November 3, 2013 /

As we begin #InfDiseaseWeek in our preparation of the ABIM and Internal Medicine Shelf exam review, here is a question directly out of the Knowmedge QVault. Give it your best shot and then see below for the answer.   45-year-old …
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October 20, 2013 /

32-year-old female presents to your office for symptoms of diabetes mellitus including polyuria. You check her random sugar level in the office and it comes back at 205mg/dL. You diagnose her with diabetes mellitus. In the clinic, you order a …
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October 20, 2013 /

Pulmonary disease and critical care are an extremely important part of the Internal Medicine Medical Clerkship and ABIM Board exam. According to the ABIM exam blueprint, questions testing pulmonary disease topics comprises ~10% of the exam. That places it second …
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October 13, 2013 /

Concepts related to cardiology are seen on the ABIM and Med School Clerkship Shelf exams more frequently than any other specialty area. On the former, according to the ABIM exam blueprint, cardiovascular disease is found in 14% of questions while …
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October 10, 2013 /

As those that took the Internal Medicine ABIM board exam this past August know, the results were released early this week. For many of you, it was a momentous occasion, the culmination of many, many years of hard work! We …
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October 6, 2013 /

In which of the following clinical scenarios would you use a low- to medium-dose inhaled steroid and a long-acting beta 2 agonist to treat a patient’s asthma?   A. A patient having symptoms daily in the daytime, greater than five …
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September 29, 2013 /

24-year-old female presents with intermittent dysphagia, usually after she eats bread or steak. She says she has to have regurgitation of symptoms to feel relief. She denies dysphagia to liquids. Which of the following is the likely diagnosis?   A. …
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September 22, 2013 /

This week’s sample ABIM Exam Review Question comes directly from the Knowmedge QVault which covers topics listed on the ABIM Board Exam blueprint. It can also be found in the Knowmedge’s Free ABIM Exam Review Questions eBook.   Question   …
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September 20, 2013 /

  I like the term cartoonist Hilary Price coined: “Pretendicitis.” However, the technical term Somatic Symptom Disorder (The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V) stopped using the older term, Somatoform disorders) refers to the group of diagnoses in …
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September 15, 2013 /

This week’s sample ABIM Exam Review Question comes directly from the Knowmedge QVault which covers topics listed on the ABIM Board Exam blueprint. It can also be found in the Knowmedge’s Free ABIM Exam Review Questions eBook.   Question   …
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