The Audio PANCE AND PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast http://podcast.thepalife.com Multiple Choice Physician Assistant Board Review Questions on the Go – Listen and Learn Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:40:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://podcast.thepalife.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/cropped-The-Audio-PANCE-and-PANRE-512x512-32x32.jpg The Audio PANCE AND PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast http://podcast.thepalife.com 32 32 The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio Board Review Series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in Each Episode. This is an excellent way to learn on the go. Now you can study for your PANCE and PANRE, in the gym, in the car, on a run, or while relaxing on the beach. This FREE series is limited to every other episode to download the complete series join the PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy: http://www.thepalife.com/academy The Physician Assistant Life | The PA Life clean The Physician Assistant Life | The PA Life stephenpasquini@gmail.com stephenpasquini@gmail.com (The Physician Assistant Life | The PA Life) The Physician Assistant Life Multiple Choice Physician Assistant Board Review Questions on the Go - Listen and Learn The Audio PANCE AND PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast http://podcast.thepalife.com/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/THE_AUDIO_PANCE_AND_PANRE_ACADEMY_PODCAST.png http://podcast.thepalife.com stephenpasquini@gmail.com The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio Board Review Series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in Each Episode. This is an excellent way to learn on the go. Now you can study for your PANCE and PANRE, in the gym, in the car, on a run, or while relaxing on the beach. This FREE series is limited to every other episode to download the complete series join the PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy: http://www.thepalife.com/academy TV-G 78572745 Episode 51: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast – Comprehensive Audio Quiz http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-51-audio-pance-panre-board-review-podcast-comprehensive-audio-quiz/ Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:40:07 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=271 http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-51-audio-pance-panre-board-review-podcast-comprehensive-audio-quiz/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-51-audio-pance-panre-board-review-podcast-comprehensive-audio-quiz/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 51 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 Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint (download the FREE cheat sheet). This week we will be covering ten general board review questions based on the NCCPA PANCE […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-51-audio-pance-panre-board-review-podcast-comprehensive-audio-quiz/">Episode 51: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast – Comprehensive Audio Quiz</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> The Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Episode 51Welcome to episode 51 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 Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint (download the FREE cheat sheet).

This week we will be covering ten general board review questions based on the NCCPA PANCE and PANRE Content Blueprint. 

Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full board review includes over 2,000 interactive board review questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy and SmartyPANCE which are now bundled together into one very low price.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.

Episode 51 PANCE and 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 42-year-old male with a history of constipation presents with complaints of severe pain with defecation described as feeling like he is “tearing apart.” He has also noted occasional small amounts of blood on toilet paper. External examination of the rectum is unremarkable and an internal rectal exam cannot be performed due to severe pain when attempted. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Proctitis
B. Anal fissure
C. Rectal prolapse
D. Internal hemorrhoids

Anal fissures are covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint GI and Nutrition which accounts for 10% of the exam

View this ReelDx patient video case of a 51-year-old with rectal bleeding and abdominal pain (proctitis)

Click here to see the answer

2. What type of chest pain is most commonly associated with a dissecting aortic aneurysm?

A. Squeezing
B. Dull, aching
C. Ripping, tearing
D. Burning

Dissecting aortic aneurysm is covered as part of the NCCPA Cardiology Content Blueprint and accounts for 16% of the exam

Click here to see the answer

3. A 15-year-old softball player presents after jamming the distal tip of her finger into severe flexion. She is unable to extend the distal phalanx and she has pain on palpation of the distal interphalangeal joint. X-ray of the hand fails to reveal any associated avulsion fracture. Which of the following is the treatment of choice?

A. Open reduction and internal fixation
B. Continuous extension of the DIP with splinting
C. Continuous flexion of the PIP with splinting
D. Application of short arm cast

Soft tissue injuries of the forearm, wrist, and hand are covered as part of the NCCPA Musculoskeletal Content Blueprint and accounts for 10% of the exam

Click here to see the answer

4. A patient presents with loss of pigmentation on the back of hands, face, and body folds due to the absence of epidermal melanocytes. There has been improvement with PUVA treatment. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Pityriasis alba
B. Tinea versicolor
C. Vitiligo
D. Melasma

View this ReelDx patient video case of a 7-year-old female with localized, depigmented skin patches; rash

Click here to see the answer

5. Which of the following medications used in the management of anxiety has a delayed onset of action?

A. Buspirone (BuSpar)
B. Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
C. Lorazepam (Ativan)
D. Butalbital (Fiorinal)

Anxiety disorders are covered as part of the NCCPA Content Psychiatry Blueprint which accounts for 6% of your exam

Click here to see the answer

6. A 57-year-old male was working on his farm when some manure was slung hitting his left eye. He presents several days after with a red, tearing, painful eye. Fluorescein stain reveals uptake over the cornea looking like a shallow crater. Which of the following interventions would be harmful?

A. Ophthalmic antibiotics
B. Pressure patch
C. Examination for visual acuity
D. Copious irrigation

Corneal abrasion is covered as part of the NCCPA EENT Content Blueprint and accounts for 9% of the exam

Click here to see the answer

7. A 75-year-old female falls on her outstretched arm. She sustains a humeral mid-shaft fracture. Nerve impingement occurs due to the fracture. What is the most likely physical examination abnormality that will be encountered?

A. Inability to extend the wrist against resistance
B. Numbness over the deltoid muscle in the shoulder
C. Winging of the scapula
D. Weakness of the rotator cuff

Fractures and dislocations of the forearm, wrist, and hand are covered as part of the NCCPA Musculoskeletal Content Blueprint and accounts for 10% of the exam

Click here to see the answer

8. A 16-year-old male involved in a fight sustained a laceration to his right upper eyelid. He is unable to open his eye, and a possible laceration of the globe is suspected. Which of the following is the next step?

A. Use a slit lamp to determine the extent of the injury.
B. Use fluorescein strips to determine the extent of the injury.
C. Apply a metal eye shield and refer to an ophthalmologist.
D. Apply antibiotic ointment to the lid and recheck in 24 hours.

Disorders of they eye are covered as part of the NCCPA EENT Content Blueprint and accounts for 9% of the exam

Blowout Fracture

66-year-old female with acute onset of periorbital deformitySmartyPANCE ReelDx + members can view this real-world case!

Click here to see the answer

9. Which of the following typical findings would be revealed during a sigmoidoscopy on a patient with Crohn’s disease of the intestine?

A. Rectal pseudopolyps
B. Diffuse ulceration and bleeding
C. Sheets of WBCs with inflamed mucosa
D. Intermittent longitudinal mucosal ulcers and fissures

Inflammatory bowel disease is covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint GI and Nutrition which accounts for 10% of the exam

Click here to see the answer

10. A 72-year-old patient with a history of hypertension and atrial fibrillation presents with episodes of weakness, numbness, and paresthesia’s in the right arm. At the same time, she notes speech difficulty and loss of vision in her left eye. These symptoms come on abruptly and clear within minutes. Physical examination is normal except for the previously known arrhythmia. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Focal seizure
B. Migraine headache
C. Hypoglycemic episodes
D. Transient ischemic attack

Atrial fibrillation is covered as part of the NCCPA Cardiology Content Blueprint which is 16% of your exam

SmartyPANCE + ReelDx members can view this ReelDx patient case video of an 83-year-old with fast heart rate, palpitations

Click here to see the answer

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Welcome to episode 51 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 Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint (download the FREE ch... Welcome to episode 51 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 Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint (download the FREE cheat sheet).
This week we will be covering ten general board review questions based on the NCCPA PANCE and PANRE Content Blueprint. 
Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full board review includes over 2,000 interactive board review questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy and SmartyPANCE which are now bundled together into one very low price.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes, on Google Play Music or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
Episode 51 PANCE and 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 42-year-old male with a history of constipation presents with complaints of severe pain with defecation described as feeling like he is “tearing apart.” He has also noted occasional small amounts of blood on toilet paper. External examination of the rectum is unremarkable and an internal rectal exam cannot be performed due to severe pain when attempted. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Proctitis

B. Anal fissure

C. Rectal prolapse

D. Internal hemorrhoids
Anal fissures are covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint GI and Nutrition which accounts for 10% of the exam
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Episode 49: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast – Comprehensive Audio Quiz http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-49/ Tue, 16 May 2017 18:40:58 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=262 http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-49/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-49/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 49 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 Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint (download the FREE cheat sheet). This week we will be covering 10 general board review questions based on the NCCPA PANCE […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-49/">Episode 49: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast – Comprehensive Audio Quiz</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 49Welcome to episode 49 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 Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint (download the FREE cheat sheet).

This week we will be covering 10 general board review questions based on the NCCPA PANCE and PANRE Content Blueprint. 

Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full board review includes over 2,000 interactive board review questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy and SmartyPANCE.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
  • You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.

Episode 49 PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz

The following 10 questions are linked to NCCPA Content Blueprint lessons from the SmartyPANCE PANCE and PANRE board review website. If you are a member and login you will be able to view this content.

1. Which of the following clinical findings would be seen in a patient with food poisoning caused by Staphylococcus aureus?

A. Ingestion of mayonnaise-based salads 48 hours earlier
B. Bloody diarrhea with mucus for one week
C. Abdominal cramps and vomiting for 48 hours
D. High fever for 1 week

Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning is part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint GI and Nutrition which accounts for 10% of the exam

Click here to see the answer

2. Which of the following diagnostic tests should be ordered initially to evaluate for suspected deep venous thrombosis

A. Venogram
B. Arteriogram
C. Duplex ultrasound
D. Impedance plethysmography

Venous thrombosis is part of the NCCPA Cardiology Content Blueprint and represents 16% of the exam

Click here to see the answer

3. A patient presents with signs and symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome. Extensive diagnostic evaluation reveals an ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma. First-line therapy should consist of

A. pituitary radiation
B. medical adrenalectomy
C. transsphenoidal resection of the tumor
D. amiloride (Midamor)

Cushings disease is part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Endocrinology which represents 6% of your exam

Click here to see the answer

4. A 26-year-old man is stung by a bee, and shortly thereafter, a wheal develops at the site of the sting. He soon feels flushed and develops hives, rhinorrhea, and tightness in the chest. He is seen in the urgent care center. Immediate therapy should be to

A. transfer him to a local hospital emergency department
B. apply a cold compress to site of the sting
C. administer subcutaneous epinephrine
D. administer oral albuterol

Click here to see the answer

5. An 18-year-old sexually active female was seen in the student health clinic 1 week ago for a sore throat. A streptococcal antigen test was positive, and she was given a prescription for oral penicillin. After 3 days, she stopped her medication because she felt better. She now presents with a severe sore throat. On physical examination, she has a temperature of 102.6° F (39.2° C), marked pharyngeal erythema, medial deviation of the soft palate on the left, tender left anterior cervical adenopathy, and a “hot potato” voice. The rest of her history and physical examination are unremarkable. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Recurrent streptococcal pharyngitis
B. Infectious mononucleosis
C. Gonococcal pharyngitis
D. Peritonsillar abscess

Peritonsillar abscess is covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint EENT which accounts for 6% of your exam

Peritonsillar abcess

View this ReelDx patient video case ~4d pain back of throat; swelling; difficulty swallowing

SmartyPANCE ReelDx + members can view this real-world case!

Click here to see the answer

6. Which of the following would provide the most specific information regarding the functional cardiac status in a patient with chronic heart failure?

A. Electrocardiogram
B. Chest x-ray
C. Serum electrolytes
D. Echocardiogram

Heart Failure is covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Cardiology and accounts for 16% of the exam

Heart Failure 2

View this SMARTYPANCE ReelDx patient video case: 45-year-old female with difficulty breathing; edema; 8/10 chest pain and whole-body pain

SmartyPANCE ReelDx + members can view this real-world case!

Click here to see the answer

7.  A 33-year-old female presents for follow-up of her Pap smear that showed a low-grade squamous intraepithelial lesion. Reflex HPV testing is positive. Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic procedure?

A. Cone biopsy
B. Aspiration needle biopsy
C. Dilation and curettage
D. Colposcopy-directed biopsy

Cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer are covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Reproductive system and accounts for 8% of your exam

Click here to see the answer

8. A decrease in the fetal heart rate (FHR) occurring late during contractions is noted. The FHR returns to the baseline slowly after the uterine contraction. The physician assistant should be alerted to the possibility of

A. pelvic dystocia
B. precipitous labor
C. fetal head compression
D. placental insufficiency

Fetal distress is covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Reproductive system and accounts for 8% of your exam

SmartyPANCE ReelDx + members can view this real-world case!

Click here to see the answer

9. A 36-year-old patient with cardiomyopathy secondary to viral myocarditis develops fatigue, increasing dyspnea, and lower extremity edema over the past 3 days. He denies fever. A chest x-ray shows no significant increase in heart size but reveals prominence of the superior pulmonary vessels. Based on these clinical findings, which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Heart failure
B. Subacute bacterial endocarditis
C. Pulmonary embolus
D. Pneumonia

Heart Failure is covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Cardiology and accounts for 16% of the exam

Click here to see the answer

10. Which of the following is the first-line treatment for symptomatic bradyarrhythmias due to sick sinus syndrome (SSS)?

A. Permanent pacemaker
B. Radiofrequency ablation
C. Antiarrhythmics
D. Anticoagulation therapy

Sick sinus syndrome is covered as part of the NCCPA Cardiology Content Blueprint which is 16% of your exam

Click here to see the answer

Looking for all the podcast episodes?

This FREE series is limited to every other episode, you can download and enjoy the complete audio series by joining The PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy + SMARTYPANCE

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Resources and Links From The Show

This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

  1. iTunes: The Audio PANCE AND PANRE Podcast iTunes
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Download The Content Blueprint Checklist

Follow this link to download your FREE copy of the Content Blueprint Checklist

Print it up and start crossing out the topics you understand, marking the ones you don’t and making notes of key terms you should remember. The PDF version is interactive and linked directly to the individual lessons on SMARTY PANCE.

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Welcome to episode 49 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 Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint (download the FREE ch... Welcome to episode 49 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 Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint (download the FREE cheat sheet).
This week we will be covering 10 general board review questions based on the NCCPA PANCE and PANRE Content Blueprint. 
Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full board review includes over 2,000 interactive board review questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy and SmartyPANCE.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
Episode 49 PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz
The following 10 questions are linked to NCCPA Content Blueprint lessons from the SmartyPANCE PANCE and PANRE board review website. If you are a member and login you will be able to view this content.
1. Which of the following clinical findings would be seen in a patient with food poisoning caused by Staphylococcus aureus?
A. Ingestion of mayonnaise-based salads 48 hours earlier

B. Bloody diarrhea with mucus for one week

C. Abdominal cramps and vomiting for 48 hours

D. High fever for 1 week
Staphylococcus aureus food poisoning is part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint GI and Nutrition which accounts for 10% of the exam
2. Which of the following diagnostic tests should be ordered initially to evaluate for suspected deep venous thrombosis
A. Venogram

B. Arteriogram

C. Duplex ultrasound

D. Impedance plethysmography
Venous thrombosis is part of the NCCPA Cardiology Content Blueprint and represents 16% of the exam
3. A patient presents with signs and symptoms of Cushing’s syndrome. Extensive diagnostic evaluation reveals an ACTH-secreting pituitary adenoma. First-line therapy should consist of
A. pituitary radiation

B. medical adrenalectomy

C. transsphenoidal resection of the tumor

D.]]>
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Episode 47: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast – Mixed Content Blueprint Board Review http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-47-audio-pance-panre-podcast-mixed-content-blueprint-board-review/ Wed, 01 Mar 2017 06:23:50 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=253 http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-47-audio-pance-panre-podcast-mixed-content-blueprint-board-review/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-47-audio-pance-panre-podcast-mixed-content-blueprint-board-review/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 47 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 be covering 10 general board review questions based on the NCCPA PANCE […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-47-audio-pance-panre-podcast-mixed-content-blueprint-board-review/">Episode 47: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast – Mixed Content Blueprint Board Review</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> Episode 47 Welcome to episode 47 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 be covering 10 general board review questions based on the NCCPA PANCE and PANRE Content Blueprint. 

Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full genitourinary board review includes over 72 GU specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy and SmartyPANCE

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
  • You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.

Episode 47 PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz

The following 10 questions are linked to NCCPA Content Blueprint lessons from the SmartyPANCE PANCE and PANRE board review website. If you are a member and login you will be able to view this content.

1. To relieve dependent edema in a pregnant patient, which of the following should be instituted as treatment?

  1. Limit fluid intake
  2. Elevate the legs
  3. Prescribe thiazide diuretics
  4. Strict avoidance of sodium

Uncomplicated pregnancy is part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Reproductive System which is 8% of the exam

Click here to see the answer

2. To further assess ascites in a patient, the physician assistant instructs the patient to turn onto one side while performing percussion. Which of the following is the reason for this maneuver?

  1. Testing for shifting of dullness on percussion
  2. Shifting of internal organs making percussion easier
  3. Trying to elicit any pain while moving
  4. Trying to produce a caput medusae

Ascites is a common complication of liver disease. Disorders of the liver is part of the NCCPA GI and Nutrition Content Blueprint and represents 10% of the exam

Click here to see the answer

3.  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

  1. a growth spurt
  2. emotional problems
  3. the Somogyi effect
  4. the dawn phenomenon

Diabetes mellitus type 1 is part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Endocrinology which represents 6% of your exam

Click here to see the answer

4. A patient complains of loss of sensation at the level of the umbilicus. Which of the following dermatomes is affected?

  1. T6
  2. T8
  3. T10
  4. T12

Radicular pain is a common symptom of a herniated nucleus pulposus covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Musculoskeletal System which is 10% of your exam

Click here to see the answer

5. A 25-year-old female graduate student presents to the student health center for the eighth time in three weeks to be sure she does not have meningitis. She read that there was a student on campus who had meningitis last month, and now she has headaches and is requesting to be tested to make sure she does not have meningitis. She has been evaluated at each visit, and physical examination has been completely normal each time. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

  1. Conversion disorder
  2. Hypochondriasis
  3. Malingering
  4. Somatization disorder

Somatoform disorders are covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Psychiatry which is 6% of your exam

Click here to see the answer

6. What is the mechanism for the relapsing fevers associated with malaria?

  1. Release of malarial merozoites into the bloodstream
  2. Release of toxins from Plasmodium species
  3. Attachment of Plasmodium species to receptor sites on the red blood cells
  4. Invasion of hepatocytes by Plasmodium species

Malaria is covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Infectious Disease and is 3% of the exam

Click here to see the answer

7. A 29-year-old patient with idiopathic thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP) is treated with prednisone therapy. Despite therapy, platelet counts remain consistently below 20,000/microliter over the course of 6 weeks. Which of the following is the most appropriate intervention for this patient?

  1. Aspirin
  2. Intravenous immunoglobulin
  3. Danazol (Danocrine)
  4. Splenectomy

Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura is covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Hematology and is 3% of your exam

Click here to see the answer

8. A 27 year-old female presents to your office for evaluation of weakness, visual loss, and sensory loss over the right great toe. These symptoms have occurred during three episodes approximately three months apart with each episode lasting about three days. Which of the following tests would be most useful in further evaluating this patient?

  1. MRI of the brain
  2. Electromyography
  3. Glucose tolerance test
  4. Electroencephalograph

This condition is covered as part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Neurology which is 6% of your exam

SmartyPANCE ReelDx + members can view this real-world case!

MS

Click here to see the answer

9. A patient taking bleomycin (Blenoxane) should be monitored for which of the following side effects?

  1. Optic neuritis
  2. Hyperuricemia
  3. Encephalopathy
  4. Pulmonary fibrosis

This condition is is covered as part of the NCCPA Pulmonary Content Blueprint which represents 12% of your exam

Click here to see the answer

10. A patient presents for a follow-up visit for chronic hypertension. Which of the following findings may be noted on the fundoscopic examination of this patient?

  1. cherry-red fovea
  2. boxcar segmentation of retinal veins
  3. papilledema
  4. arteriovenous nicking

This condition is a common complications of chronic hypertension covered as part of the NCCPA Cardiology Content Blueprint which is 16% of your exam

Click here to see the answer

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Welcome to episode 47 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 che... Welcome to episode 47 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 be covering 10 general board review questions based on the NCCPA PANCE and PANRE Content Blueprint. 
Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full genitourinary board review includes over 72 GU specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy and SmartyPANCE

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
Episode 47 PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz
The following 10 questions are linked to NCCPA Content Blueprint lessons from the SmartyPANCE PANCE and PANRE board review website. If you are a member and login you will be able to view this content.
1. To relieve dependent edema in a pregnant patient, which of the following should be instituted as treatment?

* Limit fluid intake
* Elevate the legs
* Prescribe thiazide diuretics
* Strict avoidance of sodium

Uncomplicated pregnancy is part of the NCCPA Content Blueprint Reproductive System which is 8% of the exam
2. To further assess ascites in a patient, the physician assistant instructs the patient to turn onto one side while performing percussion. Which of the following is the reason for this maneuver?

* Testing for shifting of dullness on percussion
* Shifting of internal organs making percussion easier
* Trying to elicit any pain while moving
* Trying to produce a caput medusae

Ascites is a common complication of liver disease. Disorders of the liver is part of the NCCPA GI and Nutrition Content Blueprint and represents 10% of the exam
3.  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

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Murmur Madness: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 45 http://podcast.thepalife.com/murmur-madness-the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-45/ Thu, 05 Jan 2017 00:56:12 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=248 http://podcast.thepalife.com/murmur-madness-the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-45/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/murmur-madness-the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-45/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 45 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Today we are going to take a brief detour away from 10 daily questions and instead cover the murmurs you need to know for your PANCE and PANRE exam. I have still included an 11 question exam at the end […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/murmur-madness-the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-45/">Murmur Madness: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 45</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> Murmur Madness The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review PodcastWelcome to episode 45 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

Today we are going to take a brief detour away from 10 daily questions and instead cover the murmurs you need to know for your PANCE and PANRE exam.

I have still included an 11 question exam at the end of this post so make sure you scroll down after you listen to the podcast.

There are a total of 17 cardiac conditions that may present on exam day in the form of a descriptive sound/murmur.

You will often be given supporting evidence such as the location of auscultation or radiation which you can use to narrow down your options.

There are total of 51 cardiac topics in the  NCCPA™ Cardiology PANCE and PANRE Content Blueprint which represents 16% of the PANCE and PANRE exam.

(click here to download the FREE NCCPA Content Blueprint cheat sheet)

These cardiac conditions and their associated murmurs cover a whopping 33% of the cardiology section of the PANCE and PANRE exam!

Take a listen to this week’s podcast episode

If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.

Let’s break this all down:

Each of the links below opens the corresponding lesson on SmartyPANCE and is available to members (you must be logged in or join now)

There are 9 valvular disorders associated with murmurs:

Valvular Disorders (PEARLS and Flashcards)

  1. Aortic stenosis (ReelDx)
  2. Aortic regurgitation (Diastolic Murmur)
  3. Mitral stenosis (Diastolic)
  4. Mitral regurgitation
  5. Mitral valve prolapse
  6. Tricuspid stenosis
  7. Tricuspid regurgitation
  8. Pulmonary stenosis
  9. Pulmonary regurgitation

Five congenital heart diseases that have corresponding murmurs

Congenital Heart Diseases (PEARLS)

  1. Atrial septal defect
  2. Coarctation of the aorta
  3. Patent ductus arteriosus
  4. Tetralogy of Fallot
  5. Ventricular septal defect

One murmur associated with cardiomyopathy

  1. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

And a pair of conditions nested under the label of “other forms of heart disease” that have associated murmurs/heart sounds worth mentioning

Other Forms of Heart Disease (PEARLS)

  1. Acute and subacute bacterial endocarditis
  2. Acute pericarditis

Making Sense of Murmurs

Let’s start with the valvular disorders:

You have 4 heart valves with two main conditions – half are diastolic murmurs and half are systolic murmurs. Here is a helpful mnemonic:

Recalling Common Systolic Heart Murmurs: MR PASS

  • itral
  • egurgitation
  • hysiologic (also known as functional, systolic flow murmur, a heart murmur heard in the absence of cardiac abnormality)
  • ortic
  • tenosis
  • ystolic – All the above murmurs are heard during systole.

MR PASS wins the Most Valuable Player award.

  • itral
  • alve
  • rolapse – Add MVP as another systolic murmur.

MR PASS often hangs around with MS ARD.

  • itral
  • tenosis
  • ortic
  • egurgitation
  • iastolic – All the above murmurs are heard during diastole.

Here are the nine valvular murmurs and their associated descriptions

Remember which are systolic and diastolic this can be very helpful at ruling out or ruling in a condition come exam day.

  1. Aortic Stenosis – Systolic harsh ejection crescendo decrescendo murmur at RUSB (aortic area) with radiation to the neck and apex
  2. Aortic Regurgitation – diastolic – soft high pitched blowing at LSB with patient sitting leaning forward and exhaling
  3. Mitral stenosis – diastolic – low pitched decrescendo rumbling with opening snap at the APEX (the mitral area) enhanced by expiration
  4. Mitral regurgitation – blowing holosystolic murmur loudest at the APEX (the mitral area) with a split S2 that radiates to the axilla and is increased by squatting, handgrip and expiration
  5. Tricuspid Stenosis – diastolic – mid diastolic rumbling at LLSB (tricuspid area) with opening snap
  6. Tricuspid regurgitation – High pitched holosystolic blowing murmur that radiates to the LSB (tricuspid area)
  7. Pulmonic stenosis – harsh midsystolic ejection crescendo-decrescendo murmur with widely split s2 at LSB that radiates to the left shoulder and neck
  8. Pulmonic regurgitation – diastolic –  high pitched, decrescendo murmur at LUSB increase with inspiration
  9. Mitral valve prolapse – Midsystolic ejection click head best at the APEX (the mitral area)

With these valvular murmurs you have 4 auscultation points which can be easily remembered using the mnemonic APT Ment watch this amazing video so you never forget!

Another helpful mnemonic: Aortic Pulmonic Tricuspid Mitral – ll P hysicians T ake M oney!

cardiac-auscultation-locations

  1. Aortic area: right 2nd interspace (Right upper sternal border RUSB)
  2. Pulmonic area: 2nd left interspace (Left upper sternal border LUSB)
  3. Tricuspid area: Left lower sternal border LLSB
  4. Mitral area: APEX

You can use the auscultation point to successfully narrow down your murmur and use the designation of systolic or diastolic to narrow down even further.

Five congenital heart diseases that have corresponding murmurs

Congenital Heart Diseases (PEARLS)

  1. Atrial septal defect – Systolic ejection murmur at 2nd left intercostal space with an early to mid-systolic rumble and fixed splitting of the 2nd heart sound (s2) and CXR will show pulmonary vascular markings.
  2. Coarctation of the aorta – Late systolic ejection murmur-posterior or continuous murmur if collateral flow. Will have absent or weak femoral pulses with a delay of palpable femoral pulse and HTN in arms but low or normal blood pressure in the legs
  3. Patent ductus arteriosus – Continuous, rough, machinery-like murmur, heard best in the first interspaces of the LSB
  4. Tetralogy of Fallot – Harsh systolic ejection murmur heard best at the left sternal border. Associated with bluish skin, trouble gaining weight, and sudden loss of consciousness during crying or feeding
  5. Ventricular septal defect – Harsh high pitched holosystolic murmur heard best at the LSB with ride radiation and a fixed split S2

Several of these conditions have a “tell” that make it easy to identify the condition and they are usually always part of the root of the question.

  • PDA = machinery like murmur (remember that the physician assistant got a patent on his machine).
  • Tetralogy of Fallot usually presents with a young child having TET spells which are described as bluish skin, trouble gaining weight, and sudden loss of consciousness during crying or feeding. 
  • Coarctation will almost always present with absent or weak femoral pulses with a delay of palpable femoral pulse and HTN in arms but low or normal blood pressure in the legs. 
  • ASD is a bit tougher but they will usually give you a wide and fixed splitting of the S2 and patients will be easily fatigued. CXR will show pulmonary vascular markings.
  • VSD will have a high pitched holosystolic murmur and newborns may show dyspnea.

One murmur associated with cardiomyopathy

  1. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy – Medium-pitched, mid-systolic murmur that decreases with squatting and increases with straining. S4 gallop and apical lift with thick, stiff left ventricle. HCM is the leading cause of sudden death in athletes and may cause angina.

And a pair of conditions nested under the label of “other forms of heart disease” that have associated murmurs/heart sounds worth mentioning

Other Forms of Heart Disease (PEARLS)

  1. Acute and subacute bacterial endocarditis  – A new mitral regurgitant murmur in a patient with a history of IVDA, fever (39.0º C),* and a blood culture that reveals 2 out of 2 positive growth
  2. Acute pericarditis – Although this is not a murmur, it is important to identify a pericardial friction rub heard best with patient upright and leaning forward. Chest pain is also relieved by sitting and/or leaning forward

You can listen to all these murmurs and see their associated waveforms at www.smartypance.com/courses/cardiology

Here is a wonderful video from the Khan Academy of how to approach murmurs video of murmurs

Murmur Flash Cards

Episode 45 PANCE and PANRE Murmur Quiz

You will see from these questions on the PANCE and PANRE things aren’t always so straightforward.

You can take the exam here: thepalife.com/murmur-madness

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Included is a full cardiology content blueprint board review exam with over 147 cardiology specific questions and 51 cardiology blueprint topics covered in detail. This is in addition to 1,000’s of additional board review questions and NCCPA content blueprint courses covering all 13 organ areas.

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Welcome to episode 45 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Today we are going to take a brief detour away from 10 daily questions and instead cover the murmurs you need to know for your PANCE and PANRE exam. Welcome to episode 45 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
Today we are going to take a brief detour away from 10 daily questions and instead cover the murmurs you need to know for your PANCE and PANRE exam.
I have still included an 11 question exam at the end of this post so make sure you scroll down after you listen to the podcast.
There are a total of 17 cardiac conditions that may present on exam day in the form of a descriptive sound/murmur.
You will often be given supporting evidence such as the location of auscultation or radiation which you can use to narrow down your options.
There are total of 51 cardiac topics in the  NCCPA™ Cardiology PANCE and PANRE Content Blueprint which represents 16% of the PANCE and PANRE exam.
(click here to download the FREE NCCPA Content Blueprint cheat sheet)
These cardiac conditions and their associated murmurs cover a whopping 33% of the cardiology section of the PANCE and PANRE exam!
Take a listen to this week’s podcast episode
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
Let’s break this all down:
Each of the links below opens the corresponding lesson on SmartyPANCE and is available to members (you must be logged in or join now)
There are 9 valvular disorders associated with murmurs:
Valvular Disorders (PEARLS and Flashcards)

Aortic stenosis (ReelDx)
Aortic regurgitation (Diastolic Murmur)
Mitral stenosis (Diastolic)
Mitral regurgitation
Mitral valve prolapse
Tricuspid stenosis
Tricuspid regurgitation
Pulmonary stenosis
Pulmonary regurgitation

Five congenital heart diseases that have corresponding murmurs
Congenital Heart Diseases (PEARLS)

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Episode 43: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-43-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast/ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:43:30 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=240 http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-43-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-43-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast/feed/ 0 <p>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 […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-43-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast/">Episode 43: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> episode-43-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcastWelcome 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.

Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full genitourinary board review includes over 72 GU specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
  • You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.

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?

  1. Normal 5 year-old
  2. Social phobia
  3. Autism
  4. Avoidant personality
Click here to see the answer

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?

  1. Bile-stained vomitus
  2. Hemoccult positive stools
  3. Olive-sized mass in the right upper abdomen
  4. Sausage-shaped mass in the upper-mid abdomen
Click here to see the answer

3. A 65 year-old with COPD receiving their first pneumococcal polysaccharide PPSV23 vaccination should be revaccinated in

  1. 1 year
  2. 3 years
  3. 5 years
  4. Never
Click here to see the answer

4. Which of the following therapies is recommended for a 13 month-old child with sickle cell disease?

  1. Folic acid and penicillin V
  2. Ferrous sulfate and penicillin V
  3. Folic acid and ferrous sulfate
  4. Folic acid, ferrous sulfate and penicillin V
Click here to see the answer

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)

Click here to see the answer
Explanations

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).

Click here to see the answer
Explanations

7. Which of the following side effects is associated with long-term administration of phenytoin (Dilantin)?

A. Ataxia
B. Hypotension
C. Osteomalacia
D. Cardiac dysrhythmia

Click here to see the answer
Explanations

8. Hairy leukoplakia has the greatest prevalence of distribution on the

A. palate.
B. floor of the mouth.
C. lateral tongue.
D. gingiva.

Click here to see the answer

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

Click here to see the answer
Explanations

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?

A. Penicillin
B. Prednisolone
C. Aspirin
D. Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)

Click here to see the answer
Explanations

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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 che... 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.
Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full genitourinary board review includes over 72 GU specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
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
* Autism
* 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
* Never

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,]]>
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Episode 41: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-41-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast/ Mon, 29 Aug 2016 21:02:32 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=227 http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-41-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-41-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 41 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. This week we will be taking a break from topic specific board review and covering 10 general board review questions. […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-41-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast/">Episode 41: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 41Welcome to episode 41 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.

This week we will be taking a break from topic specific board review and covering 10 general board review questions.

Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full genitourinary board review includes over 72 GU specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
  • You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.

Episode 41 PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz

1. A mother brings her 6-year-old boy for evaluation of school behavior problems. She says the teacher told her that the boy does not pay attention in class, that he gets up and runs around the room when the rest of the children are listening to a story, and that he seems to be easily distracted by events outside or in the hall. He refuses to remain in his seat during class, and occasionally sits under his desk or crawls around under a table. The teacher told the mother this behavior is interfering with the child’s ability to function in the classroom and to learn. The mother states that she has noticed some of these behaviors at home, including his inability to watch his favorite cartoon program all the way through. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

  1. Antisocial disorder
  2. Dysthymic mood disorder
  3. Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  4. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
Click here to see the answer
Explanations

2. Which of the following is the treatment of choice for a torus (buckle) fracture involving the distal radius?

A. Open reduction and internal fixation
B. Ace wrap or anterior splinting
C. Closed reduction and casting
D. Corticosteroid injection followed by splinting

Click here to see the answer

3. Which of the following can be used to treat chronic bacterial prostatitis?

A. Penicillin
B. Cephalexin (Keflex)
C. Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid)
D. Levofloxacin (Levaquin)

Click here to see the answer

4. A 25 year-old male with history of syncope presents for evaluation. The patient admits to intermittent episodes of rapid heart beating that resolve spontaneously. 12 Lead EKG shows delta waves and a short PR interval. Which of the following is the treatment of choice in this patient?

A. Radiofrequency catheter ablation
B. Verapamil (Calan)
C. Percutaneous coronary intervention
D. Digoxin (Lanoxin)

Click here to see the answer
Explanations

5. Which of the following pathophysiological processes is associated with chronic bronchitis?

A. Destruction of the lung parenchyma
B. Mucous gland enlargement and goblet cell hyperplasia
C. Smooth muscle hypertrophy in the large airways
D. Increased mucus adhesion secondary to reduction in the salt and water content of the mucus

Click here to see the answer
Explanations

6. Which of the following dietary substances interact with monoamine oxidase-inhibitor antidepressant drugs?

A. Lysine
B. Glycine
C. Tyramine
D. Phenylalanine

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Explanations

7. Gallstones usually result in biliary symptoms by causing inflammation or obstruction following migration into the common bile duct or

A. cystic duct
B. pancreatic duct
C. duodenal ampulla
D. common hepatic duct

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Explanations

8. An elderly patient with poorly-controlled Type 2 diabetes and renal disease develops a fever of 102°F orally, productive cough, and dyspnea. Physical examination demonstrates a respiratory rate of 32/min, labored breathing, and rales at the left base. Pulse oximetry is 90%. Which of the following is the next appropriate step in the management of this patient?

A. Administer nebulized corticosteroids
B. Admit to the hospital
C. Oral antimicrobial therapy
D. Endotracheal intubation

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Explanations

9. A 53 year-old female who is well known to the practice presents to the office complaining of increasing fatigue, constipation, and a weight gain of 10 lb (4.5 kg) over the past year. She also states others have noticed a recent hoarseness to her voice, and she is bothered by “charley horses” in her legs that wake her up at night. Her past medical history is unremarkable except for a history of hyperthyroidism treated by radioactive iodine 5 years ago. She is currently taking no medications and has no known drug allergies. Which of the following is the most likely cause of the patient’s symptoms?

A. Hypothyroidism
B. Hypoparathyroidism
C. Vocal cord paralysis
D. Radiation thyroiditis

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Explanations

10. Which of the following is most frequently associated with bladder cancer?

A. Hematuria
B. Dysuria
C. Urgency
D. Frequency

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Explanations

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Welcome to episode 41 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. Welcome to episode 41 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.
This week we will be taking a break from topic specific board review and covering 10 general board review questions.
Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full genitourinary board review includes over 72 GU specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
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Episode 41 PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz
1. A mother brings her 6-year-old boy for evaluation of school behavior problems. She says the teacher told her that the boy does not pay attention in class, that he gets up and runs around the room when the rest of the children are listening to a story, and that he seems to be easily distracted by events outside or in the hall. He refuses to remain in his seat during class, and occasionally sits under his desk or crawls around under a table. The teacher told the mother this behavior is interfering with the child’s ability to function in the classroom and to learn. The mother states that she has noticed some of these behaviors at home, including his inability to watch his favorite cartoon program all the way through. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

* Antisocial disorder
* Dysthymic mood disorder
* Obsessive-compulsive disorder
* Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

2. Which of the following is the treatment of choice for a torus (buckle) fracture involving the distal radius?
A. Open reduction and internal fixation

B. Ace wrap or anterior splinting

C. Closed reduction and casting

D. Corticosteroid injection followed by splinting
3. Which of the following can be used to treat chronic bacterial prostatitis?
A. Penicillin

B. Cephalexin (Keflex)

C. Nitrofurantoin (Macrobid)

D. Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
4. A 25 year-old male with history of syncope presents for evaluation. The patient admits to intermittent episodes of rapid heart beating that resolve spontaneously. 12 Lead EKG shows delta waves and a short PR interval. Which of the following is the treatment of choice in this patient?
A. Radiofrequency catheter ablation

B. Verapamil (Calan)

C. Percutaneous coronary intervention

D. Digoxin (Lanoxin)
5. Which of the following pathophysiological processes is associated with chronic bronchitis?
A. Destruction of the lung parenchyma

B. Mucous gland enlargement and goblet cell hyperplasia

C. Smooth muscle hypertrophy in the large airways

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REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM : THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE PODCAST TOPIC SPECIFIC REVIEW EPISODE 39 http://podcast.thepalife.com/reproductive-system-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-39/ Mon, 20 Jun 2016 20:52:43 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=220 http://podcast.thepalife.com/reproductive-system-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-39/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/reproductive-system-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-39/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 39 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint. Click here to download my interactive content blueprint checklist This week we will be covering 10 topic specific OBGYN/reproductive board […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/reproductive-system-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-39/">REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEM : THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE PODCAST TOPIC SPECIFIC REVIEW EPISODE 39</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> Reproductive System Board Review PodcastWelcome to episode 39 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint.

Click here to download my interactive content blueprint checklist

This week we will be covering 10 topic specific OBGYN/reproductive board review questions.

The reproductive system accounts for 8% of your PANCE/PANRE board exam.  

Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full reproductive review includes over 107 reproductive system content blueprint specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy or my new site SMARTY PANCE!!

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Reproductive System PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz

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Welcome to episode 39 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint. Welcome to episode 39 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint.
Click here to download my interactive content blueprint checklist
This week we will be covering 10 topic specific OBGYN/reproductive board review questions.
The reproductive system accounts for 8% of your PANCE/PANRE board exam.  
Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full reproductive review includes over 107 reproductive system content blueprint specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy or my new site SMARTY PANCE!!

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
Reproductive System PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz
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Looking for all the podcast episodes?
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* Reproductive system PANCE and PANRE content blueprint course on Smarty PANCE
* Reproductive System Contentent Blueprint 107 question exam on Smarty PANCE (members only)
* Download my free interactive content blueprint checklist
* My list of recommended PANCE and PANRE review books
* USE CODE “PALIFE” TO GET 10% OFF THE RUTGERS PANCE AND PANRE REVIEW COURSE

This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

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Musculoskeletal 1: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Topic Specific Review Episode 37 http://podcast.thepalife.com/musculoskeletal-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-37/ Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:06:08 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=214 http://podcast.thepalife.com/musculoskeletal-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-37/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/musculoskeletal-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-37/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 37 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint. Click here to download my interactive content blueprint checklist This week we will be covering 10 topic specific […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/musculoskeletal-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-37/">Musculoskeletal 1: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Topic Specific Review Episode 37</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> Musculoskeletal PART 1 - The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review PodcastWelcome to episode 37 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint.

Click here to download my interactive content blueprint checklist

This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Musculoskeletal board review questions.

The Musculoskeletal System accounts for 10% of your PANCE/PANRE board exam.  

Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full genitourinary board review includes over 72 GU specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
  • You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

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Musculoskeletal PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz

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]]> Welcome to episode 37 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint. Welcome to episode 37 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint.
Click here to download my interactive content blueprint checklist
This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Musculoskeletal board review questions.
The Musculoskeletal System accounts for 10% of your PANCE/PANRE board exam.  
Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full genitourinary board review includes over 72 GU specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
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Musculoskeletal PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz
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Looking for all the podcast episodes?
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* My list of recommended PANCE and PANRE review books
* My secret upcoming website which will cover the entire NCCPA Content Blueprint (coming soon)
* USE CODE “PALIFE” TO GET 10% OFF THE RUTGERS PANCE AND PANRE REVIEW COURSE

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The Physician Assistant Life | The PA Life clean 13:50 214 Genitourinary 1: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Topic Specific Review Episode 35 http://podcast.thepalife.com/genitourinary-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-35/ Mon, 14 Mar 2016 03:41:59 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=203 http://podcast.thepalife.com/genitourinary-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-35/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/genitourinary-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-35/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 35 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint. This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Genitourinary board review questions. GU accounts for 6% of […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/genitourinary-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-35/">Genitourinary 1: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Topic Specific Review Episode 35</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> The Audio PANCE and PANRE Genitourinary Review 1Welcome to episode 35 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint.

This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Genitourinary board review questions.

GU accounts for 6% of your PANCE/PANRE board exam.  

Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full genitourniary board review includes over 72 GU specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
  • You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

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Genitourinary PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz

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Welcome to episode 35 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint. Welcome to episode 35 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint.
This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Genitourinary board review questions.
GU accounts for 6% of your PANCE/PANRE board exam.  
Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full genitourniary board review includes over 72 GU specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
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Genitourinary PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz
You can take the interactive exam by clicking here.
Looking for all the podcast episodes?
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* My list of recommended PANCE and PANRE review books
* My secret upcoming website which will cover the entire NCCPA Content Blueprint (coming soon)
* USE CODE “PALIFE” TO GET 10% OFF THE RUTGERS PANCE AND PANRE REVIEW COURSE

This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

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EENT 1: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Topic Specific Review Episode 33 http://podcast.thepalife.com/eent-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-33/ Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:23:01 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=197 http://podcast.thepalife.com/eent-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-33/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/eent-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-33/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 33 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint. This week we will be covering 10 topic specific HEENT board review questions. Eyes, Ears Nose and Throat accounts […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/eent-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-33/">EENT 1: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Topic Specific Review Episode 33</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> PANCE and PANRE HEENT Audio Review Part OneWelcome to episode 33 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint.

This week we will be covering 10 topic specific HEENT board review questions.

Eyes, Ears Nose and Throat accounts for 9% of your PANCE/PANRE board exam.  

Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full Gastroenterology/Nutrition review includes over 111 EENT specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

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EENT PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz

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Welcome to episode 33 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint. Welcome to episode 33 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint.
This week we will be covering 10 topic specific HEENT board review questions.
Eyes, Ears Nose and Throat accounts for 9% of your PANCE/PANRE board exam.  
Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full Gastroenterology/Nutrition review includes over 111 EENT specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
EENT PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz
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Looking for all the podcast episodes?
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* My list of recommended PANCE and PANRE review books
* Physician Assistant Exam Review Podcast covering Diseases of the Gallbladder and Liver

This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

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Gastroenterology 1: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Topic Specific Review Episode 31 http://podcast.thepalife.com/gastroenterology-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-31/ Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:50:45 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=191 http://podcast.thepalife.com/gastroenterology-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-31/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/gastroenterology-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-31/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 31 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint. This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Gastroenterology board review questions. Gastroenterology and Nutrition accounts for 10% […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/gastroenterology-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-podcast-topic-specific-review-episode-31/">Gastroenterology 1: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Topic Specific Review Episode 31</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> Gastroenterology 1 The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Topic Specific Review Episode 31Welcome to episode 31 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint.

This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Gastroenterology board review questions.

Gastroenterology and Nutrition accounts for 10% of your PANCE/PANRE board exam.  

Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full Gastroenterology/Nutrition review includes over 149 GI/Nutrition specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
  • You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

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Pulmonology PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz

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Welcome to episode 31 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint. Welcome to episode 31 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
Join me as I continue to cover topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint.
This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Gastroenterology board review questions.
Gastroenterology and Nutrition accounts for 10% of your PANCE/PANRE board exam.  
Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full Gastroenterology/Nutrition review includes over 149 GI/Nutrition specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
Pulmonology PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz
You can take the interactive exam by clicking here.
Looking for all the podcast episodes?
This FREE series is limited to every other episode, you can download and enjoy the complete audio series by joining The PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy.
I will be releasing new episodes every few weeks. The Academy is currently discounted, so sign up now.
Resources and Show Notes:

* My list of recommended PANCE and PANRE review books
* Physician Assistant Exam Review Podcast covering Diseases of the Gallbladder and Liver

This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

* iTunes: The Audio PANCE AND PANRE Podcast iTunes
* Stitcher Radio: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Stitcher


 
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Pulmonology 1: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Topic Specific Review Episode 29 http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-29/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 19:40:36 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=183 http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-29/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-29/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 29 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Over the next few episodes I will be covering topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA content blueprint. This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Pulmonology board review questions. Below you […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-29/">Pulmonology 1: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Topic Specific Review Episode 29</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> Pulmonology 1 The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 29Welcome to episode 29 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

Over the next few episodes I will be covering topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA content blueprint.

This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Pulmonology board review questions.

Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full pulmonology review includes over 142 pulmonology specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
  • You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.

Pulmonology PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz

You can take the interactive exam by clicking here.

Looking for all the podcast episodes?

This FREE series is limited to every other episode, you can download and enjoy the complete audio series by joining The PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy.

I will be releasing new episodes every few weeks. The Academy is currently discounted, so sign up now.

Resources and Show Notes:

This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

  1. iTunes: The Audio PANCE AND PANRE Podcast iTunes
  2. Stitcher Radio: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Stitcher

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Welcome to episode 29 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Over the next few episodes I will be covering topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA content blueprint.... Welcome to episode 29 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
Over the next few episodes I will be covering topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA content blueprint.
This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Pulmonology board review questions.
Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full pulmonology review includes over 142 pulmonology specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
Pulmonology PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz
You can take the interactive exam by clicking here.
Looking for all the podcast episodes?
This FREE series is limited to every other episode, you can download and enjoy the complete audio series by joining The PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy.
I will be releasing new episodes every few weeks. The Academy is currently discounted, so sign up now.
Resources and Show Notes:

* My list of recommended PANCE and PANRE review books

This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

* iTunes: The Audio PANCE AND PANRE Podcast iTunes
* Stitcher Radio: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Stitcher


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Cardiology 1: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 27 http://podcast.thepalife.com/cardiology-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-27/ Wed, 30 Sep 2015 21:14:41 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=176 http://podcast.thepalife.com/cardiology-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-27/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/cardiology-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-27/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 27 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Over the next few episodes I will be covering topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA content blueprint. This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Cardiology board review questions. Below you […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/cardiology-1-the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-27/">Cardiology 1: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 27</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 27Welcome to episode 27 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

Over the next few episodes I will be covering topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA content blueprint.

This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Cardiology board review questions.

Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full cardiology review includes over 147 cardiology specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
  • You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.

Cardiology Questions 1-10

You can take the interactive exam by clicking here.

Looking for all the podcast episodes?

This FREE series is limited to every other episode, you can download and enjoy the complete audio series by joining The PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy.

I will be be releasing new episodes every two weeks. The Academy is currently discounted, so sign up now.

Resources and Show Notes:

This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

  1. iTunes: The Audio PANCE AND PANRE Podcast iTunes
  2. Stitcher Radio: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Stitcher

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Welcome to episode 27 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. Over the next few episodes I will be covering topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA content blueprint.... Over the next few episodes I will be covering topic specific PANCE and PANRE review from the Academy course content following the NCCPA content blueprint.
This week we will be covering 10 topic specific Cardiology board review questions.
Below you will find an interactive exam to complement the podcast.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full cardiology review includes over 147 cardiology specific questions and is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, take an interactive quiz and download your results below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
Cardiology Questions 1-10
You can take the interactive exam by clicking here.
Looking for all the podcast episodes?
This FREE series is limited to every other episode, you can download and enjoy the complete audio series by joining The PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy.
I will be be releasing new episodes every two weeks. The Academy is currently discounted, so sign up now.
Resources and Show Notes:

* My list of recommended PANCE and PANRE review books

This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

* iTunes: The Audio PANCE AND PANRE Podcast iTunes
* Stitcher Radio: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Stitcher


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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 25 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-25/ Mon, 31 Aug 2015 19:44:06 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=165 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-25/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-25/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 25 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-25/">The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 25</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> Episode 25 The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast They Physician Assistant LifeWelcome to episode 25 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
  • You can listen to the latest episode, download the transcript and take an interactive quiz of the questions below.

adobe pdfDownload the FREE PDF transcript for FREE here or on Scribd.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.

Questions 1-10

The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 25

1. Which of the following conditions will produce a transudative pleural effusion?

A. Kaposi’s sarcoma
B. Pneumonia
C. Cirrhosis
D. Mesothelioma

Click here to see the answer

2. Which of the following pathophysiological processes is believed to initiate acute appendicitis?

A. Obstruction
B. Perforation
C. Hemorrhage
D. Vascular compromise

Click here to see the answer

3. A 23 year-old female with a history of palpitations presents for evaluation. She admits to acute onset of rapid heart beating lasting seconds to minutes with associated shortness of breath and chest pain. The patient states she can relieve her symptoms with Valsalva. Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic study to establish a definitive diagnosis in this patient?

A. Cardiac catheterization
B. Cardiac MRI
C. Chest CT scan
D. Electrophysiology study

Click here to see the answer

4. A known alcoholic presents to the emergency department with altered level of consciousness and a blood glucose level of 35 mg/dL. Which of the following best explains this glucose result?

A. Excess pancreatic insulin release
B. Rapid carbohydrate discharge into the small bowel
C. Agonist insulin receptor antibody formation
D. Hepatic glycogen depletion and impaired gluconeogenesis

Click here to see the answer

5. Which of the following is the chief adverse effect of thiazide diuretics?

A. Hypokalemia
B. Hypernatremia
C. Hypocalcemia
D. Hypermagnesemia

Click here to see the answer

6. The most distinctive sign of pertussis is

A. stridor without cough.
B. productive cough with basilar rales.
C. loose cough with coarse rhonchi.
D. paroxysmal cough with crowing inspiration.

Click here to see the answer

7. The finding of egophony is most consistent with

A. emphysema.
B. atelectasis.
C. pneumothorax.
D. lobar pneumonia

Click here to see the answer

8. A patient presents with edema, which is most noticeable in the hands and face. Laboratory findings include proteinuria, hypoalbuminemia, and hyperlipidemia. The most likely diagnosis is

A. congestive heart failure.
B. end-stage liver disease.
C. nephrotic syndrome.
D. malnutrition.

Click here to see the answer

9. The best course of action for a patient with a bothersome inflamed pinguecula (pingueculitis) is

A. antibiotic drops.
B. excision.
C. Visine drops.
D. no treatment.

Click here to see the answer

10. An immunocompromised patient presents with signs and symptoms consistent with Legionella pneumophila who has not responded to initial antibiotic therapy with a macrolide. Which of the following should be added?

A. Clarithromycin (Biaxin)
B. Rifampin (Rifadin)
C. Levofloxacin (Levaquin)
D. Amoxicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin)

Click here to see the answer

Looking for all the episodes?

This FREE series is limited to every other episode, you can download and enjoy the complete audio series by joining The PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy.

I will be be releasing new episodes every two weeks. The Academy is currently discounted, so sign up now.

This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

  1. iTunes: The Audio PANCE AND PANRE Podcast iTunes
  2. Stitcher Radio: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Stitcher

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While you are over there, download and subscribe to Brian Wallaces’ excellent Physician Assistant Exam Review Podcast. Follow along with Brian who covers new topics twice monthly and really does an amazing job!

Cheers,

Stephen Pasquini PA-C

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Welcome to episode 25 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. Welcome to episode 25 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, download the transcript and take an interactive quiz of the questions below.

Download the FREE PDF transcript for FREE here or on Scribd.
Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
Questions 1-10
The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 25
1. Which of the following conditions will produce a transudative pleural effusion?
A. Kaposi’s sarcoma

B. Pneumonia

C. Cirrhosis

D. Mesothelioma
2. Which of the following pathophysiological processes is believed to initiate acute appendicitis?
A. Obstruction

B. Perforation

C. Hemorrhage

D. Vascular compromise
3. A 23 year-old female with a history of palpitations presents for evaluation. She admits to acute onset of rapid heart beating lasting seconds to minutes with associated shortness of breath and chest pain. The patient states she can relieve her symptoms with Valsalva. Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic study to establish a definitive diagnosis in this patient?
A. Cardiac catheterization

B. Cardiac MRI

C. Chest CT scan

D. Electrophysiology study
4. A known alcoholic presents to the emergency department with altered level of consciousness and a blood glucose level of 35 mg/dL. Which of the following best explains this glucose result?
A. Excess pancreatic insulin release

B. Rapid carbohydrate discharge into the small bowel

C. Agonist insulin receptor antibody formation

D. Hepatic glycogen depletion and impaired gluconeogenesis
5. Which of the following is the chief adverse effect of thiazide diuretics?
A. Hypokalemia

B. Hypernatremia

C. Hypocalcemia

D. Hypermagnesemia
6. The most distinctive sign of pertussis is
A. stridor without cough.

B. productive cough with basilar rales.

C. loose cough with coarse rhonchi.

D. paroxysmal cough with crowing inspiration.
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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 23 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-23/ Tue, 04 Aug 2015 08:25:31 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=110 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-23/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-23/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 23 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-23/">The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 23</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> Welcome to episode 23 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
  • You can listen to the latest episode, download the transcript and take an interactive quiz of the questions below.

adobe pdfDownload the FREE PDF transcript for FREE here or on  Scribd.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.

Questions 1-10

The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 23

1. A 72 year-old female presents with vulvular pruritus for the last nine months, which has progressively worsened over the last two months. She states that she went through menopause at age 54 and has been on estrogen and progesterone therapy since that time. Physical examination reveals red lesions with white plaques on the vulva. What should the next course of management include?

A. Refer to a gynecologist for biopsy.

B. Refer to a dermatologist for antifungal therapy.

C. Treat with a topical steroid.

D. Treat with estrogen cream.

Click here to see the answer

2. A 30 year-old female presents to the emergency department with a syncopal episode. She has a history of irregular menstrual cycles and infertility. She has scanty, persistent vaginal bleeding and sharp pelvic pain. A left adnexal mass is palpated. The most likely diagnosis is

A. placenta abruptio.

B. ectopic pregnancy.

C. pelvic inflammatory disease.

D. ruptured ovarian cyst.

Click here to see the answer

3. A patient presents complaining of periumbilical pain. Which of the following anatomical sites is this finding associated with?

A. Bladder

B. Stomach

C. Pancreas

D. Small bowel

Click here to see the answer

4. A 53 year-old patient presents with severe pain at the base of the thumb and no other finger involvement. The pain is worse with activity and lasts a short period of time following rest. There is no specific history of trauma to the thumb but the patient admits working with her hands as a typist. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Rheumatoid arthritis

B. Osteoarthritis

C. Hemochromatosis

D. Pseudogout

Click here to see the answer

5. A 38 year-old female with history of coarctation of the aorta repair at the age of two presents with fevers for four weeks. The patient states that she has felt fatigued and achy during this time. Maximum temperature has been 102.1 degrees F. She denies cough, congestion, or other associated symptoms. Physical examination reveals a pale tired appearing female in no acute distress. Heart reveals a new grade III-IV/VI systolic ejection border at the apex, and a II/VI diastolic murmur at the right sternal border. What is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Acute myocardial infarction

B. Bacterial endocarditis

C. Acute pericarditis

D. Restrictive cardiomyopathy

Click here to see the answer

6. A 45 year-old male presents with abdominal pain and one episode of mild hematemesis, which happened days ago. On physical examination, vital signs are stable and he is in no acute distress. Hemoglobin and hematocrit are unremarkable; endoscopy reveals non-bleeding small superficial ulceration of the duodenal bulb. Rapid urease test is positive. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment at this time?

A. Schedule for a selective vagotomy and antrectomy

B. Start an antacid along with omeprazole (Prilosec)

C. Schedule elective ulcer excision and start sucralfate (Carafate)

D. Start omeprazole (Prilosec) and antibiotic therapy against H. pylori

Click here to see the answer

7. Which of the following findings is usually associated with Addison’s disease?

A. Weight gain

B. Hypertension

C. Increased pigmentation

D. High plasma cortisol levels

Click here to see the answer

8. A 60 year-old patient with COPD characteristic of emphysema presents with a cough and increased sputum production. The following information is noted: Temperature 100°F (37.8°C); Respiratory rate 20/min; Heart rate 88 beats/min; pH 7.44; PaO2 75 mmHg; PaCO2 40 mmHg; O2 saturation 92%. Physical examination is remarkable for increased AP diameter, diminished breath sounds without wheezes, rhonchi, or other signs of respiratory distress. Which of the following would be an appropriate treatment for this patient?

A. Broad-spectrum antibiotic

B. Admission to the hospital

C. Oxygen at 6 L/min by nasal cannula

D. Brief course of oral theophylline

Click here to see the answer

9. Which of the following physical findings suggest pernicious anemia?

A. Splenomegaly and hepatomegaly

B. Petechiae and ecchymosis

C. Loss of position and vibratory sensation

D. Cheilosis and koilonychia

Click here to see the answer

10. A 60 year-old male presents with a normochromic, normocytic anemia and splenomegaly. His past history reveals several episodes of bacterial pneumonia in the past year. The WBC count is 43,000 mm3 with 25% segmented neutrophils, 3% blasts, 70% mature lymphocytes, 1% basophils, and 1% eosinophils. This most likely represents

A. myelodysplastic syndrome.

B. acute lymphocytic leukemia.

C. chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

D. chronic myelogenous leukemia.

Click here to see the answer

Looking for all the episodes?

This FREE series is limited to every other episode, you can download and enjoy the complete audio series by joining The PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy.

I will be be releasing new episodes every two weeks. The Academy is currently discounted, so sign up now.

This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

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  2. Stitcher Radio: The Audio PANCE and PANRE Podcast Stitcher

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Cheers,

Stephen Pasquini PA-C

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Welcome to episode 23 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. Welcome to episode 23 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, download the transcript and take an interactive quiz of the questions below.

Download the FREE PDF transcript for FREE here or on  Scribd.
Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
Questions 1-10
The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 23
1. A 72 year-old female presents with vulvular pruritus for the last nine months, which has progressively worsened over the last two months. She states that she went through menopause at age 54 and has been on estrogen and progesterone therapy since that time. Physical examination reveals red lesions with white plaques on the vulva. What should the next course of management include?
A. Refer to a gynecologist for biopsy.
B. Refer to a dermatologist for antifungal therapy.
C. Treat with a topical steroid.
D. Treat with estrogen cream.
2. A 30 year-old female presents to the emergency department with a syncopal episode. She has a history of irregular menstrual cycles and infertility. She has scanty, persistent vaginal bleeding and sharp pelvic pain. A left adnexal mass is palpated. The most likely diagnosis is
A. placenta abruptio.
B. ectopic pregnancy.
C. pelvic inflammatory disease.
D. ruptured ovarian cyst.
3. A patient presents complaining of periumbilical pain. Which of the following anatomical sites is this finding associated with?
A. Bladder
B. Stomach
C. Pancreas
D. Small bowel
4. A 53 year-old patient presents with severe pain at the base of the thumb and no other finger involvement. The pain is worse with activity and lasts a short period of time following rest. There is no specific history of trauma to the thumb but the patient admits working with her hands as a typist. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Rheumatoid arthritis
B. Osteoarthritis
C. Hemochromatosis
D. Pseudogout
5. A 38 year-old female with history of coarctation of the aorta repair at the age of two presents with fevers for four weeks. The patient states that she has felt fatigued and achy during this time. Maximum temperature has been 102.]]>
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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 21 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-21/ Sun, 07 Jun 2015 09:04:27 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=106 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-21/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-21/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 21 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-21/">The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 21</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> Welcome to episode 21 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

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Questions 1-10

The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 21

1. A 28-year-old female, who has experienced occasional painful migratory arthralgias, complains now of a tender, swollen, and hot left ankle. The joint was aspirated and the synovial fluid showed 55,000 WBCs, 75% polymorphonuclear lymphocytes, low glucose level, and no crystals. Which of the following would be the most likely diagnosis?

A. Rheumatoid arthritis
B. Septic arthritis
C. Gouty arthritis
D. Osteoarthritis

Click here to see the answer

2. When the diagnosis of gonococcal urethritis is confirmed, which of the following is the treatment of choice?

A. Ceftriaxone (Rocephin)
B. Azithromycin 1g orally in a single dose
C. Ceftriaxone 250 mg IM in a single dose PLUS Azithromycin 1g orally in a single dose
D. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)

Click here to see the answer

3. Erythema nodosum is characterized by

A. subcutaneous red tender nodules.
B. brown pigmentation on the lower extremities.
C. tender lymph nodes in the groin.
D. scaling red macules.

Click here to see the answer

4. Use of systemic corticosteroids can cause which of the following adverse effects in the eye?

A. Cortical blindness
B. Optic atrophy
C. Glaucoma
D. Papilledema

Click here to see the answer

5. It is determined that a woman has a nonexistent rubella titer level during her first trimester of pregnancy. When should she receive the rubella vaccine?

A. During the first trimester of pregnancy
B. During the second trimester of pregnancy
C. During the third trimester of pregnancy
D. After delivery of the infant

Click here to see the answer

6. A patient with which of the following is at highest risk for coronary artery disease?

A. Congenital heart disease
B. Polycystic ovary syndrome
C. Acute renal failure
D. Diabetes mellitus

Click here to see the answer

7. A 44-year-old female presents with ongoing arthralgias and myalgias with intermittent flares of arthritis. She is found to have a malar rash that worsens with sun exposure. She is known to have progressive renal damage and has recurrent infections that are slow to respond to therapy. She takes ibuprofen (Motrin) as needed for her joint pain and takes no other medication. Which of the following tests would be the initial test recommended to screen for this diagnosis?

A. Rheumatoid factor
B. Antihistone antibodies
C. Anti-Smith (Anti-Sm) antibodies
D. Anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA)

Click here to see the answer

8. Upon stroking of the lateral aspect of the sole from the heel to the ball of the foot, the great toe dorsiflexes and the other toes fan. This is a positive

A. Kernig’s sign.
B. Brudzinski’s sign.
C. Babinski’s sign.
D. Gower’s sign.

Click here to see the answer

9. Which of the following strategies promotes improved carbohydrate metabolism and is recommended for all Type 2 diabetic patients?

A. Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet
B. Routine aerobic exercise
C. Metformin (Glucophage)
D. Acupuncture

Click here to see the answer

10. Acute rebound hypertensive episodes have been reported to occur with the sudden withdrawal of

A. verapamil (Calan).
B. lisinopril (Prinivil).
C. clonidine (Catapres).
D. hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)

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Welcome to episode 21 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. Welcome to episode 21 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, download the transcript and take an interactive quiz of the questions below.

Download the FREE PDF transcript for FREE here or on  Scribd.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
If you can’t see the audio player click here to listen to the full episode.
Questions 1-10
The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 21
1. A 28-year-old female, who has experienced occasional painful migratory arthralgias, complains now of a tender, swollen, and hot left ankle. The joint was aspirated and the synovial fluid showed 55,000 WBCs, 75% polymorphonuclear lymphocytes, low glucose level, and no crystals. Which of the following would be the most likely diagnosis?
A. Rheumatoid arthritis

B. Septic arthritis

C. Gouty arthritis

D. Osteoarthritis
2. When the diagnosis of gonococcal urethritis is confirmed, which of the following is the treatment of choice?
A. Ceftriaxone (Rocephin)

B. Azithromycin 1g orally in a single dose

C. Ceftriaxone 250 mg IM in a single dose PLUS Azithromycin 1g orally in a single dose

D. Doxycycline (Vibramycin)
3. Erythema nodosum is characterized by
A. subcutaneous red tender nodules.

B. brown pigmentation on the lower extremities.

C. tender lymph nodes in the groin.

D. scaling red macules.
4. Use of systemic corticosteroids can cause which of the following adverse effects in the eye?
A. Cortical blindness

B. Optic atrophy

C. Glaucoma

D. Papilledema
5. It is determined that a woman has a nonexistent rubella titer level during her first trimester of pregnancy. When should she receive the rubella vaccine?
A. During the first trimester of pregnancy

B. During the second trimester of pregnancy

C. During the third trimester of pregnancy

D. After delivery of the infant
6. A patient with which of the following is at highest risk for coronary artery disease?
A. Congenital heart disease

B. Polycystic ovary syndrome

C. Acute renal failure

D. Diabetes mellitus
7. A 44-year-old female presents with ongoing arthralgias and myalgias with intermittent flares of arthritis. She is found to have a malar rash that worsens with sun exposure.]]>
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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 19 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-19/ Sat, 02 May 2015 14:34:53 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=99 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-19/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-19/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 19 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-19/">The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> Welcome to episode 19 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
  • You can listen to the latest episode, download the transcript and take an interactive quiz of the questions below.

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Questions 1-10

The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 17

1. A 12 month-old child with tetralogy of Fallot is most likely to have which of the following clinical features?

A. Chest pain
B. Cyanosis
C. Convulsions
D. Palpitations

Click here to see the answer

2. Intraarticular injection of hyaluronic acid has been approved for treatment of patients with which of the following conditions?

A. Rheumatoid arthritis of the knee
B. Osteoarthritis of the knee
C. Olecranon bursitis
D. Gouty arthritis

Click here to see the answer

3. A 28 year-old female, who has experienced occasional painful migratory arthralgias, complains now of a tender, swollen, and hot left ankle. The joint was aspirated and the synovial fluid showed 55,000 WBCs, 75% polymorphonuclear lymphocytes, low glucose level, and no crystals. Which of the following would be the most likely diagnosis?

A. Rheumatoid arthritis
B. Septic arthritis
C. Gouty arthritis
D. Osteoarthritis

Click here to see the answer

4. A 25 year-old presents with pain in the proximal ulna after falling directly on the forearm. X-ray shows fracture of the proximal 1/3rd of the ulna. There is an associated anterior radial head dislocation. What is the proper name for this condition?

A. Galeazzi fracture
B. Monteggia fracture
C. Colles’ fracture
D. Smith fracture

Click here to see the answer

5. A 20 year-old male presents with a mass in the groin. On examination with the patient standing, a mass is noted that extends into the scrotum. The patient denies any trauma. The most likely diagnosis is

A. an indirect inguinal hernia.
B. a direct inguinal hernia.
C. an obturator hernia.
D. a femoral hernia.

Click here to see the answer

6. A patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus presents for a yearly eye exam. Ophthalmoscopic exam reveals neovascularization. Which of the following is the most likely complication related to this finding?

A. Glaucoma
B. Cataracts
C. Vitreous hemorrhage
D. Optic neuritis

Click here to see the answer

7. Which of the following oral hypoglycemic agents when used as monotherapy is most likely to cause hypoglycemia?

A. Glipizide (Glucotrol)
B. Metformin (Glucophage)
C. Pioglitazone (Actos)
D. Acarbose (Precose)

Click here to see the answer

8. A 75 year-old female presents with medial knee pain that worsens with stair climbing. Physical examination reveals swelling and point tenderness inferior and medial to the patella and tenderness overlying the medial tibial plateau. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Pes anserine bursitis
B. Prepatellar bursitis
C. Infrapatellar bursitis
D. Trochanteric bursitis

Click here to see the answer

9. A 23 year-old male presents with syncope. On physical examination you note a medium-pitched, mid-systolic murmur that decreases with squatting and increases with straining. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
B. Aortic stenosis
C. Mitral regurgitation
D. Pulmonic stenosis

Click here to see the answer

10. Which of the following can be a very serious consequence of using antidiarrheals in a patient with inflammatory bowel disease?

A. Lymphoma
B. Toxic megacolon
C. Bone marrow suppression
D. Delayed serum sickness-like reaction

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Welcome to episode 19 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. Welcome to episode 19 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, download the transcript and take an interactive quiz of the questions below.

Use one of the social links below to unlock and download the FREE PDF Transcript of this podcast:
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Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
Questions 1-10
The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 17
1. A 12 month-old child with tetralogy of Fallot is most likely to have which of the following clinical features?
A. Chest pain

B. Cyanosis

C. Convulsions

D. Palpitations
2. Intraarticular injection of hyaluronic acid has been approved for treatment of patients with which of the following conditions?
A. Rheumatoid arthritis of the knee

B. Osteoarthritis of the knee

C. Olecranon bursitis

D. Gouty arthritis
3. A 28 year-old female, who has experienced occasional painful migratory arthralgias, complains now of a tender, swollen, and hot left ankle. The joint was aspirated and the synovial fluid showed 55,000 WBCs, 75% polymorphonuclear lymphocytes, low glucose level, and no crystals. Which of the following would be the most likely diagnosis?
A. Rheumatoid arthritis

B. Septic arthritis

C. Gouty arthritis

D. Osteoarthritis
4. A 25 year-old presents with pain in the proximal ulna after falling directly on the forearm. X-ray shows fracture of the proximal 1/3rd of the ulna. There is an associated anterior radial head dislocation. What is the proper name for this condition?
A. Galeazzi fracture

B. Monteggia fracture

C. Colles’ fracture

D. Smith fracture
5. A 20 year-old male presents with a mass in the groin. On examination with the patient standing, a mass is noted that extends into the scrotum. The patient denies any trauma. The most likely diagnosis is
A. an indirect inguinal hernia.

B. a direct inguinal hernia.

C. an obturator hernia.

D. a femoral hernia.
6. A patient with type 2 diabetes mellitus presents for a yearly eye exam. Ophthalmoscopic exam reveals neovascularization. Which of the following is the most likely complication related to this finding?
A. Glaucoma

B. Cataracts

C. Vitreous hemorrhage

D. Optic neuritis
7. Which of the following oral hypoglycemic agents when used as monotherapy is most likely to cause hypoglycemia?
A.]]>
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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 17 http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-17/ Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:00:38 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=93 http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-17/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-17/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 17 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/episode-17/">The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 17</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> Welcome to episode 17 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
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You can download a Free PDF Transcript of the Questions and Answers

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz

Questions 1-10

The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 17

1. A 64 year-old male presents complaining of new onset of fatigue, weight gain, constipation, erectile dysfunction, and loss of body hair. Laboratory investigation demonstrates: TSH less than 0.5 microunits/mL (normal range 0.5-5.0 microU/mL); Thyroxine (T4) 2 mcg/dL (normal range 5-12 mcg/dL); Prolactin 10 nanograms/ml (normal 2 – 18 ng/mL.) What is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Primary hypothyroidism
B. Excessive dosing of levothyroxine (Synthroid)
C. Hypopituitarism
D. Subacute thyroiditis

Click here to see the answer

2. A 15 year-old male was seen last week with complaints of sore throat, headache, and mild cough. A diagnosis of URI was made and supportive treatment was initiated. He returns today with complaints of worsening cough and increasing fatigue. At this time, chest x-ray reveals bilateral hilar infiltrates. A WBC count is normal and a cold hemagglutinin titer is elevated. The most likely diagnosis is

A. tuberculosis.
B. mycoplasma pneumonia.
C. pneumococcal pneumonia.
D. staphylococcal pneumonia.

Click here to see the answer

3. Which of the following clinical manifestations is common in candidal vulvovaginitis?

A. Extreme vulvar irritation
B. Firm, painless ulcer
C. Tender lymphadenopathy
D. Purulent discharge

Click here to see the answer

4. A 63 year-old female presents with a complaint of chest pressure for one hour, noticed upon awakening. She admits to associated nausea, vomiting, and shortness of breath. 12 lead EKG reveals ST segment elevation in leads II, III, and AVF. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Aortic dissection
B. Inferior wall myocardial infarction
C. Acute pericarditis
D. Pulmonary embolus

Click here to see the answer

5. An 18 year-old woman presents to the clinic complaining of fatigue. She reports a past history of lifelong frequent nosebleeds and bleeding gums. She also has menorrhagia. Her mother and maternal grandfather have a similar bleeding history. Initial lab results are as follows: WBC 9,500/mm3, Hgb 10.9 g/dL, HCT 33%, MCV 69 fL, MCHC 26 pg and platelets 284,000/mm3. Which of the following tests should be ordered to evaluate this patient’s diagnosis?

A. Hemoglobin electrophoresis
B. Bleeding time and platelet aggregometry
C. Bone marrow aspiration
D. PT and aPTT

Click here to see the answer

6. A 35 year-old patient has recurrent seasonal rhinitis and a history of mild asthma. Which of the following should be included for first-line management?

A. Immunotherapy
B. Decongestants
C. Corticosteroid inhalers
D. Cromolyn sodium (Intal)

Click here to see the answer

7. A 35-year-old female presents with multiple ulcerative lesions on her labia and perineum. A Tzanck preparation of one of the lesions reveals multinucleated giant cells. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
B. Molluscum Contagiosum Virus (MCV)
C. Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
D. Syphilis

Click here to see the answer

8. Small grayish vesicles and punched-out ulcers in the posterior pharynx in a child with pharyngitis is representative of which organism?

A. Epstein-Barr virus
B. Group C Streptococcus
C. Coxsackievirus
D. Gonorrhea

Click here to see the answer

9. A 53 year-old female has a diagnosis of migraine headaches. She had been using sumatriptan (Imitrex) to abort her headaches, but she is now having one or two headaches per week. The most appropriate preventive therapy is

A. zolmitriptan (Zomig).
B. promethazine (Phenergan).
C. propranolol (Inderal).
D. fluoxetine (Prozac).

Click here to see the answer

10. Which of the following primitive reflexes should begin to disappear at about 2 months of age in a normal infant?

A. Moro
B. Grasp
C. Tonic neck
D. Parachute

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Welcome to episode 17 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. Welcome to episode 17 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, download the transcript and take an interactive quiz of the questions below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
Questions 1-10
The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 17
1. A 64 year-old male presents complaining of new onset of fatigue, weight gain, constipation, erectile dysfunction, and loss of body hair. Laboratory investigation demonstrates: TSH less than 0.5 microunits/mL (normal range 0.5-5.0 microU/mL); Thyroxine (T4) 2 mcg/dL (normal range 5-12 mcg/dL); Prolactin 10 nanograms/ml (normal 2 – 18 ng/mL.) What is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Primary hypothyroidism

B. Excessive dosing of levothyroxine (Synthroid)

C. Hypopituitarism

D. Subacute thyroiditis
2. A 15 year-old male was seen last week with complaints of sore throat, headache, and mild cough. A diagnosis of URI was made and supportive treatment was initiated. He returns today with complaints of worsening cough and increasing fatigue. At this time, chest x-ray reveals bilateral hilar infiltrates. A WBC count is normal and a cold hemagglutinin titer is elevated. The most likely diagnosis is
A. tuberculosis.

B. mycoplasma pneumonia.

C. pneumococcal pneumonia.

D. staphylococcal pneumonia.
3. Which of the following clinical manifestations is common in candidal vulvovaginitis?
A. Extreme vulvar irritation

B. Firm, painless ulcer

C. Tender lymphadenopathy

D. Purulent discharge
4. A 63 year-old female presents with a complaint of chest pressure for one hour, noticed upon awakening. She admits to associated nausea, vomiting, and shortness of breath. 12 lead EKG reveals ST segment elevation in leads II, III, and AVF. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Aortic dissection

B. Inferior wall myocardial infarction

C. Acute pericarditis

D. Pulmonary embolus
5. An 18 year-old woman presents to the clinic complaining of fatigue. She reports a past history of lifelong frequent nosebleeds and bleeding gums. She also has menorrhagia. Her mother and maternal grandfather have a similar bleeding history. Initial lab results are as follows: WBC 9,500/mm3, Hgb 10.9 g/dL, HCT 33%, MCV 69 fL, MCHC 26 pg and platelets 284,000/mm3. Which of the following tests should be ordered to evaluate this patient’s diagnosis?
A. Hemoglobin electrophoresis

B. Bleeding time and platelet aggregometry

C. Bone marrow aspiration

D. PT and aPTT
6. A 35 year-old patient has recurrent seasonal rhinitis and a history of mild asthma. Which of the following should be included for first-line management?
A. Immunotherapy

B. Decongestants

C. Corticosteroid inhalers

D. Cromolyn sodium (Intal)
7.]]>
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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 15 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-15/ Sat, 14 Feb 2015 03:26:01 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=83 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-15/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-15/feed/ 0 <p>Welcome to episode 15 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-board-review-podcast-episode-15/">The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 15</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 15 - The Physician Assistant Life Board Review PodcastWelcome to episode 15 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
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Download a Free PDF Transcript of the Questions and Answers

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Questions 1-10

The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 15

1. A patient with prostate cancer has a nonpalpable, focal lesion, and the patient is reluctant to have surgery at this time. Which of the following would best monitor disease progression?

A. Periodic rectal exams
B. Transrectal ultrasonography
C. Measurements of serum acid phosphatase
D. Measurements of prostate-specific antigen

Click here to see the answer

2. If a woman has a normal 28-day menstrual cycle what tissue and hormonal phase occurs during the last 14 days

A. Proliferative follicular phase under the influence of estrogen.
B. Secretory luteal phase under the influence of estrogen and progesterone.
C. Proliferative follicular phase under the influence of estrogen and progesterone.
D. Secretory luteal phase under the influence of estrogen

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3. A 24 year-old male presents for routine physical examination. On physical examination, you find that the patient’s upper extremity blood pressure is higher than the blood pressure in the lower extremity. Heart exam reveals a late systolic murmur heard best posteriorly. What is the most likely diagnosis in this patient?

A. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy
B. Patent foramen ovale
C. Coarctation of the aorta
D. Patent ductus arteriosus

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4. A mother brings a 3 month-old infant to the office because she is concerned about a red, vascular, nodular growth on the child’s back. It appears to be enlarging slightly and the vessels are slightly dilated. It seems to cause the child no discomfort. The most likely diagnosis is

A. a hemangioma.
B. a pigmented nevus.
C. a salmon patch (stork bite).
D. a malignant melanoma.

Click here to see the answer

5. A 45 year-old male with Type 1 diabetes presents with the following lipid panel: Total cholesterol 321 mg/dL; Triglycerides 225 mg/dL; HDL 30 mg/dL; LDL 155 mg/dL. The treatment of choice for this patient is

A. Nicotinic acid (Niacin).
B. Cholestyramine (Questran).
C. Gemfibrozil (Lopid).
D. Simvastatin (Zocor).

Click here to see the answer

6. A 45 year-old male presents with abdominal pain and one episode of mild hematemesis, which happened days ago. On physical examination, vital signs are stable and he is in no acute distress. Hemoglobin and hematocrit are unremarkable; endoscopy reveals non-bleeding small superficial ulceration of the duodenal bulb. Rapid urease test is positive. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment at this time?

A. Schedule for a selective vagotomy and antrectomy
B. Start an antacid along with omeprazole (Prilosec)
C. Schedule elective ulcer excision and start sucralfate (Carafate)
D. Start omeprazole (Prilosec) and antibiotic therapy against H. pylori

Click here to see the answer

7. A 19 year-old female presents with a sore throat for nearly two weeks. She complains of fatigue and a low-grade fever. On physical examination, there is cervical, axillary, and inguinal lymphadenopathy, and mild splenomegaly. On review of the blood smear, which of the following would be expected?

A. Atypical lymphocytes
B. Hypersegmented neutrophils
C. Hypochromic red blood cells
D. Schistocytes

Click here to see the answer

8. Which of the following increases the risk of developing testicular cancer?

A. Low socioeconomic status
B. History of cryptorchidism
C. Multiple episodes of epididymitis
D. Being of African-American ethnicity

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9. A 17 year-old patient presents to the emergency department with agitation and hallucinations, and has one seizure. He admits to using “some drugs” but does not know what they were. On physical examination, temperature is 103 degrees F, BP 140/90, pulse 120, respirations 20. Remainder of the examination is unremarkable. Which of the following diagnostic studies will be of most help in managing this patient?

A. Drug screen
B. Urine dipstick
C. Complete blood count
D. Serum creatinine kinase

Click here to see the answer

10. Which of the following medications is the treatment of choice for patients with chronic gout to prevent recurrence of symptoms during its quiescent phase?

A. Probenecid (Benemid)
B. Allopurinol (Zyloprim)
C. Colchicine
D. Indomethacin (Indocin)

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Welcome to episode 15 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. Welcome to episode 15 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.
The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, download the transcript and take an interactive quiz of the questions below.

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Questions 1-10
The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 15
1. A patient with prostate cancer has a nonpalpable, focal lesion, and the patient is reluctant to have surgery at this time. Which of the following would best monitor disease progression?
A. Periodic rectal exams

B. Transrectal ultrasonography

C. Measurements of serum acid phosphatase

D. Measurements of prostate-specific antigen
2. If a woman has a normal 28-day menstrual cycle what tissue and hormonal phase occurs during the last 14 days
A. Proliferative follicular phase under the influence of estrogen.

B. Secretory luteal phase under the influence of estrogen and progesterone.

C. Proliferative follicular phase under the influence of estrogen and progesterone.

D. Secretory luteal phase under the influence of estrogen
3. A 24 year-old male presents for routine physical examination. On physical examination, you find that the patient’s upper extremity blood pressure is higher than the blood pressure in the lower extremity. Heart exam reveals a late systolic murmur heard best posteriorly. What is the most likely diagnosis in this patient?
A. Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy

B. Patent foramen ovale

C. Coarctation of the aorta

D. Patent ductus arteriosus
4. A mother brings a 3 month-old infant to the office because she is concerned about a red, vascular, nodular growth on the child’s back. It appears to be enlarging slightly and the vessels are slightly dilated. It seems to cause the child no discomfort. The most likely diagnosis is
A. a hemangioma.

B. a pigmented nevus.

C. a salmon patch (stork bite).

D. a malignant melanoma.
5. A 45 year-old male with Type 1 diabetes presents with the following lipid panel: Total cholesterol 321 mg/dL; Triglycerides 225 mg/dL; HDL 30 mg/dL; LDL 155 mg/dL. The treatment of choice for this patient is
A. Nicotinic acid (Niacin).

B. Cholestyramine (Questran).

C. Gemfibrozil (Lopid).

D. Simvastatin (Zocor).
6. A 45 year-old male presents with abdominal pain and one episode of mild hematemesis, which happened days ago. On physical examination, vital signs are stable and he is in no acute distress. Hemoglobin and hematocrit are unremarkable; endoscopy reveals non-bleeding small superficial ulceration of the duodenal bulb. Rapid urease test is positive. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment at this time?
A. Schedule for a selective vagotomy and antrectomy

B. Start an antacid along with omeprazole (Prilosec)

C.]]>
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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 13 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-13/ Fri, 16 Jan 2015 01:37:30 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=67 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-13/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-13/feed/ 0 <p>The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy. You can […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-13/">The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 13</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 13 - The Physician Assistant LifeThe Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.

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Questions 1-10

The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 13

1. During a baseball game, a 22 year-old college student is hit in the right eye by a baseball. He complains of blurry vision in that eye. On physical exam, the physician assistant notes proptosis of the right eye, and limitation of movement in all directions. On CT scan, which of the following is most likely to be seen?

A. Fracture of the medial orbital wall
B. Prolapse of orbital soft tissue
C. Hematoma of the orbit
D. Orbital emphysema

Click here to see the answer

2. Which of the following physical findings is suggestive of atrial septal defect?

A. Fixed split S2
B. Increased pulse pressure
C. Continuous mechanical murmur
D. Difference in blood pressure between the left and right arm

Click here to see the answer

3. Which of the following is essential to make a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis?

A. Positive family history
B. Elevated sweat chloride
C. Recurrent respiratory infections
D. Elevated trypsinogen levels

Click here to see the answer

4. In infants, the eyes should move in parallel without deviation by the age of

A. 2 weeks.
B. 3 months.
C. 6 months.
D. 1 year.

Click here to see the answer

5. Which of the following physical exam findings is consistent with moderate emphysema?

A. Increased tactile fremitus
B. Dullness to percussion
C. Distant heart sounds
D. Deviated trachea

Click here to see the answer

6. Which of the following is the most common indication for operative intervention in patients with chronic pancreatitis?

A. Weight loss
B. Intractable pain
C. Exocrine deficiency
D. To decrease risk of cancer

Click here to see the answer

7. A 22 year old male presents to the ED with pain that radiates to his shoulders and is relieved with sitting forward. The patient admits to recent upper respiratory symptoms. On examination vital signs are BP 126/68, HR 86, RR 20, temp 100.3 degrees F. There is no JVD noted. Heart exam reveals regular rate and rhythm with no S3 or S4. There is a friction rub noted. Lungs are clear to auscultation. EKG shows diffuse ST segment elevation. What is the treatment of choice in this patient?

A. Pericardiocentesis
B. Nitroglycerin
C. Percutaneous coronary intervention
D. Indomethacin (Indocin)

Click here to see the answer

8. As a general rule, sutures in the face should be removed in

A. 3 days.
B. 5 days.
C. 7 days.
D. 10 days.

Click here to see the answer

9. Patient education for a 23 year-old using oral contraceptives should include which of the following?

A. Rifampin may decrease the effectiveness of the oral contraceptives.
B. Acetaminophen may decrease the effectiveness of the oral contraceptives.
C. Oral contraceptives may provide some protection from coronary artery disease.
D. Changing to the “minipill” (progestin only) will inhibit ovulation more consistently than combination oral contraceptives.

Click here to see the answer

10. When performing a rectal examination, prostatic massage is contraindicated in

A. acute bacterial prostatitis.
B. chronic bacterial prostatitis.
C. nonbacterial prostatitis.
D. prostatodynia.

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The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.
* You can listen to the latest episode, download the transcript and take an interactive quiz of the questions below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
Questions 1-10
The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 13
1. During a baseball game, a 22 year-old college student is hit in the right eye by a baseball. He complains of blurry vision in that eye. On physical exam, the physician assistant notes proptosis of the right eye, and limitation of movement in all directions. On CT scan, which of the following is most likely to be seen?
A. Fracture of the medial orbital wall

B. Prolapse of orbital soft tissue

C. Hematoma of the orbit

D. Orbital emphysema
2. Which of the following physical findings is suggestive of atrial septal defect?
A. Fixed split S2

B. Increased pulse pressure

C. Continuous mechanical murmur

D. Difference in blood pressure between the left and right arm
3. Which of the following is essential to make a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis?
A. Positive family history

B. Elevated sweat chloride

C. Recurrent respiratory infections

D. Elevated trypsinogen levels
4. In infants, the eyes should move in parallel without deviation by the age of
A. 2 weeks.

B. 3 months.

C. 6 months.

D. 1 year.
5. Which of the following physical exam findings is consistent with moderate emphysema?
A. Increased tactile fremitus

B. Dullness to percussion

C. Distant heart sounds

D. Deviated trachea
6. Which of the following is the most common indication for operative intervention in patients with chronic pancreatitis?
A. Weight loss

B. Intractable pain

C. Exocrine deficiency

D. To decrease risk of cancer
7. A 22 year old male presents to the ED with pain that radiates to his shoulders and is relieved with sitting forward. The patient admits to recent upper respiratory symptoms. On examination vital signs are BP 126/68, HR 86, RR 20, temp 100.3 degrees F. There is no JVD noted. Heart exam reveals regular rate and rhythm with no S3 or S4. There is a friction rub noted. Lungs are clear to auscultation. EKG shows diffuse ST segment elevation. What is the treatment of choice in this patient?
A. Pericardiocentesis

B. Nitroglycerin

C. Percutaneous coronary intervention

D. Indomethacin (Indocin)
8. As a general rule, sutures in the face should be removed in
A. 3 days.

B. 5 days.

C. 7 days.

D. 10 days.
9. Patient education for a 23 year-old using oral contraceptives should include which of the following?
A. Rifampin may decrease the effectiveness of the oral contraceptives.

B. Acetaminophen may decrease the effectiveness of the oral contraceptives.

C. Oral contraceptives may provide some protection from...]]>
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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 11 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-11/ Thu, 01 Jan 2015 01:24:08 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=64 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-11/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-11/feed/ 0 <p>The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy. You can […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-11/">The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 11</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.

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  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher. (sometimes it takes a few hours to show up on iTunes after publication)
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Questions 1-10

The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 11

1. What is the initial treatment of choice for hyperthyroidism in a 10-week pregnant patient?

A. No treatment is necessary.
B. Propylthiouracil (PTU)
C. Radioiodine treatment
D. Subtotal thyroidectomy

Click here to see the answer

2. A patient presents with eye pain and blurred vision. Snellen testing reveals vision of 20/200 in the affected eye and 20/20 in the unaffected eye. Fluorescein staining reveals the presence of a dendritic ulcer. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Viral keratitis
B. Fungal corneal ulcer
C. Acanthamoeba keratitis
D. Bacterial corneal ulcer

Click here to see the answer

And in case you were wondering:

B. Fungal corneal ulcers have an indolent course with intraocular infection being common but fluorescein staining is negative for a dendritic pattern.

C. Acanthamoeba keratitis has a waxing and waning course over several months and has no fluorescein staining in a dendritic pattern.

D. Bacterial corneal ulcers can progress aggressively resulting in corneal perforation. Fluorescein staining does not occur in a dendritic pattern.

3. A 63 year-old female with history of diabetes mellitus presents for blood pressure follow-up. At her last two visits her blood pressure was 150/92 and 152/96. Today in the office her blood pressure is 146/92. Recent blood work shows a Sodium 140 mEq/L, Potassium 4.2 mEq/L, BUN of 23 mg/dL, and Creatinine of 1.1 mg/dL. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial medication in this patient?

A. Terazosin (Hytrin)
B. Atenolol (Tenormin)
C. Lisinopril (Zestril)
D. Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)

Click here to see the answer

4. What is the EKG manifestation of cardiac end-organ damage due to hypertension?

A. Right bundle branch block
B. Left ventricular hypertrophy
C. Right ventricular hypertrophy
D. ST segment elevation in lateral precordial leads

Click here to see the answer

5. Annual blood pressure determinations should be obtained beginning at the age of

A. 3 years.
B. 5 years.
C. 12 years.
D. 18 years.

Click here to see the answer

6. In adults and intravenous drug abusers, which of the following bones is most commonly affected with acute osteomyelitis?

A. Femur
B. Humerus
C. Vertebral spine
D. Tibia

Click here to see the answer

7. Treatment of the patient with Pediculosis pubis consists of which of the following?

A. Permethrin (Nix) cream
B. Clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin)
C. Podofilox (Condylox) solution
D. Selenium sulfide (Selsun) suspension

Click here to see the answer

8. A 43 year-old asymptomatic diabetic female is found to have an elevated total calcium level of 12.4 mg/dL. Which of the following tests must be assessed in order to evaluate this laboratory abnormality?

A. Intact parathyroid hormone
B. Serum albumin
C. 24 hour urine calcium level
D. Complete blood count

Click here to see the answer

9. Which of the following conditions would cause a positive Kussmaul’s sign on physical examination?

A. Left ventricular failure
B. Pulmonary edema
C. Coarctation of the aorta
D. Constrictive pericarditis

Click here to see the answer

10. Treatment of Bell’s palsy includes which of the following?

A. Acyclovir
B. Reassurance of the patient’s recovery
C. Referral to a neurosurgeon
D. Electromyography

Click here to see the answer

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The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here, on iTunes or Stitcher. (sometimes it takes a few hours to show up on iTunes after publication)
* You can listen to the latest episode, download the transcript and take an interactive quiz of the questions below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
Questions 1-10
The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 11
1. What is the initial treatment of choice for hyperthyroidism in a 10-week pregnant patient?
A. No treatment is necessary.

B. Propylthiouracil (PTU)

C. Radioiodine treatment

D. Subtotal thyroidectomy
2. A patient presents with eye pain and blurred vision. Snellen testing reveals vision of 20/200 in the affected eye and 20/20 in the unaffected eye. Fluorescein staining reveals the presence of a dendritic ulcer. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Viral keratitis

B. Fungal corneal ulcer

C. Acanthamoeba keratitis

D. Bacterial corneal ulcer
And in case you were wondering:
B. Fungal corneal ulcers have an indolent course with intraocular infection being common but fluorescein staining is negative for a dendritic pattern.
C. Acanthamoeba keratitis has a waxing and waning course over several months and has no fluorescein staining in a dendritic pattern.
D. Bacterial corneal ulcers can progress aggressively resulting in corneal perforation. Fluorescein staining does not occur in a dendritic pattern.
3. A 63 year-old female with history of diabetes mellitus presents for blood pressure follow-up. At her last two visits her blood pressure was 150/92 and 152/96. Today in the office her blood pressure is 146/92. Recent blood work shows a Sodium 140 mEq/L, Potassium 4.2 mEq/L, BUN of 23 mg/dL, and Creatinine of 1.1 mg/dL. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial medication in this patient?
A. Terazosin (Hytrin)

B. Atenolol (Tenormin)

C. Lisinopril (Zestril)

D. Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ)
4. What is the EKG manifestation of cardiac end-organ damage due to hypertension?
A. Right bundle branch block

B. Left ventricular hypertrophy

C. Right ventricular hypertrophy

D. ST segment elevation in lateral precordial leads
5. Annual blood pressure determinations should be obtained beginning at the age of
A. 3 years.

B. 5 years.

C. 12 years.

D. 18 years.
6. In adults and intravenous drug abusers, which of the following bones is most commonly affected with acute osteomyelitis?
A. Femur

B. Humerus

C. Vertebral spine

D. Tibia
7. Treatment of the patient with Pediculosis pubis consists of which of the following?
A. Permethrin (Nix) cream

B. Clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin)

C. Podofilox (Condylox) solution

D. Selenium sulfide (Selsun) suspension
8. A 43 year-old asymptomatic diabetic female is found to have an elevated total calcium level of 12.4 mg/dL.]]>
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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 9 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-9/ Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:29:20 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=60 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-9/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-9/feed/ 0 <p>The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I created this audio series to help you fill some downtime when you are unable to read (like in the car) with some useful board review. I hope you enjoy this free audio component […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-9/">The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 9</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.

I created this audio series to help you fill some downtime when you are unable to read (like in the car) with some useful board review.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

  • You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here or on iTunes.
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Download a Free PDF Transcript of the Questions and Answers

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Questions 1-10

The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 9

1. A 3 year-old girl is diagnosed with atopic dermatitis. Which of the following disorders is this child at risk for in the future?

A. Asthma
B. Tinea pedis
C. Squamous carcinoma
D. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Click here to see the answer

2. A 3 year-old boy is seen in the office with a 5-day history of fever, erythema, edema of the hands and feet, a generalized rash over the body, bilateral conjunctival injections, fissuring and erythema of the lips, and cervical adenopathy. Antistreptolysin A (ASO) titer and throat culture are negative. The most serious systemic complication associated with this disorder is

A. renal.
B. cardiac.
C. pulmonary.
D. hepatic.

Click here to see the answer

3. Which of the following medication classes is the treatment of choice in a patient with variant or Prinzmetal’s angina?

A. Calcium channel blockers
B. ACE inhibitors
C. Beta blockers
D. Angiotensin II receptor blockers

Click here to see the answer

4. Pharmacologic treatment of a patient with gestational diabetes should consist of which of the following?

A. Oral hypoglycemic agents
B. Regular insulin
C. Oral corticosteroids
D. Glucagon

Click here to see the answer

5. Which of the following is an indication for vaccination against hepatitis A?

A. Illicit drug users
B. Health care workers
C. Renal dialysis patients
D. Routine vaccination starting at birth

Click here to see the answer

6. A 2 month-old infant presents for a routine health maintenance visit. The mother has been concerned about the infant’s hearing since birth. Physical examination reveals no apparent response to a sudden loud sound. Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic evaluation?

A. audiometry
B. tympanometry
C. acoustic reflectometry
D. auditory-evoked potentials

Click here to see the answer

7. A 53 year-old female status post abdominal hysterectomy 3 days ago suddenly develops pleuritic chest pain and dyspnea. On exam, she is tachycardic and tachypneic with rales in the left lower lobe. A chest x-ray is unremarkable and an EKG reveals sinus tachycardia. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Atelectasis
B. Pneumothorax
C. Pulmonary embolism
D. Myocardial infarction

Click here to see the answer

8. Which of the following is an independent risk factor for development of a mesothelioma?

A. Cigarette smoking
B. Asbestos exposure
C. Radon gas exposure
D. Chronic obstructive lung disease

Click here to see the answer

9. A 34 year-old female with a history of asthma presents with complaints of increasing asthma attacks. The patient states she has been well-controlled on albuterol inhaler until one month ago. Since that time she notices that she has had to use her inhaler 3-4 times a week and also has had increasing nighttime use averaging about three episodes in the past month. Spirometry reveals greater than 85% predicted value. Which of the following is the most appropriate intervention at this time?

A. Oral prednisone
B. Oral theophylline (Theo-Dur)
C. Salmeterol (Serevent) inhaler
D. Beclomethasone (Qvar)inhaler

Click here to see the answer

10. Which of the following mechanisms leads to a primary pneumothorax?

A. Penetrating or blunt trauma forces
B. Underlying lung cancer
C. Pressure of air in the pleural space exceeds room air pressure
D. Rupture of subpleural apical blebs due to high negative intrapleural pressures

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The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I created this audio series to help you fill some downtime when you are unable to read (like in the car) ... The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.
I created this audio series to help you fill some downtime when you are unable to read (like in the car) with some useful board review.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

* You can download and listen to past FREE episodes here or on iTunes.
* You can listen to the latest episode and take an interactive quiz of the questions below.

Listen Carefully Then Take The Quiz
Questions 1-10
The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 9
1. A 3 year-old girl is diagnosed with atopic dermatitis. Which of the following disorders is this child at risk for in the future?
A. Asthma

B. Tinea pedis

C. Squamous carcinoma

D. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
2. A 3 year-old boy is seen in the office with a 5-day history of fever, erythema, edema of the hands and feet, a generalized rash over the body, bilateral conjunctival injections, fissuring and erythema of the lips, and cervical adenopathy. Antistreptolysin A (ASO) titer and throat culture are negative. The most serious systemic complication associated with this disorder is
A. renal.

B. cardiac.

C. pulmonary.

D. hepatic.
3. Which of the following medication classes is the treatment of choice in a patient with variant or Prinzmetal’s angina?
A. Calcium channel blockers

B. ACE inhibitors

C. Beta blockers

D. Angiotensin II receptor blockers
4. Pharmacologic treatment of a patient with gestational diabetes should consist of which of the following?
A. Oral hypoglycemic agents

B. Regular insulin

C. Oral corticosteroids

D. Glucagon
5. Which of the following is an indication for vaccination against hepatitis A?
A. Illicit drug users

B. Health care workers

C. Renal dialysis patients

D. Routine vaccination starting at birth
6. A 2 month-old infant presents for a routine health maintenance visit. The mother has been concerned about the infant’s hearing since birth. Physical examination reveals no apparent response to a sudden loud sound. Which of the following is the most appropriate diagnostic evaluation?
A. audiometry

B. tympanometry

C. acoustic reflectometry

D. auditory-evoked potentials
7. A 53 year-old female status post abdominal hysterectomy 3 days ago suddenly develops pleuritic chest pain and dyspnea. On exam, she is tachycardic and tachypneic with rales in the left lower lobe. A chest x-ray is unremarkable and an EKG reveals sinus tachycardia. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Atelectasis

B. Pneumothorax

C. Pulmonary embolism

D. Myocardial infarction
8. Which of the following is an independent risk factor for development of a mesothelioma?
A. Cigarette smoking

B. Asbestos exposure

C. Radon gas exposure

D. Chronic obstructive lung disease
9. A 34 year-old female with a history of asthma presents with complaints of increasing asthma attacks. The patient states she has been well-controlled on albuterol inhaler until one month ago. Since that time she notices that she has had to use her inhaler 3-4 times...]]>
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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 7 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-7/ Sat, 08 Nov 2014 20:32:15 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=54 http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-7/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-7/feed/ 0 <p>The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I created this audio series to help you fill some downtime when you are unable to read (like in the car) with some useful board review. I hope you enjoy this free audio component […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/the-audio-pance-and-panre-episode-7/">The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 7</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> THE-AUDIO-PANCE-AND-PANRE 300x300The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.

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I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

Questions 1-10

1. Which of the following is a staphylococcal infection characterized by a localized red swollen and acutely tender abscess of the upper or lower eyelid?

A. Hordeolum
B. Uveitis
C. Chalazion
D. Dacryocystitis

Click here to see the answer

2. Progesterone influence on the breast tissue prior to menstruation causes

A. proliferation of the mammary ducts.
B. growth of the lobules and alveoli.
C. proliferation of Cooper’s ligaments.
D. increase in the number of glands of Montgomery.

Click here to see the answer

3. A 3 year-old girl is diagnosed with atopic dermatitis. Which of the following disorders is this child at risk for in the future?

A. Asthma
B. Tinea pedis
C. Squamous carcinoma
D. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

Click here to see the answer

4. A patient presents with chronic back pain. On physical examination testing, the patient is found to have abnormalities of proprioception and vibration discrimination. Which of the following portions of the spinal column are most likely affected?

A. Lateral spinothalamic tract
B. Ventral spinothalamic tract
C. Posterior column
D. Transection of the cord

Click here to see the answer

5. A 44 year-old female presents for follow-up results of her lipid profile. She is asymptomatic and has a past medicalhistory of hypothyroidism treated with levothyroxine and hypertension controlled with atenolol (Tenormin). She drinks an average of 6 alcoholic beverages a day and smokes 1 pack per day for the last 32 years. Her family history is unremarkable for premature coronary artery disease. Her fasting blood glucose is 98 mg/dL, total cholesterol is 198 mg/dL, LDL cholesterol is 132 mg/dL, HDL cholesterol is 56 mg/dL and triglycerides of 90 mg/dL. Excluding LDL cholesterol levels, how many major risk factors for coronary artery disease does this female possess?

A. 2
B. 3
C. 4
D. 5

Click here to see the answer

6. A 65 year-old patient with steroid-dependent chronic obstructive lung disease presents with a headache that has been increasing in severity over the past week, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. He denies fever, but has had photophobia and a stiff neck. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Transient ischemic attack
B. Bacterial meningitis
C. Migraine headache
D. Cryptococcosis

Click here to see the answer

7. A 40 year-old female presents with a 1.5 cm well-circumscribed mass noted on mammography in the right upper, outer quadrant. Which of the following procedures is most appropriate and should be done next?

A. Fine needle aspiration
B. BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genetic testing
C. Serum CA-125
D. Radiation therapy

Click here to see the answer

8. On examination of a pregnant patient the physician assistant notes the fundal height is at the level of the umbilicus. This corresponds to what gestational age?

A. 16 weeks
B. 20 weeks
C. 24 weeks
D. 28 weeks

Click here to see the answer

9. Which of the following is a common symptom associated with laryngotracheobronchitis (viral croup)?

A. Drooling
B. High fever
C. “Hot potato” voice
D. Barking cough

Click here to see the answer

10. A 23 year-old female with history of asthma for the past 5 years presents with complaints of increasing shortness ofbreath for 2 days. Her asthma has been well-controlled until 2 days ago. Since yesterday, she has been using heralbuterol inhaler every 4 to 6 hours. She is normally very active, however yesterday she did not complete her 30minute exercise routine due to increasing dyspnea. She denies any cough, fever, recent surgeries, or use of oralcontraceptives. On examination, you note the presence of prolonged expiration and diffuse wheezing. The remainder of the exam is unremarkable. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial diagnostic evaluation prior to initiation of treatment?

A. Chest x-ray
B. Sputum gram stain
C. Peak flow
D. Ventilation-perfusion scan

Click here to see the answer

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The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I created this audio series to help you fill some downtime when you are unable to read (like in the car) ... I created this audio series to help you fill some downtime when you are unable to read (like in the car) with some useful board review.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.
Questions 1-10
1. Which of the following is a staphylococcal infection characterized by a localized red swollen and acutely tender abscess of the upper or lower eyelid?
A. Hordeolum

B. Uveitis

C. Chalazion

D. Dacryocystitis
2. Progesterone influence on the breast tissue prior to menstruation causes
A. proliferation of the mammary ducts.

B. growth of the lobules and alveoli.

C. proliferation of Cooper’s ligaments.

D. increase in the number of glands of Montgomery.
3. A 3 year-old girl is diagnosed with atopic dermatitis. Which of the following disorders is this child at risk for in the future?
A. Asthma

B. Tinea pedis

C. Squamous carcinoma

D. Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
4. A patient presents with chronic back pain. On physical examination testing, the patient is found to have abnormalities of proprioception and vibration discrimination. Which of the following portions of the spinal column are most likely affected?
A. Lateral spinothalamic tract

B. Ventral spinothalamic tract

C. Posterior column

D. Transection of the cord
5. A 44 year-old female presents for follow-up results of her lipid profile. She is asymptomatic and has a past medicalhistory of hypothyroidism treated with levothyroxine and hypertension controlled with atenolol (Tenormin). She drinks an average of 6 alcoholic beverages a day and smokes 1 pack per day for the last 32 years. Her family history is unremarkable for premature coronary artery disease. Her fasting blood glucose is 98 mg/dL, total cholesterol is 198 mg/dL, LDL cholesterol is 132 mg/dL, HDL cholesterol is 56 mg/dL and triglycerides of 90 mg/dL. Excluding LDL cholesterol levels, how many major risk factors for coronary artery disease does this female possess?
A. 2

B. 3

C. 4

D. 5
6. A 65 year-old patient with steroid-dependent chronic obstructive lung disease presents with a headache that has been increasing in severity over the past week, accompanied by nausea and vomiting. He denies fever, but has had photophobia and a stiff neck. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Transient ischemic attack

B. Bacterial meningitis

C. Migraine headache

D. Cryptococcosis
7. A 40 year-old female presents with a 1.5 cm well-circumscribed mass noted on mammography in the right upper, outer quadrant. Which of the following procedures is most appropriate and should be done next?
A. Fine needle aspiration

B. BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genetic testing

C. Serum CA-125

D. Radiation therapy
8. On examination of a pregnant patient the physician assistant notes the fundal height is at the level of the umbilicus. This corresponds to what gestational age?
A. 16 weeks

B. 20 weeks

C. 24 weeks

D. 28 weeks
9. Which of the following is a common symptom associated with laryngotracheobronchitis (viral croup)?
A. Drooling

B. High fever

C. “Hot potato” voice

D. Barking cough
10. A 23 year-old female with history of asthma for the past 5 years presents with complaints of increasing shortness ofbreath for 2 days. Her asthma has been well-controlled until 2 day...]]>
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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 5 http://podcast.thepalife.com/audiopance-5/ Thu, 04 Sep 2014 13:55:09 +0000 http://podcast.thepalife.com/?p=48 http://podcast.thepalife.com/audiopance-5/#respond http://podcast.thepalife.com/audiopance-5/feed/ 0 <p>The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I created this audio series to help you fill some downtime when you are unable to read (like in the car) with some useful board review. I hope you enjoy this free audio component […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com/audiopance-5/">The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 5</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://podcast.thepalife.com">THE AUDIO PANCE AND PANRE</a>.</p> THE-AUDIO-PANCE-AND-PANRE 300x300The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.

I created this audio series to help you fill some downtime when you are unable to read (like in the car) with some useful board review.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

Questions

6 y/o male presents w/ hemarthrosis of the L knee. Coag studies: PT 12.5s (normal12-14 sec), INR 1.0, aPTT 58s (normal 18-28 sec), platelet 430,000/microliter (normal 150,000-450,000/microliter), & bleeding time 4m (normal 2-12m). Which is the best tx option for this pt?

A. Desmopressin acetate
B. Corticosteroids
C. Vitamin K
D. Cryoprecipitate

Click here to see the answer

HIV+ pt presents w/ worsening dementia, fever, HA, & R hemiparesis. Brain MRI reveals 6 lesions throughout the brain that show ring enhancement & surrounding edema. Which is the tx of choice?

A. Sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine
B. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
C. Radiation therapy
D. Ventricular shunt placement

Click here to see the answer

On examination of a pregnant patient the physician assistant notes a bluish or purplish discoloration of the vagina and cervix. This is called

A. Hegar’s sign.
B. McDonald’s sign.
C. Cullen’s sign
D. Chadwick’s sign

Click here to see the answer

A 52 year-old female comes to the office because of black stools for the past 3 days. She is afebrile and she has no pertinent physical examination abnormalities. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial diagnostic study?

A. Stool for occult blood
B. Stool cultures
C. Sigmoidoscopy
D. Abdominal CT scan

Click here to see the answer

Which of the following is considered a risk factor for the development of malignant melanoma?

A. male gender
B. inability to tan
C. Japanese ethnicity
D. brown-haired individuals

Click here to see the answer

A 43 year-old data entry clerk presents with a one-month history of pain and tingling in the right thumb, index finger, and middle finger. Tinel’s sign and Phalen’s maneuver are positive. The most appropriate intervention at this time is

A. methylprednisolone (Medrol) dose pack.
B. splint in neutral position.
C. observation.
D. surgery.

Click here to see the answer

Which of the following is a cause of prerenal azotemia?

A. Infection
B. Renal toxins
C. Poor renal perfusion
D. Urinary tract obstruction

Click here to see the answer

Which of the following is the most common cause of secondary hypertension?

A. Renal parenchymal disease
B. Primary aldosteronism
C. Oral contraceptive use
D. Cushing’s syndrome

Click here to see the answer

A newborn weighs 8 pounds at birth. On average, what should the infant weigh at 1 year of age?

A. 16 pounds
B. 20 pounds
C. 24 pounds
D. 28 pounds

Click here to see the answer

The most reliable sign of acute otitis media (AOM) is

A. bulging of the tympanic membrane.
B. loss of tympanic membrane mobility.
C. reddening of the tympanic membrane.
D. air bubbles behind the tympanic membrane.

Click here to see the answer

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The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode. I created this audio series to help you fill some downtime when you are unable to read (like in the car) ... I created this audio series to help you fill some downtime when you are unable to read (like in the car) with some useful board review.
I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.
Questions
6 y/o male presents w/ hemarthrosis of the L knee. Coag studies: PT 12.5s (normal12-14 sec), INR 1.0, aPTT 58s (normal 18-28 sec), platelet 430,000/microliter (normal 150,000-450,000/microliter), & bleeding time 4m (normal 2-12m). Which is the best tx option for this pt?
A. Desmopressin acetate

B. Corticosteroids

C. Vitamin K

D. Cryoprecipitate
HIV+ pt presents w/ worsening dementia, fever, HA, & R hemiparesis. Brain MRI reveals 6 lesions throughout the brain that show ring enhancement & surrounding edema. Which is the tx of choice?
A. Sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine

B. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole

C. Radiation therapy

D. Ventricular shunt placement
On examination of a pregnant patient the physician assistant notes a bluish or purplish discoloration of the vagina and cervix. This is called
A. Hegar’s sign.

B. McDonald’s sign.

C. Cullen’s sign

D. Chadwick’s sign
A 52 year-old female comes to the office because of black stools for the past 3 days. She is afebrile and she has no pertinent physical examination abnormalities. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial diagnostic study?
A. Stool for occult blood

B. Stool cultures

C. Sigmoidoscopy

D. Abdominal CT scan
Which of the following is considered a risk factor for the development of malignant melanoma?
A. male gender

B. inability to tan

C. Japanese ethnicity

D. brown-haired individuals
A 43 year-old data entry clerk presents with a one-month history of pain and tingling in the right thumb, index finger, and middle finger. Tinel’s sign and Phalen’s maneuver are positive. The most appropriate intervention at this time is
A. methylprednisolone (Medrol) dose pack.

B. splint in neutral position.

C. observation.

D. surgery.
Which of the following is a cause of prerenal azotemia?
A. Infection

B. Renal toxins

C. Poor renal perfusion

D. Urinary tract obstruction
Which of the following is the most common cause of secondary hypertension?
A. Renal parenchymal disease

B. Primary aldosteronism

C. Oral contraceptive use

D. Cushing’s syndrome
A newborn weighs 8 pounds at birth. On average, what should the infant weigh at 1 year of age?
A. 16 pounds

B. 20 pounds

C. 24 pounds

D. 28 pounds
The most reliable sign of acute otitis media (AOM) is
A. bulging of the tympanic membrane.

B. loss of tympanic membrane mobility.

C. reddening of the tympanic membrane.

D. air bubbles behind the tympanic membrane.
Looking for all the episodes?
This FREE series is limited to every 3rd episode, you can download and enjoy the complete audio series by joining The PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy.
I will be be releasing new episodes every two weeks. The Academy is currently discounted at $35 for the entire year, so sign up now.
This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

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Questions and Answers

A 62 year-old homeless patient presents complaining of fever, weight loss, anorexia, night sweats and a chronic cough that recently became productive of purulent sputum that is blood streaked. On physical examination, the patient appears chronically ill and malnourished. Which of the following chest x-ray findings supports your suspected diagnosis?

A. Hyperinflation and flat diaphragms
B. Interstitial fibrosis and pleural thickening
C. Cavitary lesions involving the upper lobes
D. “Eggshell” calcification of hilar lymph nodes C. This patient most likely has tuberculosis.

A chest x-ray finding of cavitary lesions involving the upper lobes would support this suspected diagnosis.

Abduction of the shoulder against resistance helps localize pain in which of the following muscles of the shoulder girdle?

A. Supraspinatus
B. Infraspinatus
C. Teres minor
D. Subscapularis

A. Abduction against resistance tests the supraspinatus.

What is the recommended method for screening pregnant women for gestational diabetes?

A. Fasting blood sugar and 2 hour post prandial
B. 50 gram glucose load followed by a blood sugar in 1 hour
C. 75 gram glucose load followed by a blood sugar in 2 hours
D. 100 gram glucose load followed by a blood sugar at 1 hour, 2 hours, and 3 hours

B. One hour Glucola is the screening test for gestational diabetes. It is a 50 gram glucose load, with a serum glucose obtained 1 hour after the dose. Normal value is less than 140 mg/dL.

A 45 year-old smoker presents with a sore mouth and increasing difficulty eating for two weeks. Physical examination reveals a 1 cm white lesion on the buccal mucosa that cannot be rubbed off. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Oral cancer
B. Oral candidiasis
C. Aphthous ulcer
D. Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis

A. The presence of leukoplakia in a smoker over the age of 40 should be biopsied to rule out the presence of oral cancer.

A 25 year-old female presents to the emergency department after an episode of substernal chest pain with radiation to the middle of her back that came on suddenly and lasted for about four minutes this morning while in bed. She denies previous episodes. Examination is unremarkable, but she appears jittery. Toxicology screen is positive for cocaine. Which of the following medications is contraindicated in this patient?

A. Lorazepam (Ativan)
B. Diltiazem (Cardizem)
C. Nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)
D. Propanolol (Inderal)

D. Pure Beta blockers, such as propranol, can cause a paradoxical hypertension because of unopposed alpha-adrenergic effects.

Which immunoglobulin is the first to respond during the primary immune response for a gram positive bacterial infection?

A. IgM
B. IgG
C. IgA
D. IgE

A. IgM is the first immunoglobin to respond during the acute exposure. This immunoglobulin promotes opsonization and phagocytosis. IgG is the immunoglobulin that responds during the secondary exposure. IgE is the immunoglobulin that responds during an allergic response as well as during a parasitic infection. IgA is an antibody found in colostrums and GI secretions.

A patient with obsessive compulsive disorder would most likely have which of the following findings?

A. Raw, red hands
B. Priapism
C. Memory impairment
D. Abdominal pain

A. Common manifestations of obsessive compulsive disorder include phobias of germ and contaminants which results in frequent handwashing leading to chafed and reddened hands. The other answers are inconsistent with obsessive compulsive disorder.

As a rule, solid foods such as cereal and fruits are best introduced into an infant’s diet at approximately

A. 1 to 3 weeks.
B. 4 to 8 weeks.
C. 4 to 6 months.
D. 10 to 14 months.

C. The inclusion of solid foods in the diet is best done at approximately 4-6 months. Before 4 to 6 months of age does not contribute significantly to the infant’s health and it increases their risk of allergies and atopy.

A 56 year-old female four days post myocardial infarction presents with a new murmur. On examination the murmur is a grade 3/6 pansystolic murmur radiating to the axilla. She is dyspenic at rest and has rales throughout all her lung fields. Blood pressure is 108/68 mmHg, pulse 70 bpm. Which of the following would be the definitive clinical intervention?

A. Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation
B. Mitral valve replacement
C. Coronary artery bypass surgery
D. Immediate fluid bolus

B. MVR is the definitive intervention to correct MR caused by papillary muscle rupture.

During an influenza epidemic, a 6 year-old male is seen with fever and a severe sore throat. The parents report that his symptoms have not improved despite administration of aspirin. The next day, the parent calls to report that the child has persistent vomiting and increased lethargy. On examination, he is found to be delirious and disoriented with hyperactive reflexes. The liver edge is 3 cm below the right costal margin in the midclavicular line. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Reye’s syndrome
B. Measles encephalitis
C. Guillain-Barre syndrome
D. Acute bacterial meningitis

A. The suspected influenza associated with development of vomiting, progressive mental status changes, hyperreflexia, and hepatomegaly are consistent with a diagnosis of Reye’s syndrome.

What is the treatment of magnesium sulfate toxicity?

A. Nifedipine
B. Terbutaline
C. Potassium carbonate
D. Calcium gluconate

D. 10% calcium gluconate is used to treat magnesium sulfate toxicity.

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This FREE series is limited to every 3rd episode,  you can download and enjoy the complete audio series by joining the PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy.
Questions and Answers
A 62 year-old homeless patient presents complaining of fever, weight loss, anorexia, night sweats and a chronic cough that recently became productive of purulent sputum that is blood streaked. On physical examination, the patient appears chronically ill and malnourished. Which of the following chest x-ray findings supports your suspected diagnosis?
A. Hyperinflation and flat diaphragms

B. Interstitial fibrosis and pleural thickening

C. Cavitary lesions involving the upper lobes

D. “Eggshell” calcification of hilar lymph nodes C. This patient most likely has tuberculosis.
A chest x-ray finding of cavitary lesions involving the upper lobes would support this suspected diagnosis.
Abduction of the shoulder against resistance helps localize pain in which of the following muscles of the shoulder girdle?
A. Supraspinatus

B. Infraspinatus

C. Teres minor

D. Subscapularis
A. Abduction against resistance tests the supraspinatus.
What is the recommended method for screening pregnant women for gestational diabetes?
A. Fasting blood sugar and 2 hour post prandial

B. 50 gram glucose load followed by a blood sugar in 1 hour

C. 75 gram glucose load followed by a blood sugar in 2 hours

D. 100 gram glucose load followed by a blood sugar at 1 hour, 2 hours, and 3 hours
B. One hour Glucola is the screening test for gestational diabetes. It is a 50 gram glucose load, with a serum glucose obtained 1 hour after the dose. Normal value is less than 140 mg/dL.
A 45 year-old smoker presents with a sore mouth and increasing difficulty eating for two weeks. Physical examination reveals a 1 cm white lesion on the buccal mucosa that cannot be rubbed off. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Oral cancer

B. Oral candidiasis

C. Aphthous ulcer

D. Necrotizing ulcerative gingivitis
A. The presence of leukoplakia in a smoker over the age of 40 should be biopsied to rule out the presence of oral cancer.
A 25 year-old female presents to the emergency department after an episode of substernal chest pain with radiation to the middle of her back that came on suddenly and lasted for about four minutes this morning while in bed. She denies previous episodes. Examination is unremarkable, but she appears jittery. Toxicology screen is positive for cocaine. Which of the following medications is contraindicated in this patient?
A. Lorazepam (Ativan)

B. Diltiazem (Cardizem)

C. Nitroglycerin (Nitrostat)

D. Propanolol (Inderal)
D. Pure Beta blockers, such as propranol, can cause a paradoxical hypertension because of unopposed alpha-adrenergic effects.
Which immunoglobulin is the first to respond during the primary immune response for a gram positive bacterial infection?
A. IgM

B. IgG

C. IgA

D. IgE
A. IgM is the first immunoglobin to respond during the acute exposure. This immunoglobulin promotes opsonization and phagocytosis. IgG is the immunoglobulin that responds during the secondary exposure. IgE is the immunoglobulin that responds during an allergic response as well as during a parasitic infection. IgA is an antibody found in colostrums and GI secretions.
A patient with obsessive compulsive disorder would most likely have which of the following findings?
A. Raw, red hands

B. Priapism

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Which of the following factors in patients with chronic venous insufficiency predisposes them to development of skin ulcers?

A. Increased intravascular oncotic pressure
B. Leakage of fibrinogen and growth factors into the interstitial space
C. Decreased capillary leakage
D. Inherited deficiency of protein C B. Leakage of fibrinogen and growth factors into the interstitial space, leukocyte aggregation and activation, and obliteration of the cutaneous lymphatic network can predispose a patient to skin ulcers

A 26 year-old monogamous female presents with cyclic pelvic pain that has been increasing over the last 6 months. She complains of significant dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia. She uses condoms for birth control. On physical examination her uterus is retroverted and non-mobile, and she has a palpable adnexal mass on the left side. Her serum pregnancy test is negative. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Ovarian cancer
B. Endometriosis
C. Functional ovarian cyst
D. Pelvic inflammatory disease B. With endometriosis, the uterus is often fixed and retroflexed in the pelvis. The palpable mass is an endometrioma or “chocolate cyst”. The patient with endometriosis also often has dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and dyschezia.

At what age does the first tooth usually erupt in an infant?

A. 2-4 months
B. 6-8 months
C. 10-12 months
D. 14-16 months B. The first tooth in an infant to erupt is the central incisor at the average age of 6-8 months.

A 7 year-old boy wets the bed on most nights. Which of the following is the preferred pharmacological agent to decrease the incidence of bed wetting episodes?

A. Imipramine (Tofranil)
B. Phenytoin (Dilantin)
C. Pramipexole (Mirapex)
D. Hyoscyamine (Urised) A. Imipramine is an anti-cholinergic and when given before bedtime has been shown to decrease the incidence of bed wetting.

A newborn is being evaluated for perioral cyanosis while feeding associated with sweating. Vital signs are rectal temperature, 37.8 degrees C (100 degrees F), blood pressure 80/45 mmHg, pulse 180/min, and respirations 40/min. A grade 3/6 harsh systolic ejection murmur with a single loud S2 is heard at the left upper sternal border. Electrocardiogram (ECG) shows right ventricular hypertrophy with right axis deviation. Chest x-ray shows a boot-shaped heart and decreased pulmonary vascular markings. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Atrial septal defect
B. Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
C. Coarctation of the aorta
D. Tetralogy of Fallot D. This is a common presentation for tetralogy of fallot.

Which of the following is considered to be the modality of choice for the identification of a pituitary macroadenoma that is suspected on the basis of a visual field deficit?

A. Skull x-ray
B. PET scan
C. CT of the brain
D. MRI of the brain D. MRI of the brain provides the best visualization of pituitary tumors.

A 2 year-old male presents with a four day history of fever and general malaise. On examination the vitals reveal an oral temperature of 102 degrees F. The child appears to have rubor on the trunk which started one day prior to this visit. Physical examination reveals a maculopapular rash with defervescence. Which of the following is the most appropriate management at this time?

A. Ibuprofen (Motrin)
B. Aspirin
C. Amoxicillin
D. Valacyclovir (Valtrex) A. Motrin is indicated for management of the fever in Roseola infantum caused by the herpesvirus.

A 42 year-old female experiences pain on the plantar surface of her left foot in the area of the third metatarsal head. The pain is associated with wearing tight shoes and is relieved by removing shoes. Examination reveals a palpable mass and reproduction of pain with deep palpation of the third intermetatarsal space. The patient has tried wearing wider shoes with metatarsal cushions and taking NSAIDS but her symptoms persist. What is the best therapeutic option at this point?

A. Casting of the involved foot
B. Physical therapy
C. Steroid injection
D. Surgical excision C. Steroid injection is the treatment of choice for Morton’s neuroma when conservative measures fail.

Which of the following is the most likely to develop into a persistent cough in the adult patient?

A. Pertussis
B. Allergic rhinitis
C. Pharyngitis
D. Heart failure A. Pertussis is suspected in patients with persistent cough that lasts longer than 2-3 weeks. Allergic rhinitis, pharyngitis and heart failure are all potential causes of acute cough.

A 30 year-old patient presents with weight loss, diarrhea, and steatorrhea. Labs reveal that the antiendomysial antibody (AEA) is positive. What is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Celiac sprue
B. Ulcerative colitis
C. Whipple’s disease
D. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome A. Celiac sprue is not only characterized by these classic symptoms. The antiendomysial antibody has a 90-95% sensitivity and 90-95% specificity for celiac sprue.

A patient sustained a 6 cm laceration on his anterior tibia that was primarily closed in the emergency department. What is the most appropriate time frame for removal of these sutures?

A. 1-2 days
B. 3-5 days
C. 6-8 days
D. 7-14 days D. Suture removal is based upon the area of the body that was sutured. Facial sutures are placed for 3-4 days, scalp sutures for 5-7 days, trunk sutures are placed for 6-8 days, and sutures on the extremity are placed for 7-14 days. Sutures on the extremities can stay for longer periods of time if the area is under maximal tension.

A hospitalized patient is found with confirmed pulseless ventricular tachycardia. IV access is obtained following the second shock given. Which of the following medications is to be administered immediately?
A. Amiodarone
B. Magnesium
C. Atropine
D. Epinephrine D. Epinephrine should be given as soon as IV access is obtained before or after the second shock.

A patient with advanced AIDS complicated by toxoplasmosis presents with altered mental status, recent onset of seizures, and focal neurologic deficits. Which of the following diagnostic studies is most helpful?

A. Toxoplasma gondii antibody titers
B. CT scan of the brain
C. Lumbar puncture
D. MRI of brain D. An MRI showing multiple isodense or hypodense ring-enhancing mass lesions is the most useful test for such a patient.

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This FREE series is limited to every 3rd episode,  you can download and enjoy the complete audio series by joining the PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy. Which of the following factors in patients with chronic venous insufficiency predisposes them to develo...
This FREE series is limited to every 3rd episode,  you can download and enjoy the complete audio series by joining the PANCE and PANRE Exam Academy.
Which of the following factors in patients with chronic venous insufficiency predisposes them to development of skin ulcers?
A. Increased intravascular oncotic pressure

B. Leakage of fibrinogen and growth factors into the interstitial space

C. Decreased capillary leakage

D. Inherited deficiency of protein C B. Leakage of fibrinogen and growth factors into the interstitial space, leukocyte aggregation and activation, and obliteration of the cutaneous lymphatic network can predispose a patient to skin ulcers
A 26 year-old monogamous female presents with cyclic pelvic pain that has been increasing over the last 6 months. She complains of significant dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia. She uses condoms for birth control. On physical examination her uterus is retroverted and non-mobile, and she has a palpable adnexal mass on the left side. Her serum pregnancy test is negative. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Ovarian cancer

B. Endometriosis

C. Functional ovarian cyst

D. Pelvic inflammatory disease B. With endometriosis, the uterus is often fixed and retroflexed in the pelvis. The palpable mass is an endometrioma or “chocolate cyst”. The patient with endometriosis also often has dysmenorrhea, dyspareunia, and dyschezia.
At what age does the first tooth usually erupt in an infant?
A. 2-4 months

B. 6-8 months

C. 10-12 months

D. 14-16 months B. The first tooth in an infant to erupt is the central incisor at the average age of 6-8 months.
A 7 year-old boy wets the bed on most nights. Which of the following is the preferred pharmacological agent to decrease the incidence of bed wetting episodes?
A. Imipramine (Tofranil)

B. Phenytoin (Dilantin)

C. Pramipexole (Mirapex)

D. Hyoscyamine (Urised) A. Imipramine is an anti-cholinergic and when given before bedtime has been shown to decrease the incidence of bed wetting.
A newborn is being evaluated for perioral cyanosis while feeding associated with sweating. Vital signs are rectal temperature, 37.8 degrees C (100 degrees F), blood pressure 80/45 mmHg, pulse 180/min, and respirations 40/min. A grade 3/6 harsh systolic ejection murmur with a single loud S2 is heard at the left upper sternal border. Electrocardiogram (ECG) shows right ventricular hypertrophy with right axis deviation. Chest x-ray shows a boot-shaped heart and decreased pulmonary vascular markings. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Atrial septal defect

B. Total anomalous pulmonary venous return

C. Coarctation of the aorta

D. Tetralogy of Fallot D. This is a common presentation for tetralogy of fallot.
Which of the following is considered to be the modality of choice for the identification of a pituitary macroadenoma that is suspected on the basis of a visual field deficit?
A. Skull x-ray

B. PET scan

C. CT of the brain

D. MRI of the brain D. MRI of the brain provides the best visualization of pituitary tumors.
A 2 year-old male presents with a four day history of fever and general malaise. On examination the vitals reveal an oral temperature of 102 degrees F. The child appears to have rubor on the trunk which started one day prior to this visit. Physical examination reveals a maculopapular rash with defervescence. Which of the following is the most appropriate management at this time?
A. Ibuprofen (Motrin)

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