These cases and commentary, which address gout, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
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
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.
This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 18) on rheumatology.
Other feature articles in this issue focus on electronic systems for glucose management and sepsis survivors (with a related Test Yourself).
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
The latest issue of ACP Hospitalist is now available. It highlights how rapidly hospital medicine changes, with a main story focusing on procalcitonin, a lab test that's become widely available ... Conference coverage of the American Society of Clinical
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.
You think to yourself, This guy looks really sick, I think he is in pulmonary edema. ... And then you get there and the introducer runs up to you and says, ‘Scott, tell me something about yourself; I have to introduce you in 30 seconds.’ This way you
These cases and commentary, which address antibiotics, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).