Exercise echocardiography may be useful in patients with chronic severe mitral regurgitation to evaluate the pulmonary artery pressure during exercise by Doppler imaging, but this diagnostic test does not offer additional
A 40-year-old male prisoner is hospitalized because of a three-day history of fever, hypotension and a swollen right arm... and other cases.
A. aPTT mixing study. B. Direct antiglobulin (Coombs) test. C. Intravenous immune globulin. ... A positive test result would not explain the presence of schistocytes on the peripheral blood smear.
Which of the following is the best test to assess the patient's mental status?
Which of the following is the most appropriate next test in the evaluation of this patient? ... Empiric unfractionated heparin therapy is begun. Which of the following is the best test to confirm the diagnosis in this patient?
The following cases and commentary, which address infectious diseases, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
The following cases and commentary, which address nutrition, are excerpted from ACPâ€™s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association recommends a water swallow test performed at the bedside by a trained observer as the best bedside predictor of aspiration. ... A prospective study of the water swallow test demonstrated a
A. Advise against the flight. B. Schedule a hypoxic inhalation test to simulate an altitude of 8,000 ft. ... O. 2. at 8,000 feet will fall below 50 mm Hg and therefore whether additional evaluation with the hypoxic inhalation test is needed.
The following cases and commentary, which address sepsis, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).. A 67-year-old man is receiving mechanical ventilation for acute respiratory distress syndrome. He underwent