USMLE Question Breakdown: Structural Changes to the Heart plus Sleep Affects Learning in Medical School | ITB Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors)

November 21, 2018

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A 62-year-old man presented to the emergency room with a 45-minute history of severe chest pain. EKG shows ST elevations in leads II, III, and aVF...

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Which of the following conditions is the most likely the cause of structural changes to the patient’s heart?

A) Atrial septal defect
B) Mitral insufficiency
C) Long-standing hypertension
D) Mitral Stenosis
E) Recent myocardial infarction
F) Ventricular fibrillation
 
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Building Resilience plus USMLE Question Breakdown: Pathophysiology of Pharmacologic Side Effects | ITB Audio Blog (powered by MedSchoolTutors)

November 12, 2018

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Well-Being and Academic Skills in Medical School: Building Resilience Part 1 and Part 2
 
 
Question Excerpt: 

A 47 year old male with a past medical history of hypertension and obesity presents to his primary care physician for routine physical examination and yearly laboratory studies. His labs are remarkable for total cholesterol 190, LDL 75, and HDL 25...His physician starts him on a second medication at this time and his symptoms improve.

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This second medication works by what mechanism of action?

A: Dermal activation of Langerhans cells leading to increased prostaglandin release
B: Inhibition of cytochrome P450
C: Decreased breakdown of nitrous oxide
D: Inhibition of COX-2
E: Increased breakdown of dopamine

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