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 – 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

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 – 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 – 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

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Spider Bites and Environmental Disorders

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free board review questions of the week spider bites environmental disorders

A 45-year-old attending physician presents to your emergency department in California complaining of severe pain in his forearm after being bitten by a spider while clearing out his family shed. He described a brown spider with a somewhat mottled appearance (see Figure) that scurried away after biting him. He states that the pain is severe but is only localized to … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Free board review question of the week on acute coronary syndrome

A 58-year-old man presents with chest pain consistent with an acute coronary syndrome. Electrocardiography (ECG) is obtained (see Figure). Figure. Reproduced from Life in the Fastlane. Left main occlusion. You think that the patient is a candidate for coronary artery bypass surgery instead of an emergent percutaneous coronary intervention because of the findings you observe on ECG. What finding on … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Seizures

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Free board review question of the week on seizures

A 49-year-old man with small-cell lung cancer presents with a new-onset seizure that occurred at home. Computed tomography (CT) of the brain shows a low attenuation area in the right parietal area (see Figure). Figure. Which of the following statements are correct about seizures in patients with cancer? Seizures are more common with brain tumors in the parietal, temporal, or … Read More

Free Board Review Questions of the Week – Opioid Overdose Algorithm

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Free board review question of the week on opioid overdose

Med-Challenger offers opioid overdose algorithm review along with everything else for the most recent American Heart Association guidelines with in-depth review questions with detailed explanations. More free American Heart Association guidelines review questions can be accessed via this week’s Quick Quiz, and via free trial of the following specialty courses: Every week Med-Challenger, the leader in online medical education, provides … Read More