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  • A 75-Year-Old Man Unable to Move His Right Arm and Leg A 75-year-old man presents with an inability to move his right upper and lower extremity after waking from a nap. Do you know how best to manage his condition?
  • An 18-Year-Old Woman With Scabs on Her Arms An 18-year-old woman with a history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder presents with multiple scabs on her arms. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 62-Year-Old Man With Syncope A 62-year-old man presents after a syncopal episode while playing soccer with his grandchildren. What characteristics are expected in his arterial pressure profile?
  • A 53-Year-Old Man With a Holosystolic Murmur A 53-year-old man presents a holosystolic murmur heard best over the apex. What is the most likely explanation for this finding?
  • 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?
  • Autism Overview Video   This video explores the previous and updated diagnostic criteria for autism, as well as related conditions.
  • Inducing Vasodilation in Cerebral Circulation An investigator attempts to induce vasodilation in the cerebral circulation by administering different metabolites. Which metabolite is likely to lead to the desired effect?
  • A 55-Year-Old Man With a Bicuspid Aortic Valve A 55-year-old man previously found to have a bicuspid aortic valve presents with a high-frequency early diastolic murmur. What arterial pressure profile is most likely?
  • Heart Murmur in a 27-Year-Old Pregnant Woman A 27-year-old pregnant woman presents for a routine prenatal visit. A cardiac examination reveals a soft systolic ejection murmur. What is the most likely cause?
  • A 62-Year-Old Man With Coronary Artery Disease A 62-year-old man undergoes percutaneous angiography. An atherosclerotic plaque blocking 55% of the vessel diameter is found. How much do you know about changes in his blood flow?
  • Appendicitis Overview Video   This video covers the basics of appendicitis, including the pathophysiology of common causes, important signs and symptoms, complications, and treatment.
  • A 25-Year-Old Man With Injuries From a Vehicle Accident A 25-year-old man presents after sustaining extensive injuries in a motor vehicle accident. After splenectomy, which functions are likely to be deficient in this patient?
  • A 47-Year-Old Man With Difficulty Swallowing A 47-year-old man presents for evaluation of difficulty swallowing and shortness of breath. The patient's past medical history is significant for hypertension. What ECG findings are likely?
  • Follow-up in a 62-Year-Old After Myocardial Infarction A 62-year-old man presents with difficulty catching his breath 3 months after myocardial infarction. What is a cardiac examination likely to reveal?
  • A 64-Year-Old Man With Acute Crushing Chest Pain A 64-year-old man presents to the emergency department due to a 2-hour history of acute crushing pain over his left anterior chest. What imaging findings are most likely?
  • An 85-Year-Old Woman With a Red, Painful Rash An 85-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes mellitus is admitted to the hospital because of a progressive, red, painful rash on her right leg. What's the next step in her treatment?
  • Diabetes Mellitus Overview Video   This video provides an overview of diabetes mellitus, including type 1, type 2, gestational diabetes, and drug-induced diabetes.
  • A 36-Year-Old Woman With Easy Bruising A 36-year-old woman presents for a routine checkup. She feels well but reports that she has noticed that she is bruising more easily. What treatment is recommended?
  • A 72-Year-Old Man With a Sudden, Severe Headache A 72-year-old man presents with a severe headache that began suddenly a few hours ago. Associated symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and neck pain. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 37-Year-Old Woman With Bloating and Itchy Vesicles A 37-year-old woman presents with diarrhea and bloating over the past few years. She also reports itchy vesicles around the extensor surfaces of her arms and legs. What condition is responsible?