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New warning for testosterone, approval for inhaled insulin

This update covers a revised warning on testosterone products about the risk of venous thromboembolism, and approval of a fast-acting inhaled insulin to treat diabetes in adults.
1 Sep 2014

First COVID-19 vaccine receives interim recommendation, hydroxychloroquine ineffective for prophylaxis, and more

The FDA issued an emergency use authorization for the first mRNA vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, and the CDC's Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices made an interim recommendation for its use in those ages 16 years and older. Other research looked at postexposure prophylaxis, household SARS-CoV-2 transmission, and persistent COVID-19 symptoms.
15 Dec 2020

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation for a new-patient visit

A 55-year-old woman is evaluated for a new-patient visit. Medical history is significant for an eating disorder. Although she has maintained a normal weight for the past 20 years, she notes that prior to that time her weight would fluctuate in a range correlating with BMIs of 17 to 19. Family history is significant for postmenopausal osteoporosis in her mother. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate management of this patient?
27 Mar 2018

Gathering of medical women focuses on female health needs

Women's health differs from men's, both generally and in a number of specific conditions, including liver disease, kidney disease, and digestive and eating disorders, and physicians should take these differences into account in their daily practice.
1 May 2018

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: Follow-up treatment of psoriasis

A 60-year-old woman is evaluated for follow-up treatment of long-standing psoriasis. Medical history is significant for hypertension and hypercholesterolemia. Family history includes multiple family members with psoriasis. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment?
25 Jun 2019

New research creates debates on calcium's benefits vs. risks

It has been a longstanding assumption in medicine that calcium, to paraphrase the milk commercial, does a body good.
1 Jan 2011

MKSAP Quiz: Follow-up for deep venous thrombosis

A 42-year-old man arrives for three-month follow-up of a proximal right leg DVT after right tibia fracture. Thrombophilia evaluation was done, although not recommended by guidelines, and found an elevated plasma homocysteine level; genetic testing then found homozygosity for the C677T methylene tetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) polymorphism. His only medication is warfarin. What is the most appropriate next step in management?
17 Jul 2018

Tailoring anticoagulation more of a reality with DOACs

Direct oral anticoagulants have the potential to replace warfarin for the treatment of many patients with venous thromboembolism, but without a need for routine monitoring, good patient selection is key to their use.
1 Mar 2018

MKSAP Quiz: Multiple sclerosis in the setting of pregnancy

A 29-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine follow-up examination of multiple sclerosis, which was diagnosed 3 years ago. The patient says she wishes to discontinue her oral contraceptive and attempt to become pregnant. She has no other personal or family medical history of note. Medications are fingolimod, vitamin D, and an oral contraceptive. Besides discontinuing the oral contraceptive, what is the most appropriate next step in management?
13 Feb 2018

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