Family Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Fast Five Quiz: Neck Pain Almost 85% of all neck pain results from acute or repetitive injuries or from chronic stresses and strain. Test yourself on key elements, including common symptoms and treatments, with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Knee Pain Knee pain has various causes, ranging from sudden injury to chronic illness. Because treatment varies depending on the cause, proper diagnosis is critical. Test your knowledge with our quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Back Pain Nearly two thirds of adults are affected by mechanical low back pain at some point in their lives. How much do you know about this condition? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • A 13-Year-Old Boy With Complications After Pneumomediastinum A 13-year-old athletic boy with no past medical history is transferred for inpatient management of a complication associated with pneumomediastinum. Do you know how best to help him?
  • A Man With Fatigue, Leukocytosis, and Moderate Splenomegaly A patient presents with generalized fatigue and weakness night sweats, a 20-lb weight loss over the last 6 months, and a dull heaviness in his abdomen on the left side. What's the diagnosis?
  • A Traveler's Fever A 17-year-old male has a 2-day history of headache. He returned to the United States 2 days ago after 3 weeks in Nigeria. He has fevers and intermittent sweats, mostly at night. What's the diagnosis?
  • An 80-Year-Old Man With Lightheadedness An 80-year-old man is referred for a preoperative cardiac risk assessment prior to elective surgery for a hernia repair and reports episodes of lightheadedness. Do you know the cause?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Nicotine Addiction and Cessation Nicotine addiction is the second-leading cause of death worldwide and the leading cause of preventable death. As 'New Year's resolution' season approaches, test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • A 55-Year-Old Man With a Bicuspid Aortic Valve A 55-year-old man previously found to have a bicuspid aortic valve presents with a high-frequency early diastolic murmur. What arterial pressure profile is most likely?
  • ECG Challenge: Sudden-Onset Palpitations in a Young Woman A woman with a history of supraventricular tachycardia is usually able to terminate it with Valsalva, but not this time.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Holiday Decorating Injuries Although decorating for the holidays can be fun, injuries associated with festive displays are common. Are you prepared for this season's injuries? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Infective Endocarditis Infective endocarditis is a diagnostic and therapeutic challenge that is nearly always fatal if left untreated. What do you know about this challenging condition? Test yourself with our short quiz.
  • An Older Man With Diplopia, Ptosis, and Retro-orbital Pain A 65-year-old man presents with severe, right-sided retro-orbital pain; diplopia (without visual loss); tingling on the upper half of the right side of the face; and drooping of the right eyelid.
  • A 22-Year-Old Man Who Collapsed A 22-year-old man presents after collapsing on a college football field about 45 minutes earlier, after doing several 50-yard sprints. Can you make the challenging diagnosis?
  • Heart Murmur in a 27-Year-Old Pregnant Woman A 27-year-old pregnant woman presents for a routine prenatal visit. A cardiac examination reveals a soft systolic ejection murmur. What is the most likely cause?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Headaches Many different types of headaches are recognized, including migraine, cluster, and tension. Test yourself on the diagnosis, workup, and treatment of various headache types with this short quiz.
  • A 12-Year-Old Boy With Falling Grades and Behavior Problems A 12-year-old boy with declining grades is disruptive at school, forgetful at home, and upset by tasks that are time consuming or cognitively demanding.
  • A 57-Year-Old Man With Hemiparesis After Coughing A 57-year-old man presents with left-sided facial, arm, and leg weakness and slurred speech after violently coughing. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 62-Year-Old Man With Coronary Artery Disease A 62-year-old man undergoes percutaneous angiography. An atherosclerotic plaque blocking 55% of the vessel diameter is found. How much do you know about changes in his blood flow?
  • A 35-Year-Old Man With Involuntary Movement and Depression A 35-year-old man presents to the neurology clinic due to abnormal movements over the past 6 years. Can you identify the cause?