By Matthew S. Kaufman
The inner drugs clerkship survival advisor, from the publishers of First reduction for the USMLE Step 1
Written via scholars who excelled on their clerkship
First relief for the drugs Clerkship is a high-yield evaluation of the clerkship's middle talents offered within the depended on First relief layout. you will discover countless numbers of recently-tested subject matters from shelf assessments and the USMLE Step 2 CK besides mnemonics, commonplace state of affairs containers, insider counsel, margin notes to augment examination and wards functionality, a "classifieds" part with scholarship and award possibilities, and NEW mini-cases.
- High-yield but complete overview of the main crucial themes focuses examine.
- NEW: built-in mini-cases upload medical relevance and get ready scholars for questions they're going to see at the examination
- Exam information and wards assistance assist you shine at the shelf examination and galvanize attendings
- Written through scholars who aced the clerkship and in accordance with the clerkship's middle knowledge
- Edited and reviewed through inner drugs school
- High-yield overview of the clerkship's center expertise within the relied-upon First relief sequence format
The content material you want to excel at the clerkship:
part I: tips on how to reach the medication Clerkship; part II: Database of High-Yield evidence: Cardiology, Endocrinology, Hematology-Oncology, Infectious ailment, Nephrology and Acid-Base problems, Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Neurology, Dermatology, future health upkeep and Evidence-Based drugs, part III: categorized, Index
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Peripheral edema. Right Heart Failure Symptoms: RUQ pain (due to hepatic congestion). SOB. Abdominal swelling (ascites). Weight gain (fluid retention). The most common cause of right heart failure is left heart failure. Signs: Hepatomegaly. Hepatojugular reflex. Jugular venous distention (JVD). Ascites. Cirrhosis. Abnormal LFTs (congestive hepatopathy). Peripheral edema. Cyanosis. Diastolic Dysfunction CHF that may have a normal ejection fraction; the problem occurs during filling (diastole) due to cardiac wall stiffness.
Chest pain? F not always D. Deep venous thrombosis? T not always E. Back pain? F aortic dissection By comparing the question, noting LEAST, to the answers, “E” is the best answer. ” POCKET CARDS FOR THE WARDS The “cards” on the following page contain information that is often helpful in family practice. We advise that you make a copy of these cards, cut them out, and carry them in your coat pocket. SECTION II High-Yield Facts in Internal Medicine Cardiology Endocrinology Gastroenterology Hematology and Oncology Infectious Disease Nephrology and Acid-Base Disorders Pulmonology Rheumatology Neurology Dermatology Health Maintenance and Evidence-Based Medicine HIGH-YIELD FACTS IN Cardiology Common Causes of Chest Pain Risk Factors for Coronary Artery Disease Cardiac Testing STRESS TESTS STRESS MYOCARDIAL PERFUSION IMAGING ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY CARDIAC CATHETERIZATION Angina Acute Coronary Syndromes SERUM MARKERS FOR MI WHAT DO YOU DO WITH A PATIENT SUSPECTED OF ACS?
Digoxin: Add for NYHA class III–IV (for symptomatic relief only; does not improve survival but reduces hospitalization). Spironolactone (potassium-sparing diuretics): Low dose, use in New York Heart Association (NYHA) class III–IV. ↓ mortality. Monitor potassium closely. Concomitant use of ACE inhibitors can make potassium go very high, so monitor closely. Epleronone: Similar to spironolactone, but fewer side effects (namely gynecomastia). Second-line therapy: Angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs): If ACE inhibitors are not well tolerated (eg, cough).
First Aid for the Medicine Clerkship, Third Edition by Matthew S. Kaufman