Question of the Week #490

490. An 18-year-old male presents to the Emergency Department for evaluation of chest pressure for an hour. The pain is radiating to his jaw. On examination, he is diaphoretic, and he complains of nausea. Past medical history is unremarkable. Urine reveals positive benzolegonine. Below is his ECG. What is the most likely cause of the patient’s symptoms?

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A. Early repolarization

B. Ischemia

C. Cocaine induced myocardial infarction

D. Atrial fibrillation

E. Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Question of the Week #74, 75

74) A 75 year-old man with history of hypertension presents to the emergency room with complaints of shortness of breath and palpitations. His vital reveal a heart rate 142/min, blood pressure 130/86, temperature 98.6 and oxygen saturation of 89% on room air. On auscultation, there are no rhonchii or crepitations, the heart rate was irregular and rapid with out any murmurs. The patient is placed on oxygen by nasal cannula. An urgent EKG is obtained which reveals rapid atrial fibrillation with no evidence of significant ST-T changes. The patient is started on diltiazem. Chest x-ray is normal and a brain natriuretic peptide is 80ng/L. Electrolytes, TSH and complete blood count are with in normal limits. Cardiac enzymes are drawn. Arterial blood gases reveal a pH of 7.48, po2 of 58, pco2 of 20 on room air ( Fio2 of 21%). The next step in establishing the etiology of his atrial fibrillation :

A) Cardiac catheterization
B) Spiral CT scan of the chest
C) Venos doppler of lower extremities
D) 2D Echocardiogram
E) D-Dimer

75) What is the most likely etiology of atrial fibrillation in Case 1?

A) Acute ST elevation MI
B) Acute pulmonary embolism
C) Pneumothorax
D) COPD exacerbation
E) Congestive heart failure

Archer Step 3 CCS Workshop – Live Webinar – September 2011

Archer live Online CCS Workshop – September 2011


Archer Live Online USMLE Step3 CCS Workshops from http://www.CcsWorkshop.com

Archer is the only live CCS Workshop in which experienced Internal Medicine board certified physicians will teach you live how to apply unique high-yield CCS strategies to score the most in the CCS Component.

Archer online live step 3 reviews aims to bring USMLE step 3 courses on your desktop, at your doorstep! These highly successful live USMLE Step3 online reviews are an extension of our very popular and successful ” Dr.Red’s online ccs workshop, which has reached more than Twelve thousand step3 takers in less than 2 years and has resulted in 98% pass rate. Archer Reviews have achieved a high success rate even with examinees with multiple attempts by our unique approach. These online reviews are done live and in a webinar format. You can stay at home and listen to lectures live and like in a virtual classroom, you can raise your hand and your question will be immediately answered by the instructor. This is a live online classroom which reduces the pain of flying several miles to attend live reviews. These are the only one in the market that offer successful step 3 lectures in this unique, live format. Archer’s most successful endeavor has been Dr.Red’s CCS Workshop which has helped hundreds of examinees to pass easily by excelling on CCS component.

Archer’s next CCS online workshop for the month of September 2011 will be on Sunday 09/11/2011 at 10 AM EST.

If you are interested in registering for this course, you can pay for the course on the website at http://www.shop.ccsworkshop.com. Upon payment of the registration fee, your registration request will be automatically approved and an approval e-mail will be sent to you. This approval notice will have a button “Join Webinar” in it. Clicking this button on the day of the workshop will open up the live workshop on your desktop

To participate in the workshop, you will need a computer with internet access. For the audio, you can use either your computer’s microphone or a telephone. You will use the phone for the voice and log in to the conference call while you watch the power-point slides and the CCS demonstration on your desktop via. our unique net meeting software. You can also just opt to use your computer’s microphone in which case you do not need a telephone. Then you will get to practice a case while we watch and analyze your approach and correct it.

CCS Workshop Includes :

1. Lecture on CCS Strategies
2. Live demonstration of CCS cases
3. Common mistakes committed by the examinees and preventing them
4. Tips to score extremely high on CCS
5. Follow-ups of office and ER cases
6. Efficient use of time, doing more stuff without advancing the clock
7. Avoiding invasive tests
8. Basic set of orders for emergency cases
9. The 5-minute screen – adding/ disconinuing the orders that can matter
10. Obtaing consults and their appropriateness
11. Differential diagnosis for common ER and office presentations and easy tips to get the most out of few orders.
12. Working on efficiency
13. Live practice of 15 to 20 CCS cases by the attendees in the workshop
14. A these in addition to –> 20 minutes of supervised practice of one CCS case by each attendee who volunteers to practice. About 15 to 20 Highyield CCS cases will be practiced. During this time, you will be thoroughly analyzed, corrected and given instantaneous feedback by our experienced faculty

The total course fee is $97 .Slots are limited at 35.
If you are interested in the course, you visit Archer’s online store directly to pay : http://www.shop.ccsworkshop.com

If you have further questions, please directly contact support@ccsworkshop.com

Archer’s other courses include very informative topic reviews and the high-yield rapid review – please check our website. Next 3-Day Step 3 Rapid Review is in November -2011. Archer theory reviews are now available as streaming videos so that you can start accessing them from the beginning of your step 3 preperation and fine tune your conceptual understanding.

Archer USMLE Step 3 CCS Workshop – August 22, 2010

Archer USMLE Step 3 CCS Workshop – August 22, 2010

Archer online live step 3 reviews aims to bring USMLE step 3 courses on your desktop, at your doorstep! These highly successful live USMLE Step3 online reviews are an extension of our very popular and successful ” Dr.Red’s online ccs workshop, which has reached more than two thousand step3 takers in less than 12 months and has resulted in 98% pass rate. Archer Reviews have achieved a high success rate even with examinees with multiple attempts by our unique approach. These online reviews are done live and in a webinar format. You can stay at home and listen to lectures live and like in a virtual classroom, you can raise your hand and your question will be immediately answered by the instructor. This is a live online classroom which reduces the pain of flying several miles to attend live reviews. These are the only one in the market that offer successful step 3 lectures in this unique, live format. Archer’s most successful endeavor has been Dr.Red’s CCS Workshop which has helped hundreds of examinees to pass easily by excelling on CCS component.

Archer’s next CCS online workshop for the month of January will be on Sunday 8/22/2010 at 10 AM EST.

If you are interested in registering for this course, you can pay for the course on the website at http://www.shop.ccsworkshop.com. Upon payment of the registration fee, your registration request will be automatically approved and an approval e-mail will be sent to you. This approval notice will have a button “Join Webinar” in it. Clicking this button on the day of the workshop will open up the live workshop on your desktop

To participate in the workshop, you will need a computer with internet access. For the audio, you can use either your computer’s microphone or a telephone. You will use the phone for the voice and log in to the conference call while you watch the power-point slides and the CCS demonstration on your desktop via. our unique net meeting software. You can also just opt to use your computer’s microphone in which case you do not need a telephone. Then you will get to practice a case while we watch and analyze your approach and correct it.

CCS Workshop Includes :

1. Lecture on CCS Strategies
2. Live demonstration of CCS cases
3. Common mistakes committed by the examinees and preventing them
4. Tips to score extremely high on CCS
5. Follow-ups of office and ER cases
6. Efficient use of time, doing more stuff without advancing the clock
7. Avoiding invasive tests
8. Basic set of orders for emergency cases
9. The 5-minute screen – adding/ disconinuing the orders that can matter
10. Obtaing consults and their appropriateness
11. Differential diagnosis for common ER and office presentations and easy tips to get the most out of few orders.
12. Working on efficiency
13. Live practice of 15 to 20 CCS cases by the attendees in the workshop
14. A these in addition to –> 20 minutes of supervised practice of one CCS case by each attendee who volunteers to practice. About 15 to 20 Highyield CCS cases will be practiced. During this time, you will be thoroughly analyzed, corrected and given instantaneous feedback by our experienced faculty

The total course fee is $97 .Slots are limited at 35.
If you are interested in the course, you visit Archer’s online store directly to pay : http://www.shop.ccsworkshop.com

If you have further questions, please directly contact support@ccsworkshop.com

Archer’s other courses include very informative topic reviews and the high-yield rapid review – please check our website.. Archer theory reviews are now available as streaming videos so that you can start accessing them from the beginning of your step 3 preperation and fine tune your conceptual understanding to score maximum on the Multiple Choice Questions on USMLE Step 3

USMLE Step 3 CCS WORKSHOP – MAY 2010

Archer online live step 3 reviews aims to bring USMLE step 3 courses on your desktop, at your doorstep! These highly successful live USMLE Step3 online reviews are an extension of our very popular and successful ” Dr.Red’s online ccs workshop, which has reached more than two thousand step3 takers in less than 12 months and has resulted in 98% pass rate. Archer Reviews have achieved a high success rate even with examinees with multiple attempts by our unique approach. These online reviews are done live and in a webinar format. You can stay at home and listen to lectures live and like in a virtual classroom, you can raise your hand and your question will be immediately answered by the instructor. This is a live online classroom which reduces the pain of flying several miles to attend live reviews. These are the only one in the market that offer successful step 3 lectures in this unique, live format. Archer’s most successful endeavor has been Dr.Red’s CCS Workshop which has helped hundreds of examinees to pass easily by excelling on CCS component.

Archer’s next CCS online workshop for the month of January will be on Sunday 1/24/2010 at 10 AM EST.

If you are interested in registering for this course, you can pay for the course on the website at http://www.shop.ccsworkshop.com. Upon payment of the registration fee, your registration request will be automatically approved and an approval e-mail will be sent to you. This approval notice will have a button “Join Webinar” in it. Clicking this button on the day of the workshop will open up the live workshop on your desktop

To participate in the workshop, you will need a computer with internet access. For the audio, you can use either your computer’s microphone or a telephone. You will use the phone for the voice and log in to the conference call while you watch the power-point slides and the CCS demonstration on your desktop via. our unique net meeting software. You can also just opt to use your computer’s microphone in which case you do not need a telephone. Then you will get to practice a case while we watch and analyze your approach and correct it.

CCS Workshop Includes :

1. Lecture on CCS Strategies
2. Live demonstration of CCS cases
3. Common mistakes committed by the examinees and preventing them
4. Tips to score extremely high on CCS
5. Follow-ups of office and ER cases
6. Efficient use of time, doing more stuff without advancing the clock
7. Avoiding invasive tests
8. Basic set of orders for emergency cases
9. The 5-minute screen – adding/ disconinuing the orders that can matter
10. Obtaing consults and their appropriateness
11. Differential diagnosis for common ER and office presentations and easy tips to get the most out of few orders.
12. Working on efficiency
13. Live practice of 15 to 20 CCS cases by the attendees in the workshop
14. A these in addition to –> 20 minutes of supervised practice of one CCS case by each attendee who volunteers to practice. About 15 to 20 Highyield CCS cases will be practiced. During this time, you will be thoroughly analyzed, corrected and given instantaneous feedback by our experienced faculty

The total course fee is $97 .Slots are limited at 45.
If you are interested in the course, you visit Archer’s online store directly to pay : http://www.shop.ccsworkshop.com

If you have further questions, please directly contact support@ccsworkshop.com

Archer’s other courses include very informative topic reviews and the high-yield rapid review – please check our website. Next 3-Day Step 3 Rapid Review is in JULY -2010. Archer theory reviews are now available as streaming videos so that you can start accessing them from the beginning of your step 3 preperation and fine tune your conceptual understanding to score maximum on the Multiple Choice Questions on USMLE Step 3.

Archer launches PayPerView for USMLE Step 3 audio/video lectures

Archer Review releases Pay-Per-View option for those who missed out on their live reviews
Pay-Per-View enables you to watch the streaming video lectures for USMLE step 3 at your own convenience. These recordings are similar to the live webinar review in that you can see the powerpoint presentation running on your desktop screen while you also listen to the instructor’s audio.

Archer Review answers some of the frequently asked questions regarding Pay-Per-View
Please see below

What is Pay-Per-View?
Pay-Per-View system allows you to access the streaming video lectures online at your convenience and watch them at your home on your own desktop. You may purchase the full length course or topic-wise access.

Can I watch a Demo?
Yes! Contact us

What lectures for USMLE Step 3 do you currently offer via. Pay-Per-View?

The lectures that are currently available via. Pay-Per-View areA. Archer Full length ( 36 hours) USMLE Step 3 Review Course. B. Archer USMLE 3 Topic-Wise Lectures ( Hematology, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology/Acid-base/Electrolytes, Pulmonology/Ventilators, Infectious diseases, Endocrinology, Neurology, Ethics, Rheumatology/ orthopedics/ sports medicine, Oncology, Preventive medicine, Psychiatry, Gynecology, Pediatrics and Dermatology )C. Lectures for USMLE Step2 CK will be available very soon.

What are these Video Lectures? Are they similar to your live reviews?

These streaming video lectures are the recordings of our live webinar sessions. These are exactly similar to our live review in that you can see both the powerpoint presentation ( a capture of the instructor’s desktop screen) as well as listen to the audio in conjunction with the powerpoint presentation. This eliminates the need for looking at a hand out or notes while listening to the lecture as you can directly see the powerpoint running on your screen.

Are we provided with any hand-outs or lecture notes?

Yes, you will be provided with relevant Archer USMLE Step 3 notes by e-mail once you purchase the streaming video for a particular topic or for the entire review.

Is Pay-Per-View more expensive than live review?

At this time, the cost of live review as well as Pay-Per-View is similar.What are the benefits of Pay-Per-View over the Live review?Live review needs to be attended at a designated time. Pay-per-view can be watched at your convenience. In Pay-Per-View, you can pause and listen to a particular portion again. You can also listen to the same lecture almost one and half times with the “watch time” that we currently provide.

What are the limitations of Pay-Per-View when compared to Live Review?

During the live review, you can directly ask questions and talk with the instructor. There is no such possibility via. Pay-Per-View. However, you may send us questions by e-mail and our instructor will try and answer them in about 3 days.

What is “Watch Time”?

Watch time is the amount time you are provided to watch the lecture. You are approximately provided with a watch time that is 50% greater than the length of the review. This allows to rewind and replay certain portions of the lecture if you wish. Watch time will not expire when you exit the lecture. Any unused watch time will be stored in your account and you can use it on an other day. When you resume the lecture, make sure to forward the player to the point where you left off. You can also replay the previous session as long as you have sufficient watch time in your accountFor each lecture, you will be provided with the duration of the lecture and the “Watch time” when you begin.

Do I need any special system requirements to play these?

These are WMV files and will play with any Windows Media Player.

How about the Internet connection requirements?Dial-Up connections are ok but broad band connection is preferred for uninterrupted access.

If interested, please visit Pay-Per-View to sign up!

USMLEGalaxy launches affordable live online USMLE Reviews!

Unique Live Review Courses

Unique Live Review Courses

USMLE Step1 and Step2 are the exams taken each year by thousands of doctors seeking admission in to various residency programs in the USA. USMLE Step3 on the other hand, is a mandatory exam that needs to be passed in order to get a license to practice as a physician in the United States. Yearly, thousands of medical graduates and students take these exams world-wide. They are usually looking for review courses that can best prepare them to ensure guaranteed success on these very competitive exams. There are several companies on the market that provide these review courses. However, most of them are expensive and also, require students to travel several hundred miles to attend their live reviews. Consequently, some students opt not to take the review courses there by, loosing the opportunity to get efficient guidance from the experts. The students that do take these courses are usually faced by time and money constraints as they are required to shell out an extra couple of thousand dollars on accomodation and travel expenses on top of what they have already paid for an already expensive live review. Some residents who are preparing for USMLE Step3 exam have huge time constraints that they cannot attend these live reviews unless they forego their valuable vacation period.

USMLE Galaxy, LLC has recognized these obstacles that limit USMLE exam takers from obtaining valubale advice and expert teaching. As an experiment, USMLE Galaxy LLC, has an initially launched USMLE Step3 Live Review courses ( Archer live USMLE Courses, Archer USMLE Step3 Rapid Review and Dr.Red CCS Workshop) through its division, http://www.CcsWorkshop.com. These reviews were a huge success and have reached about 3000 USMLE step3 examinees in a span of 8 months. Dr.Red CCS Workshop focuses on a unique way of preparing students for USMLE Step3 CCS and hence, is a grand success with consistent demand for about 2 workshops a month. Archer rapid review for Step3 was initially started as a 2 day course but now extended to 3-days. Archer USMLE Step3 rapid review attempts to cover all frequently tested USMLE Step3 topics over a duration of 26 hours. The most helpful feature of these reviews is that you can interact and participate in the live course with out having to leave your home. These reviews have been especially useful for the residents who are very busy with their training. Now, USMLE Galaxy, LLC is also releasing live, online reviews for USMLE Step1 and Step2. These reviews will be available right on your desktop and most importantly, they are live. All you need is a computer with internet access and a microphone. If you do not have a microphone, you can use a telephone to interact with your instructor. You can participate as you do in a classroom. A “hand” icon on the software lets you notify the instructor that you have a question any time during the session. Your question will be answered by the instructor at the end of each sub-topic. These reviews can be accessed from anywhere in the world.

Balaji.T, USMLE Galaxy’s ( http://www.ccsworkshop.com)(http://www.usmlegalaxy.com) Executive Vice President of Marketing said “These interactive, live sessions bring expert teaching and classroom atmosphere to your very own home. Most of our physicians are experts in teaching, have scored very high on their USMLEs and are board certified with top 10 percentile scores on the Internal Medicine board exams. We do rotate our teaching physicians to provide uninterrupted access to these live reviews. There are several review courses in the market but nothing gets more effective and extremely affordable than our unique sessions. Some companies offer online courses in a recorded format but you do not get a chance to interact with instructor in a classroom atmosphere. Eventhough, some of our future sessions will also be pre-recorded, our teaching physicians will actively supervise these lectures and after each sub-topic they will unmute you to see if you have any questions. They will actively answer all your questions during the session itself there by bringing interactive classroom atmosphere to your very own home. We have a practice of mailing surveys to our attendees after our rapid reviews. Our post-review surveys have revealed that almost 100% attendees have rated these reviews as “Very Helpful ” and “Extremely affordable”. More than 95% have commented and rated our teaching physicians as highly effective “

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