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.
These cases and commentary, which address sepsis, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Liver chemistry tests are normal, antinuclear antibody test is negative and thyroid-stimulating hormone is 3 µU/mL (3 mU/L).
These cases and commentary, which address insulin management, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
A 73-year-old man is hospitalized for shortness of breath, chest heaviness and weight gain... and other cases.
A 52-year-old man is brought to the emergency department after vomiting several cups of maroon-colored blood... and other cases.
L), reticulocyte count 12% of erythrocytes, total bilirubin 2.8 mg/dL (47.9 µmol/L), direct bilirubin 0.6 mg/dL (10.26 µmol/L), direct antiglobulin (Coombs test) positive ... The relationship between an abnormal screening coagulation test and the risk
The following cases and commentary, which address infectious diseases, are excerpted from ACPâ€™s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is the most sensitive imaging test for chronic pancreatitis. ... CT scan of the abdomen with intravenous contrast is the most sensitive test to diagnose pancreatic necrosis.