The following cases and commentary, which address pneumonia, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
L), reticulocyte count 12% of erythrocytes, total bilirubin 2.8 mg/dL (47.9 µmol/L), direct bilirubin 0.6 mg/dL (10.26 µmol/L), direct antiglobulin (Coombs test) positive ... The relationship between an abnormal screening coagulation test and the risk
The following cases and commentary, which address sepsis, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).. A 67-year-old man is receiving mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory distress syndrome. He underwent
The following cases and commentary, which address rheumatology, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
The diagnostic test of choice is continuous (24-hour) EEG monitoring. Most critically ill patients with nonconvulsive seizures have their first detectable seizure with EEG monitoring within 24 hours of initiating ... The presence of vasospasm is
Which of the following is the most appropriate next diagnostic test to evaluate this patient's hypocalcemia? ... This test is not needed in this symptomatic patient who has no suggestion of excessive protein binding of calcium.
She successfully performed a Get Up and Go test in 10 seconds. ... test in less than 20 seconds, again making this choice less compelling than stopping her lorazepam.
A 51-year-old woman is hospitalized because of the acute onset of moderately severe, constant upper abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting... and other cases.
This month's Test Yourself covers both pain and pressure ulcers, while the Success Story offers an alternative to traditional pre-procedural NPO orders.