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 13, 2014 /

The American College of Physicians (ACP) hosted its 2014 Internal Medicine annual meeting in Orlando, Florida this past April. Dr Geraldine E. Menard, an associate professor of the Department of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine, presented high-yield General …
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June 6, 2014 /

Ophthalmology is one of the topics to understand for the USMLE Step 3, ABIM, and on other medical exams where internal medicine is a major focus. The following is an excerpt out of Cracking the USMLE Step 3.   Ophthalmology …
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September 16, 2013 /

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) expects internists to have knowledge in a wide range of areas. Many of these categories are often lumped into a “miscellaneous” section in other question banks. Within the Knowmedge question bank, we have …
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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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June 25, 2013 /

One of the most commonly used category of medications worldwide is NSAIDs, but their long-term use is limited by serious gastrointestinal side effects. NSAIDs inhibit cyclo-oxygenase (COX). Analgesic/anti-inflammatory effects result from inhibition of COX-2 while gastrointestinal side effects arise from …
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June 19, 2013 /

52 year old female with history of hypertension, diabetes, and hypercholesterolemia presents with two weeks of headache. The pain is over the left frontal region and extends posteriorly. It improves minimally with over the counter pain relievers. On physical exam, …
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June 16, 2013 /

  Remember learning about dogaracts during med school? Neither do I. But let’s take a minute to review cataracts, which are opacities or a clouding of the ocular lens. Worldwide, they represent the leading cause of blindness. In the US, …
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June 16, 2013 /

Once a patient has been cleared from a cardiac standpoint, the next step in the process is to reduce perioperative complications even further. Our goal should be to prevent postoperative infections, bleeding, and minimize the length of stay.   What …
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