A 32-year-old woman is evaluated for a painful rash occurring bilaterally on her lower extremities, which began 2 days ago. She was admitted to the hospital 5 days ago for diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary embolism with heparin and warfarin. Her
A 61-year-old woman is evaluated for joint pain, a rash on her legs, and weakness. She has chronic genotype 1 hepatitis C viral infection. She takes no medication. Following a physical exam and lab studies, what is the most appropriate treatment?
A 50-year-old black man with ischemic cardiomyopathy presents for a routine follow-up. His medical history is significant for biventricular pacemaker/cardioverter-defibrilator placement and diabetes mellitus. Which medication should be added?.
Stool studies for enteric pathogens may identify a precipitant of toxic megacolon but require a minimum of 24 hours before test results are received.
A 72-year-old man is evaluated for a 1-year history of bilateral lower extremity edema and abdominal distention. Eight years ago he had esophageal carcinoma treated with radiotherapy. Medical history is otherwise significant for hypertension, type 2
A 42-year-old woman is evaluated for occasional episodes of severe vertigo with nausea, vomiting, tinnitus, and a feeling of ear fullness.
Laboratory test results include normal chemistries, a negative anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) test, and a normal complete blood count other than a leukocyte count of 13.8 10. ... Lupus is also associated with nonerosive joint pain and interstitial lung
A MKSAP case study of menorrhagia marks the return of this popular feature to ACP Internist.
A. Confirm infection with a nucleic acid amplification test. B. Perform repeat Pap smear following treatment. ... C. Test for cure following treatment. D. Treat the patient's sexual partner.
A urine pregnancy test is negative. Samples are obtained for nucleic acid amplification testing for Neisseria gonorrhoeae and Chlamydia trachomatis.