Blood cultures are pending. After giving IV saline and IV piperacillin-tazobactam, which next test is most appropriate? ... More information about MKSAP is available online. Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) is the most appropriate
A 26-year-old woman with Crohn disease is evaluated for a 2-week history of worsening abdominal pain. The patient has required three courses of prednisone for disease flares over the past year. Her only medication is azathioprine. What is the most
Her only other medical problem is autoimmune thyroid disease. What is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next? ... Serum cobalamin and ferritin levels were low. An antiparietal cell antibody test was positive.
Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next? ... The best initial test is a barium esophagram, which will identify the diverticulum.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate treatment for a 63-year-old woman with normal colonoscopy results who reports diarrhea multiple times per day, urge fecal incontinence, and nocturnal diarrhea.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the next appropriate step in management for a 28-year-old woman with hepatitis B virus (HBV) who is 28 weeks pregnant.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the next step in management for a 75-year-old woman with longstanding gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a new diagnosis of osteopenia.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate treatment for persistent constipation in a 60-year-old woman taking chronic opioid analgesic therapy for reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome.
However, it is not the best test in a patient with symptoms of oropharyngeal dysphagia. ... indicated). Key Point. The initial test of choice for evaluation of oropharyngeal dysphagia is videofluoroscopy.
A 37-year-old man is evaluated during a follow-up appointment after resection of a well-differentiated adenocarcinoma of the ascending colon. His family history is significant for endometrial cancer in his mother and colon cancer in his maternal