Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next? ... Correct answer: C. Thyroid studies. The most appropriate diagnostic test to perform in this young patient with new-onset heart failure is to obtain thyroid studies.
These cases and commentary, which focus on insulin, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).
Results of colonoscopy are also normal. Which of the following is the most appropriate next radiological imaging test in this patient? ... In patients at risk for radiocontrast nephropathy, transesophageal echocardiography is the test of choice for
The following cases and commentary, which address seizures, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).. An 18-year-old female college student is evaluated in the emergency department because of a seizure that
antiglobulin, positive for IgG (Coombs test); and ABO/Rh blood type, A positive. ... antiglobulin (Coombs) test results and the peripheral blood smear showing microspherocytes.
Magnetic resonance angiography is the most sensitive diagnostic test for vertebral artery dissection as a cause of stroke.
These cases and commentary, which address gout, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
A rapid HIV test is positive. Sputum Gram stain shows few neutrophils, pseudohyphae, and mixed bacteria. ... This patient with known HIV risk factors and a reactive rapid HIV test very likely has HIV infection, although confirmation with Western blot
This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program 17 about endocarditis.
A vesicular rash is shown. Which of the following is the most appropriate test to perform next? ... This test combines an immunoassay for HIV antibody with a test for HIV p24 antigen.