Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • A 42-Year-Old Woman With a Chronic Productive Cough A 42-year-old woman with a chronic productive cough is repeatedly treated for pneumonia. At her latest follow-up, she reports intermittent dyspnea and fatigue. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 31-Year-Old Woman With Chest Pain: USMLE Question A 31-year-old woman presents with intermittent chest pain. She says the pain is worse after eating but also occurs unpredictably. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Venous Thromboembolism Venous thromboembolism encompasses deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Are you familiar with best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A Girl Whose Eyes Appear White in Photos Photographs of this 6-year-old girl show 'white eyes' that concern her parents. What is your diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Helping Patients With New Year's Resolutions Encouraging patients to pursue and maintain healthy New Year's resolutions may yield positive results. Do you know best practices related to key lifestyle changes? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • A 34-Year-Old Woman With Vomiting and Bulbar Weakness A 34-year-old woman presents with weakness of the lower extremities, urinary retention, constipation, vomiting, dysphagia with liquids, drooling, and nasal regurgitation. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Does a Patient's Blurry Vision Signal a Serious Condition? Can you order the right diagnostic tests to determine what's causing the woman's optic neuritis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Breast Cancer Genetics Mutations in BRCA1 and BRCA2, as well as other genes and syndromes, are associated with an increased risk for breast cancer. Test your knowledge of the genetics of breast cancer with this short quiz.
  • Analyze This Image: Remote History of Mitral Valve Replacement   Mechanical valves can pose problems on imaging, but Ronald Wharton, MD, shows you how to see through the shadows.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Organ Donation and Transplant Care for organ donors and transplant recipients extends beyond surgical teams. Are you able to correctly answer all five of these donation- and transplantation-related questions?
  • ECG Challenge: Tired and Out of Control An older woman presents with hypertension and lightheadedness. What does her ECG show?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Spinal Muscular Atrophy Diagnosis Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an autosomal-recessive disorder that causes progressive muscle weakness. Test your familiarity with SMA types and diagnosis with this quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Kugelberg Welander Spinal Muscular Atrophy Kugelberg Welander spinal muscular atrophy is a rare, inherited, pediatric lower motor neuron disorder. How much do you know about Kugelberg Welander SMA? Test your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Multiple sclerosis treatment aims to reduce relapses, lesions seen on MRI, symptoms, and progression of disability. Are you familiar with current strategies? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Multiple Sclerosis Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an immune-mediated inflammatory disease that produces physical disability in more than 30% of patients. How much do you know about MS? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • Anxiety, Depression, and Psychosis in a 24-year-old Woman A 24-year-old woman presents with gradually worsening anxiety and depression over the past 2 months, despite ongoing treatment. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • 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.
  • A 49-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question A 49-year-old man presents to an outpatient clinic with right upper quadrant pain, nausea, and intermittent vomiting. What's the most appropriate next step in his management?
  • Fast Five Quiz: HIV Recognition and Diagnosis Are you able to recognize and diagnose HIV infection using best practices and the latest guidelines? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Headaches Many different types of headaches are recognized, including migraine, cluster, and tension. Test yourself on the diagnosis, workup, and treatment of various headache types with this short quiz.