• Joseph Sun
    #1 written by Joseph Sun  2 months ago

    First Aid for Step 2 CK, 8th edition

    Page 299, Pregestational diabetes and Pregnancy

    The text says “Observed in 1% of all pregnancies”

    Uptodate says 13% “Pregestational diabetes (ie, diabetes diagnosed before pregnancy, type 1 or type 2 diabetes mellitus) comprises approximately 13 percent of all diabetes in pregnancy,”

  • Joseph Sun
    #2 written by Joseph Sun  2 months ago

    Oops, sorry, misread the uptodate article. 1% still seems like a really low number.

  • varta
    #3 written by varta  2 months ago

    In regards to First Aid Q & A for USMLE Step 1, in the pharmacology section, the answer choices to #7 do not correlate to the question. Anyone have the explanations for the question?

  • varta
    #4 written by varta  2 months ago

    Nevermind, the answers for 7 and 9 are switched

  • MMR question
    #5 written by MMR question  2 months ago

    I got a question on my ck about MMR and I remembered that your book said MMR is contraindicated in egg allergy. I put it as answer trusting first aid- unfortunately I didn’t know that this book is full of errors. Please could you start working on publishing a new edition. People trust your brand and I don’t want more people get wrong answers because of this book. I think CK writers have caught on on your mistakes and now can easily get people who took CK before a certain rotation and have to rely on your book on info.

  • N
    #6 written by N  1 month ago

    On USMLE Q&A
    Question 33 – page 388
    The image given in the book is not a renal ultrasound mentioned in the question, but an x-ray of the pelvic region.

  • MK
    #7 written by MK  1 month ago

    FA for Step 2 CK, 8th Ed, Page 503:
    Contraceptive methods that protect against PID: OCPs and barrier contraception.

    Per UpToDate:
    Oral contraceptives (OCs) have a complex interaction with PID… women using OCs appear to develop PID in response to cervical initiating agents about as frequently as other women, but the severity of the infection — with respect to both symptoms and tissue damage — is substantially diminished.


  • ST
    #8 written by ST  1 month ago

    P. 247 Carotid endarectomy indications are correct but your correction to this in the errata pdf is incorrect.

  • Jared
    #9 written by Jared  3 weeks ago

    FA Q&A 3rd ed. Question 46 answer-page 49.

    The statement for “Answer D is incorrect” …is incorrect–it is a duplication of the statement for question 37.

    The statement for “Answer C is incorrect” refers to answer D, not C.

    There is no statement explaining why the actual answer C is incorrect.

  • Mark
    #10 written by Mark 3 weeks ago

    First Aid for Step 2 CS 5th edition – Page 337

    The Romberg test covers the myelinated dorsal columns (proprioception) of the spinal cord. It isn’t a test of cerebellar function! If you have a bad cerebellum you won’t be able to undergo the test.

    Lumbar spinal stenosis patient will be + Romberg’s ~90% of the time

  • Abdul Moeed
    #11 written by Abdul Moeed 2 weeks ago

    In page 51 on First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2014, it is written that NPV varies inversely with prevalence or pretest probability: high pretest probability = low NPV. It should be NPV varies inversely with prevalence and directly with pretest probability ; high pretest probability = high NPV

  • Neil
    #12 written by Neil 1 week ago

    First Aide, Q & A, Step 1, third edition;
    Page 34, question 12 (correct answer B) , last sentence:
    B(beta) Thalassemia is more common among Mediterranean populations, whereas B(beta)-thalassemia is more common among Asian and African populations”. It appears the error is the later and the Asian African populations should be ‘Alpha’ not “beta’.
    Please correct me if I am wrong. TY

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