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.
These cases and commentary, which address hypercalcemia, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Health care-associated infections.
Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next? ... Correct answer: C. Noncontrast helical abdominal CT. Noncontrast helical abdominal CT is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next in this patient with a
Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
These cases and commentary, which address pulmonology, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).
Gastric biopsies are taken to test for Helicobacter pylori. The patient is examined 24 hours after admission. ... acute pancreatitis, or (2) in a patient with gallstone pancreatitis who is not improving clinically and has worsening liver chemistry test
A rapid HIV test is positive. Sputum Gram stain shows few neutrophils, pseudohyphae, and mixed bacteria. ... This patient with known HIV risk factors and a reactive rapid HIV test very likely has HIV infection, although confirmation with Western blot
The following cases and commentary, which focus on use of beta-blockers, are excerpted from ACPs Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 17).
Magnetic resonance angiography is the most sensitive diagnostic test for vertebral artery dissection as a cause of stroke.