Internal Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Fast Five Quiz: Metastatic Breast Cancer Breast cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death among women worldwide. How much do you know about metastatic breast cancer? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Weight Loss In the wake of the food and drink excesses tied to the holiday season, weight loss is a popular New Year's resolution. Do you know best practices? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 78-Year-Old Man Unable to Speak or Swallow A 78-year-old man has a sudden onset of an inability to speak or swallow. Three years earlier, he had a left frontal ischemic stroke. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Iron Deficiency Anemia Iron deficiency anemia occurs when stores of iron are too low to support normal red blood cell production. Are you familiar with this condition? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • A Barely Responsive 36-Year-Old Woman With Hypothermia A 36-year-old woman is dropped at a hospital entrance, minimally responsive, with a note that read, 'I picked her up at a hotel. She said she was sick.' Can you make this challenging diagnosis?
  • ECG Challenge: What's Irregular About This Rhythm? A woman with no cardiac history has an irregular pulse on routine physical. What does her ECG show?
  • A 62-Year-Old Man With Syncope A 62-year-old man presents after a syncopal episode while playing soccer with his grandchildren. What characteristics are expected in his arterial pressure profile?
  • 'I Can't Take This Rash Anymore!' Dr Vega and Dr Ogunleye share their thoughts about how best to diagnose and manage dermatology-related symptoms in primary care.
  • NOACs for Atrial Fibrillation: Important Drug/Drug Interactions What drugs have important interactions with direct Xa and direct thrombin inhibitors?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Depression-Related Conditions Depression is associated with numerous medical conditions, both psychiatric and physical. Test your knowledge of depression screening and key aspects of depression-related conditions with this quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Nutritional Concerns From the management of diabetic and prediabetic patients to concerns about patients in a rehabilitation setting, test your knowledge of key aspects of nutritional management with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Hypertensive Emergencies Hypertensive emergencies encompass a spectrum of presentations in which uncontrolled blood pressure leads to end-organ dysfunction. Do you know key elements of presentation, workup, and treatment?
  • A 53-Year-Old Man With a Holosystolic Murmur A 53-year-old man presents a holosystolic murmur heard best over the apex. What is the most likely explanation for this finding?
  • A 32-Year-Old Woman With Fatigue and Shortness of Breath A 32-year-old woman presents with fatigue and shortness of breath. Can you identify the best estimate of the mean physiologic pressure in the affected portion of the cardiovascular system?
  • 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 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?