Pulmonary Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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?
  • A 13-Year-Old Boy With Complications After Pneumomediastinum A 13-year-old athletic boy with no past medical history is transferred for inpatient management of a complication associated with pneumomediastinum. Do you know how best to help him?
  • A 19-Year-Old Man With Gunshot Wounds 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?
  • A 62-Year-Old Is Short of Breath Years After Heart Transplant A 62-year-old man presents with shortness of breath, fatigue, and weight loss. He underwent heart transplantation for ischemic cardiomyopathy 26 months ago. What's the most likely diagnosis?
  • 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.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common Illnesses in Schoolchildren Classrooms are breeding grounds for learning, socialization, and various illnesses in young children. Test your knowledge of key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment with our short quiz.
  • Echo Case: Why Is There Dyspnea? Start With the Doppler   Dr Wharton narrates a case of a patient with a history of rheumatic heart disease.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Key Radiography Findings Chest radiography is one of the most common imaging tests performed in clinical practice and is frequently first viewed by nonradiologists. Test yourself on key findings with this quick quiz.