Gastroenterology Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  •   Rubber-band ligation of hemorrhoids is a common outpatient treatment. Review proper technique, including a video, and take a short self-assessment question.
  • A 60-year-old male physician presents with abdominal pain and intermittent shortness of breath. He reports a 'rub or rattle' in his left upper quadrant with deep inspiration. What's the diagnosis?
  • All drugs are associated with adverse effects. However, some are serious and may not be familiar. Test yourself on key adverse drug effects you should know with this short quiz.
  • Clinicians need a clear understanding of causative agents associated with tardive dyskinesia and optimal treatment strategies. How much do you know about TD? Check your knowledge with our short quiz.
  • A 65-Year-Old Man With Abdominal Pain: USMLE Question A 65-year-old man presents with abdominal and bone pain, as well as altered mental status. Are you able to make the right diagnosis?
  • A 64-year-old man with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, alcohol abuse, and depression presents with acute hepatic failure. Can you identify the correct cause?
  • The symptoms of metastatic breast cancer vary, depending on location. Are you able to correctly identify the associated signs and symptoms? Make sure you're prepared by taking this short quiz.
  • A Boy With Frequent Diarrhea: IBS or IBD? Does this 10-year-old boy have inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, or possibly both?
  • Appendicitis is one of the more common surgical emergencies. Are you familiar with the latest best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Although hemorrhoids are common, many patients are too embarrassed to seek treatment. Are you familiar with best practices for diagnosis and management? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • As many as one third of certain US population groups have nutritional deficiencies, and malnutrition remains a significant worldwide concern. Test yourself on common deficiencies with this short quiz.
  • A 21-year-old man presents to the ED with a 10-hour history of constant epigastric pain radiating to the chest. X-rays reveal a radio-opaque shadow in the central lower chest. What is the diagnosis?
  • An 80-year-old woman presents with malaise, nausea and vomiting, abdominal pain, and watery diarrhea. She is highly active, with a full-time job as a realtor. What's the diagnosis?
  • A 37-Year-Old Man With Recurrent Diarrhea: USMLE Question A 37-year-old man presents due to recurrent bouts of diarrhea and bloating, as well as itchy skin vesicles. What treatment should you advise?
  • From supplementation use to conditions associated with deficiencies, are you familiar with key aspects and best practices associated with vitamins? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • ECG Challenge: A Counterclockwise Rotation A woman is admitted with a bowel obstruction. What does her admission ECG show?
  • Globally, alcohol accounts for more than 5% of the global disease burden. Refresh and test your knowledge of this commonly used substance with this short quiz.
  • Vomiting in Infancy: Is It FPIES? Food protein-induced enterocolitis is more common than once believed. Do you know the signs and symptoms?
  • A 31-Year-Old Woman With Chest Pain: USMLE Question A 31-year-old woman presents with intermittent chest pain. She says the pain is worse after eating but also occurs unpredictably. What's the diagnosis?
  • Care for organ donors and transplant recipients extends beyond surgical teams. Are you able to correctly answer all five of these donation- and transplantation-related questions?
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