June 9, 2013 /

Below is an Internal Medicine Board Review and ABIM exam practice question directly from Knowmedge’s QVault.   67-year-old male presents to the emergency room with left lower quadrant pain that he has been experiencing for five days. He says the …
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June 2, 2013 /

You are given a set of pulmonary function test (PFT) readings that show: FEV1 is low FEV1/FVC ratio is elevated TLC is decreased DLCO is normal Residual volume is increased   Which of the following conditions does this patient likely …
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May 26, 2013 /

Which of the following infections requires both contact and airborne precautions so that non-infected people do not become infected?   A. Clostridium difficile (C. diff)   B. Influenza virus   C. Mycobacterium tuberculosis   D. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection …
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May 19, 2013 /

55-year-old male presents to his primary care physician’s office with blistering of his skin in sun exposed areas. The primary care physician is perplexed and decides to refer the patient to a dermatologist. After careful review, the dermatologist concludes that …
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May 12, 2013 /

19-year-old thin female presents to your office for excessive urination and thirst she has been experiencing for the past couple of months. You check a fasting blood sugar in the office and find it is 235mg/dL. You are concerned that …
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May 5, 2013 /

42-year-old female presents to the clinic for fatigue and paresthesias of her lower extremities. She has noticed that she has had an abnormal gait. These problems all occurred within the past few days. She has no other medical problems or …
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April 28, 2013 /

28-year-old female comes to the ED after she incurs a deep wound cat bite. The wound is cleaned in the department. Redness surrounding the wound is noted.   A few years ago, she was given amoxicillin for sinus infections and …
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