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The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 5

Episode 5 The Audio PANCE and PANRE - The Physician Assistant LifeWelcome to episode 5 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.

I created this audio series to help you fill some downtime when you are unable to read (like in the car) with some useful board review.

I hope you enjoy this free audio component to the examination portion of this site. The full series is available to all members of the PANCE and PANRE Academy.

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Questions

6 y/o male presents w/ hemarthrosis of the L knee. Coag studies: PT 12.5s (normal12-14 sec), INR 1.0, aPTT 58s (normal 18-28 sec), platelet 430,000/microliter (normal 150,000-450,000/microliter), & bleeding time 4m (normal 2-12m). Which is the best tx option for this pt?

A. Desmopressin acetate
B. Corticosteroids
C. Vitamin K
D. Cryoprecipitate

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HIV+ pt presents w/ worsening dementia, fever, HA, & R hemiparesis. Brain MRI reveals 6 lesions throughout the brain that show ring enhancement & surrounding edema. Which is the tx of choice?

A. Sulfadiazine and pyrimethamine
B. Trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole
C. Radiation therapy
D. Ventricular shunt placement

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On examination of a pregnant patient the physician assistant notes a bluish or purplish discoloration of the vagina and cervix. This is called

A. Hegar's sign.
B. McDonald's sign.
C. Cullen's sign
D. Chadwick's sign

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A 52 year-old female comes to the office because of black stools for the past 3 days. She is afebrile and she has no pertinent physical examination abnormalities. Which of the following is the most appropriate initial diagnostic study?

A. Stool for occult blood
B. Stool cultures
C. Sigmoidoscopy
D. Abdominal CT scan

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Which of the following is considered a risk factor for the development of malignant melanoma?

A. male gender
B. inability to tan
C. Japanese ethnicity
D. brown-haired individuals

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A 43 year-old data entry clerk presents with a one-month history of pain and tingling in the right thumb, index finger, and middle finger. Tinel's sign and Phalen's maneuver are positive. The most appropriate intervention at this time is

A. methylprednisolone (Medrol) dose pack.
B. splint in neutral position.
C. observation.
D. surgery.

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Which of the following is a cause of prerenal azotemia?

A. Infection
B. Renal toxins
C. Poor renal perfusion
D. Urinary tract obstruction

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Which of the following is the most common cause of secondary hypertension?

A. Renal parenchymal disease
B. Primary aldosteronism
C. Oral contraceptive use
D. Cushing's syndrome

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A newborn weighs 8 pounds at birth. On average, what should the infant weigh at 1 year of age?

A. 16 pounds
B. 20 pounds
C. 24 pounds
D. 28 pounds

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The most reliable sign of acute otitis media (AOM) is

A. bulging of the tympanic membrane.
B. loss of tympanic membrane mobility.
C. reddening of the tympanic membrane.
D. air bubbles behind the tympanic membrane.

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