The following cases and commentary, which address rheumatology, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
Gastric biopsies are taken to test for Helicobacter pylori. The patient is examined 24 hours after admission. ... acute pancreatitis, or (2) in a patient with gallstone pancreatitis who is not improving clinically and has worsening liver chemistry test
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.
Overnight polysomnography is the appropriate test for this patient, because obstructive sleep apnea almost always accompanies this disorder.
These cases and commentary, which address hematology, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Which of the following is the most appropriate next diagnostic test to evaluate this patient's hypocalcemia? ... This test is not needed in this symptomatic patient who has no suggestion of excessive protein binding of calcium.
The diagnostic test of choice is continuous (24-hour) EEG monitoring. Most critically ill patients with nonconvulsive seizures have their first detectable seizure with EEG monitoring within 24 hours of initiating ... The presence of vasospasm is
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
These cases and commentary, which address neuropathy, are excerpted from ACPâ€™s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).