Mnemonic Monday: The Krebs Cycle

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By Haley Masterson

Mnemonic courtesy of First Aid for the USMLE: Step 1

USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #4045

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #4045A 49-year-old man presents with a 3-month history of arthralgias, weight loss, diarrhea with fatty stools, and abdominal pain. After careful observation and testing, his physician obtains a biopsy of the lamina propria of the small intestine. The image shows the biopsy specimen.

What is the cause of this man’s symptoms?

A. Celiac sprue
B. Crohn disease
C. Mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue tumor
D. Ulcerative colitis
E. Whipple disease

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Studying for the Psychiatry Shelf Exam

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By Ravish Amin

Preparing well for the psychiatry shelf exam requires studying multiple resources such as board review books, reference texts (for reading up on your patients’ specific conditions), and practice questions from USMLE-Rx.com to master core concepts. Psychopharmacology is essential high-yield content for shelf exams. Most common psychiatric symptoms such as anxiety, dementia, depression, psychosis, and delirium, are learned by a multifaceted approach. Reading, doing practice questions, studying board review books, and (perhaps most importantly) developing interview techniques to obtain relevant information from your patients will help you excel on your psych rotation.

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USMLE-Rx Step 2 Qmax Challenge #21615

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

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A 67-year-old man presents to a primary care physician as a new patient. He says he has always been healthy, except for three episodes of gout over the past 4 years. He is not currently using any chronic medications, and his only complaint is recurrent episodes of gout, confirmed each time by joint aspiration and microscopic analysis of synovial fluid. His physician advises him that certain lifestyle choices can affect his risk for recurrent episodes of gout.

Which of the following is a risk factor for the development of gout?

A. Alcohol intake
B. High fluid intake
C. High vitamin C intake
D. Low-normal body mass index
E. Low-purine diet

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #4033

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #4033A 45-year-old woman with AIDS is brought to the emergency department with a temperature of 38.8°C (101.8°F), malaise, and altered mental status, but no other history is available. Lumbar puncture shows:

Opening pressure: 230 mm H2O
WBC count: 3500/mm³
Protein: 120 mg/dL
Glucose: 44 mg/dL

A bronchoalveolar lavage specimen is stained with India ink, and results are shown in the image.

Treatment with which of the following medications should be started?

A. Acyclovir
B. Ceftriaxone
C. Flucytosine
D. Nystatin
E. Ribavirin
F. Vidarabine

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Studying for Surgery Shelf Exams

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By Ravish Amin

Surgical education today includes a combination of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and procedures that are increasingly taught to students using integrative technology.

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3884

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USMLE-Rx Step 1 Qmax Challenge #3884A baby boy was born at 37 weeks’ gestation at home without complication. Three days later, the umbilical stump started oozing blood. In addition, the baby’s last two bowel movements appeared black and were malodorous. The family history is negative for any known bleeding disorders.

Which of the coagulation profiles in the table is most likely for this infant?

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D
E. E

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