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Acute appendicitis: Antibiotics instead of surgery?; Diagnosis and management of mononucleosis

Acute appendicitis: Antibiotics instead of surgery?; Diagnosis and management of mononucleosis


Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1 hour


May 1, 2012


May 31, 2013

Program Description

This activity is taken from the May 2012 issue of JAAPA. It includes the CME articles "Acute appendicitis: Can antibiotics ever take the place of surgery?" and "Pathogenesis, diagnostic testing, and management of mononucleosis." Please note that both topics are included in the post-test.

Educational Objectives

For "Acute appendicitis: Can antibiotics ever take the place of surgery?":

  • List key aspects of the history, physical examination, and workup that can accurately diagnose acute appendicitis

  • Recognize the most common and major complications of acute appendicitis

  • Describe medical management for selected patients with acute appendicitis

For "Pathogenesis, diagnostic testing, and management of mononucleosis":
    Describe the pathogenesis of infectious mononucleosis (IM)
  • Correlate clinical and laboratory findings in patients with IM

  • Recognize patients presenting with IM, and provide counseling on potential complications

  • Discuss emerging management strategies for patients with IM


None of the authors have indicated any relationships to disclose relating to the content of these articles.


Ben V. Christensen, MHS, PA-C

Orthopedic PA
The Steadman Clinic
Vail, Colorado

Dawn Colomb-Lippa, MHS, PA-C
Professor of physician assistant studies
Quinnipiac University
Hamden, Connecticut

Stacey Singer-Leshinsky, MS Ed, RPA-C

Assistant professor
St. John’s University PA program
Queens, New York




AAPA Category I CME credit

Accreditation Statement

This material has been reviewed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Designation Statement

This material has been approved for 1 hour of clinical Category I (Preapproved) CME credit by the American Academy of Physician Assistants.


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