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  1. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    as i know the dependent part of the lung get the greatest perfusion and ventilation , then why in massive haemoptysis we keep the patient lying on the side of the bleeding lung , it will get more perfusion which means more bleeding and also more ventilation which on other side will decrease...
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    I am really getting confused by this , i dont understand the difference between sinusitis and acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS) ?
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    Where could I study the settings adjustement of the mechanical ventilator? (FiO2, Vital capacity and respiratory rate) I need a good source pls..
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    In UW Qustion ID 4596 an incidental pulmonary nodule is found on x-ray...the Question asks what is the next step in management? The patient is 53 YO and is an ex-smoker so obviously hes high risk Amongst the answers are: CT Percutanous biopsy Bronchoscopy According to what I learnt in kaplan...
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    Male patient working in the cotton field, presented with 3 weeks history of cough. CXR showed bilateral hilar lymphadenopathy and biopsy (by bronchoscopy) showed non-caseating granuloma. What's your diagnosis? a) Sarcoidosis b) Amylidosis c) Histiocustosis d) Berylliosis e) Pneumoconiosis
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    Ok so this is a little confusing Mcc of pneumonia overall is Strep pneumonia but I was doing u world and that said that in hospital or nursing homes mcc is staph aureus. So, the next time I did a question again with a nursing home pt n picked staph aureus it was wrong n it said step pneumonia...
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    Please anyone put some shine on the management of solitary pulmonary nodule. thanks
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    Hey, why is DLCO is normal in chronic bronchitis and low in emphysema? whats responsible?
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    Why not acidosis? Simple ques for u...pls tell me why. :o
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    can anyone please explain abg values for pulmonary embolism? everytime i think i have the got the concept n try a question..its wrong..:o:o thanks!!
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    Can anyone enlighten me on the indications of flexible and rigid bronchoscopy? I am getting questions wrong about this:confused::confused:
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    ok im seeing from a Qbank (RX) that staph Aureus is the most prevalent pathogen to be isolated from respiratory secretions in cystic fibrosis patients untill teenage years. I used to think this was P aeruginosa and kaplan says that. what are ur thoughts on that. any would be appreciated.
  13. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    Archers question - RS A 36 year old homeless man is evaluated in the Emergency Room for intermittent fever, cough, night sweats and weight-loss. He also reports having chronic cough with progressively increasing bloody expectoration for the past 1 month. He has lost about 10lbs weight over the...
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    A 51-year-old man presenting to the clinic for routine examination mentions that he has not been able to get over the flu. Further questioning clarifies that he has had a nonproductive cough for the past 3–4 months and is unable to sustain his normal walking pace for prolonged periods. He...
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    A 30-year-old man has episodes of wheezing and shortness of breath two to three times per week. Approximately every 2 weeks he awakens at night due to cough and difficulties breathing. He reports having similar symptoms since he was a child, but believes that they are worsening somewhat now. His...
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    A 27-year-old woman is 7 months pregnant with her first child. Her pregnancy has been uncomplicated to date. She presents to the emergency department complaining of sudden-onset, right-sided chest pain that is exacerbated with deep breathing and shortness of breath, which began 1 hour ago. She...
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    A 55-year-old man who was an unrestrained driver in a motor vehicle accident was taken to the emergency department and determined to be uninjured. Three days later he presents to his physician because of tenderness over the right side of his chest. He has no other significant medical history and...
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    A 35-year-old HIV-positive man (CD4+ cell count 150/mm³) is seen in the emergency department with right-sided chest pain. The patient has become progressively dyspneic over the past few days. Suddenly, 30 minutes ago he noticed a sharp pain in his chest associated with shortness of breath. His...
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    A 51-year-old man presenting to the clinic for routine examination mentions that he has not been able to get over the flu. Further questioning clarifies that he has had a nonproductive cough for the past 3–4 months and is unable to sustain his normal walking pace for prolonged periods. He...
  20. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    A 30-year-old man has episodes of wheezing and shortness of breath two to three times per week. Approximately every 2 weeks he awakens at night due to cough and diffi culties breathing. He reports having similar symptoms since he was a child, but believes that they are worsening somewhat now...
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