Gastroenterology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • 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?
  • A 65-Year-Old Woman With Dizziness After Colonoscopy A 65-year-old woman underwent a routine outpatient screening colonoscopy. Twelve hours later, she developed dizziness, abdominal pain, and left-shoulder discomfort. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common Food Poisoning Pathogens Serious cases of food poisoning can result in permanent disability or death. Are you prepared to confront common causes of food poisoning? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Obscure Medical Terms: How Well Do You 'Speak Medicine'? How well do you identifying the most obscure of medical terminology? Test yourself on the meanings of these little-used terms.
  • Alcohol Use and Abdominal Pain in a 49-Year-Old Man A 49-year-old man with a medical history of alcohol abuse, tobacco dependence, and pancreatitis presents with abdominal pain that has lasted for 3 days. What's the diagnosis?
  • Knowledge Checkup: Hepatitis C About 71 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C, with approximately 399,000 dying annually from this infection. Test yourself on both the basics and the latest information on this condition.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Inherited Conditions Many disorders and conditions can be traced to parents and grandparents. Are you familiar with key aspects of common familially inherited conditions? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 70-Year-Old Man With Deteriorating Mental Status and Pain A 70-year-old man presents to the ED with generalized abdominal pain and a 4-day history of progressive distention. He has not had a bowel movement in 2 days. What is the diagnosis?
  • A 68-Year-Old Woman With Weight Loss and Abdominal Pain A 68-year-old woman presents with nausea, vomiting, and diffuse abdominal pain. She reports a 30-lb weight loss over the past 3 to 4 weeks. What's the diagnosis?
  • 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.