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  1. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    when you start a medication in CCS do you stop it if the patient starts improving? how do you put in the duration of treatment e.g. single dose fluconazole etc...
  2. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    Hello i need a SP to discuss CCS cases The person should be motivated and dedicated and able to keep up the commitments Please send me a PM if interested
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    HI I just started doing UW CCS cases i have some questions about them. Where in the CCS cases do we enter the primary diagnosis. I did a case finished everything but it did not ask me to enter the primary diagnosis??? Am i missing something? 2) these cases are not scored? do we just have to...
  4. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    can I order oxygen at the same time with pulse oximetry, or should I wait the results from the oximetry
  5. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    I hvnt buy it yet..i want to know how long it took for one case for example n how long it took u to finish all of the css. As for mcq, its around 3-4 hrs per block timed with review ,at least. N doing two blocks per day will finish the mcqs in about a month. My ques is, how bout for css? I...
  6. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    POTASSIUM · Normal K+ range 3.5 - 5.5 HYPERKALEMIA (K+ >5.5) · Cause of hyperkalemia - Acidosis, aldosterone deficiency, ACE inhibitors, ARBS - Beta-blocker - Crush injury, - Digitalis, insulin deficiency - Renal, RTA type IV Frequently tested ·...
  7. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    CHF Patient presents with fatigue, exertional dyspnea, edema, JVD • Boards favorite scenario - Patient been using two pillows to sleep or sleeps on a chair New york heart CHF classification - Class I- No limitation...
  8. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    HI, Any kind soul pleas help...... IN office basis....in case of palpitations, can we order Stat EKG..... If so, can we keep the pt in the office , til we get the results... If the EKG shows A FIB, can we go ahead and order in the office oxy, iva. beta blockers/CCB IV before transfering the pt...
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    hi guys well can anybody tell me about the online step 3 subscription please. if we take the full one month package then is CCS a whole month separately or does it expire with the qbanK????
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    Hello Please, can any body advice me which one is better? which one should I do? Thank you!
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    hi, I am looking for sp for ccs, for quickly going through read out case uw, if any one is interested ,leave ur Skype id .....my exam in few weeks so any one in same boat reply...no beginners plz..thanks
  12. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    Anyone interested practicing the UW readout 41 CCS cases in the software like archer? Need serious partner whose exam is in next few weeks & have gone through UW & Archer . Please message me.Thanks!
  13. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    i apologize if this question has already been asked. but rather than spend hours trying searching online for a definitive answer i thought it would be faster to ask this question on the forums. In CCS cases i know you do not have to know the brand name or dosage of the drug you are ordering...
  14. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    Hi guys.... I know everyone is studying for Step 3 and while the theory is straight forward, everyone is still having questions about ccs management and the algorithms..... Can we start a post about useful "Must DO" algorithms for CCS cases. Here goes mine...... Pregnancy First visit AFter...
  15. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    So for NSTMI/UA this is what you use: abcximab before undergoing angioplasty for STMI: you would use clopidogril instead of abcximab. in MTB it says abcximab does not help in STMI. BUT in old archers video he used clopidogril, abcximab, and heparin in the same patient before undergoing...
  16. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    I started watching Archer CCS workshop today and boy it takes FOREVER! I'm still doing first out of 5 videos and I haven't reached 50% of it yet (it's been > 6 hours). Can anyone pls. tell me how long did it take you to watch all videos? it seems much longer than what they say there (eg: 1st...
  17. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    is it safe to use orders of consulting the specialist as management in ccs...as for example in psychiatry or eye,ent??
  18. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    Hi, everyone. There is a CCS case on UWorld with NSTEMI and a recent onset ,but in the explanation it says wait for the cardiac enzymes before stenting. wouldn't that be too late, i.e. past 3 hours from onset of pain, which is optimal?
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    where else cn we study the ccs portion of the exam from other than uworld?? first aid maybe??
  20. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    Anyone here is up for CCS cases review. Skype me on Sid_wala. Thanks.
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