About Nelson Arellano

Dr. Nelson completed his medical school training at Universidad de Guayaquil “Facultad de Ciencias Medicas” Guayaquil-Ecuador. He is currently working as a research assistant at UTHealth/Medical School at Houston Dr. Nelson is interested in pursuing a residency in General Surgery and a fellowship in Vascular Surgery. Dr. Nelson has a passion for medical education and uses social media mainly for educational purpose. In his spare time, he likes traveling, playing soccer and enjoys spending time with family
June 16, 2014 /

With the ABIM Internal Medicine Board Exam less than two months away for many of you, here’s a sample rheumatology board review question.   50-year-old man comes to the ED complaining of leg weakness accompanied with a constant back pain. He …
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April 15, 2014 /

Whether you’re in medical school lectures, clerkships, internal medicine residency, or studying for a board exam, it’s one of the most frustrating Internal Medicine topics to master. We’re of course talking about cardiac murmurs. Understanding them requires a consideration of …
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April 4, 2014 /

Internal Medicine Practice Question     A 15-year-old male is brought to the ED after direct blunt trauma to the upper abdomen. The patient has epigastric pain accompanied by vomiting which occurred after the trauma. Vital signs are stable. The …
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