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
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.
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.
Which of the following is the most appropriate next test in the evaluation of this patient? ... Empiric unfractionated heparin therapy is begun. Which of the following is the best test to confirm the diagnosis in this patient?
The following cases and commentary, which address infectious diseases, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
A 53-year-old obese man is admitted to the hospital with the acute coronary syndrome... and other cases.
The following cases and commentary, which address opioid therapy, are excerpted from ACP's Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program (MKSAP14).
Which of the following is the best test to assess the patient's mental status?
A. Advise against the flight. B. Schedule a hypoxic inhalation test to simulate an altitude of 8,000 ft. ... O. 2. at 8,000 feet will fall below 50 mm Hg and therefore whether additional evaluation with the hypoxic inhalation test is needed.
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