Welcome to episode 43 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
Join me as I cover 10 PANCE and PANRE board review questions from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint (download the FREE cheat sheet).
This week we will continue to take a break from topic specific board review and covering 10 general board review questions.
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Episode 43 PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz
1. A mother brings in her five-year-old boy for his school physical. She voices some concerns about his readiness for school, saying he seems to be socially immature. She has noticed he does not interact with other children well, and that when he plays with them, he has a tendency to “place them” and then run around them as if they were statues. He rarely cries when he is hurt, and he shrugs off any attempt to hug him. He has good attention to details, and will sit and draw the same geometric shapes over and over again, but does not seem interested in learning the alphabet. He avoids eye contact with anyone. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
- Normal 5 year-old
- Social phobia
- Avoidant personality
2. A 3-week-old male infant presents with recurrent regurgitation after feeding that has progressed to projectile vomiting in the last few days. The mother states that the child appears hungry all of the time. She denies any diarrhea in the child. Which of the following clinical findings is most likely?
- Bile-stained vomitus
- Hemoccult positive stools
- Olive-sized mass in the right upper abdomen
- Sausage-shaped mass in the upper-mid abdomen
3. A 65 year-old with COPD receiving their first pneumococcal polysaccharide PPSV23 vaccination should be revaccinated in
- 1 year
- 3 years
- 5 years
4. Which of the following therapies is recommended for a 13 month-old child with sickle cell disease?
- Folic acid and penicillin V
- Ferrous sulfate and penicillin V
- Folic acid and ferrous sulfate
- Folic acid, ferrous sulfate and penicillin V
5. A patient with severe COPD presents to the Emergency Department with a 3 day history of increasing shortness of breath with exertion and cough productive of purulent sputum. An arterial blood gas reveals a pH of 7.25, PaCO2 of 70 mmHg and PaO2 of 50 mmHg. He is started on albuterol nebulizer, nasal oxygen at 2 liters per minute, and an IV is started. After one hour of treatment, his arterial blood gas now reveals a pH of 7.15, PaCO2 100 mmHg and PaO2 of 70 mmHg. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in his treatment?
A. Decrease the oxygen flow rate.
B. Administer oral corticosteroids.
C. Intubate the patient.
D. Administer salmeterol (Serevent)
6. A patient should be tested for tuberculosis prior to being treated with
A. etanercept (Enbrel).
B. cyclosporine (Neoral).
C. methotrexate (Rheumatrex).
D. prednisone (Deltasone).
7. Which of the following side effects is associated with long-term administration of phenytoin (Dilantin)?
D. Cardiac dysrhythmia
8. Hairy leukoplakia has the greatest prevalence of distribution on the
B. floor of the mouth.
C. lateral tongue.
9. 75 year-old male presents for a routine physical. Vitals are normal with no orthostatic changes. On physical examination, a fine cortical movement with repetitive rubbing of the tip of the thumb along the tips of the fingers is noted at rest. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Seizure disorder
B. Peripheral neuropathy
C. Shy-Drager syndrome
D. Parkinson's disease
10. A 45 year-old female presents to the emergency department with generalized, hot, erythema of the skin. Physical exam reveals an oral temperature of 102 degrees Fahrenheit, purulent conjunctivitis, and mucosal erosions. Her skin is painful and separates from the dermis with touch. Which of the following is the most likely cause for this condition?
D. Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)
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