The following cases and commentary, which address infectious diseases, are excerpted from ACPâ€™s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
Magnetic resonance angiography is the most sensitive diagnostic test for vertebral artery dissection as a cause of stroke.
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 52-year-old man is brought to the emergency department after vomiting several cups of maroon-colored blood... and other cases.
Which of the following is the best test to assess the patient's mental status? ... to do the random letter A test, and cannot correctly answer simple questions that require organization of her thinking.
Guidelines recommend CT or MRI as the preferred diagnostic test in symptomatic patients. ... This diagnostic test also is invasive and costly and is of higher yield when used to evaluate for unusual causes of cardiac emboli, such as valvular endocarditis
The following cases and commentary, which focus on use of beta-blockers, are excerpted from ACPs Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 17).
A 73-year-old man is hospitalized for shortness of breath, chest heaviness and weight gain... and other cases.
These cases and commentary, which address hematology, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
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