USMLE Step 2CK

USMLE Step 2CK

United States Medical Licensing Exam - Step 2 Clinical Knowledge
Medical Guru

Medical Guru commented on the question

Syndrome

Bloom's syndrome

Medical Guru
Medical Guru
February 16 2015 #

Also known as congenital telangiectatic erthema - is a rare autosomal recessive disorder. It is common in the Ashkenazi Jews. Mutation and DNA damage due to UV rays and radiation may also lead to signs and symptoms. ...Read More

Medical Guru

Medical Guru started a question

Syndrome

Bloom's syndrome

Medical Guru

Medical Guru commented on the question

Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia

Medical Guru
Medical Guru
February 16 2015 #

Clinical picture: Hallucinations, delusions, extrapyrimidal signs, repeated loss of balance.

Pathological picture: eosinophillic cytoplasmic inclusion (Lewy bodies)

Medical Guru

Medical Guru started a question

Dementia

Lewy Body Dementia

Medical Guru

Medical Guru commented on the question

Thrombolytic therapy

What are the contraindications to thrombolytic therapy?

Medical Guru
Medical Guru
February 16 2015 #

The contraindications include:
  1. Hypertension [ Systolic 185 and Diastolic 100 ]
  2. Abnormal glucose levels ( 500 or <50)
  3. INR 1.7
  4. Abnormal platelet count <100,000
  5. Recent stroke or serious head trauma (within 3 months)
  6. Any major su...
Read More

Medical Guru

Medical Guru started a question

Thrombolytic therapy

What are the contraindications to thrombolytic therapy?

Neuros

Neuros commented on the question

CK-MB vs Troponin cardiac enzymes

What is the significance of using CK-MB and Troponin

Tnoki liked this
Neuros
Neuros
December 02 2014 #

CK-MB and Troponin are both used to rule in or out MI during chest pain. They both rise in about 3-6hours after onset of chest pain. But the clinical significance is that CK-MB falls back to normal values in a couple ...Read More

Tnoki liked this
Neuros

Neuros started a question

CK-MB vs Troponin cardiac enzymes

What is the significance of using CK-MB and Troponin

Tnoki liked this
Medical Guru

Medical Guru started a question

Location of Lung cancers

The different locations of lung cancers:

Squamous carcinoma - CENTRAL

Small cell carcinoma - CENTRAL

Adenocarcinoma - PERIPHERAL

Amtul Shafi

Amtul Shafi shared a note

Amtul Shafi

Amtul Shafi commented on the question

What is the best book to study for USMLE Step 2 CK

Please let me know, as I plan to start studying soon!

3 people liked this
Amtul Shafi
Amtul Shafi
February 13 2014 #

Master the boards -2 for Medicine.

Master the boards -3 for Surgery, OBG/GYN & Pediatrics

Neuros

Neuros commented on the question

Angioedema

Hereditary Angioedema

Neuros
Neuros
August 27 2013 #

It is a swelling that affects the deeper layer of the skin. Mostly around the eyes and lips, but other areas cant also be affected such as hands, feet, genitals, larynx etc. Hereditary angioedema is a more serious for...Read More

Neuros

Neuros started a question

Angioedema

Hereditary Angioedema

Neuros

Neuros commented on the question

Dermatology

Squamous cell carcinoma vs Keratoacanthoma

hazhar s.saeed liked this
Neuros
Neuros
July 30 2013 #

Some of the important points you should know:
  1. Keratoacanthoma looks like squamous cell carcinoma
  2. Keratoacanthoma develops in days & weeks, where as squamous cell carcinoma takes longer
  3. Keratoacanthoma resolves on its ...
Read More

3 people liked this
Neuros

Neuros started a question

Dermatology

Squamous cell carcinoma vs Keratoacanthoma

hazhar s.saeed liked this
Medical Guru

Medical Guru commented on the question

Sarcoidosis

USMLE notes for Sarcoidosis

niveditha liked this
Medical Guru
Medical Guru
July 27 2013 #

Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic inflammatory disorder, mainly in the lungs. Always suspect this when the clinical vigenette speaks of an African American woman with dyspnea and chest xray of bilateral adenopathy. CLINIC...Read More

3 people liked this
Medical Guru

Medical Guru started a question

Sarcoidosis

USMLE notes for Sarcoidosis

niveditha liked this
Neuros

Neuros commented on the question

OSA

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Neuros
Neuros
July 27 2013 #

A condition that is characterised by snoring and daytime sleepiness. It is most commonly associated with obesity. May also be associated with hypothryoidism and acromegaly. CLINICAL FEATURES:
  • Easily fatigued
  • Headac...
Read More

Mohamed Ezzat liked this
Neuros

Neuros started a question

OSA

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Aman

Aman commented on the question

What is the best book to study for USMLE Step 2 CK

Please let me know, as I plan to start studying soon!

3 people liked this
Aman
Aman
July 22 2013 #

I like USMLE secrets better