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Name: Obstetrics & Gynecology LANGE Q&A for iOS
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By Sarah Wesley
Recently, a number of sources have raised the concern that match statistics were worse for IMGs this year, including particular alarmism about the few Family Med and Pediatric spots that went to IMGs and DOs. In particular, these sources have caused a great deal of angst as people have conjectured that this year’s primary care stats may reflect a general trend for the future involving all types of residency programs. I wish to address the error of reading into isolated statistics, with the hope that my viewpoint will ease the minds of international medical school graduates minds and encourage them to continue applying to residencies in the US.
By Molly Lewis
For patients diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, the Ranson criteria can be used to predict which patients will have poor outcomes. The criteria look at a patient’s lab values, etc., when they are admitted and then again 48 hours later.
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An 88-year-old woman with mild dementia, hypertension, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hypothyroidism, and osteoarthritis presents to her primary care physician for evaluation of an unsteady gait. She and her family have noticed gradual worsening of her gait over the past year. She denies dizziness or lightheadedness and she has no pain. She says that she is not interested in cooking any more and mostly eats toast with jam and drinks tea or coffee. Her medications include hydrochlorothiazide, levothyroxine, acetaminophen, aspirin, and pantoprazole. Her vital signs are unremarkable. Her examination is most notable for mild conjunctival pallor, decreased proprioception in the toes, and a positive Romberg’s sign. Laboratory tests reveal a hematocrit of 29% and mean corpuscular volume of 108 fL. A peripheral blood smear is shown in the image.
Which of her medications is most likely exacerbating her anemia?
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