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    Wich breast cancer is worse?????? Invasive ductal or Inflammatory???? FA says Invasive ductal Kaplan has with the worse prognosis Inflammatory Anyone?????
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    Hello there, I'm newbie and I have one question to ask. Please help me out :o. I'm an IMG and I've studied medical for 5 years without English. I've just started reading English medical books a couple weeks ago. And with Pathology, I choose the RRP, just don't know if it's enough for me since...
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    Hi, I'm confused about the posting on wikipedia about protein electrophoresis Does nephrotic syndrome affect the albumin spike more or the albumin/alpha-1 interzone? Thanks so much!
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    In acute inflammation, there are 4 major exudates that are produced, two of which are pus and ulcers. What are the differences between them? Don't they both contain neutrophils and are surrounded by membranes? :rolleyes: Thanks very much.
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    Hi, Does anyone here know of any bacterial causes of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis? Thanks!
  6. USMLE Step 1 Bits & Pieces
    MACROPHAGE 1)Lipid laden macrophage(Foam cells) = 1)Hyperlipidemia & 2)Atherosclerotic plaques. 2)Hemosiderin laden macrophage(Heart failure cells) = CHF. 3)Macrophages containing debris from ingested Lymphocytes(Tingible body macrophage) = Benign reactive lymphadenitis. 4)Macrophages...
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    Hi, Since ESR accompanies inflammation, would an elevated ESR be a hallmark of all types of thyroiditis, not just for subacute granulomatous thyroiditis? :o
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    Hey guys so I'm a little confused as to how to tackle pathology. Goljan pathology book seem really dense and too much info for me to commit to memory and understanding. The way brs path has it seems like it would be easier to understand the key points. My question is, if I read brs path and...
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    What is PathoPhysiology and where i study it from? cause i heard that they ask about it in the exam thanks
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    Hi, I had a question about ECG. For which diseases (or better way of saying it is "when would"...) would you see a ST ELEVATION? And when would you see ST DEPRESSION? Basically I am confused as to what does ST elevation and depression represent? And what causes these to happen? And what is the...
  11. USMLE Step 1 Bits & Pieces
    Liver 1. Most common overall primary tumor of Liver = Hemangioma 2. Most common primary malignant tumor of Liver = HepatoCellular Ca. 3. Most common tumor found in the Liver = Metastatic tumors to the Liver 4. Most common disease needing adult liver transplant = Alcoholic Cirrhosis 5. Most...
  12. USMLE Step 1 Bits & Pieces
    Most Common Cause of isolated Mitral Regurge in USA = Mitral Valve Prolapse Most Common cause of Isolated Severe Acute Mitral Regurge in USA = Rupture of Chordae Tendinae Most Common chronic cardiac arrythmia = Atrial Flibrillation Most Common Primary Tumor of the Heart = Atrial...
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    While on the Medicine rotations, a third-year medical student witnessed the arrival of a 63 year old woman with longstanding hypertension, diabetes, and hyperlipidemia. The woman was seen in the emergency room, where she was noted to have vomiting, left-sided Horner's syndrome, and loss of...
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    all patients of tetrology of fallot don't develop cyanosis. why?
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    can damagae of posterior hypophysis produce permanent diabetes insipidus? please explain your answer. hint.... pituitary stalk
  16. USMLE Step 1 Mnemonics
    Mnemonic to remember clinical features of Sjögren's syndrome MR NK cell is suffering from XEROSTOMIA M...Mikulicz syndrome R...Rheumatoid arthritis[association] N...NON hodgkin lymphoma[inc risk] K...Keratoconjunctivitis sicca and XEROSTOMIA :o [Remember in sjogren no saliva and no tears]:)
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    For people who already took the exam and those Who know almost everything about the exam I have a ?????? Do they ask about FAB classification of Myelogenous Leukemias. Is that something that I should learn good????? I had already like 2 or 3 ??? in Kaplan Qbank STEP 1
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    1) Peripheral nerve benign tumors (Neurofibromas). 2) P21 Ras oncoprotien is no longer inhibited by mutated NF1 gene in Neurofibromatosis. 3) Plexiform neurofibromas are diagnostic. 4) Pigmented skin lesions (Cafe Au Lait) spots. 5) Pigmented Iris hamartomas (Lish Nodules). 6)...
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    So both of these can cause hematemesis and possibly lead to death in alcoholics. How can you differentiate between them based on the question stem/ vignette? Would appreciate some feedback! Thanks :)
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    A young African American woman has normal physical exam except lab study reveals microscopic hematuria, BUN and creat normal. what is the first step in work up? :rolleyes: hint .... oxygen tension in renal medulla
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