This issue also includes expert tips for diagnosing acute liver failure and a related Test Yourself section from MKSAP 18.
These cases and commentary, which address delirium, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).
In fact, this test, which is often used to assess ongoing inflammation as a predictor of future risk of cardiovascular events, is not valid in the setting of recent infection or ... A prior thallium stress test showed no ischemia but did reveal patchy
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Laboratory test results are pending. Chest radiograph reveals a prominent right pulmonary artery. ... Blood and urine culture results are pending. Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
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A spontaneous breathing test was halted after 15 minutes because her respiration rate decreased to 5 to 10 breaths per minute.
Spoiler alert: Solutions include closer collaboration with relevant specialists! And see this month's Test Yourself for related questions from MKSAP 18.
Cellulitis is an inflammation of skin and underlying subcutaneous tissues that may be either infectious or noninfectious.
A 62-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus, cerebrovascular disease and chronic kidney disease develops nonoliguric acute renal failure after a left femoralâ€”popliteal bypass... and other cases.