Pulmonary Medicine Cases & Quizzes

 
 
  • Health Proverbs: A Kernel of Truth or Just Plain Corny? If health proverbs aren't true, why have they hung around for so long? See what you think of these long-standing aphorisms.
  • A 42-year-old man presents with dyspnea that has been worsening for the past 2 years and is associated with decreased exercise tolerance. CT angiography of the chest is performed. What is the diagnosis?
  • Systemic inflammatory response syndrome is not always related to infection and can be caused by ischemia, inflammation, trauma, or several factors. Test yourself on key aspects with this short quiz.
  • Iron deficiency anemia occurs when stores of iron are too low to support normal red blood cell production. Are you familiar with this condition? Test your knowledge with our quick quiz.
  • A 36-year-old woman is dropped at a hospital entrance, minimally responsive, with a note that read, 'I picked her up at a hotel. She said she was sick.' Can you make this challenging diagnosis?
  • A 32-Year-Old Woman With Fatigue and Shortness of Breath A 32-year-old woman presents with fatigue and shortness of breath. Can you identify the best estimate of the mean physiologic pressure in the affected portion of the cardiovascular system?
  • A 13-year-old athletic boy with no past medical history is transferred for inpatient management of a complication associated with pneumomediastinum. Do you know how best to help him?
  • Five weeks after polytrauma from multiple gunshot wounds, a 19-year-old man is experiencing diffuse right-sided chest pain and shortness of breath. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • A 62-year-old man presents with shortness of breath, fatigue, and weight loss. He underwent heart transplantation for ischemic cardiomyopathy 26 months ago. What's the most likely diagnosis?
  • Although many people associate allergies with spring and summer, allergic symptoms are extremely common in the fall as well. Test your knowledge on causes, workup, and treatment with our short quiz.
  • Classrooms are breeding grounds for learning, socialization, and various illnesses in young children. Test your knowledge of key aspects of presentation, workup, and treatment with our short quiz.
  • Echo Case: Why Is There Dyspnea? Start With the Doppler   Dr Wharton narrates a case of a patient with a history of rheumatic heart disease.
  • Chest radiography is one of the most common imaging tests performed in clinical practice and is frequently first viewed by nonradiologists. Test yourself on key findings with this quick quiz.
  • A 3-year-old boy presents with fever, cough, and increased drowsiness 4 days after falling into a well. What treatment should he receive?
  • A 55-Year-Old Woman With New Onset Shortness of Breath A 55-year-old woman presents due to new onset shortness of breath for the past 3 hours. What's the appropriate next step?
  • A Case: Churg-Strauss With Cardiac Involvement A patient case demonstrates the somewhat common cardiac involvement often seen in eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis.
  • A 27-year-old man presents with a 2-day history of hyperemesis followed by episodes of hematemesis. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
  • A 46-year-old woman has a 4-day history of progressive generalized weakness, increasing shortness of breath, and leg swelling. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
  • A 65-Year-Old Man With Chest Pain and Chronic Cough A 65-year-old construction worker presents with chest pain and chronic cough. What's the next step in his management?
  • A 28-Year-Old Man With Wheezing and Back Pain A 28-year-old man presents with wheezing and recurrent pain radiating to his back. What complication is most likely in his future?