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[06/03/16]   NEUROLOGY KEYWORD LIST

Coma: decorticate vs decerebrate, respiration patterns, pupils, causes,

Headache: migraine vs tension vs other

Dementia: multi-infarct, Alzheimer’s, frontotemporal, PDD vs LBD (Parkinson vs. Lewy body), PSP, Huntington

Dizziness: nystagmus, vertigo, central vs. peripheral, positional vs nonpositional, BPV, vestibular neuritis, Ménière.

Seizures: types, AEDs

CNS Infections: Meningitis, abscess, viral, fungal

Stroke & TIA: Intraparenchymal vs SAH vs epidural vs subdural, location vs presentation, workup and management of ischemic vs hemorrhagic strokes

CNS Metastasis

Metabolic & Toxic: Wernicke’s, Korsakoff’s, lithium, anticholinergic

Myelopathies = spinal cord. Metabolic, infectious, inflammatory, compression

Motor Neuron Disease: ALS, polio

Neuropathies: mono-, mono multiplex, poly, GBS, CIDPO, CMT, diabetic, alcoholic

Myasthenia gravis, Lanbert-Eaton

Myopathies: polymyositis, dermatomyositis, inclusion body myositis, thyroid, statins, ragged red fiber

Demyelinating Diseases:MS, optic neuritis, neuromyelitis optica, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, central pontine myelinolysis

Movement disorders

[06/03/16]   DERMATOLOGY KEYWORD LIST

Common Skin Disorders

Drug Reactions

Inflammatory Skin Disorders
Skin Infections

Gonococcemia, Syphilis

Warts, Molluscum Contagiosum

Herpes Infection

Pityriasis Rosea

Scabies

Skin Cancers, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Paget Disease of Breast

Blistering Lesions, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Erythema Multiforme

Pigment Changes

Calciphylaxis

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis

Spider Bite

[06/03/16]   RHEUMATOLOGY KEYWORD LIST

Categorizing Arthropathies: Inflammatory vs Noninflammatory, mono vs oligo vs poly, symmetric vs asymmetric, large vs small joint
OA: symptoms, findings, management
RA: symptoms, findings, management

Spondyloarthritis: Common features, HLA-B27, AS, ReA, PsA, DISH

Crystalline Arthritis: Gout, CPPD, Hydroxyapatite

Infectious Arthritides

SLE, Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Sjögren Syndrome, Systemic Sclerosis (SSc)

Vasculitis: large [Takayasu, Temporal] vs. medium [PAN, EPGA] vs. small vessel [GPA, MPA]

Office-Based Orthopedics: Neck, Back, Dermatomes, Shoulder, Knee, Compression

[06/02/16]   CARDIOLOGY KEYWORD LIST

Diagnostic Studies: Stress test, PCWP

Physical Examination: a waves, irreg. cannon a waves, x and y descents, 1st-4th heart sounds, split S2

Coronary Artery Disease: CHD risk, unstable angina, STEMI, NSTEMI, cardiac markers, antiplatelets, anticoagulants, fibrinolytics, stents, 4 catastrophes,

Peripheral Arterial Disease: ankle-brachial index, PAD treatment, Buerger’s, carotid artery disease, aortic dissection (and Turner’s, Marfan’s, Ehlers-Danlos), aortic aneurysm, aortic dissection

Valvular Heart Disease: infective endocarditis (Osler, Janeway, Roth), aortic stenosis, bicuspid aortic valve, aortic regurgitation, mitral stenosis, mitral regurgitation, MVP, pulmonic stenosis.

Heart Failure: diastolic, systolic, cardiomyopathy, hypertrophic, stages, treatment

Pericardial disease: nonconstrictive vs constrictive. Dressler, acute pericarditis, pericardial effusions, tamponade

Congenital Heart Disease: ASD, VSD, patent ductus, coarctation,

Pulmonary Heart Disease: pulmonary HTN

ECG Interpretation: RBBB, LBBB, 1st degree AV block, 2nd degree AV block (Winckebach vs type 2), acute MIs. Torsade, WPW, pericarditis, hyperkalemia

[06/01/16]   The idea here is to write down everything you can recall related to the following keywords. This can be done as a list or concept map. You can also just go with the main keywords. E.g., "Asthma". Do as many or as few as you want. This is 100% recall. Its purpose is to make your mind "sticky" for more info.

Keywords for Pulmonary Medicine
1) Asthma: diagnosis, initial therapy and response to treatment.
2) Asthma meds: Oxygen, inhaled corticosteroids, SABAs, LABAs
3) COPD: Gold levels of severity
4) COPD: how to treat an exacerbation
5) Interstitial lung disease: types of ILD
6) PE. Lab tests and when to do them
7) PE. Treatment
8) Pneumonia: CAP. Empiric treatment.
9) Pneumonia: Pneumonia severity index
10) Pulmonary arterial hypertension
11) Thromboembolic disease: causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment
12) Tuberculosis: screening, diagnosis, treatment
13) Shock: types of shock
14) Obstructive sleep apnea
15) Lung cancer

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Dallas, TX
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