail updates.
1 Oct 2008

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

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: 5-month history of bloating, diarrhea

A 70-year-old man is evaluated for a 5-month history of bloating and nonbloody diarrhea. Diarrhea occurs three times daily. Following a physical exam, lab tests, colonoscopy, and abdominal CT, what is the most appropriate management?
13 Jun 2023

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