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Get ahead! Medicine

150 EMQs for Finals, Second Edition, 2nd Edition

By Anthony B. Starr, Hiruni Jayasena, Saran Shantikumar, David Capewell

CRC Press

405 pages

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The new edition of Get ahead! Medicine: 150 EMQs for Finals has been completely updated by two junior doctors who have achieved recent success in their finals, overseen by the book’s experienced author team. The 150 EMQ themes, each with five stems, are arranged as 10 practice papers, each containing 15 themes. All the main conditions are included as well as more detailed knowledge suitable for candidates aiming at the higher deciles.

The questions are written to follow the house style of the Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance EMQs and are therefore of a similar format to those you can expect in your exams. All the questions are accompanied by explanatory answers, including a succinct summary of the key features of each condition. Whether you work through the practice papers systematically or dip in and out by topic, this bestselling revision guide will offer a life rope for anyone preparing for undergraduate finals.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Get ahead!

Practice Paper 1: Questions

Theme 1: Causes of collapse

Theme 2: Nerve lesions of the upper limb

Theme 3: Complications of diabetes mellitus

Theme 4: Diagnosis of respiratory conditions 1

Theme 5: Glomerulonephritis

Theme 6: Management of hypertension

Theme 7: Interpretation of cerebrospinal fluid results

Theme 8: Thyroid disease

Theme 9: Transfusion reactions

Theme 10: Dementia 1

Theme 11: Barriers to communication

Theme 12: Vasculitis

Theme 13: Complications of liver disease

Theme 14: Cutaneous lesions 1

Theme 15: Antimicrobial therapy

Practice Paper 1: Answers

Practice Paper 2: Questions

Theme 1: Bleeding disorders

Theme 2: Chronic heart failure

Theme 3: Motor weakness 1

Theme 4: Skin manifestations of systemic disease 1

Theme 5: Acute ECG interpretation

Theme 6: Hepatitis B serology

Theme 7: Headache 1

Theme 8: Complications of the treatment of thyroid disease

Theme 9: Common drug doses

Theme 10: Urinary tract infections

Theme 11: Diabetic emergencies

Theme 12: Dermatomes 1

Theme 13: Shortness of breath

Theme 14: Sexually transmitted infections 1

Theme 15: Diagnosis of joint pain 1

Practice Paper 2: Answers

Practice Paper 3: Questions

Theme 1: Motor weakness 2

Theme 2: Diabetic eye disease

Theme 3: Complications of acute myocardial infarction

Theme 4: Cutaneous lesions 2

Theme 5: Dizziness

Theme 6: Diagnosis of joint pain 2

Theme 7: Complications of drug therapy

Theme 8: Interpretation of liver function tests

Theme 9: Diagnosis of respiratory conditions 2

Theme 10: Renal investigations

Theme 11: Study design

Theme 12: Management of neurological conditions 1

Theme 13: Anaemia

Theme 14: Diagnosis of thyroid disease 1

Theme 15: Secondary hypertension

Practice Paper 3: Answers

Practice Paper 4: Questions

Theme 1: Investigation of respiratory disease

Theme 2: Nerve lesions of the lower limb

Theme 3: Mechanism of action of common drugs

Theme 4: Investigation in diabetes mellitus

Theme 5: Glasgow Coma Scale

Theme 6: Investigation of liver disease

Theme 7: Complications of renal failure

Theme 8: Emergency management

Theme 9: Investigation of endocrine disease

Theme 10: Dementia 2

Theme 11: Heart sounds

Theme 12: Management of skin disease

Theme 13: Connective tissue disease

Theme 14: Diagnosis of haematological disease

Theme 15: Conditions of the vessel wall

Practice Paper 4: Answers

Practice Paper 5: Questions

Theme 1: Management of type 2 diabetes

Theme 2: Speech problems

Theme 3: Gastrointestinal radiology

Theme 4: Tumour markers

Theme 5: Conduction defects

Theme 6: Skin manifestations of systemic disease 2

Theme 7: Congenital and genetic diseases of the kidney

Theme 8: Hormones in endocrine disease

Theme 9: Signs of cardiovascular disease

Theme 10: Haematological malignancy

Theme 11: Headache 2

Theme 12: Arterial blood gases

Theme 13: Management of rheumatological disease

Theme 14: Jaundice

Theme 15: Spinal cord lesions

Practice Paper 5: Answers

Practice Paper 6: Questions

Theme 1: Central nervous system infections

Theme 2: Cutaneous malignancies

Theme 3: Investigation of dyspnoea

Theme 4: Platelet disorders

Theme 5: Cranial nerve function

Theme 6: Hyperglycaemia

Theme 7: Signs of liver disease

Theme 8: Acute renal failure

Theme 9: Infective gastroenteritis

Theme 10: Seizures

Theme 11: Side effects of cardiovascular medication

Theme 12: Drugs used during cardiac arrest

Theme 13: Investigation of rheumatological disease

Theme 14: Diagnosis of thyroid disease 2

Theme 15: Diagnosis of chest pain

Practice Paper 6: Answers

Practice Paper 7: Questions

Theme 1: The multidisciplinary team

Theme 2: Abnormalities of movement

Theme 3: Treatment of liver disease

Theme 4: Management of respiratory disease 1

Theme 5: Complications of treatment of rheumatoid arthritis

Theme 6: Diseases of calcium and the parathyroid axis

Theme 7: Diseases of the myocardium and pericardium

Theme 8: Visual defects 1

Theme 9: Signs in gastrointestinal disease

Theme 10: Complications of renal replacement therapy

Theme 11: Ulcers

Theme 12: Tachycardias and tachyarrhythmias

Theme 13: Oncological emergencies

Theme 14: Management of endocrine disease

Theme 15: Management of neurological conditions 2

Practice Paper 7: Answers

Practice Paper 8: Questions

Theme 1: Complications of HIV infection 1

Theme 2: Scoring systems in medicine

Theme 3: Fainting

Theme 4: Management of respiratory disease 2

Theme 5: Non-infective diarrhoea

Theme 6: Signs in endocrinological disease

Theme 7: Features of rheumatoid arthritis

Theme 8: Management of acute coronary syndromes

Theme 9: Pupillary disorders

Theme 10: Gastrointestinal investigations

Theme 11: Autoantibodies 1

Theme 12: Investigation of neurological disorders

Theme 13: Valvular heart disease

Theme 14: Substance use

Theme 15: Renal manifestations of systemic disease

Practice Paper 8: Answers

Practice Paper 9: Questions

Theme 1: Symptoms of gastrointestinal disease

Theme 2: Complications of cancer therapy

Theme 3: Pathogens of endocarditis

Theme 4: Sexually transmitted infections 2

Theme 5: Airway management

Theme 6: Pathogens in pneumonia

Theme 7: Gastrointestinal malignancy

Theme 8: Visual defects 2

Theme 9: Endocrine investigations

Theme 10: Diagnosis of neurological disease

Theme 11: Overdose and antidotes

Theme 12: Extra-articular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis

Theme 13: Management of asthma

Theme 14: Investigation of cardiovascular disease

Theme 15: Gait disturbance 1

Practice Paper 9: Answers

Practice Paper 10: Questions

Theme 1: Classification of stroke

Theme 2: Psychiatric signs of physical illness

Theme 3: Respiratory diseases of childhood

Theme 4: Haematemesis

Theme 5: Managing symptoms in palliative care

Theme 6: Symptoms of cardiovascular disease

Theme 7: Statistics

Theme 8: Scoring the severity of pneumonia

Theme 9: Complications of HIV infection 2

Theme 10: Management of cardiovascular disease

Theme 11: Gait disturbance 2

Theme 12: Treatment of gastrointestinal disease

Theme 13: Autoantibodies 2

Theme 14: Diagnosis of endocrine disorders

Theme 15: Dermatomes 2

Practice Paper 10: Answers

About the Authors/Editor

Antony Starr, Foundation Year 1 Doctor at Cumberland Infirmary, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust

Hiruni Jayasena, MBBS, MRCP, MD, Lecturer in Clinical Medicine, General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University Colombo, Sri Lanka

David Capewell, MBChB, GP, Whitehall Surgery, Leeds

Saran Shantikumar, BA, BSc, MBChB, MRCS, Academic Clinical Fellow in Public Health, University of Warwick, UK

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine