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  1. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    For your differential diagnosis if you have no positive findings on your Physical exam for a D/D do you just leave it blank?
  2. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    We will be given credit only when our Differential Diagnosis be matched with them in the same order?
  3. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    With just one symptom written on doorway information...how can i just focus my questions to three DDs?.. I am a bit confused here...need help!!
  4. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi everyone 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 advice appreciated
  5. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    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...
  6. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hey everyone, 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...
  7. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    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...
  8. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    I'm sure during the real exam I may blank on the DDx and hopefully it will come to me while I'm typing the notes. So if we were to tell the pt the wrong dx and work up, will we lose marks for it?
  9. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hello Everyone Quick question, how many history points we need to put for the DD. Will One history point will work for one DD or we need to put 3 points. Thank you in advance
  10. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    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...
  11. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    I've seen the diagnosis "Upper respiratory Infection" in FA--Is it OK to make that diagnosis in the CS or do they require you to be more specific as to what the URI is?
  12. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    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...
  13. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Based on PN sample in USMLE's own web site the 3rd space for differential diagnosis is left blank so my question is do we lose point if we leave it blank because of time problem ??
  14. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    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...
  15. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Shall we have to write differential diagnosis for follow up case like DM, HTN? Please
  16. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Is it okay to do just two ddx if running out of time?
  17. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi all, 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...
  18. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hi all, 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...
  19. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    Hello, Is it better to write 2 DD's than to add a third one which may be far fetched? Thanks
  20. USMLE Step 2 CS Forum
    hi, As per new pattern cs we need to write three diagnosis with positive and negative findings so learning only 3 accurate dd for each case in first aid is enough or should learn all thanks
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