Pulmonary Medicine Cases & Quizzes

  • Case Challenge: The Many Variations of Snoring Snoring is common and potentially miserable for the patient and loved ones. These four cases illustrate the latest guidelines on evaluation and management.
  • Time Out! A Close Look at Antibiotic Use in LTC Clinical cases illustrate the overuse of antibiotics to treat radiographic findings and lab reports, especially when prescribing over the phone.
  • 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.
  • A 45-year-old woman is presented to the emergency department as priority 1 unresponsive. Her boyfriend found her foaming at the mouth and unresponsive. What's the cause?
  • A 52-Year-Old Man With Dyspnea: USMLE Question A 52-year-old man presents with progressive dyspnea and purulent sputum production. What's the most likely diagnosis?
  • Do you know key aspects of atrial fibrillation, including important elements of the etiology, presentation, workup, and treatment? Refresh and assess your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • A 59-year-old man undergoes an elective subtotal colectomy. On postoperative day 4 he develops sudden-onset dyspnea. A chest x-ray reveals bibasilar subsegmental atelectasis. What is the diagnosis?
  • More than 1.2 million Americans have HIV. Medical advances are allowing for longer lives. Do you know associated conditions to watch for and best treatment? Test yourself with our quick quiz.
  • A 26-year-old woman presents with a 1-week history of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, and dysuria. She was previously treated for TB. What is the diagnosis?
  • A 64-year-old man is admitted with throat swelling, difficulty swallowing, and drooling. Are you able to make the correct diagnosis?
  • Are you familiar with the specific recommendations for preventive cancer screening by type? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.
  • A 5-year-old child is presented for an ear infection. He was previously treated for recurrent bacterial pneumonia and twice required inpatient hospitalization. What underlying condition is at work?
  • Myasthenia gravis is a relatively rare autoimmune disorder that can result in weakness that leads to neuromuscular respiratory failure. Test yourself on key aspects with our short quiz.
  • A 64-year-old woman presents because of shortness of breath while at rest, nonproductive cough, and lower extremity swelling. Can you determine the unusual cause of her symptoms?
  • A 38-Year-Old Man With Repeated Vomiting: USMLE Question A 38-year-old man with a history of alcohol abuse presents due to persistent vomiting. Are you able to identify the cause?
  • A 66-Year-Old Man Who Is Short of Breath: USMLE Question A 66-year-old man presents to the emergency department with a 2-week history of shortness of breath. What is causing his symptoms?
  • The parents of a 5-month-old boy rush him to the emergency department because of severe abdominal distention. Can you make the diagnosis?
  • Echo Case: Possibly an All-Time Record Case of…   One of the worst cases Dr Wharton has seen. Can you decipher from the M-modes alone as the echocardiographers of old had to?
  • Recurrent Skin Infections in a Teen: How Would You Manage? It's an extremely vexing problem for families: recurrent skin infections in a teen athlete.
  • Sepsis is a life-threatening condition that may present in a myriad of ways. Do you know important attributes of presentation, diagnosis, and treatment? Test yourself with this quick quiz.