Posts Tagged ‘Interactive Medical Case’

New Interactive Medical Case: “Dissecting a Case of Abdominal Pain”

Posted by • October 31st, 2016

A 43-year-old man with no notable medical history presented to the emergency department within 1 hour after the abrupt onset of abdominal pain. The patient stated that he had been dressing for work when severe, “crampy” abdominal pain occurred in the left upper quadrant. On a scale of 0 to 10, with 0 indicating no… Read More…

New Interactive Medical Case: “A Man with Bizarre Behavior”

Posted by • August 13th, 2015

A 24-year-old man was brought to the emergency department by ambulance after exhibiting abnormal and agitated behavior. On presentation, he was wearing only underwear and yelling “I am God!” repeatedly. He was alert, awake, and talkative but was not responsive to direct questioning. Although his speech was fluent, its content was illogical and was not… Read More…

New Interactive Medical Case: Test Your Skills

Posted by • June 24th, 2015

Approximately 10 minutes after being stung on the right lower leg by a yellow jacket (a type of wasp), a 45-year-old man began to feel lightheaded and nauseated.  He called emergency medical services, and paramedics arrived 10 minutes later.  They found him to be alert but anxious, with scattered areas of erythema on his trunk… Read More…

Test Yourself! Interactive Medical Case Now Available

Posted by • April 15th, 2014

A 65-year-old woman presented to an urgent care clinic with a 1-week history of fatigue, dyspnea on exertion, and daily fevers of up to 38.9°C. She reported no chills but did have night sweats. She had difficulty breathing, especially when climbing stairs and when attempting to sleep while lying supine. She had no cough, sore… Read More…

New Interactive Medical Case, Now with MOC Points!

Posted by • December 13th, 2013

A 41-year-old man presents with excruciating abdominal pain that was sudden in onset, originated in his right lower quadrant, and radiated to his right groin and flank. The latest Interactive Medical Case, An Unusual Case of Abdominal Pain, is now available for you to test your therapeutic and diagnostic skills. In addition, you may now earn… Read More…

Try the Latest Interactive Medical Case

Posted by • August 15th, 2012

In a new Interactive Medical Case, “Disconnected,” a 58-year-old white woman presented to the emergency department with palpitations and lightheadedness. While taking a shower that morning, she had sudden onset of lightheadedness, pain in the front of her chest when taking deep breaths, and mild shortness of breath. Her symptoms had resolved spontaneously, and she… Read More…

New Interactive Medical Case

Posted by • February 13th, 2012

Our latest Interactive Medical Case, ” A Startling Decline,” is now available. An 89 year-old presented with changes in cognition and personality. Six months earlier, he began to require help managing his finances and operating his computer. His family observed that he had a poor memory for recent events and found it difficult to express himself. What… Read More…

Interactive Medical Case: Lying Low

Posted by • February 10th, 2011

Learn interactively, get immediate feedback, and compare your performance with that of others when you try our latest Interactive Medical Case, Lying Low. An 88-year-old woman presented to the emergency room with confusion. She began having transient episodes of confusion, dizziness, tremors, and anxiety a year earlier. These episodes were unpredictable, lasting for minutes and then… Read More…