A randomized controlled trial assigned physicians to a closed-book exam using typical time, a closed-book exam using 15 minutes of additional time, an open-book exam using typical time, or an open-book exam using 15 minutes of additional time. The open-book format allowed use of one electronic resource.
As of Aug. 2, 206 cases of Cyclospora infections from 27 states had been reported to the CDC in patients who became infected in the United States and became ill on or after May 1.
A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-month history of weight loss, abdominal cramping, and loose stools. Her stools are malodorous, but she has not noted any blood associated with her bowel movements. Although her appetite is good, she has lost 3.2 kg (7.0 lb). She has an 8-year history of diffuse cutaneous systemic sclerosis. Following a physical exam and lab results, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
Because even small payments such as meals are associated with increased prescribing of marketed products, an examination of industry influences on prescribing amid an ongoing opioid crisis is warranted, the authors wrote.
The association between high serum uric acid levels and vascular or mixed dementia might be affected by interim strokes, the authors said.
The case study offers a hypothetical example of dealing with a colleague who openly exhibits unprofessional behavior and makes derogatory comments about a patient.