Rapid Review: de Quervain Tenosynovitis
Aug
17
2017

Rapid Review: de Quervain Tenosynovitis

Author: Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C   |   Tagged: , ,   |   No Comments

de Quervain Tenosynovitis Patient will be complaining of radial wrist pain PE will show pain on ulnar wrist deviation with thumb in fist (Finkelstein’s test) Treatment is thumb spica splint, NSAIDs Sample question: A 20-year-old man who is employed in construction presents with pain to his thumb and wrist for 4 months. He states that the pain worsens while he is […]

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The Value of Rosh Review Question Bank Performance Analytics to Emergency Medicine Residency Program Directors
Aug
16
2017

The Value of Rosh Review Question Bank Performance Analytics to Emergency Medicine Residency Program Directors

Author: Adam Rosh   |   Tagged: , ,   |   No Comments

Prior work in cognitive and educational psychology have demonstrated the effectiveness of practice testing as a study technique for physician board examination. Rosh Review is an online educational platform centered around a question bank of board-style multiple choice questions that is used by many resident physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners as part of their preparation for board certification.

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Rapid Review: Kawasaki Disease
Aug
14
2017

Rapid Review: Kawasaki Disease

Author: Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C   |   Tagged: , ,   |   No Comments

Kawasaki Disease Patient will be a child < 4 years old With a history of high fever for 5 days Complaining of conjunctivitis, rash, adenopathy, strawberry tongue, hand/feet edema, fever Treatment is IVIG + aspirin Comments: #1 cause of pediatric acquired heart disease, risk for coronary artery aneurysm Mnemonic: CRASH and burn: Conjunctivitis, Rash, Adenopathy, Strawberry tongue, Hand/feet edema, Fever Sample question: A four-year-old girl is brought to the clinic […]

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Rapid Review: Wernicke Encephalopathy
Aug
10
2017

Rapid Review: Wernicke Encephalopathy

Author: Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C   |   Tagged: , ,   |   No Comments

Wernicke Encephalopathy Patient will be a chronic alcoholic Complaining of ataxia and confusion PE will show nystagmus Most commonly caused by thiamine (B1) deficiency Treatment is aggressive thiamine repletion Comments: replace thiamine BEFORE glucose Sample question: A 53-year-old woman with chronic alcohol abuse presents with confusion and blurred vision. Her vital signs are normal. Physical examination reveals a wide based gait, inability to abduct […]

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Rosh Review as a Predictive Instrument for the ABEM ConCert™ Exam
Aug
9
2017

Rosh Review as a Predictive Instrument for the ABEM ConCert™ Exam

Author: Adam Rosh   |   Tagged: , ,   |   No Comments

In 2013 we studied Rosh Review as a predictive Instrument for ABEM ConCert™ Exam. Our results demonstrated that our model was 98.8% accurate in predicting that a user would pass their board exam. The mean difference between Rosh Review’s predicted score and the user’s actual score was 2.5 points (95% CI 1.4-3.6).

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Rapid Review: Achalasia
Aug
7
2017

Rapid Review: Achalasia

Author: Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C   |   Tagged: , , ,   |   No Comments

Achalasia Patient will be complaining of dysphagia to solids and liquids PE will show absent peristalsis in lower esophagus Barium swallow shows “bird beak” appearance Diagnosis is made by esophageal manometry increased LES pressure Sample question: A 60-year-old man comes to the clinic complaining of difficulty swallowing, heartburn, chest pain, and mild weight loss. He has difficulty swallowing solids and liquids […]

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Aug
3
2017
Rapid Review: Tetralogy of Fallot
Aug
3
2017

Rapid Review: Tetralogy of Fallot

Author: Yehuda Wolf, MPA, PA-C   |   Tagged: , , ,   |   No Comments

Tetralogy of Fallot Patient with a history of episodes of cyanosis (tet spells) and squatting for relief PE will show pulmonic stenosis, right ventricular hypertrophy, overriding aorta, VSD CXR will show “boot-shaped” heart Comments: Most common cyanotic congenital heart disease Mnemonic: PROVe: Pulmonic stenosis, Right ventricular hypertrophy, Overriding aorta, VSD Sample question: A one-year-old girl presents to the emergency room after her mother noticed that she became blue while crying. The patient subsequently […]

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PANCE and PANRE Power Pack for High Yield Review
Aug
2
2017

PANCE and PANRE Power Pack for High Yield Review

Author: Adam Rosh   |   Tagged: , ,   |   No Comments

Today we released the PANCE/PANRE Power Pack which contains 250 of the highest yielding questions to help prepare you for your PANCE or PANRE exam. The PANCE Power Pack was created to allow you to rapidly review the most common topics found on the PANCE and PANRE exams. The PANCE and PANRE Power Pack can be used throughout your preparation and the days before you take your PANCE or PANRE exam. You can locate the Power Pack on your Dashboard under Boost Exams.

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