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  1. USMLE Step 2 CK Bits & Pieces
    These are very useful imo, Kaplan Ob is kinda vague regarding management of cervical cytology and dysplasias. USPSTF summary: The USPSTF recommends screening for cervical cancer in women ages 21 to 65 years with cytology (Pap smear) every 3 years or, for women ages 30 to 65 years who want to...
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    Correcting which factors for CAD will result in immediate benefit? In MTB options were given as cessation of smoking, DM, HTN, Hyperlipidemia and wt loss... and he says the answer is cessation of smoking.. My question is what if the patient is a non smoker... Then what would be the next best...
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    Hey guys. I took NBME 4 today and got a 250. My lowest performance was in "Preventive Med & Health Maintenance", in fact there was a star at the far left. Other than reading the short Preventive Medicine section in MTB 2 and doing the uworld Preventive Medicine questions, is there anything else...
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    Hello guys, There was a question about a lady who is about to be employed as a school teacher and they found that she has HBsAB ....what i the next step: 1. CBC 2. give Hep B vaccine 3. give Hep A vaccine forgot the other choices....but the main idea of this question: is there any...
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    What's the post exposure prophylaxis norms for varicella in immunocompetent individuals? Is it vaccine plus immunoglobulin or only vaccine?
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    Can someone explain what is the guidelines of colonoscopy follow up for discovered polyps during initial screening? Thanks
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    Correct me if i'm wrong, but the best method of protection from non melanoma skin cancers is decreasing sun exposure between 10 AM and 4 PM, while the best method for preventing melanoma is wearing protective clothing? (This is what i've gleaned from 2 questions in UW and i'm not sure if i...
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    Can someone please clarify the routine screening for Pap smear in women according to the age and also how it changes once a woman has ascus or lsil and gets 3 consecutive normal paps on follow up? this is not clear in UW or MTB:confused::confused:
  9. USMLE Step 2 CK Bits & Pieces
    Just wanted to know when should aspirin started in diabetics. Is it 30yr as given in MTB2? Thanxs
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    Can anyone please explain the guideline for mammography I am :rolleyes: by it. All I can make sense is that age 50-74 women should have it done once every 2 years.
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    Can some please post pneumococcal vaccination schedule (PCV as well as PPSV) in a healthy child as well as in child with cystic fibrosis?
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    Hi everybody! Can someone clarify when children should be screened for TB? I understand that the children who are at high risk should be screened every year, but what about low risk infants and adolescents? Thanks!
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    is the rule that if you give IG , we have to wait 3 months til we give the live vaccine which applied for pregnant women, does that include neonate or children ??? and from which age???
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    What is the goal in LDL level for diabetics? I've got two options, first - <70 in kaplan notes 2009, the second - <100 in mtb 2 (2012). Who is right?
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    in risk factors for IHD in KAPLAN its written cardiovascular events risk increases with bp over 110/75 . but its normal bp! how? and we are supposed to consider patients with bp over 110/75 as risk factor?
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    hello guys..... USMLE World Q ID 4928........the guy has four risk factors for CAD---- age ,HTN, h/o premature CAD in his dad and smoking history in the explanation, the Framingham risk score was calculated to be did they get the no 17...???? and accrdngly ha...
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    KLN (pg 2 of IM) says - Mammography with or without clinical breast examination is recommended every 1-2 years from age 40 and over. MTB (pg 355) says - Mammography above age 50 Which one is correct? I think my KLN might be outdated.
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    while uworld says, recommend smoking cessation as most effective way, mtb3 says BP control [ pg 318] i will mark smoking cessation ... thoughts ? p.s. is it related to thoracic AAA vs abdomen AAA ? someone please help
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    patient has 2+ risk factor for CAD but no CAD equivalent. his LDL is 140. he is already exercising and does not smoke [ means lifestyle modification] . what will you do ? continue life style modification add statin plz reply
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    CHLAMYDIA AND GC screening in pregnancy is NOT ROUTINE. done only if patient is < 24 or >24+risk factor. is this info correct ? refer here as per kaplan ---- it...