A 46-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-month history of pain and swelling of the hands, dyspnea, and wheezing. She has no other pertinent personal or family medical history. She takes naproxen as needed for pain relief. Following a physical exam and laboratory studies, what is the most appropriate diagnostic test to perform next in this patient?.
1 Sep 2013
A 67-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-year history of low back pain, which is of moderate intensity and worsens during activities, and a 10-year history of neck pain accompanied by 20 minutes of morning stiffness. Following a physical and neurological exam, and a radiograph of the spine, what is the most likely diagnosis?.
1 Jan 2013
What's new in ACP Hospitalist and other College publications, including a review of the impact of ICU glucose control for critically ill patients and the highly anticipated launch of MKSAP 15.
1 Jul 2009
A 48-year-old woman is evaluated for a rash on her legs, arthralgia and myalgia, low-grade fever, and fatigue of 4 weeks' duration.
1 Jun 2011
The safety and effectiveness of live virus vaccines, such as the varicella-zoster vaccine, have been unknown in patients with inflammatory diseases who are receiving immunomodulatory therapy.
28 Sep 2021
A 67-year-old man is evaluated for a 5-year history of right knee pain, with morning stiffness lasting 20 minutes. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate initial imaging study?
22 Jun 2021
A 75-year-old woman is evaluated for a 2-week history of gradually increasing pain in both shoulders and hips; the pain radiates down both arms to the elbows and down both hamstrings to the knees. She reports no headache, jaw claudication, or vision changes. She was diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica 3 months ago. Following a physical exam, what is the most appropriate treatment?
24 Mar 2020
A 43-year-old woman is evaluated for a 3-day history of left knee pain and swelling. Similar episodes have occurred in either knee as well as the left wrist during the past 2 years. Following a physical exam, radiographs, and joint aspiration of the left knee, what laboratory study will most likely identify the cause of this patient's symptoms?
16 Mar 2021
A 58-year-old man is evaluated for a 3-year history of left knee stiffness, which was intermittent but has become more persistent in the past 4 months. He reports no daily pain but has knee stiffness for 10 minutes in the morning and when he sits for an extended period of time. Following a physical exam and radiograph, what is the most appropriate management?
17 Nov 2020
The Spanish-language version will help Latin American and Spanish internists, subspecialists, and primary care physicians upgrade their knowledge and prepare for board certification.
17 Dec 2019