can someone enlighten me about this how detailed do these pertinent negatives an positives for history and physical
need to be?
how many should we include?
in the physical exam there are no positives since there are no positive physical signs.
its a bit confusing
Okay, so what I've gathered from the forums, most people say that we should list the most fatal diagnosis as the first one, so as to exclude it. How true is this idea?
For instance, FA case 27, its a classic case of disk hernia, but he has also symptoms of Prostate dz. Should we list Prostate...
Just wanted to ask this. I know we are supposed to write pertinent negatives for the Hx - eg No vomiting/diarhea/constipation etc. Also for P/E - eg for CV:RRR, no murmurs/gallops/rubs etc. (Hope my concepts are correct till now. If not, please correct me)
But, are we supposed to...
My exam is in about one week and I'm still having trouble getting the DDx down the way FA has it, also having trouble with the workup. Will somebody fail if they don't have the DDx and workup from most likely to least likely? What if we list the DDx and workup from the "pool" of possibilities...
This is case find in usmle.org practice PN sample. Before enter the room what's your DD:-
Jason Morris, a 21-year-old male, has come to the student health clinic because he recently passed out while playing basketball.
IT LOOKS LIKE HYPERTROPHIC OBSTRUCTIVE CARDIOMYOPATHY
ALSO OTHER DDX...
Hi guys my exam s in January..I have a question ? Can we skip the Physical findings part of PN and only fill up the pertinent things in Hx box...?How wl dat effect the PN and our score ?
Ur help wl b greatly appreciated...
Im currently studying for CS.Now, with a new format, said to list 3 differentials and to each of them have to add 3 history signs and 3 physical. Ive got into a problem, they might repeat each other! For example, case 4 from FA says about pt with Inf.Mononucleosis (diff. with HIV and...
If my DDX is disk herniation; in the section of the hx findings that support the diagnosis, can my hx findings be
- Neck pain on lifting heavy objects
- Neck pain which started after a rotational movement.
another example if the the patient came in with pain in the R knee
and my DDX...
Is age of the patient a history finding or physical exam finding. I am asking this question in reference to the section of patient note that requires the examinee to write the dx history finding and phy exam findings for that particular dx.
Another question if one of the vitals is...