The Audio PANCE/PANRE PA Board Review Podcast
Welcome to episode 57 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
Join me as I cover ten PANCE and PANRE Board review questions from the SMARTYPANCE course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint (download the FREE cheat sheet).
This week we will be covering ten endocrinology board review questions based on the NCCPA PANCE and PANRE Content Blueprint.
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Episode 57 – Endocrinology PANCE/PANRE Podcast Quiz
The following 10 questions are linked to NCCPA Content Blueprint lessons from the SMARTYPANCE and PANRE Board review website. If you are a member you will be able to log in and view this interactive video content.
1. A 53-year-old Hispanic woman comes to your clinic for her annual physical exam. She is obese, does not exercise, and regularly eats fried foods. A random blood glucose is 249 mg/dL. Her hemoglobin A1C is 9.5. Which of the following treatments would be weight neutral or cause weight loss in this patient?
2. A solitary thyroid nodule is noted on physical examination. The TSH level is normal. The next step in the evaluation is:
A. measurement of T4 and free T3 levels.
B. a radionuclide thyroid scan.
C. a fine needle biopsy.
D. a surgical excision.
3. An 18-year-old male with a past medical history of type I diabetes presents to the emergency room with polyuria, polydipsia, and dehydration. Vital signs reveal tachycardia and hypotension. The physical exam is significant for dry mucous membranes and decreased skin turgor. In the waiting room, he begins vomiting and complains of intense abdominal pain. You observe him taking rapid, deep breaths, and over the course of his brief stay, getting more somnolent. Which of the following abnormalities would be expected in this patient?
B. Decreased total body potassium
D. Absence of urinary beta-OH-butyrate
E. Non-anion-gap metabolic acidosis
4. A 30-year-old female complains of fatigue, weakness, diminished appetite, weight loss, and syncope. She denies fever, chest or abdominal pain, palpitations, changes in bowel patterns or sleep patterns. Physical examination reveals a thin female, BP 90/65 mmHg, and pulse 80 beats per minute. Pulmonary, cardiovascular, abdominal, and neurologic exam are without abnormalities. Areas of brown and bronze hyperpigmentation are noted on her elbows and the creases of her hands. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Addison’s disease
B. Cushing’s disease
C. Anorexia nervosa
5. A 39-year-old male presents to your clinic complaining of increasing constant headaches and progressive loss of peripheral vision. His medical and family history is unremarkable. Physical examination reveals bitemporal hemianopsia but is otherwise without any abnormalities. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
6. Radioactive iodine is most successful in treating hyperthyroidism that results from
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7. A newborn infant exhibits prolonged jaundice, feeding problems, hypotonia, and an enlarged tongue. Proper treatment in this infant would consist of which of the following?
A. IV antibiotics
B. Thyroid hormone replacement
C. Hepatitis B immunoglobulin
D. Vitamin B6 supplement
8. Which of the following glucose-lowering agents act by delaying glucose absorption?
A. Metformin (Glucophage)
B. Acarbose (Precose)
C. Glipizide (Glucotrol)
D. Pioglitazone (Actos)
9. Which of the following conditions may result in hypokalemia?
10. A 7-year-old child with a history of type 1 diabetes mellitus for 3 years presents for routine follow-up. The mother states that the child has been having nightmares and night sweats. Additionally, his average morning glucose readings have risen from an average of 100 mg/dL to 145 mg/dL over the past week. This child is most likely experiencing
A. a growth spurt.
B. emotional problems.
C. the Somogyi effect.
D. the dawn phenomenon.
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