March 2, 2017 /

It’s General Internal Medicine Week here @knowmedge! We love it for so many reasons. It makes up a significant part of the USMLE, ABIM, ABFM and PANCE boards. It is fun to learn. And, finally, it is highly useful for …
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November 25, 2016 /

General Internal Medicine is commonly covered on USMLE, ABIM, ABFM and PANCE boards. Thus, whenever new clinical guidelines are issued it’s important to know for taking care of patients and exam preparation alike.
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November 17, 2016 /

Amyloidosis is a generic term, defined as extracellular tissue deposition of fibrils composed of low-molecular (light) weight subunits of normal serum protein. It’s one of those conditions that doesn’t fit neatly into one organ system but here are the things …
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September 13, 2016 /

“Hillary Clinton’s Doctor Says Pneumonia Led to Abrupt Exit From 9/11 Event” read the page A1 headline in this morning’s New York Times. The diagnosis came hours after she had to suddenly leave a ceremony being held on the 15th …
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September 5, 2016 /

It’s Medical Mnemonics Monday! Regardless of whether you’re studying for your ABIM board exam, USMLE Step, ABFM, PANCE exams (or any other medical board exam), it’s important to understand systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Diagnostic criteria for SLE can be remembered …
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July 28, 2016 /

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced this week that there isn’t enough evidence to support total-body screenings for skin cancer. Still, one of the key roles of an internist is to prevent deadly disease before it happens. Given …
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June 27, 2016 /

One of the key roles of an internist is to prevent deadly disease before it happens. One of the deadliest diseases is melanoma and given its malignancy, identifying it in the earliest stages is essential. Below is what you need …
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March 24, 2016 /

A new UCLA study released last week found that 46% of adults in California are pre-diabetic, leading many media outlets to report on this diagnosis. Combining the 9% who have diabetes, the researchers found that over 1/2 of Californians have …
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February 14, 2016 /

Below is a review of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, to help prepare you for the USMLE Steps, Internal Medicine In-Training Exam (ITE), ABIM, and PANCE boards. As we approach Valentine’s Day, you’ve probably seen cartoon, oversized hearts pounding out of lovestruck couples …
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January 25, 2016 /

It may be rarely seen in clinical practice–Indeed, a New England Journal of Medicine review article from 2012 approximates it being the cause of death of just 1500 patients in the United States–but accidental hypothermia is a topic found in …
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