Internal Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Analyze This Image: Remote History of Mitral Valve Replacement   Mechanical valves can pose problems on imaging, but Ronald Wharton, MD, shows you how to see through the shadows.
  • 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?
  • ECG Challenge: Tired and Out of Control An older woman presents with hypertension and lightheadedness. What does her ECG show?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Diagnosis Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal-recessive disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness. Test your familiarity with SMA types and diagnosis with this quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Multiple sclerosis treatment aims to reduce relapses, lesions seen on MRI, symptoms, and progression of disability. Are you familiar with current strategies? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease that produces physical disability in more than 30% of patients. How much do you know about MS? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • Anxiety, Depression, and Psychosis in a 24-year-old Woman A 24-year-old woman presents with gradually worsening anxiety and depression over the past 2 months, despite ongoing treatment. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Venous Thromboembolism Early diagnosis and treatment of VTE significantly reduce morbidity and mortality. Are you familiar with the presentation and treatment of venous thromboembolism? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • 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?
  • Fast Five Quiz: HIV Recognition and Diagnosis Are you able to recognize and diagnose HIV infection using best practices and the latest guidelines? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • 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 44-Year-Old Man With Progressive Weakness and Back Pain A 44-year-old man is evaluated for a 6-month history of progressive bilateral lower extremity numbness and weakness and a 4-year history of back pain. What is the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Alzheimer Disease Symptoms and Treatments Alzheimer disease affects approximately 5.4 million people in the United States alone. Do you know the risk factors, symptoms, and potential treatments? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Key Aspects for Alzheimer Disease Alzheimer disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, accounting for 3.6% of all deaths in 2014. Test yourself on etiology, presentation, workup, and treatment of this condition.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Syncope Although most causes of syncope are benign, this symptom presages a life-threatening event in some patients. Are you familiar with key aspects? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 64-Year-Old Woman With Blurred Vision and Loss of Balance A 64-year-old woman presents with blurry vision. She also says that she has been using the handrails when she walks up or down the stairs and has occasionally felt off-balance. What's the diagnosis?
  • 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?