April 1, 2017 /

As you’ve probably noticed from our Twitter feed this week, Knowmedge chief editor Dr Sunir Kumar (@DrSunir) has been delivering real-time updates from the American College of Physicians’ Internal Medicine conference, taking place in San Diego from March 28 to April 1, 2017. Review these 28 Infectious Disease pearls to get ready for your board exam.
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February 4, 2014 /

Everything you need to know about Infective Endocarditis, as relevant for the Internal Medicine boards, shelf exam and USMLE Step 3   Infective endocarditis (IE) is a condition in which bacteria or fungus attach to the inside of the endocardial …
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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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August 18, 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   Question   27-year-old male presents with acute onset of left testicular pain that started this morning. …
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August 2, 2013 /

In keeping with the popularity of the high-yield pearls posts from nephrology, I decided to write a post giving you my 5 high-yield infectious disease (ID) pearls, beneficial for your clinical practice and ABIM exam preparation. The purpose of these …
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July 14, 2013 /

Here’s a practice question directly from Knowmedge’s Internal Medicine Board (ABIM) Exam QVault.   In which of the following scenarios is it appropriate to allow outpatient treatment of community-acquired pneumonia (CAP)?   A. 67-year-old male with CAP, blood pressure of …
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July 7, 2013 /

Here’s a practice question directly from Knowmedge’s Internal Medicine Board (ABIM) Exam QVault.   38-year-old female with history of rheumatoid arthritis and autoimmune hepatitis is applying for a job as a nurse and needs to have a physical examination performed …
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July 6, 2013 /

Specific organisms are a significant part of the Infectious Diseases portion of the Internal Medicine (ABIM) board exam syllabus. Below we review Listeria monocytogenes by examining the recent outbreak and subsequent recall of infected cheese.     In late summer …
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June 23, 2013 /

Here’s a question directly from the Knowmedge ABIM (Internal Medicine Board) Exam QVault.   Which of the following organisms is most likely to cause an elevated LDH level?   A. Babesia microti B. Rickettsia rickettsia C. Borrelia burgdorferi D. Cardiobacterium …
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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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