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7 Oncology Pearls for the ABIM, ABFM and Internal Medicine Shelf Exams

Oncology is an essential part of the Internal Medicine Medical Clerkship, ABIM Board exam, ABFM Board exam and the PANCE Board exam. According to the …

Asthma in Adults

<b>Say what?</b><p>Chronic inflammation of your patient’s bronchi. Their bronchi are hypersensitive to environmental or intrinsic stimuli, leading to …

5 High Yield Hematology Pearls for Clinical Practice and the ABIM Board Exam

Hematology is a subject that comes up daily in clinical practice, and is a favorite on the <b>ABIM Internal Medicine board exam</b>. Evaluation of anemia, as …

Internal Medicine Board Review: Dementia

Alzheimer’s Dementia (AD)<p>Vascular Dementia<p>Pick’s Disease<p>Pseudodementia<p>Depression in the elderly that presents as dementia<br>• Remember to inquire about …

Clinical Infectious Diseases

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Medicine

5 High-Yield Gastroenterology Pearls for the ABIM Board & Medical Clerkship Exams

<b>Interpreting Hepatitis B markers seems like a pain but is worth remembering</b><p>Start with these key points:<p>Hepatitis B surface Antigen (HbsAg) → active …

5 High-Yield Cardiology Pearls to Help Pass the Internal Medicine Boards

Whether studying for emergency medicine, internal medicine, or USMLE board examinations, cardiovascular diseases are by far and away one of the …

8 Pulmonary & Critical Care Pearls for the Internal Medicine Shelf and ABIM Board Exam

Pulmonary disease and critical care are an extremely important part of the Internal Medicine Medical Clerkship and ABIM Board exam. According to the …

President Obama Gets Hit With Acid Reflux: GERD Review for ABIM & USMLE

It wasn’t a Streptococcal infection; it wasn’t allergies; it wasn’t pollutant irritants. Nope, the cause of the President Barack Obama’s persistent …

What you Need to Know about Cardiac Murmurs for the Boards and Wards

Whether you’re in medical school lectures, clerkships, internal medicine residency, or studying for a board exam, it’s one of the most frustrating …

JNC8: What You Need To Know For The ABIM Boards and IM Wards

-Patients age 60 years or older who do not have diabetes or chronic kidney disease (CKD) should be targeted to have a goal blood pressure of less …

Platelet Transfusion: A Clinical Practice Guideline From the AABB | Annals of Internal Medicine | American College of Physicians

Sgarbossa rule: not just for LBBB?

The Sgarbossa rule has been extrapolated to ventricular paced complexes. As illustrated in this post from Dr. Smith's ECG blog it can also be applied …

What You Need to Know About Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA) for the ABIM and USMLE Exams

As we close out #NeuroWeek, let’s take a look at Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIA), a diagnosis found within the neurology syllabus of the ABIM and …

Renal physiology videos

ABIM Exam Disease of the Week Profile: Rheumatoid Arthritis

An important topic to understand as you prepare for the <b>Internal Medicine Board or ABIM exam</b> is Rheumatoid Arthritis.<p>PATHOPHYSIOLOGY<p>Unlike the …

RT @edgarvlermamd: @knowmedge @SunirMD Urinary Sediment in AKI #Nephpearls (From Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology, 4th Ed) http://t.co/31i9iVf5Ro

The diagnosis of young-onset dementia

1. American Psychiatric Association . Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 4th edn. American Psychiatric Association; Washington …

Medical Mnemonics: Causes of Microcytic Anemia (“TICS”)

Medical Mnemonics – Causes of Microcytic Anemia – “TICS”<p>It’s Medical Mnemonics Monday!<p>Microcytic anemia is defined as “the presence of small, often …

Alcohol Poisoning: What you Need to Know for the ABIM and USMLE exams

If most of your clinic duties are in primary care, you may only rarely encounter alcohol poisoning. However, this topic is a favorite of the boards …

Anticoagulation for Central Venous Catheters in Patients with Cancer

<b>1.</b> Chopra V, Anand S, Hickner A, et al. Risk of venous thromboembolism associated with peripherally inserted central catheters: a systematic review …