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