Diagnostic Testing

Sep 25, 2018 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Diagnostic Testing

Diagnostic Testing OVERVIEW OF LABORATORY AND DIAGNOSTIC TESTING Healthcare delivery is a complex system that involves many different disciplines and specialties, with care provided in a variety of settings. Consequently,…

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General Facts

Sep 25, 2018 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on General Facts

General Facts 1. Define sensitivity. The percent of test results that are truly positive. True positives divided by the total number of positive results. 2. Define specificity. The percent of…

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Geriatrics

Sep 25, 2018 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Geriatrics

Geriatrics 1. Urge incontinence (sudden onset of desire to urinate that results in incontinence before getting to restroom) results from which anatomic dysfunction? Detrusor instability 2. What classes of medications…

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Psychiatry

Sep 25, 2018 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Psychiatry

Psychiatry 1. Use of clozapine is associated with what blood abnormality? Agranulocytosis; patients on clozapine should have serial CBCs. 2. What condition is associated with recurrent episodes of quickly eating…

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Obstetrics and Gynecology

Sep 25, 2018 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Obstetrics and Gynecology

Obstetrics and Gynecology 1. What anticoagulant medication is generally avoided during pregnancy? Warfarin (Coumadin)—warfarin is a teratogen and can cross the placenta to cause fetal bleeding and hemorrhagic death of…

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Internal Medicine

Sep 25, 2018 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine 1. What condition presents with hypertension, hypernatremia, and hypokalemia? Hyperaldosteronism from adrenal tumors (Cushing disease) will cause sodium retention and potassium excretion. 2. According to the United States…

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Pediatrics

Sep 25, 2018 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Pediatrics

Pediatrics 1. Phototherapy for hyperbilirubinemia should be initiated in a newborn at 35 or more weeks of gestation when total serum bilirubin (TSB) is 29-48 hours (2 days) at >15…

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Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Sep 25, 2018 by in PATHOLOGY & LABORATORY MEDICINE Comments Off on Gestational Trophoblastic Disease

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease 8.1 NONMOLAR HYDROPIC ABORTUS VS. PARTIAL HYDATIDIFORM MOLE Nonmolar Hydropic Abortus Partial Hydatidiform Mole Age Reproductive years (15-46 years) Reproductive years (13-45 years) Location Uterus; occasionally ectopic…

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