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  1. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    I found out that this summary of Nerve Injuries it's very helpful ... for review things even before CK exam as well. Good luck to everyone.
  2. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    why will we do lp in pseudo tumor cerebri wen icp is very high and why is it contraindicated in brain abscess wen d icp is high? plz answer this question:eek:
  3. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Check the attached CT, Is this biconvex? Lucid interval can be found in both ED & SD hematomas and the only way to differentiate btw them is by CT is this a biconvex hematoma ?? the answer was ED hematoma :notsure:
  4. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Hi there. I found something in MTB2 that is different from what is described in FA step1. ASA (anterior spinal artery infarction): the lesion was said to include loss of pain and temperature/ Loss all the function except for posterior column in MTB2. But in FA, it was said to be different. It...
  5. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Are brain stem syndromes necessary for CK
  6. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    best initial therapy for severe parkinsonism??? KLN notes and video lectures say levodopa/carbidopa, while MTB 2 says pramipexole or ropinrole?
  7. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    A 45-year-old man has had a 1-week history of increasing neck pain when he turns his head to the right. He also has had a pins-and-needles sensation starting in the neck and radiating down the right arm into the thumb. His symptoms began 3 months ago when he developed severe pain in the neck and...
  8. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Risk factor for gastric perforation : - NSAID - H pylori - Burn - Head injury - Trauma - Cancer How?
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    Guys have a doubt- which is the part of normal ageing 1- tremor on outstretched hands 2- decreased vibratory and position sense in the knee Please let me know what u think..really confused. Thanks
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    If a patient presents with symptoms suggestive of spinal cord compression, which if the following would do first? - steroids -X-ray -MRI I usually would pick steroids right away, but I just read somewhere that MRI is done and steroids are given while results are pending Anyway... 1- steroids...
  11. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    lucid interval is seen in subdural or epidural hematoma? acc to mtb 2 it can occur in both subdural or epidural but from first aid step 1...it said lucid interval occurred only with epidural hematoma!!
  12. USMLE Step 2 CK Buzzwords
    Guys, There are many types of gaits, they can be buzzwords pointing to specific conditions in your CK exam: 1) hypokinetic gait/shuffling gait/festinating gait-----Parkinson 2) spastic gait------UMN lesion 3) antalgic gait------tarsal tunnel syndrome or any joint pain 4) en bloc...
  13. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    a 30 year patient presents to the physician with the history of Drowsiness; Nausea; Vomiting and decreased sleep. He says that he used to take a drug prescribed by his family physician for seizure disorder. drug he took was studied for research shows drug acts on the thalamus of the brain. the...
  14. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    duchenne muscular dystophy diagnostic confirmation by...?(i have little confusion) a) electromyography b) muscle biopsy c) nerve conduction studies d) serum aldolase,CPK levels e) PCR this is based on a case in kaplan qbank...i just wanted to your opinions on it... thank you:)
  15. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    1) MTB 3 says children with febrile seizures have no risk of epilepsy in the future while UW says that new data proves the there is a slight increase in the risk of epilepsy. 2) MTB 3 says that preform voiding cystourethro gram in all males under 5 years with a UTI even if its the first...
  16. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    I was under the impression that Heparin could not be giving even for cardiac thrombus causes for Acute Ischemic stroke due to risk of bleeding. USMLEWorld Id 3712 states other which (choice D)
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    A 42-year-old man presents to urgent care with back pain for 2 days that began while he was moving furniture during home remodeling. The pain is sharp, travels down his left leg, and feels “like an electric shock.” It is relieved with rest and aggravated with walking. His temperature is 36.9°C...
  18. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Hi everyone, Just wanted to wrap my head around this concept. Basically, these 2 are in equilibrium with each other. If this balance is disrupted, then one goes down and the other takes over? For example, if you give an antipsychotic that blocks Dopamine, then Acetylcholine is unopposed...
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    54 yr male presents with several months hand tremor, that becomes worse in public places unable to grasp. no trauma, stroke,fever, loss of muscle function. h/o vague abdominal pains cause of which never found. hes given some medicine now but returns month later tremor gone but colicky abdominal...
  20. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Hi guys, I am confused with Spinal canal stenosis and Spinal cord compression. How can one tell by the symptoms which one is which? Thank you!
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