Medicine Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls
Practical, concise, and easy to read, Medicine Morning Report: Beyond the Pearls covers essential material you’ll find on USMLE and shelf exams and sharpens your clinical decision-making skills. Using an in-depth case format, it prepares you to correctly analyze a clinical vignette in the style of a morning report conference, helping you formulate a clinically sound, evidence-based approach to realistic patient scenarios.
- Covers key content found on the USMLE, with pearls for the Step1, Step 2 and Step 3 exams – ideal for exam preparation and clinical rotations.
- Each case presents a high-yield topic in a morning report/grand rounds format, and includes must-know "pearls," an in-depth discussion of differentials and treatment, and assessment questions that support USMLE and shelf preparation.
- "Beyond the Pearls" tips and secrets (evidence based, with references) make this text unique.
- Key basic science concepts reinforce important information in a clinical context.
- Written and edited by experienced teachers of review courses and medical students. Each case has been reviewed by board certified attending/practicing physicians.
- Student Consult eBook version included with purchase. This enhanced eBook experience includes access -- on a variety of devices -- to the complete text, images, and references from the book.
1 A 63-Year-Old Female With Change in Mental Status and Slurred Speech
2 A 61-Year-Old Male With Constipation
3 A 37-Year-Old Female With a Palpable Breast Mass
4 A 65-Year-Old Male With Acute Chest Pain
5 A 31-Year-Old Male With Human Immunodeficiency Virus, Cough, and Shortness of Breath
6 A 54-Year-Old Male With Worsening Weakness
7 A 56-Year-Old Male With 3 Weeks of Fever
8 A 25-Year-Old Female With Polyuria and Polydipsia
9 A 22-Year-Old Female With Joint Pain
10 A 62-Year-Old Female With Epigastric Pain and Nausea
11 A 69-Year-Old Male With "Congestive Heart Failure"
12 A 68-Year-Old Male With Weakness and Fatigue
13 A 65-Year-Old Male With Dysphagia
14 A 60-Year-Old Male With Acute Headache and Fever
15 A 66-Year-Old Male With Progressive Dyspnea on Exertion
16 A 26-Year-Old Female With Joint Pain
17 A 57-Year-Old Male With Blurred Vision
18 A 52-Year-Old Male With Radiating Leg Pain
19 A 78-Year-Old Male With Palpitations and Lightheadedness
20 A 56-Year-Old Male With Acute Cough and Fever
21 A 34-Year-Old Female With Left Lower Extremity Edema
22 A 25-Year-Old Male With Seizures
23 A 58-Year-Old Female With Dyspnea on Exertion and Renal Failure
24 A 46-Year-Old Male Referred for Hyperglycemia
25 A 23-Year-Old Female With Dysuria
26 A 40-Year-Old Female With Headaches
27 A 35-Year-Old Male With Substernal Chest Pain
28 A 62-Year-Old Male With Dyspnea at Rest and Lower Extremity Edema
29 A 34-Year-Old Male With Chronic Bilateral Gluteal Pains
30 A 20-Year-Old Female With Polyuria and Polydipsia
31 A 76-Year-Old Female With Eye Pain and Decreased Vision
32 A 43-Year-Old Male With Left Leg Erythema and Pain
33 A 25-Year-Old Female With Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
34 A 31-Year-Old Female With a Systolic Heart Murmur
35 A 57-Year-Old Male With Shortness of Breath
36 A 68-Year-Old Male With Right Knee Pain
37 A 20-Year-Old Female With Chronic Fatigue
38 A 32-Year-Old Female With Bilateral Hand Numbness
39 A 22-Year-Old Male With Hematuria
40 A 54-Year-Old Male With Chronic Cough and Weight Loss
41 A 57-Year-Old Male With Exertional Chest Pain
42 A 45-Year-Old Female With Fatigue and Headache
43 A 55-Year-Old Male With Fever and Abdominal Pain
44 A 28-Year-Old Female With Difficult-to-Control Hypertension
45 A 35-Year-Old Female With Subacute Progressive Bilateral Lower Extremity Edema
46 A 40-Year-Old Female With Facial Rash and Persistent Cough
47 A 63-Year-Old Male With Acute PolyarticularArthritis
48 A 67-Year-Old Male With Syncope
49 A 63-Year-Old Male With a Unilateral Pleural Effusion
50 A 55-Year-Old Male With Hand Tremors
51 A 35-Year-Old Male With Fatigue and Rash
52 A 45-Year-Old Female With Nausea, Vomiting, and Abdominal Pain
53 A 57-Year-Old Female With Cavitary Lung Lesions
54 A 40-Year-Old Female With Weight Gain and Amenorrhea
55 A 58-Year-Old Male With Chest Pain
56 A 70-Year-Old Male With Iron Deficiency Anemia
57 A 56-Year-Old Male With Cough and Shortness of Breath
58 A 55-Year-Old Male With Diabetes on an Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme (ACE) Inhibitor
59 A 34-Year-Old Male With Generalized Weakness
60 A 65-Year-Old Male With Muscle Weakness
61 A 43-Year-Old Female With Fevers
62 A 54-Year-Old Male Who "Stops Breathing at Night"
Rajkumar Dasgupta, MD, FACP, FCCP, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Keck School of Medicine of USC, University of Southern California, Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Los Angeles, California and R. Michelle Koolaee, DO, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Rheumatology, University of Southern California - Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California