A 28-year-old man presents with right eye pain and blurry vision developing over 3 days. After examination and further history, a diagnosis of papillitis is made. How can papillitis be distinguished from the papilledema of increased intracranial pressure?
Ophthalmology • General Medicine
A 45-year-old man has noticed over the past 6 months that his sense of smell is not as sensitive as it used to be. On examination he has unilateral anosmia, ipsilateral optic atrophy, and contralateral papilledema. He most likely has which of the following?
A 58-year-old man with type 2 diabetes presents with the acute onset of double vision. Examination reveals a deficit of the third cranial nerve. A third-nerve palsy associated with diabetes mellitus is usually characterized by
General Medicine • Endocrinology + 2 more
A 27-year-old man undergoes general anesthesia for a hernia repair. As the anesthesia begins, his jaw muscles tense and he becomes generally rigid. He becomes febrile, tachycardic, and tachypneic. Intravenous administration of which agent may be lifesaving?
General Medicine • Clinical Haematology
An 89-year-old man has noticed that his hearing has gradually worsened with aging. This has probably developed because of which of the following?
Otorhinolaryngology • General Medicine
A 62-year-old man has started getting a haircut every week. Whenever he lays his head back to have his hair washed, he has the sensation of spinning. With vertigo that develops on extreme extension or rotation of the head, the patient probably has insufficiency in the
General Surgery • General Medicine + 1 more
A 42-year-old welder presents to employee health services complaining of tearing eye pain and photophobia. A photo keratoconjunctivitis is diagnosed. The most likely cause of this condition is
Ophthalmology • Ophthalmic Pathology
A 57-year-old man has been diagnosed with cluster headache. Ergotamine prophylaxis has been partially successful. The most effective means of aborting a cluster headache is
Vibration, low temperatures, repetition, and force can all contribute to the development of repetitive motion disorders. Which of the following industries is associated with the highest rate of disorders associated with repeated trauma?
General Surgery • Minimal Invasive Surgery + 4 more
A 24-year-old woman is in a car accident and is taken to an emergency room, where she receives a chest x-ray and a film of her lower spine. It is later discovered that she is 10 weeks pregnant. She should be counseled that
General Medicine • Gynaecology and Obstetrics + 1 more