9. /L), reticulocyte count 12% of erythrocytes, total bilirubin 2.8 mg/dL (47.9 µmol/L), direct bilirubin 0.6 mg/dL (10.26 µmol/L), direct antiglobulin (Coombs test) ... The relationship between an abnormal screening coagulation test and the risk of
The following cases and commentary, which address sepsis, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program ( MKSAP14). A 67-year-old man is receiving mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory distress syndrome. He underwent
The following cases and commentary, which address infectious diseases, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is the most sensitive imaging test for chronic pancreatitis. ... CT scan of the abdomen with intravenous contrast is the most sensitive test to diagnose pancreatic necrosis.
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends a water swallow test performed at the bedside by a trained observer as the best bedside predictor of aspiration. ... A prospective study of the water swallow test demonstrated a
A vesicular rash is shown. Which of the following is the most appropriate test to perform next? ... This test combines an immunoassay for HIV antibody with a test for HIV p24 antigen.
The patient is administered empiric therapy with dexamethasone, vancomycin, ceftriaxone, ampicillin, and acyclovir pending additional test results. ... Results of standard laboratory studies are normal. Which of the following is the most appropriate next
A. aPTT mixing study. B. Direct antiglobulin (Coombs) test. C. Intravenous immune globulin. ... A positive test result would not explain the presence of schistocytes on the peripheral blood smear.
The following cases and commentary, which address pneumonia, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
These cases and commentary, which address insulin management, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).