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

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 – 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 – 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