USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3905

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Check out today’s Step 1 Qmax Question Challenge.

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3905A previously healthy 41-year-old man misses several days of work as a result of a viral illness with symptoms including fever, headache, and fatigue. He also experiences a nonproductive cough and a sore throat. By the third day, his symptoms begin to subside and he is able to return to work. The next week, however, he experiences a rapid relapse. His cough returns, but now it is a productive cough with mucopurulent sputum. He also begins to experience pleuritic chest pain. On visiting a physician, x-ray of the chest is ordered and is shown in the image.

Which of the following describes the structure of the viral genome that most likely caused his initial illness?

A. Enveloped, double-stranded DNA
B. Enveloped, nonsegmented, single-stranded RNA
C. Enveloped, segmented, single-stranded RNA
D. Non-enveloped, nonsegmented, double-stranded RNA
E. Non-enveloped, nonsegmented, single-stranded RNA

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USMLE-Rx Step 2 Qmax Challenge #21569

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Check out today’s Step 2 CK Qmax Question Challenge.

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USMLE-Rx Step 2 Qmax Challenge #21569A 1-month-old girl presents to the emergency department with emesis. She was feeding well on breast milk until 1 week ago, when she began to have nonbilious emesis immediately after feeding. The episodes have progressed, and are now occurring after every meal with nonbilious projectile emesis. Her parents are surprised that the patient attempts to feed soon after every episode of emesis. They think she has become less active and has lost weight. Her temperature is 36.8°C (98.2°F), respiratory rate is 30/min, heart rate is 160/min, and blood pressure is 88/55 mm Hg. Her abdomen is nondistended and mildly tender diffusely. There is a palpable, mobile, olive-shaped mass in the mid-epigastric region. Ultrasound imaging of the abdomen is shown in the image.

Laboratory evaluation is most likely to show which of the following?

A. Conjugated hyperbilirubinemia
B. High serum amylase and lipase levels
C. Hyperkalemia
D. Hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis
E. Metabolic acidosis

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3902

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3902A 32-year-old janitor presents with a disease of infectious origin. The organism responsible for his symptoms is revealed with an India ink stain, shown in the image.

What clinical findings would be most likely in this patient?

A. Diffuse abdominal pain with rebound tenderness
B. Dull bone pain that worsens on movement
C. Fever, fatigue, cough, and pleuritic chest pain
D. Ulcerative cutaneous papules
E. Urinary frequency and urgency

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3390

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3390A 27-year-old woman presents to her primary care physician complaining of feeling “under the weather” for the past 2 weeks. Her history is remarkable only for previously diagnosed mitral valve prolapse. On examination, her temperature is 37.8°C (100°F). The patient has erythematous palms and painful, small lesions on her finger pads. The results of an ophthalmologic examination are shown in the image.

What is the most likely pathogen causing this woman’s symptoms?

A. Streptococcus agalactiae
B. Streptococcus sanguinis
C. Haemophilus influenzae
D. Staphylococcus aureus
E. Streptococcus pyogenes

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Announcing: Notes Export in Step 1 Qmax!

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We hope you think that USMLE-Rx Qmax products are totally awesome, but we still work night and day to make them better. With that said, we like to keep you up to date on all the significant improvements we incorporate into our online study products.

The latest development in Step 1 Qmax is the Notes Export feature! It’s true. You may now export all the notes you make in Qmax to a Word doc that you may then paste into your First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 book, add to your class notes, or just fold into tiny pieces and keep in your pocket.

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Right now, this feature is only available in Step 1 Qmax, but we’re working hard to add new features to our other online study products as well.

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