Pulmonary Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 66-Year-Old Man Who Is Short of Breath: USMLE Question A 66-year-old man presents to the emergency department with a 2-week history of shortness of breath. What is causing his symptoms?
  • A 5-Month-Old Boy Rushed to the Hospital in Shock The parents of a 5-month-old boy rush him to the emergency department because of severe abdominal distention. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Echo Case: Possibly an All-Time Record Case of…   One of the worst cases Dr Wharton has seen. Can you decipher from the M-modes alone as the echocardiographers of old had to?
  • Recurrent Skin Infections in a Teen: How Would You Manage? It's an extremely vexing problem for families: recurrent skin infections in a teen athlete.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Sepsis Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that may present in a myriad of ways. Do you know important attributes of presentation, diagnosis, and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • A 48-Year-Old Man With Dyspnea and Cyanotic Skin A 48-year-old man presents with coughing, nonradiating chest pressure, and increasing difficulty breathing. History is notable for hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • A 72-Year-Old Woman With Dyspnea: USMLE Question A 72-year-old woman presents with fatigue and progressive dyspnea despite optimal medical treatment for heart failure. What is responsible?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Severe Asthma Patients with 'severe asthma' are a subset with specific treatment concerns and associated conditions. How much do you know about key aspects? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Status Asthmaticus Status asthmaticus is an exacerbation of asthma that is unresponsive to initial treatment with bronchodilators. Test yourself on key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment with this quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Asthma Asthma affects around 24 million persons in the United States and is the most common chronic disease in childhood. How much do you know about this condition? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 19-Year-Old Man With Life-Threatening Obesity A 19-year-old man presents with chief symptoms of morbid obesity and oozing skin ulcers. Can you identify the cause of his obesity and related conditions?
  • Progressive Weakness and Dyspnea in a 14-Year-Old Boy A 14-year-old boy presents with a 10-day history of progressive weakness. The patient reports rhinorrhea, cough, and malaise approximately 3 weeks before admission. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Heart Failure Heart failure is a worldwide problem and affects around 6.5 million Americans aged 20 years and older. Do you know key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment? Test yourself with this quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Probiotics Although much remains under investigation about probiotics, are you aware of their current uses, from common gastrointestinal disorders to other conditions? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • A 67-Year-Old Woman With Orthostatic Hypotension and Edema A 67-year-old woman presents for evaluation of progressive bilateral lower extremity edema. Can you identify the correct diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation is associated with a 1.5-fold to 1.9-fold higher risk for death, partly due to thromboembolic events. What do you know about this condition? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • A 43-Year-Old Woman With Dyspnea, Cough, and Chest Tightness A 43-year-old, obese woman with a history of respiratory infections, dyspepsia, hypertension, and breathing problems during childhood presents to her primary care physician. What's the diagnosis?
  • Health Proverbs: A Kernel of Truth or Just Plain Corny? If health proverbs aren't true, why have they hung around for so long? See what you think of these long-standing aphorisms.
  • Unexplained Persistent Exertional Dyspnea in a 42-Year-Old Man A 42-year-old man presents with dyspnea that has been worsening for the past 2 years and is associated with decreased exercise tolerance. CT angiography of the chest is performed. What is the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome Systemic inflammatory response syndrome is not always related to infection and can be caused by ischemia, inflammation, trauma, or several factors. Test yourself on key aspects with this short quiz.