October 31, 2013

Concerning the body's response to injuries and infections

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A carpenter gets a splinter of wood embedded in his finger pulp. What is the first line of defense against this foreign body?

Concerning a man with valvular heart disease

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A 56 year old male has a history of aortic stenosis. Which of the following is associated with aortic stenosis?

October 30, 2013

Bell's Palsy

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Bell's palsy is facial paralysis due to dysfunction of the 7th cranial nerve, also called the facial nerve, resulting in inability to control facial muscles on the affected side.

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome (AIWS)

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Alice-in-Wonderland syndrome (AIWS, named after the novel written by Lewis Carroll), also known as Todd's syndrome or Lilliputian hallucinations, is a disorienting neurological condition that affects human perception [source: Wikipedia].

Concerning the causes of varicoceles

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A 54 year old man has a rapidly developing left-sided varicocele. This may be secondary to:

October 29, 2013

Loss of TB control due to missed patients and drug resistance

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NEWS - The World Health Organization, WHO, issued a news release on 23 October 2013 in London/Geneva titled, "Gains in tuberculosis control at risk due to 3 million missed patients and drug resistance." The report painted a gloomy picture of risks posed by 3million missed patients and drug resistance in loosing current gains in TB control.

October 28, 2013

Concerning the side-effects of cytotoxics

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Pulmonary abnormalities are a known side effect of several cytotoxic drugs. Of the many cytotoxics, which of the following cytotoxic drugs is most likely to lead to a pleural friction rub?

Directory of Medical Schools - find any medical school in the world

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Post Updated 28/10/2013: Medical schools are tertiary educational institutions, or part of such an institution, that teach medicine. They confer medical degrees, and are regulated by countries. To find a particular medical school, follow the links below to search the available directories.

October 27, 2013

Concerning a Middle-aged Man with Diabetes Mellitus

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A 52-year-old man with diabetes mellitus was admitted to hospital after presenting to the emergency department with abdominal discomfort. His symptoms began 5 weeks earlier, when epigastric discomfort developed that did not radiate elsewhere.