JS is a 65-year-old man who presents to his physician for management of hyperlipidemia. His most recent lipid panel reveals an LDL cholesterol level of 165 mg/ dL. His physician…
What is the most sensitive and specific imaging test for acute cholecystitis? A. Contrast CT scan B. Nuclear scintigraphy with iminodiacetic acid (IDA) C. Serum alkaline phosphatase level D. Serum…
Which one of the following drugs binds bile acids in the intestine, thus preventing their return to the liver via the enterohepatic circulation?
Which one of the following drugs causes a decrease in liver triglyceride synthesis by limiting available free fatty acids needed as building blocks for this pathway?
Which one of the following drugs decreases cholesterol synthesis by inhibiting the enzyme 3-hydroxy-3- methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase?
A 26-year-old woman returns for follow-up after initial evaluation for possible hepatitis. Her hepatitis panel has returned with the following results... Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnosis?
A 45-year-old woman presents several hours after an upper endoscopy with severe chest pain and neck discomfort. She is awake and alert, but rates pain as 10 of 10. What is the most appropriate test to confirm the diagnosis?
A 32-year-old otherwise healthy man presents with acute onset of epigastric pain radiating to his chest that woke him from sleep at 2 am. It was a burning pain associated with water brash. He is currently pain-free. His troponin level is normal. What would be the most appropriate intervention?