Pulmonary Medicine Cases & Quizzes

  • How much do you know about the presentation, workup, and treatment of metastatic bone disease? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Although there is no definitive cure for SMA, interventions are available to slow disease progression and ease symptoms. Are you familiar with the current treatment recommendations for SMA?
  • Treating CAP: Which Oral Drug After Discharge? What antibiotic would you prescribe when de-escalating therapy for community-acquired pneumonia?
  • Can Palliative Care Make a Difference in Parkinson Disease? As a serious, chronic disease with no cure, can quality of life be improved for patients with Parkinson disease?
  • A 17-year-old boy drops to the ground and is unresponsive after being elbowed by a teammate who ran into him. CPR is initiated, and the patient is taken to the ED. What is the likely diagnosis?
  • 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?
  • Are you familiar with key aspects and best practices for patients who present with symptoms of arrhythmias? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • 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.
  • Do you know the latest treatment options for Waldenstr├Âm Macroglobulinemia? Test your knowledge 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?
  • Joint pain results in substantial financial costs and diminished quality of life. Do you know key aspects and guidelines for best practices related to common causes of joint pain?
  • 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?
  • Palliative Care in Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Is a patient recently diagnosed with IPF a good candidate for palliative care?
  • A 23-Year-Old Avoiding Altitude Sickness: USMLE Question A 23-year-old man is seeking advice on avoiding altitude sickness when he climbs mountains. Do you know how to best advise him?
  • A 55-Year-Old Woman Short of Breath: USMLE Question A 55-year-old woman presents with shortness of breath. She has a history of deep vein thrombosis and current breast cancer. What's the next step in management?
  • An 80-year-old man presents with a 2-day history of right-sided chest pain that was sudden in onset, is constant, and is exacerbated by coughing and deep inspiration. What is the diagnosis?
  • A 42-year-old woman with a chronic productive cough is repeatedly treated for pneumonia. At her latest follow-up, she reports intermittent dyspnea and fatigue. What's the diagnosis?
  • Venous thromboembolism encompasses deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Are you familiar with best practices for diagnosis and treatment? Refresh and test your knowledge with this short quiz.
  • Early diagnosis and treatment of VTE significantly reduce morbidity and mortality. Are you familiar with the presentation and treatment of venous thromboembolism? Test yourself with this short quiz.