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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast
Welcome to episode 71 of the Audio PANCE and PANRE PA Board Review Podcast.
Join me as I cover ten PANCE and PANRE Board review questions from the SMARTYPANCE course content following the NCCPA™ content blueprint (download the FREE cheat sheet).
This week we will be covering ten general board review questions based on the NCCPA PANCE and PANRE Content Blueprints.
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Podcast Episode 71: Ten Question PANCE and PANRE Podcast Quiz
The following questions are linked to NCCPA Content Blueprint lessons from the Smarty PANCE and PANRE Board Review Website. If you are a member you will be able to log in and view this interactive video lesson.
1. A 52-year-old male presents complaining of urinary frequency, with hesitancy, and nocturia for the past few months. During his physical examination, you note a nontender, non-enlarged prostate with an isolated right posterior lobe nodule. Which of the following options is most appropriate?
- order a serum acid phosphatase level
- initiate prazosin and schedule a follow-up appointment in 6 weeks
- refer the patient for an ultrasound of the prostate and order a PSA level
- reassure the patient and schedule a follow-up appointment in six months
- initiate norfloxacin therapy for seven days and schedule follow-up in two weeks
2. Which of the following is a major contraindication to curative surgical resection of a lung tumor?
A. Liver metastases
B. Vagus nerve involvement
C. Non-malignant pleural effusion
D. Chest wall invasion of the tumor
3. A 23-year-old female complains of fever and genital pain. Examination reveals the presence of lymphadenopathy in the groin and the presence of vulvar vesicles surrounded by erythematous skin. The diagnosis may be confirmed by
A. A culture of a vesicle using blood agar medium
B. The presence of similar lesions on the fingers and hands
C. A Gram stain of a scraping from the base of the lesion
D. The presence of giant multinucleated cells on Tzanck smear
4. A 28-year-old woman is complaining of heavy uterine bleeding and pelvic pressure that has progressively worsened over the past year. Evaluation reveals multiple moderate-sized uterine fibroids. The patient desires to have more children. The most appropriate definitive treatment is
C. GnRH agonists
D. Oral progesterone
5. A 59-year-old otherwise healthy female develops acute dyspnea and chest pain one week post total abdominal hysterectomy. Echocardiogram demonstrates normal heart size with normal right and left ventricular function. Lung scan demonstrates two segmental perfusion defects. Which of the following is the next step in the management of this patient?
D. Inferior vena cava filter
6. Long term use of which of the following drugs may cause a drug-induced lupus-type eruption?
D. oral contraceptives
7. Which of the following clinical manifestations is most commonly seen in viral croup?
C. sputum production
D. inspiratory stridor
8. Whispered voice test on a patient reveals decreased hearing in the left ear. Which of the following would be most consistent with conductive hearing loss in the left ear?
A. Sounds best heard in the left ear on Weber test.
B. Air conduction longer than bone conduction in the left ear on Rinne test.
C. Sound best heard in the right ear on Weber test.
D. Bone conduction longer than air conduction in the right ear.
9. A 65-year-old male presents with multiple lesions on his back. He denies any pruritis. Physical examination reveals the presence of multiple scattered brown plaques with a raised, warty surface that appears to be stuck onto the skin and feel greasy. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
B. actinic keratosis
D. seborrheic keratosis
10. You are called to the nursery to see a male infant, born by uncomplicated vaginal delivery. He weighs 2,600 grams and has one deep crease on the anterior third of each foot. Respirations are 88 breaths/minute with expiratory grunting and intercostals retractions. He is cyanotic on room air and becomes pink when placed on 60% oxygen. Chest x-ray shows atelectasis with air bronchograms. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. neonatal pneumonia
B. congenital heart disease
C. hyaline membrane disease
D. chronic lung disease of prematurity