Internal Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • 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?
  • Deteriorating Cognition 5 Weeks After a Heroin Overdose: A Case A 32-year-old woman with a history of opioid abuse presents with increasing confusion after a recent overdose. Can you diagnose her?
  • A Visual Field Defect in a Patient With History of Seizures A 64-year-old woman comes to you after 2 weeks of symptoms. Between visual testing and MRI, can you offer her a diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Chocolate and Health Providing patients with accurate information about the impact of chocolate on their health requires the latest evidence. Test your knowledge of chocolate-associated health issues with this quick quiz.
  • Altered Mental Status in a Young Man Picked Up On the Street A 33-year-old man is brought to the ED with altered mental status. The patient has a very high temp and has admitted to using cocaine. What is the potentially life-threatening finding on the ECG?
  • Time Out! A Close Look at Antibiotic Use in LTC Clinical cases illustrate the overuse of antibiotics to treat radiographic findings and lab reports, especially when prescribing over the phone.
  • The Telltale Tall R Waves A routine ECG in the neurologist's office prompts an urgent cardiology consultation.
  • Prevention of Stroke in Obese Patients With Nonvalvular AF Which anticoagulant is most appropriate for stroke prevention in a patient with comorbid obesity and AF? Take this quiz created by experts at ACC to find out.
  • Diabetes Care in Older Adults With CVD: Patient Case Quiz Can you manage diabetes in older patients with co-existing CVD effectively? Test yourself with this patient case quiz created by experts from ACC.
  • 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?
  • A Case of Cardiovascular Collapse: USMLE Question A 72-year-old woman is rushed to intensive care after suddenly developing cardiovascular collapse. She is unable to be resuscitated. What's the most likely cause of death?
  • 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: 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: Fall Allergies Although many people associate allergies with spring and summer, allergic symptoms are extremely common in the fall as well. Test your knowledge on causes, workup, and treatment with our short quiz.
  • An Unresponsive 45-Year-Old Woman Foaming at the Mouth A 45-year-old woman is presented to the emergency department as priority 1 unresponsive. Her boyfriend found her foaming at the mouth and unresponsive. What's the cause?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Generalized Anxiety Disorder Generalized anxiety disorder is associated with persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry not focused on a specific object or situation. Do you know key information needed to provide the best care?
  • A 27-Year-Old Woman With White Spots on Her Face A 27-year-old African-American woman presents with a 2-month history of white spots on her face. The spots aren't painful or itchy, but they have been growing in size. What is the diagnosis?
  • 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.
  • A 52-Year-Old Man With Dyspnea: USMLE Question A 52-year-old man presents with progressive dyspnea and purulent sputum production. What's the most likely diagnosis?