Hospital Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Recurrent UTIs, Ulcerations, Foot Drop in 50-Year-Old Woman A 50-year-old woman treated for recurrent UTIs has necrotic ulceration of her bilateral upper and lower extremities. A week prior, she developed right wrist drop and left-sided foot drop. What's wrong?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Heart Palpitations Do you know key clinical information about the causes, workup, and treatment associated with heart palpitations? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Trivia Quiz: Weird ICD-10 Codes Because ICD codes attempt to be all-inclusive, the results can be bizarre. Can you spot the real ICD-10 codes? Test yourself with this quick trivia quiz.
  • Rapid Review Quiz: COVID-19 Updates Do you know the latest updates on antiviral drug treatments, long COVID symptoms, and anosmia, among other key concerns? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Trivia Quiz: Major Medical Milestones How much do you know about major medical milestones? Test yourself with this quick trivia quiz.
  • Pain, Vomiting in a 48-Year-Old on Levothyroxine, Metformin A 48-year-old has epigastric pain and vomiting. Symptoms started suddenly and are similar to ones experienced 2 months earlier. He takes levothyroxine, metformin, and amlodipine daily. What's wrong?
  • Case: Woman Presents to ED With Headache and Hypertension A 25-year-old woman presents with severe, throbbing headache and episodes of blurred vision with BP rising over the next few hours to a hypertensive emergency. Test your diagnostic skills.
  • A Woman Who Owns a Hot Tub and Chickens Has Dyspnea, Cough A 44-year-old woman reports progressive dyspnea and cough that produces yellow sputum. Significant exposures include a chicken coop that is regularly cleaned and a hot tub. Do you know what's wrong?
  • ECG Challenge: High Blood Pressure and Asymptomatic An older man has high blood pressure despite treatment during a routine physical. He says he feels fine. What does an ECG show?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Dizziness and Vertigo Do you know key causes and risk factors associated with dizziness and vertigo, as well as best practices for management of these symptoms? Test yourself with this short quiz.
  • Trivia Quiz: Diseases of World Leaders Do you know what diseases and health issues world leaders endured? Test yourself with this quick quiz.
  • Fast Five Quiz: COVID-19 Omicron Variant How much do you know about the COVID-19 Omicron variant? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • After Argument, Unresponsive Woman Found By Her Boyfriend A 45-year-old woman is presented to the emergency department as priority 1 unresponsive. Her boyfriend found her foaming at the mouth and unresponsive. What's the cause?
  • Trivia Quiz: TV Doctors Sometimes surprisingly on-point but often wildly inaccurate, TV doctors lend the profession glamour. Test your knowledge of TV doctors past and present with this quick trivia quiz.
  • Rapid Review Quiz: Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia Do you know the latest on which pathogens to watch for, COVID-related concerns, and other key recent findings in hospital-acquired pneumonia? Take this short quiz.
  • Beer, Aspirin Worsen Nasal Issues in a 35-Year-Old With Asthma A 35-year-old man has nasal obstruction and smelling loss. His symptoms worsen after drinking beer and also after using ibuprofen or aspirin. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Fast Five Quiz: Anal Fissures and Fistulas How much do you know about anal fissures and fistulas? Review clinical information, including key aspects of presentation and management, with this short quiz.
  • Rapid Rx Quiz: Headache Medications How much do you know about headache medications, including key recommendations, adverse effects, and contraindications? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Rectal Bleeding in a 47-Year-Old Farmer Who Can't Pass Flatus A 47-year-old farmer presents with severe abdominal pain and rectal bleeding. He cannot pass stool or flatus. For the past 2 weeks, he has had a fever. Do you know what's wrong?
  • ECG Challenge: Pneumonia Patient With a Rapid Pulse A woman is rushed to the emergency department with symptoms of pneumonia. What does the ECG reveal about her rapid pulse?