2016 Internal Medicine Certification Board Review Course
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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
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
DERMATOLOGY KEYWORD LIST
Common Skin Disorders
Inflammatory Skin Disorders
Warts, Molluscum Contagiosum
Skin Cancers, Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma, Paget Disease of Breast
Blistering Lesions, Dermatitis Herpetiformis, Erythema Multiforme
Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis
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
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
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
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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