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
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A vesicular rash is shown. Which of the following is the most appropriate test to perform next? ... This test combines an immunoassay for HIV antibody with a test for HIV p24 antigen.
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.
Cases involving anticoagulants for afib after PCI, periprocedural anticoagulation, and others are presented.
These cases and commentary, which focus on ascites, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).
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.
These cases and commentary, which address pulmonology, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).
Overnight polysomnography is the appropriate test for this patient, because obstructive sleep apnea almost always accompanies this disorder.
These cases and commentary, which address antibiotics, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).