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Higher fecal hemoglobin concentration on FIT may support shorter screening interval

Patients with a hemoglobin concentration on fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) in the range directly below the positive result cutoff had significantly increased risk of adenoma on follow-up screening compared to those with lower results, a new analysis from Germany found.
7 Nov 2023

PrEPare for HIV care

Internal medicine physicians are already trained to care for complex medical conditions, and HIV is no different, especially as adults age and develop diabetes, heart disease, and other conditions.
1 Nov 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Epilepsy management

A 35-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-year history of epilepsy. Seizures typically occur twice monthly. Treatment with oxcarbazepine and lamotrigine, although initially reducing seizure frequency, has been largely ineffective. What is the most appropriate next step in management?
2 Mar 2021

Combating the crisis of loneliness

While the COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on loneliness, social engagement with friends and family has been falling for the past two decades as feelings of social isolation have increased.
1 Oct 2023

Financial incentives associated with increased FIT uptake but not increased CRC screening overall

A three-arm trial of incentives for fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) and colorectal cancer screening (CRC) tested mail-only, mail and monetary, and mail and lottery interventions.
9 Jul 2019

Weighing the risks of valproate for epilepsy in women

Valproate may sometimes be the only treatment option for epilepsy in women of childbearing age. An expert explains how to handle the issue.
1 Feb 2016

Annual FIT has moderate to high sensitivity and specificity for screening asymptomatic adults

Fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) are noninvasive, easy to prepare, and inexpensive and are as effective as colonoscopy when used in a consistent fashion to screen for colorectal cancer, an editorial stated.
26 Feb 2019

Internists likely to see unprovoked first seizure

It's common for internists to see and receive referrals back for unprovoked first seizures, leading to considerations of treatment versus waiting.
1 Sep 2015

FIT screening may not be the best method to find right-sided cancers, study indicates

An accompanying editorial noted that fecal immunochemical testing (FIT) may be less effective in the right colon in part because lesions grow more rapidly and bleed less.
2 Oct 2018

Tailored thresholds for FIT may increase colorectal cancer detection

Rates of cancer detection and the number of positive test results per cancer case detected varied significantly by age and sex, which suggests that modifying positivity thresholds by subgroups might optimize screening program performance.
18 Sep 2018

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