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?
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
Which of the following is the best test to assess the patient's mental status?
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.
The following cases and commentary, which address infectious diseases, are excerpted from ACP'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
The following cases and commentary, which address nutrition, are excerpted from ACPâ€™s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
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.
A direct antiglobulin test (Coombs test) is negative. Peripheral blood smear reveals rare schistocytes.