This month's quiz asks readers to evaluate a patient with heartburn that awakens him at night and is not completely relieved by over-the-counter antacids.
A 53-year-old woman is evaluated in follow-up after a recent hospitalization for right flank pain.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine appropriate management for a 55-year-old man with hepatitis C-related cirrhosis who is hospitalized for new-onset ascites.
C. Urea breath test. D. No further testing. The correct answer is C. ... testing. The urea breath test is limited by need for specialized equipment and personnel and by its cost.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the next step in management for a 64-year-old man with hepatitis C virus (HCV)-related decompensation.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate management for a 36-year-old woman with a 12-year history of refractory constipation that began after a difficult childbirth.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine appropriate management for a 58-year-old woman who presents to the ED with findings consistent with acute diverticulitis.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate time to start colonoscopy screening in a 38-year-old woman with a personal history of endometrial cancer and a family history of colon cancer.
A. Ambulatory pH testing. B. Esophageal manometry. C. Exercise stress test. ... More information about MKSAP 17 is available online. The most appropriate next step in management is an exercise stress test.
This month's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate next step in management for a 55-year-old man with a 2-day history of mild nausea and dyspepsia that is worse with fasting and improved with eating.