The following cases and commentary, which address nutrition, are excerpted from ACPâ€™s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
Which of the following is the best test to assess the patient's mental status?
A 53-year-old obese man is admitted to the hospital with the acute coronary syndrome... and other cases.
The INR, PT, PTT and bleeding test are not indicated in this patient. ... Abnormal test results often are ignored by clinicians or prove to be false-positive results.
An electrocardiogram demonstrates left ventricular hypertrophy with repolarization abnormalities. Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next? ... Correct answer: C. Coronary CT angiography. Coronary CT angiography (CTA)
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
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
These cases and commentary, which address hypercalcemia, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
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
Correct answer: D. Upper endoscopy. Upper endoscopy is the most appropriate test to perform next. ... Colonoscopy is the recommended initial diagnostic test after hemodynamic resuscitation in most patients with significant lower gastrointestinal bleeding.