The following cases and commentary, which address nutrition, are excerpted from ACPâ€™s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
Results of colonoscopy are also normal. Which of the following is the most appropriate next radiological imaging test in this patient? ... In patients at risk for radiocontrast nephropathy, transesophageal echocardiography is the test of choice for
Liver chemistry tests are normal, antinuclear antibody test is negative and thyroid-stimulating hormone is 3 µU/mL (3 mU/L).
Health care-associated infections.
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
The following cases and commentary, which address seizures, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).. An 18-year-old female college student is evaluated in the emergency department because of a seizure that
The following cases and commentary, which address acute kidney injury, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
A direct antiglobulin test (Coombs test) is negative. Peripheral blood smear reveals rare schistocytes.
Transcranial Doppler ultrasonography can detect whether there are elevated velocities of the intracranial arteries, which would suggest vasospasm, but it is not a specific test and would not identify the underlying