Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Hypothermia

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free board review question of the week Hypothermia

A 23-year-old woman is found with a suicide note on a park bench in the winter with a core body temperature of 82.4°F. During transfer from the ambulance to the hospital gurney, her cardiac monitor suddenly demonstrates the following (see Figure). Figure. What is the most appropriate therapy? A single attempt of regular energy defibrillation followed by active core rewarming; … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Perinatal Mortality

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Free board review question of the week on perinatal mortality

A 20-year-old, gravida 1 para 0 woman presents to you at 42 weeks of gestation with complaints of contractions. You are able to rule out active labor, but you do recommend that the patient stay so that labor can be induced because she is post-term. She declines and she is adamant to wait until spontaneous labor ensues. You review the … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Congenital Heart Disease

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free board review question of the week on congenital heart disease

A 7-week-old female infant presents with wheezing, coughing, and 2 episodes of nonbilious emesis. Examination reveals her vital signs as temperature (rectal): 98.96 °F (37.2 °C), pulse 168 beats/minute, respiratory rate 70 breaths/minute, blood pressure 126/86 mm Hg, and oxygen saturation 96% (breathing room air). The infant is fussy, though consolable, with moderate respiratory distress. She is nontoxic in appearance. … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Gout

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Free board review question of the week on gout

A 59-year-old man who is being treated for hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and obesity has experienced 3 gout attacks in the past year. His uric acid level is 9.2 mg/dL (normal range, 3.0-6.5 mg/dL). He recently completed nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) therapy for an acute attack and has been asymptomatic for 3 weeks. You decide to start him on uric acid-lowering therapy … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Miliary Tuberculosis

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Free board review question of the week on miliary tuberculosis

A 58-year-old man presents to you with confusion. He and his family emigrated from West Africa 6 months ago. His wife indicates that he has had a nonproductive cough, poor appetite, and a 50-pound unintentional weight loss over this time. His vital signs are as follows: blood pressure 96/70 mm Hg, heart rate 110 beats/minute, respiratory rate 18 breaths/minute, and … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Full-Thickness Burn

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free board review question of the week on full thickness burn

An 8-year-old boy presents to you with his parents for evaluation of a burn wound on his left upper extremity. He was helping his parents cook over a gas stove when his upper sleeve dragged into the flame and caught fire. His parents extinguished the flame with some difficulty, placed cold compresses on the wound, and brought him for evaluation. … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Pediculosis Capitis Infection

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Free Board Review Question of the Week on Pediculosis Capitis Infection

A 5-year-old girl has been scratching her scalp and complaining of severe itching. She is otherwise healthy, has had no major medical problems, and has no allergies. She is currently an only child, but her mother is pregnant. The girl just started kindergarten 6 weeks ago. The child’s mother also has had an itchy scalp for the past several days, … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Polyhydramnios

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Free Board Review Question of the Week on Polyhydramnios

A 32-year-old primigravida woman presents to you for prenatal care. She is 28 weeks pregnant. You measure her fundal height and note it to be 32 cm. You perform bedside sonography. She has a normal-sized fetus with a maximum vertical pocket of 10 cm. Her laboratory values have thus far been normal, as were the results of an anatomy scan. … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Otologic Disorders

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Free Board Review Question of the Week on Otologic Disorders

A 48-year-old woman presents to you complaining of persistent vertigo, nausea, vomiting, and nystagmus for the past 10 days but she has not noticed any hearing loss. Examination of her ear shows no pathology, and her Rinne and Weber hearing test results are normal. Neurologic examination reveals horizontal nystagmus that persists despite gaze fixation. What is her most likely diagnosis? … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Venomous Snake Bites

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Free Board Review Question of the Week on Venomous Snake Bites

A 13-year-old boy presents to you with a bite to his fingers after hunting for snakes with his friend (see Figure 1). Figure 1. He was bitten by the snake shown in Figure 2, which is a black-tail rattlesnake. Figure 2. He states that he had immediate pain and the finger has become progressively swollen in the 30 minutes since … Read More