MKSAP 15 Book Descriptions
MKSAP 15 Cardiovascular Medicine covers updates on prevention of stent thrombosis with dual antiplatelet therapy; changing role of ICD in heart failure, ventricular arrhythmias, and cardiac arrent; indications for coronary calcium score; early invasive strategy for unstable angina or NSTEMI; new indications for infective endocarditis prophylaxis, and more. Includes 120 multiple-choice questions with answers and critiques.
MKSAP 15 Gastroenterology and Hepatology covers updates on when to test to confirm eradication of Helicobacter pylori; evidence-based recommendations for the management of irritable bowel syndrome; updated screening guidelines for colorectal cancer; use of tumor necrosis factor a inhibitor in Crohn Disease and more. Includes 109 multiple-choice questions with answers and critiques.
MKSAP 15 Hematology and Oncology covers updates on new treatment approaches in multiple myeloma; use of new tyrosine kinase inhibitors in imatinib-resistant chronic myeloid leukemia; new thrombopoietin receptor agonists in the treatment of refractory idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura; updated guidelines on anticoagulation management; identification of key molecular targets in cancer therapy; improved survival with new treatment approaches in early-stage breast cancer; novel antiangiogenic agents in the treatment of solid tumors and more. Includes 100 multiple-choice questions with answers and critiques.
MKSAP 15 Neurology covers: Use of ABCD score to predict the risk of stroke after a transient ischemic attack; new guidelines for treating cluster headache and other trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias; effectiveness of using prednisone within 72 hours of symptom onset to treat Bell palsy; neurologic complications of gastric bypass surgery for morbid obesity. Includes 90 multiple-choice questions with answers and critiques.
MKSAP 15 Rheumatology covers updates on efficacy of Β-cell depletion therapy in rheumatoid arthritis; approval of rituximab for rheumatoid arthritis that is unresponsive to one or more tumor necrosis factor α inhibitors; safety of estrogen-progestin oral contraceptives in women with mild, stable systemic lupus erythematosus; efficacy of glucosamine and chondroitin sulfate in the management of moderate to severe osteoarthritis of the knee and more. Includes 79 multiple-choice questions with answers and critiques.
MKSAP 15 General Internal Medicine covers updates on updated health screening recommendations; recently approved adult vaccines, including human papillomavirus, tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap), and zoster; the role of new nonstandard lipid tests in evaluating cardiovascular risk; new findings regarding dieting and weight loss; surgical treatment of obesity; updated recommendations for treatment of acute sinusitis; perioperative us of Β-blockers and more. Includes 133 multiple-choice questions with answers and critiques.
MKSAP 15 Infectious Disease covers updates on major changes in the epidemiology of bacterial meningitis; new principles in antibiotic use; evolution of HIV epidemiology and disease course and more. Includes 118 multiple-choice questions with answers and critiques.
MKSAP 15 Nephrology covers updates on increasing incidence of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis associated with gadolinium contrast; aliskiren and nebivolol approved for hypertension; strategies to decrease the use of immunosuppressive therapy in patients with microscopic polyangiitis; updated diagnostic criteria for the hepatorenal syndrome; guidelines for safer use of erythropoietin-stimulating therapy and more. Includes 72 multiple-choice questions with answers and critiques.
MKSAP 15 Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine covers updates on clarification of the use of long-term Β-agonist therapy in asthma; updated classification scheme for the diffuse parenchymal lung diseases; new role for CT pulmonary angiography in the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism and more. Includes 116 multiple-choice questions with answers and critiques.
MKSAP 15 Endocrinology and Metabolism covers updates on pramlintide for the treatment of diabetes mellitus; advances in the treatment of prolactinomas; use of yearly zoledronic acid for the treatment of postmenopausal osteoporosis and more. Includes 116 multiple-choice questions with answers and critiques.
MKSAP 15 Dermatology covers updates on the role of biologics in the treatment of psoriasis and other dermatologic diseases; increasing prevalence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA); role of weight loss and smoking cessation in lowering the risk of severity of psoriasis and more. Includes 40 multiple-choice questions with answers and critiques.
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