Internal Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Fast Five Quiz: Anemia Physicians are often too quick to overlook mild anemia. Do you know key aspects and best practices related to various anemia causes? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 67-Year-Old Man With Palpitations and Syncope A 67-year-old man presents after experiencing palpitations while having dinner with his wife. This was suddenly followed by lightheadedness and a transient loss of consciousness. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 44-Year-Old Man Who Had a Mysterious Accident A 44-year-old white man with a medical history remarkable for hypertension and dyslipidemia presents with fatigue and global weakness. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Mantle Cell Lymphoma Mantle cell lymphoma is now recognized as a distinct clinicopathologic entity and represents 2%-10% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. How much do you know about MCL? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Joint Pain Joint pain results in substantial financial costs and diminished quality of life. Do you know key aspects and guidelines for best practices related to common causes of joint pain?
  • 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?
  • Getting to the Heart of Valentine's Day How much do you know about the links between the heart, love, and health? Test yourself with our Valentine's Day quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: CIDP Because CIDP progresses slowly and symptoms may abate between recurrences, this disease can be challenging to diagnose. Test your knowledge of CIPD with this short quiz.
  • 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: Bell Palsy Essentials Are you familiar with key aspects of Bell palsy, including best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • ECG Challenge: Reflux or a Heart Attack? A man delays going to the ED with chest discomfort for 2 days, thinking it's GERD. What does his ECG show?
  • A 16-Year-Old Boy With Concerning, Recurrent Knee Problems A 16-year-old boy is presented for acute-onset knee pain and swelling that began 1 week ago after a soccer match. He had a patellar dislocation 2 months ago, with full recovery. What is the diagnosis?
  • Palliative Care in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Is a patient recently diagnosed with IPF a good candidate for palliative care?
  • A 66-Year-Old Man Who Heard His Deceased Spouse's Voice A 66-year-old man was admitted after sustaining numerous injuries from a fall. On the second day, the patient believed he heard the voice of his deceased spouse. What's the diagnosis?
  • Cases in Deprescribing: When to Get Rid of the Statin In this new series, family physician Chuck Vega explores the issue of when to deprescribe a common drug when there is no guideline or consensus to consult. What would you do in this scenario?
  • 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.
  • Cellulitis or Cellulitis Mimic? How to Tell the Difference Real cases seen by an ID specialist in recent weeks illustrate conditions that can mimic cellulitis and lead to inappropriate antibiotic therapies.
  • A 23-Year-Old Avoiding Altitude Sickness: USMLE Question A 23-year-old man is seeking advice on avoiding altitude sickness when he climbs mountains. Do you know how to best advise him?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hypertension Management Hypertension affects nearly 75 million American adults and is associated with 7.5 million annual deaths worldwide. Are you current on best practices to help patients avoid serious consequences?
  • NOACs for Preventing Stroke in AF An elderly woman presents with AF in the setting of heart failure. How would you manage her anticoagulation?