Gastroenterology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • An 85-Year-Old With Sudden-Onset Severe Abdominal Pain An 85-year-old man is brought to the ED with severe, radiating abdominal pain that began 2 hours ago. The patient has nausea and felt light-headed at the onset of the pain. What is the diagnosis?
  • An 8-Month History of Vague Systemic Symptoms A 43-year-old man presents with abdominal pain, severe intermittent headaches, subjective fever, chills, weakness, reduced appetite, and a 30-lb weight loss over the last few months. What is the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Ovarian Cancer Worldwide, more than 200,000 women are estimated to develop ovarian cancer, and about 100,000 die of the disease every year. Do you know key components of presentation, workup, and treatment?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Locally Advanced, Unresectable Pancreatic Cancer Approximately 30% of patients with pancreatic cancer have locally advanced disease at diagnosis. Are you familiar with diagnostic criteria and treatment guidelines? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Pancreatic cancer frequently presents with metastatic disease at diagnosis. Can you recognize metastatic pancreatic cancer? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Dangerous Drug Combinations With more combinations of drugs possible than ever before, avoiding preventable drug interactions is crucial. See whether you can recognize potentially dangerous combinations with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hypertriglyceridemia Hypertriglyceridemia is common in the United States; more than 25% of US adults have elevated triglycerides. Are you familiar with this challenging disorder? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Clostridium Difficile Infection Clostridium difficile is responsible for antibiotic-associated diarrhea and colitis, which can be life-threatening. How much do you know about this condition? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • A 38-Year-Old Man With Bloody Gums and a Rash A 38-year-old man presents with a 3-day history of bleeding from his gums after brushing his teeth. He also noticed a rash on both legs over the past couple of weeks. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Marijuana How much do you know about the medical benefits, harms, uses, and abuses of marijuana? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • A 26-Year-Old Woman With Pleural Effusion, Hydronephrosis, and Ascites A 26-year-old woman presents with a 1-week history of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, and dysuria. She was previously treated for TB. What is the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common Diarrhea-Associated Conditions The clinical presentation, course, and treatment of diarrhea depend on its cause. Are you familiar with common conditions associated with acute or chronic diarrhea? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Cancer Screening Recommendations Are you familiar with the specific recommendations for preventive cancer screening by type? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Match These Quotes to Famous Medical Books Can you identify these famous quotes from some of medicine's most cherished tomes? Take the quiz to find out.
  • Fast Five Quiz: IBS vs IBD Are you familiar with key similarities and differences between irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease? Refresh and test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Quiz: What Do You Know About This Pancreatic Condition? Exocrine pancreatic insufficiency is a condition that can accompany more established disorders. But do you have the proper knowledge to know it when you see it? Take this quiz to find out.
  • A 29-Year-Old Man With Urination Pain: USMLE Question A 29-year-old man who was previously treated for a urinary tract infection presents with continued pain during urination. What's the cause?
  • A 38-Year-Old Man With Repeated Vomiting: USMLE Question A 38-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse presents due to persistent vomiting. Are you able to identify the cause?
  • A 5-Month-Old Boy Rushed to the Hospital in Shock The parents of a 5-month-old boy rush him to the emergency department because of severe abdominal distention. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Cholelithiasis (Gallstones) Cholelithiasis (gallstone disease) may result in significant pain. Do you know key aspects involving the presentation, diagnosis, and treatment? Test your knowledge by taking this short quiz.