Gastroenterology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Skill Checkup: Rubber-Band Ligation of Hemorrhoids   Rubber-band ligation of hemorrhoids is a common outpatient treatment. Review proper technique, including a video, and take a short self-assessment question.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Drug Side Effects All drugs are associated with adverse effects. However, some are serious and may not be familiar. Test yourself on key adverse drug effects you should know with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Tardive Dyskinesia Clinicians need a clear understanding of causative agents associated with tardive dyskinesia and optimal treatment strategies. How much do you know about TD? Check your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • A 65-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question A 65-year-old man presents with abdominal and bone pain, as well as altered mental status. Are you able to make the right diagnosis?
  • Acute Liver Failure in a 64-Year-Old Man A 64-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, alcohol abuse, and depression presents with acute hepatic failure. Can you identify the correct cause?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Metastatic Breast Cancer Signs and Symptoms The symptoms of metastatic breast cancer vary, depending on location. Are you able to correctly identify the associated signs and symptoms? Make sure you're prepared by taking this short quiz.
  • A Boy With Frequent Diarrhea: IBS or IBD? Does this 10-year-old boy have inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or possibly both?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Appendicitis Diagnosis and Treatment Appendicitis is one of the more common surgical emergencies. Are you familiar with the latest best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hemorrhoid Diagnosis and Treatment Although hemorrhoids are common, many patients are too embarrassed to seek treatment. Are you familiar with best practices for diagnosis and management? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common Nutritional Deficiencies As many as one third of certain US population groups have nutritional deficiencies, and malnutrition remains a significant worldwide concern. Test yourself on common deficiencies with this short quiz.
  • A 21-Year-Old Man With Epigastric Pain After a Wild Party A 21-year-old man presents to the ED with a 10-hour history of constant epigastric pain radiating to the chest. X-rays reveal a radio-opaque shadow in the central lower chest. What is the diagnosis?
  • Sudden Illness in a Highly Active 80-Year-Old Woman An 80-year-old woman presents with malaise, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and watery diarrhea. She is highly active, with a full-time job as a realtor. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 37-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Diarrhea: USMLE Question A 37-year-old man presents due to recurrent bouts of diarrhea and bloating, as well as itchy skin vesicles. What treatment should you advise?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Vitamins From supplementation use to conditions associated with deficiencies, are you familiar with key aspects and best practices associated with vitamins? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • ECG Challenge: A Counterclockwise Rotation A woman is admitted with a bowel obstruction. What does her admission ECG show?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Alcohol Use and Abuse Globally, alcohol accounts for more than 5% of the global disease burden. Refresh and test your knowledge of this commonly used substance with this short quiz.
  • Vomiting in Infancy: Is It FPIES? Food protein-induced enterocolitis is more common than once believed. Do you know the signs and symptoms?
  • A 31-Year-Old Woman With Chest Pain: USMLE Question A 31-year-old woman presents with intermittent chest pain. She says the pain is worse after eating but also occurs unpredictably. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Organ Donation and Transplant Care for organ donors and transplant recipients extends beyond surgical teams. Are you able to correctly answer all five of these donation- and transplantation-related questions?
  • A 49-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question A 49-year-old man presents to an outpatient clinic with right upper quadrant pain, nausea, and intermittent vomiting. What's the most appropriate next step in his management?