Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Fever of Unknown Origin

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Free board review questions on how to approach fever of unknown origin

An 88-year-old man presents with a history of increasing confusion and lethargy progressing to obtundation over the past 12 hours. Vital signs are: Temperature 101.60F, blood pressure 88/60 mm Hg, pulse 120 beats/minute and regular, and respiratory rate 20 breaths/minute. General physical examination is normal with the exception of decreased mentation. There are no focal neurologic signs. Laboratory studies include: Click here for a list … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Dysrhythmias

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An 18-year-old track athlete presents with syncope during a 440 m relay. He has an abrasion of the knee, but no other injury. He has not fainted before. His ECG is shown (see Figure.) His older brother died at age 29 from what was thought to be marijuana laced with cocaine, although the cocaine levels were low. The family could … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Glaucoma and Cataracts

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free board review questions - eye disorders

A 70-year-old male has a history of bilateral cataracts and now presents with right eye complaints. A picture of his right eye at the time of presentation is seen below (see Figure). Which of the following events in his history or physical exam is an indication for cataract surgery? The cataract is inducing an acute glaucoma attack. Recognize indications for … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Erythema Toxicum Neonatorum

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Free board review question of the week on erythema toxicum neonatorum

A 2-day-old female neonate is found to have large, generalized, erythematous papules with centralized vesicles on examination. She was born at 39 weeks via cesarean delivery. Her mother received routine prenatal care and has a history of giving birth to a previous child via cesarean delivery. The infant has been breastfeeding well and has had 3 wet diapers and 1 … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Mandibular Fractures

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Free board review question of the week on mandibular fractures

A 47-year-old woman is brought in by ambulance for mandibular pain and malocclusion after blunt trauma (see Figures 1 and 2). Figure 1. Figure 2. Which of the following statements is correct? Bilateral temporomandibular joint (TMJ) tenderness may be an early sign of impending airway compromise. Examine the clinical implications of mandibular fractures. Bilateral TMJ tenderness in facial trauma raises … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Osteoarthritis

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Free board review question of the week on osteoarthritis

A 65-year-old woman presents with right knee pain for the past 3 months that she tells is worse with use and just before bedtime. She states that she often has morning stiffness in that joint which disappears after a few minutes walking around the house. You order an x-ray to confirm your suspicion of osteoarthritis. What is a specific marker … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Myocardial Infarction

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Free board review question of the week on Myocardial Infarction

A 56-year-old woman presents to you with new-onset chest pain. For the last year, she tells you that she has a pacemaker for “a heart block”. Her vitals are stable, her past medical history is otherwise benign, and cardiac biomarkers are pending. She is visiting from another state, and you are unable to access her prior electrocardiographic ECG results. ECG … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Antiseizure Medication

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Free board review question of the week on seizures

A 23-year-old woman presents to you after having experienced a seizure 2 hours ago, her second such seizure in 1 year. Her first seizure was followed by a comprehensive evaluation and no underlying etiology could be identified. As is standard practice after a single seizure with no known cause, she was not started on an antiseizure medication. This second seizure … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Constipation

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Free board review question of the week on Constipation

A male neonate presents with vomiting, colic, and failure to pass stool. You order abdominal radiography. Figure 1 (left) is the supine view, and Figure 2 (right) is a contrast enema study. Figures 1 and 2. What is the diagnosis based on these radiographic findings? bowel obstruction Identify bowel obstruction as a possible cause for constipation in a neonate. Bowel … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Respiratory Failure

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Free board review question of the week on respiratory failure

A 54-year-old man is involved in a moderate-speed motor vehicle collision. Upon evaluation, you find that he has several rib fractures, but he has no evidence of pneumothorax, hemothorax, or flail chest (clinically or via plain x-ray). You prescribe him oxygen as well as medication to relieve his pain; you also decide to admit him for observation. Approximately 8 hours … Read More