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  1. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Is fragile X syndrome dominant or recessive? FA says its recessive, Goljan too, but Kaplan says its x-linked dominant, which one should I trust now? I'm confused, can you help me?
  2. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Q1) What happens to Aldosterone levels in a Cushing's patient? Will they go down because of the negative feedback inhibition from the weak mineralocorticoids? Q2) What is the cause of polyuria in a Cushing's Patient? Is it because of osmotic diuresis from Hyperglycemia? In cushings as there is...
  3. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    please help , how can we differntiated between them
  4. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    when to treat hepatorenal syn with midodrine + octreotide and when to refer to transplantation center ?? thanks in advance:confused:
  5. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    best initial and most accurate test for zollinger ellison syndrome?
  6. USMLE Step 1 Mnemonics
    McCune AlBright C = Cafe au lait spots E = Early puberty AB = Abnormal Bones (Fibrous Dysplasia)
  7. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    I'm confused about a note on FA about Ehler's Danlos syndrome, it states " type 1 or type 5 collagen most frequently affected in severe classic Ehler's Danlos syndrome" on the errata doc it states change it to " it might be confused with Marfan syndrome" I thought collagen type III is...
  8. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Can somebody explain this plz. In severe liver dis. there is generalized secondary systemic vasodilation so dec. PVR so how does that lead to renal hypoperfusion?? i guess some renal physio i have forgotten. anyway uw goes like- dec. PVR so renal hypoperfusion
  9. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    UW mentioned that pregnancy in turner syndrome is possible in majority of cases with oocyte donation. Is this possible to happen even without the initial hormonal support provided by the Gravian follicle ?
  10. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Thought of making this thread to get away from all the stress associated with the USMLE exams. I feel just preparing for these exams has taught me a lot, and I'd rather not forget some of the really awesome stuff I've learned...so why not make some sort of compendium of all the interesting...
  11. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Digeorge syndrome is associated with: a) truncus arteriosus b) ASD C) VSD D) PDA E) TGV F) TAPVR
  12. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Why dont these patients develope graft vs host disease? They dont have MHC II > no CD4 cells and also weak CD8 function.. In Graft vs host the graft attacks the patuent.. What's thr decrease in CD 4 has to do with the grafts ability to attack the recipient?
  13. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    11 month old girl with delayed development and mental retardation develops seizures and signs of brianstem dysfunction. Dandy - Walker malformation is identified by MRI. Maternal exposure to which of the following during pregnancy is considered a risk factor for Dandy - Walker malformation...
  14. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    A 29-year-old man with no past medical history presents to a urologist after 2 years of unsuccessful attempts at conceiving a child. The man states that his wife is 24 years old and has no medical problems. She was evaluated for infertility by a gynecologist, and no abnormalities were found. The...
  15. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    A 2-month-old boy is brought to his pediatrician for a regular check-up. His parents report that he has a poor appetite and is very constipated. He has small bowel movements once a week, which his parents believe are very painful. Although he was at the 75th percentile for both height and weight...
  16. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Not really understandable how ECG show in Patient with WPW. Especially how comes 'widened QRS'....... Could anyone help me??:o
  17. USMLE Step 1 Bits & Pieces
    Klinefelter Syndrome: → 47 XXY → Causes male hypogonadism, reduced spermatogenesis, male infertility → Histologic examination → testis → some/all of testicular tubules → be completely atrophied → replaced by pink hyalinized tissue → Elongated body with abnormally long legs → Small atrophic...
  18. USMLE Step 1 Mnemonics
    MISS TINA RAPED at 15:00 15:00= 15 chromosome m=mitral valve prolapse/myopia i=inguinal and incisional hernia s=spontaneous pneumothorax s=striae,scoliosis/kyphosis tina= tall i.e.long bones r=retinal detachment a=arachnodactyly/aortic regurgitation p=pectus excavatum, rectus carinatum...
  19. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    A 46, XY infant is born with a nonsense mutation in the SRY gene. Which of the following will be the symptomatic manifestation of this mutation? (A) Female phenotype (B) Female pseudohermaphrodite (C) Male phenotype (D) Male pseudohermaphrodite (E) True hermaphrodite
  20. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    A 53-year-old anxious woman comes to the ED. She complains of diarrhea and abdomina lcramps. Physicial exam reveals intense flushing of the skin. 24-hour urine study is most likely to show elevated levels of (A) acetylcholine (B) 5-HIAA (C) porphobilinogen (D) VMA (E) homovanillic acid
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