Monthly Archives:
October 2017

Rapid Review: Retinal Detachment

Published: October 9, 2017   |   Author: Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C   |   Category: Rapid Review   |   Tagged: , ,   |   Read more

Retinal Detachment Patient will be complaining of painless loss of vision, floaters, flashing lights, curtain lowering sensation PE will show retina appears hazy gray with white folds Treatment is stat ophthalmology consult Sample question: A 67-year-old man presents to the emergency department complaining of vision changes for the last few hours. He describes a painless decrease in the vision […]

Rapid Review: Pterygium

Published: October 5, 2017   |   Author: Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C   |   Category: Rapid Review   |   Tagged: , ,   |   Read more

Pterygium Patient with a history of excessive sunlight exposure Complaining of something in the eye PE will show triangular-shaped growth on the medial side Sample question: A 62-year-old man presents with complaints of right eye irritation for the past three days. He is a landscaper and he is often outside. Physical examination reveals a fleshy, triangular growth from the […]

Rapid Review: Pyloric Stenosis

Published: October 2, 2017   |   Author: Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C   |   Category: Rapid Review   |   Tagged: , , ,   |   Read more

Pyloric Stenosis Patient will be 2–6 weeks old Complaining of non-bilious projectile vomiting after feeding and early satiety PE will show RUQ olive-like mass (hypertrophied pylorus) Labs will show hypochloremic hypokalemic metabolic alkalosis Diagnosis is made by ultrasound or UGI series (string sign) Treatment is surgical Sample question: A 3-week-old boy presents with two days of non-bilious projectile vomiting. Examination reveals a mass in the infant’s right […]