A 72-year-old, 90-kg (198-lb) woman who lives in an assisted living facility is evaluated after 10 days in the intensive care unit. She was admitted with severe urosepsis... and other cases.
These cases and commentary, which address hypercalcemia, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Other feature articles in this issue focus on electronic systems for glucose management and sepsis survivors (with a related Test Yourself).
Cold reactive autoantibodies are IgM antibodies and are not a cause of a positive IgG antibody test. ... In this case, the direct antibody test would be positive for complement but not IgG.
The latest issue of ACP Hospitalist looks at how hospital medicine programs are putting point-of-care ultrasound into practice and a related Test Yourself offers MKSAP 17 questions about ultrasound
This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program 17 about endocarditis.
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
The following cases and commentary, which address nutrition, are excerpted from ACPâ€™s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
A stool test is positive for occult blood. An abdominal ultrasound reveals thickening and edema of the ileum.