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Presurgery planning may boost postop outcomes

Deconditioning after surgery can happen very quickly, within 24 to 48 hours, but prehabilitation can target modifiable factors to help patients optimize fitness and improve recovery.
1 Jul 2024

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation of gynecomastia

A 29-year-old man is evaluated for gynecomastia present for the past 2 years. He also has fatigue, low libido, weight gain, and erectile dysfunction. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test?
28 Feb 2023

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 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

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 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

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

IM physicians join health inspections at the border

Two ACP members toured Customs and Border Protection (CBP) facilities near the Texas/Mexico border to evaluate the processes and environmental conditions affecting human health at the facilities.
1 Jan 2023

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