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.
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.
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
The following cases and commentary, which address infectious diseases, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
A 53-year-old obese man is admitted to the hospital with the acute coronary syndrome... and other cases.
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?
Which of the following is the best test to assess the patient's mental status?
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
On a six-minute walk test, oxygen saturation at rest and after exercise is 98% and 93%, respectively. ... Which diagnostic test would be most useful in diagnosing the cause of the patient's volume status?
The following cases and commentary, which address infectious diseases, are excerpted from ACPâ€™s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).