The Audio PANCE and PANRE Board Review Podcast Episode 23

08.04.2015 - By The Audio PANCE and PANRE Physician Assistant Board Review Podcast

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Welcome to episode 23 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.
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Questions 1-10
The Audio PANCE and PANRE Episode 23
1. A 72 year-old female presents with vulvular pruritus for the last nine months, which has progressively worsened over the last two months. She states that she went through menopause at age 54 and has been on estrogen and progesterone therapy since that time. Physical examination reveals red lesions with white plaques on the vulva. What should the next course of management include?
A. Refer to a gynecologist for biopsy.
B. Refer to a dermatologist for antifungal therapy.
C. Treat with a topical steroid.
D. Treat with estrogen cream.
2. A 30 year-old female presents to the emergency department with a syncopal episode. She has a history of irregular menstrual cycles and infertility. She has scanty, persistent vaginal bleeding and sharp pelvic pain. A left adnexal mass is palpated. The most likely diagnosis is
A. placenta abruptio.
B. ectopic pregnancy.
C. pelvic inflammatory disease.
D. ruptured ovarian cyst.
3. A patient presents complaining of periumbilical pain. Which of the following anatomical sites is this finding associated with?
A. Bladder
B. Stomach
C. Pancreas
D. Small bowel
4. A 53 year-old patient presents with severe pain at the base of the thumb and no other finger involvement. The pain is worse with activity and lasts a short period of time following rest. There is no specific history of trauma to the thumb but the patient admits working with her hands as a typist. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?
A. Rheumatoid arthritis
B. Osteoarthritis
C. Hemochromatosis
D. Pseudogout
5. A 38 year-old female with history of coarctation of the aorta repair at the age of two presents with fevers for four weeks. The patient states that she has felt fatigued and achy during this time. Maximum temperature has been 102.

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