CT arteriography is a sensitive test for acute mesenteric ischemia; the procedure can evaluate the mesenteric vessels and also assess for signs of bowel ischemia and rule out other potential causes ... This test is reserved until a more proximal source
Cases involving anticoagulants for afib after PCI, periprocedural anticoagulation, and others are presented.
A spontaneous breathing test was halted after 15 minutes because her respiration rate decreased to 5 to 10 breaths per minute.
Which of the following is the most appropriate next diagnostic test to evaluate this patient's hypocalcemia? ... This test is not needed in this symptomatic patient who has no suggestion of excessive protein binding of calcium.
Cases involving chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are presented.
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
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