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CMS criteria for appropriate use of cardiac imaging create confusion around reimbursement

The appropriate use criteria for imaging for coronary artery disease are heterogeneous and sometimes discrepant, creating substantial potential for uncertainty about reimbursement among clinicians seeking to provide their patients with appropriate tests, an analysis found.
22 Aug 2023

MKSAP Quiz: 2-month history of worsening dry cough

A 59-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-month history of worsening dry cough. He has no other symptoms. Following a physical exam, CT scan of the chest, and other procedures, what is the most appropriate treatment?
19 Dec 2023

Tirzepatide for weight management, at-home STI tests

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

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?
5 Dec 2023

New COVID-19-related guidance on CPR, chest imaging, hydroxychloroquine

Medical societies addressed appropriate resuscitation and chest imaging practices for patients with COVID-19, issued guidelines on treatment and management, and warned about arrhythmia risks with hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin.
14 Apr 2020

MKSAP Quiz: Discussing results of imaging

A 42-year-old man comes to the office to discuss results of imaging studies, which were ordered because of a change in his pattern of chronic migraine. Headache episodes have now improved. Following a physical exam and noncontrast CT scan, what is the most appropriate next step in management?.
1 Feb 2016

New guideline on evaluating neck masses offers imaging, biopsy advice

Among other recommendations, clinicians should order neck CT or MRI with contrast in patients with a neck mass who are thought to be at increased risk for malignancy.
19 Sep 2017

MKSAP Quiz: 6-month history of fatigue, joint and chest pain, sun sensitivity

A 25-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-month history of fatigue, joint pain, sun sensitivity, and pleuritic chest pain. Medications are an oral contraceptive pill and as-needed naproxen. Following a physical exam and other lab results, what is the most appropriate test?
1 Jan 2024

Incidentaloma rates vary by imaging methods, malignancy

In a review of literature through August 2017, incidentalomas occurred in more than a third of cardiac MRIs and chest CTs, and CT colonoscopy revealed extracolonic incidentalomas 38% of the time.
26 Jun 2018

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation of an incidentally found aneurysm

A 31-year-old man is evaluated for a 5-mm saccular aneurysm in the anterior communicating artery found incidentally on a magnetic resonance angiogram of the head. Following a physical and neurological examination, what is the most appropriate management?
25 Jul 2023

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