Pulmonary Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 38-Year-Old Woman With Debilitating Premenstrual Pain A woman presents with a 2-year history of an abdominal wall mass that has recently enlarged in size, with associated soreness and pain, and a 3-year history of menstrual issues. What is the diagnosis?
  • 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.
  • A 19-Year-Old Shooting Victim With Complications Five weeks after polytrauma from multiple gunshot wounds, a 19-year-old man is experiencing diffuse right-sided chest pain and shortness of breath. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome and Vaccines: Time to Say Yes? A woman with a history of Guillain-Barre syndrome presents for care. What vaccines would you give her?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Aortic Stenosis Do you know key aspects of presentation and best practices for diagnosis and treatment of aortic stenosis? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 45-Year-Old Woman Who Feels 'Like a Zombie' A 45-year-old woman states that she feels 'like a zombie.' She has experienced continued confusion and sedation long after a respiratory illness resolved. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment Early diagnosis of IPF and the initiation of treatment are essential to improve patient outcomes. Test your knowledge of the methods for treatment with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Diagnosing Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Because of the insidious onset and progression of IPF, diagnosis is often challenging and one of exclusion. Test your knowledge of the criteria and methods for diagnosis with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension Pulmonary hypertension can be a life-threatening condition if untreated. Are you familiar with key aspects of presentation, as well as best practices for workup and treatment?
  • We Often Get CAP Wrong: Case Challenges The diagnostic and treatment complexities of community-acquired pneumonia are far from straightforward.
  • 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.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Allergic Asthma Asthma symptoms include breathlessness and wheezing and can be life-threatening. Distinguishing allergic from nonallergic causes affects management strategy. Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • ECG Challenge: Beating at a Fast Clip Whether it's related to his COPD, inhalers, neither, or both, this patient's ECG reveals why his pulse is so fast.
  • Analyze This Image: What Is Being Shown Here?   Can you guess what the patient's likely presenting signs and symptoms are, based on these echocardiographic images?
  • The Antibiotic You Should (Almost) Always Avoid What is the safest choice to treat CAP in an older patient? And what is the one drug you should always avoid if possible? How does your choice compare with the expert's?
  • A 64-Year-Old Man Unable to Lift His Arm or Walk A 64-year-old man presents with left-sided weakness that has worsened to the point where he cannot comfortably walk or lift his arm. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Metastatic Bone Disease How much do you know about the presentation, workup, and treatment of metastatic bone disease? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Management Although there is no definitive cure for SMA, interventions are available to slow disease progression and ease symptoms. Are you familiar with the current treatment recommendations for SMA?
  • Treating CAP: Which Oral Drug After Discharge? What antibiotic would you prescribe when de-escalating therapy for community-acquired pneumonia?
  • Can Palliative Care Make a Difference in Parkinson Disease? As a serious, chronic disease with no cure, can quality of life be improved for patients with Parkinson disease?