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MKSAP quiz: Evaluation for recurrent nephrolithiasis

This week's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate additional treatment for a 28-year-old man with recurrent nephrolithiasis.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2017/04/18/3.htm
18 Apr 2017

MKSAP Quiz: New-onset dependent edema

A 69-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department for new-onset dependent edema that began 3 weeks ago. She says it is difficult to walk, and she has gained 4.5 kg (10 lb) of fluid weight. Following a physical exam, lab studies, and kidney biopsy, what is the most appropriate treatment?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2019/02/12/3.htm
12 Feb 2019

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up examination for diabetes

A 54-year-old woman is evaluated during a follow-up examination. She has a 22-year history of type 2 diabetes mellitus complicated by sensory neuropathy and proliferative retinopathy, for which she has received laser photocoagulation. She also has hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Medications are metformin, glipizide, atorvastatin, and lisinopril, 20 mg/d. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management of this patient's hypertension?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2016/12/20/3.htm
20 Dec 2016

Percutaneous ablation may be preferred to nephrectomy for selected patients with early-stage renal cancer

Renal cancer-specific and overall survival and complications at 30 and 365 days postintervention were compared in patients with stage T1a disease treated with percutaneous ablation, partial nephrectomy, or radical nephrectomy.
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/06/26/2.htm
26 Jun 2018

Getting dialysis for undocumented patients

Undocumented immigrants in the U.S. with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) number in the thousands, and new programs and policies are allowing them to tap into dialysis before their condition warrants emergency treatment.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/02/getting-dialysis-for-undocumented-patients.htm
1 Feb 2021

Keep a close eye on the kidneys in diabetes

Screening and adherence to best prescribing practices offer two key ways to prevent or slow the progression of chronic kidney disease in patients with diabetes.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2020/09/keep-a-close-eye-on-the-kidneys-in-diabetes.htm
1 Sep 2020

MKSAP Quiz: Dark-colored urine for 2 days

A 25-year-old man is evaluated for dark-colored urine for 2 days, swelling of the face and hands for 1 day, and severe headaches this morning. He reports having an upper respiratory tract infection 1 week ago with fever, sore throat, and swollen glands, but had otherwise felt well. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most likely diagnosis?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2018/05/15/3.htm
15 May 2018

MKSAP Quiz: Lower extremity edema and fatigue

A 29-year-old man is hospitalized for lower extremity edema and fatigue that has progressed over the past 6 months. Laboratory studies document kidney failure. Following a physical exam, additional lab studies, and kidney biopsy, results of which tests will most likely explain this patient's findings?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2021/05/25/3.htm
25 May 2021

Residents reimagine antiracism curriculum

Residents interested in diversity, equity, and inclusion are taking matters into their own hands, creating new training initiatives about the subject as a formal part of their medical school curriculum.
https://acpinternist.org/archives/2021/07/residents-reimagine-antiracism-curriculum.htm
1 Jul 2021

MKSAP Quiz: evaluation for elevated blood pressure

A 54-year-old man is evaluated for elevated blood pressure noted recently at a local health fair. On this visit and on two subsequent nurse visits, the patient's blood pressure measurements are less than 140/90 mm Hg. Following lab studies and an electrocardiogram, what is the next most appropriate step in management?
https://acpinternist.org/weekly/archives/2017/07/25/3.htm
25 Jul 2017

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