What is the most likely cause of the findings in this high-resolution CT scan?
Performing another HIV test is not indicated in this patient at this time.
A 55-year-old white man has a several-year history of epigastric pain and daily heartburn without dysphagia or weight loss.
A 35-year-old man is evaluated for a 2-year history of intermittent chest pain that is retrosternal, lasts for seconds to minutes, is unrelated to exertion, and does not radiate. It is occasionally associated with swallowing. Upper endoscopy is
460 µg/24 h (1,268 nmol/24 h). Urine potassium, spot test:. 45 mEq/L (45 mmol/L) (normal, 17-164 mEq/L [17-164 mmol/L]).
These acrostic-like puzzles, by ACP AssociateMember Justin Vader, MD, will test your medical knowledge and, we hope, provide a bitof fun. ... A: Babesia microtiB: Capnocytophaga canimorsusC: Rickettsia rickettsiiD: Vibrio vulnificus. See Test Yourself,
pneumoniaC: Heart failureD: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosisE: Sarcoidosis. See Test Yourself, page 14, for answer.
A 55-year-old man is evaluated for a 1-day history of seeing flashing lights, “squiggly” lines, and floating objects in his left eye followed by loss of vision at the outer periphery of the eye shortly after having breakfast this morning. He now
CT is readily available, can be quickly performed, and is the test of choice to rule out intracerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid bleeding, and hydrocephalus, which may require rapid neurosurgical intervention. ... CT of the head without contrast is the
diagnostic test to perform next? A: Adenosine nuclear perfusion stress testB: Coronary angiographyC: EchocardiographyD: Exercise treadmill stress test. ... See Test Yourself, page 15, for answer. Subscribe to MKSAP 16.