Pulmonary Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Fast Five Quiz: Key Aspects of 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.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Influenza Are you prepared for another flu season? Test yourself on essential core components of influenza and refresh your knowledge of best practices with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Amyloidosis Diagnosis and Treatment Amyloidosis is characterized by the accumulation of fibrillar proteins in various body tissues. Test your knowledge of the classification, diagnosis, and treatment of amyloidosis with this short quiz.
  • A 65-Year-Old With Chest Pain and Fever: USMLE Question A 65-year-old man presents with chest pain, chronic cough, and intermittent fevers. What's the best treatment option?
  • Echo Case: Four of a Kind Dr Wharton demonstrates an interesting and unusual case of a young adult with dyspnea, highlighting the value of M-mode echocardiography.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Inherited Conditions Many disorders and conditions can be traced to parents and grandparents. Are you familiar with key aspects of common familially inherited conditions? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Case Challenge: The Many Variations of Snoring Snoring is common and potentially miserable for the patient and loved ones. These four cases illustrate the latest guidelines on evaluation and management.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Key Aspects of Atrial Fibrillation Do you know key aspects of atrial fibrillation, including important elements of the etiology, presentation, workup, and treatment? Refresh and assess your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • A 59-Year-Old Man With Shortness of Breath After Colectomy A 59-year-old man undergoes an elective subtotal colectomy. On postoperative day 4 he develops sudden-onset dyspnea. A chest x-ray reveals bibasilar subsegmental atelectasis. What is the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: HIV More than 1.2 million Americans have HIV. Medical advances are allowing for longer lives. Do you know associated conditions to watch for and best treatment? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • A 26-Year-Old Woman With Pleural Effusion, Hydronephrosis, and Ascites A 26-year-old woman presents with a 1-week history of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, and dysuria. She was previously treated for TB. What is the diagnosis?
  • A 64-Year-Old Man With Throat Swelling A 64-year-old man is admitted with throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, and drooling. Are you able to make the correct diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Cancer Screening Recommendations Are you familiar with the specific recommendations for preventive cancer screening by type? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Recurrent Infections in a 5-Year-Old Boy A 5-year-old child is presented for an ear infection. He was previously treated for recurrent bacterial pneumonia and twice required inpatient hospitalization. What underlying condition is at work?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Myasthenia Gravis Myasthenia gravis is a relatively rare autoimmune disorder that can result in weakness that leads to neuromuscular respiratory failure. Test yourself on key aspects with our short quiz.
  • A 64-Year-Old Woman With Extremity Swelling and Cough A 64-year-old woman presents because of shortness of breath while at rest, nonproductive cough, and lower extremity swelling. Can you determine the unusual cause of her symptoms?