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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 1

The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 1 - The Physician Assistant Life

Welcome to episode 1 of the FREE Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast.

The Audio PANCE and PANRE is an audio board review series that includes 10 Multiple Choice PANCE and PANRE Board Review Questions in each episode.

This is an excellent way to learn on the go!

Now you can study for your PANCE and PANRE, at they gym, in the car, on a run, or while relaxing on the beach.

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Podcast Episode 1 Questions and Answers

Which of the following factors in patients with chronic venous insufficiency predisposes them to development of skin ulcers?

A. Increased intravascular oncotic pressure
B. Leakage of fibrinogen and growth factors into the interstitial space
C. Decreased capillary leakage
D. Inherited deficiency of protein C

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A 26 year-old monogamous female presents with cyclic pelvic pain that has been increasing over the last 6 months. She complains of significant dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia. She uses condoms for birth control. On physical examination her uterus is retroverted and non-mobile, and she has a palpable adnexal mass on the left side. Her serum pregnancy test is negative. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Ovarian cancer
B. Endometriosis
C. Functional ovarian cyst
D. Pelvic inflammatory disease

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At what age does the first tooth usually erupt in an infant?

A. 2-4 months
B. 6-8 months
C. 10-12 months
D. 14-16 months

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A 7 year-old boy wets the bed on most nights. Which of the following is the preferred pharmacological agent to decrease the incidence of bed wetting episodes?

A. Imipramine (Tofranil)
B. Phenytoin (Dilantin)
C. Pramipexole (Mirapex)
D. Hyoscyamine (Urised)

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A newborn is being evaluated for perioral cyanosis while feeding associated with sweating. Vital signs are rectal temperature, 37.8 degrees C (100 degrees F), blood pressure 80/45 mmHg, pulse 180/min, and respirations 40/min. A grade 3/6 harsh systolic ejection murmur with a single loud S2 is heard at the left upper sternal border. Electrocardiogram (ECG) shows right ventricular hypertrophy with right axis deviation. Chest x-ray shows a boot-shaped heart and decreased pulmonary vascular markings. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Atrial septal defect
B. Total anomalous pulmonary venous return
C. Coarctation of the aorta
D. Tetralogy of Fallot

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Which of the following is considered to be the modality of choice for the identification of a pituitary macroadenoma that is suspected on the basis of a visual field deficit?

A. Skull x-ray
B. PET scan
C. CT of the brain
D. MRI of the brain

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A 2 year-old male presents with a four day history of fever and general malaise. On examination the vitals reveal an oral temperature of 102 degrees F. The child appears to have rubor on the trunk which started one day prior to this visit. Physical examination reveals a maculopapular rash with defervescence. Which of the following is the most appropriate management at this time?

A. Ibuprofen (Motrin)
B. Aspirin
C. Amoxicillin
D. Valacyclovir (Valtrex)

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A 42 year-old female experiences pain on the plantar surface of her left foot in the area of the third metatarsal head. The pain is associated with wearing tight shoes and is relieved by removing shoes. Examination reveals a palpable mass and reproduction of pain with deep palpation of the third intermetatarsal space. The patient has tried wearing wider shoes with metatarsal cushions and taking NSAIDS but her symptoms persist. What is the best therapeutic option at this point?

A. Casting of the involved foot
B. Physical therapy
C. Steroid injection
D. Surgical excision

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Which of the following is the most likely to develop into a persistent cough in the adult patient?

A. Pertussis
B. Allergic rhinitis
C. Pharyngitis
D. Heart failure

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A 30 year-old patient presents with weight loss, diarrhea, and steatorrhea. Labs reveal that the antiendomysial antibody (AEA) is positive. What is the most likely diagnosis?

A. Celiac sprue
B. Ulcerative colitis
C. Whipple's disease
D. Zollinger-Ellison syndrome

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A patient sustained a 6 cm laceration on his anterior tibia that was primarily closed in the emergency department. What is the most appropriate time frame for removal of these sutures?

A. 1-2 days
B. 3-5 days
C. 6-8 days
D. 7-14 days

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A hospitalized patient is found with confirmed pulseless ventricular tachycardia. IV access is obtained following the second shock given. Which of the following medications is to be administered immediately?

A. Amiodarone
B. Magnesium
C. Atropine
D. Epinephrine

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A patient with advanced AIDS complicated by toxoplasmosis presents with altered mental status, recent onset of seizures, and focal neurologic deficits. Which of the following diagnostic studies is most helpful?

A. Toxoplasma gondii antibody titers
B. CT scan of the brain
C. Lumbar puncture
D. MRI of brain

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This Podcast is also available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio for Android

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