A direct antiglobulin test (Coombs test) is negative. Peripheral blood smear reveals rare schistocytes.
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).
Echocardiography is unlikely to be helpful in this patient because her pretest probability of pulmonary embolism was very low, and echocardiography alone is an insensitive test. ... Although evidence does not support routine use of preanticoagulation
Liver chemistry tests are normal, antinuclear antibody test is negative and thyroid-stimulating hormone is 3 µU/mL (3 mU/L).
The following cases and commentary, which address infectious diseases, are excerpted from ACPâ€™s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
The following cases and commentary, which focus on use of beta-blockers, are excerpted from ACPs Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 17).
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?