A 51-year-old woman is hospitalized because of the acute onset of moderately severe, constant upper abdominal pain associated with nausea and vomiting... and other cases.
This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program 17 about sepsis.
Laboratory test results are pending. Chest radiograph reveals a prominent right pulmonary artery. ... Blood and urine culture results are pending. Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next?
We also feature a related Test Yourself, with questions from MKSAP 17.
This month's quiz includes questions from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program 17 about sickle cell disease.
Which of the following would be the most appropriate next test in the evaluation of this patient? ... Diagnosis is made with a cosyntropin stimulation test, and hydrocortisone, 20 mg in the morning and 5 to 10 mg in the evening, is required after therapy
Our main story focuses on procalcitonin, a lab test that's become widely available only in recent years and gained expanded FDA approval just last year. ... A Test Yourself from MKSAP 17 provides related questions. Have any questions for us?
A stress test demonstrates sustained monomorphic ventricular tachycardia at 201/min at peak exercise.
Our cover story reports all the worrisome details but also offers helpful tips for protecting yourself, your patients, and your hospital. ... acph-201610-aspirin-overuse-afib Read the story, and then check your knowledge with a related Test Yourself from
These cases and commentary, which address sickle cell disease, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP16).