Residents Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • 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.
  • 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: 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.
  • 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.
  • Fast Five Quiz: Syncope Although most causes of syncope are benign, this symptom presages a life-threatening event in some patients. Are you familiar with key aspects? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • A 65-Year-Old Woman With Dizziness After Colonoscopy A 65-year-old woman underwent a routine outpatient screening colonoscopy. Twelve hours later, she developed dizziness, abdominal pain, and left-shoulder discomfort. What's the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Common Food Poisoning Pathogens Serious cases of food poisoning can result in permanent disability or death. Are you prepared to confront common causes of food poisoning? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Obscure Medical Terms: How Well Do You 'Speak Medicine'? How well do you identifying the most obscure of medical terminology? Test yourself on the meanings of these little-used terms.
  • Alcohol Use and Abdominal Pain in a 49-Year-Old Man A 49-year-old man with a medical history of alcohol abuse, tobacco dependence, and pancreatitis presents with abdominal pain that has lasted for 3 days. What's the diagnosis?
  • Skill Checkup: Peritonsillar Abscess Drainage Peritonsillar abscess remains a common clinical entity in the emergency department and in an otolaryngology practice. Are you familiar with proper drainage procedures?
  • Knowledge Checkup: Hepatitis C About 71 million people globally have chronic hepatitis C, with approximately 399,000 dying annually from this infection. Test yourself on both the basics and the latest information on this condition.
  • 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.
  • 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: New Cardiology Guidelines Various cardiology guidelines have been updated or released that contain important, potentially practice-changing information all doctors should know. Take this short quiz to test your knowledge.
  • A 68-Year-Old Woman With Weight Loss and Abdominal Pain A 68-year-old woman presents with nausea, vomiting, and diffuse abdominal pain. She reports a 30-lb weight loss over the past 3 to 4 weeks. What's the diagnosis?