Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next in this patient?
Low-risk patients without evidence of myocardial infarction can be evaluated with an exercise or pharmacologic stress test. ... However, a stress test in a patient with probable acute coronary syndrome could provoke an extension of her myocardial
A 67-year-old woman is evaluated for the abrupt onset of right-sided pleuritic chest pain and moderate dyspnea seemingly triggered by an episode of vigorous coughing during symptoms typical of an upper respiratory infection. She smokes and has COPD.
Mammogram, Pap test, and colonoscopy, all performed within the last year, were normal. ... an inadequate screening and diagnostic test.
Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next? ... is not the most appropriate test.
A 55-year-old man is evaluated in the emergency department after experiencing fever and chills yesterday evening and bilateral arm pain and a rash on the upper extremities upon awakening this morning. The patient ate raw oysters from the Gulf Coast
The patient is unable to touch his toes. Straight-leg-raising test results are normal.
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
A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital 3 days ago for a non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction and underwent cardiac catheterization via the right groin. Today, the patient reports pain in his left toes and diffuse soreness in the left calf.
A 64-year-old woman is evaluated for a 6-week history of dyspnea, dry cough, fever, chills, night sweats, and fatigue, which have not responded to treatment with azithromycin and levofloxacin; she has lost 2.2 kg (5 lb) during that time. Based upon