These cases and commentary, which address gout, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
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.
drugs and technologies available outside the hospital, and there's a related Test Yourself from MKSAP 18.
Health care-associated infections.
Liver injury is distinct from acute liver failure and presents with elevated liver test results and/or jaundice in the absence of evidence of liver function failure.
A related Test Yourself section features questions about chest pain from MKSAP 18.
Magnetic resonance angiography is the most sensitive diagnostic test for vertebral artery dissection as a cause of stroke.
These cases and commentary, which address sickle cell disease, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).
A stool test is positive for occult blood. An abdominal ultrasound reveals thickening and edema of the ileum.