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.
Which of the following is the best test to assess the patient's mental status?
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 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).
A 53-year-old obese man is admitted to the hospital with the acute coronary syndrome... and other cases.
The following cases and commentary, which address opioid therapy, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
A direct antiglobulin test (Coombs test) is negative. Peripheral blood smear reveals rare schistocytes.
Magnetic resonance angiography is the most sensitive diagnostic test for vertebral artery dissection as a cause of stroke.