Guidelines recommend CT or MRI as the preferred diagnostic test in symptomatic patients. ... This diagnostic test also is invasive and costly and is of higher yield when used to evaluate for unusual causes of cardiac emboli, such as valvular endocarditis
antibodies, positive; serologic test for HIV antibodies, negative; and urinalysis, 2+ protein, 1+ blood, 15 erythrocytes/hpf.
This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP 17) on oncology care.
These cases and commentary, which address insulin management, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
A 52-year-old man is brought to the emergency department after vomiting several cups of maroon-colored blood... and other cases.
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.
Cases involving a new skin nodule; red, swollen legs; a history of MRSA infections; and others are presented
A 73-year-old man is hospitalized for shortness of breath, chest heaviness and weight gain... and other cases.
The following cases and commentary, which address pneumonia, 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