Overnight polysomnography is the appropriate test for this patient, because obstructive sleep apnea almost always accompanies this disorder.
The following cases and commentary, which address opioid therapy, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
On a six-minute walk test, oxygen saturation at rest and after exercise is 98% and 93%, respectively. ... Which diagnostic test would be most useful in diagnosing the cause of the patient's volume status?
A 40-year-old male prisoner is hospitalized because of a three-day history of fever, hypotension and a swollen right arm... and other cases.
antinuclear antibody test negative and thyroid-stimulating hormone 3 µU/mL (3 mU/L). ... Contrast-enhanced chest CT would normally be an acceptable test for further investigation of a suspected acute aortic syndrome.
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.
These cases and commentary, which address hematology, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
A. Advise against the flight. B. Schedule a hypoxic inhalation test to simulate an altitude of 8,000 ft. ... O. 2. at 8,000 feet will fall below 50 mm Hg and therefore whether additional evaluation with the hypoxic inhalation test is needed.