These cases and commentary, which address sepsis, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
A 40-year-old male prisoner is hospitalized because of a three-day history of fever, hypotension and a swollen right arm... and other cases.
Liver chemistry tests are normal, antinuclear antibody test is negative and thyroid-stimulating hormone is 3 µU/mL (3 mU/L).
Exercise echocardiography may be useful in patients with chronic severe mitral regurgitation to evaluate the pulmonary artery pressure during exercise by Doppler imaging, but this diagnostic test does not offer additional
The following cases and commentary, which address infectious diseases, are excerpted from ACPâ€™s Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
A 73-year-old man is hospitalized for shortness of breath, chest heaviness and weight gain... 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.
The following cases and commentary, which address acute kidney injury, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
These cases and commentary, which address insulin management, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP15).
Cold reactive autoantibodies are IgM antibodies and are not a cause of a positive IgG antibody test. ... In this case, the direct antibody test would be positive for complement but not IgG.