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

Igor Dorokhine, MDEM Questions of the Week, ENP Question of the Week, FM Question of the Week, Free Board Review Question of the Week, IM Question of the Week, NP Question of the Week

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

Andrea Eberly, MD, MS, FAAEMEM Questions of the Week, ENP Question of the Week, FM Question of the Week, Free Board Review Question of the Week, IM Question of the Week, NP Question of the Week, Personal Education, Urgent Care Question of the Week

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 – 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 – 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