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TB can spread to psoas L1-2 often, which then goes to the actual L1-L2 vertebrae itself (Potts or osteomyelitis)
negative stranded can't be read by a translator so it needs to be transcribed into + first. Only then can it be used for protein. + is basically mRNA already.
There's only one double stranded RNA family as far as I know- Reovirus so no encephalitis
I totally hated this Q! I almost completely overlooked the "no tonsillar tissue", and thank God I didn't because that's the clue that made me change my answer. I had CGD (yeah, I know, S. pneumoniae not catalase +), but it said that he had muuultiple infections since birth. And I took to heart that "since birth" thing, because, isn't Bruton supposed to present with infections from around 6moa? I hope I don't screw this up next week
So factors II, VII, IX, and X are precursor proteins? GTFO
Yeah thats the easy part. But the histology is whats hard
I might be mistaken but I also thought Epstein Bar Virus was also implicated in gastric lymphomas?
Found in fish oils and are shown to lower triglyceride levels.
alpha-Linolenic ==> omaga 3
Yeah but in a chronic case this guy would produce more RBC and not be hypoxic anymore.
How do you know the gracile fasciculus is damage?!?!
which parte of the image its damage?, the pink? or black?
i still don't see where the damage is lol! FML
i finally figured it out lol that was a slow moment i hope im not this slow on step yikes!
@hyperfukus I had the same problem at first, marked it and then came back. If you remember, in the spinal cord the white matter and gray matter are "reversed" compared to the brain. That said, if the butterfly shaped region (ie, the gray matter) is colored (in this case) lilac and the rest (ie, white matter) is blackish, the only thing that is actually abnormal, is the region where the dorsal columns are, because it stains just like the normal gray matter. After that, you have to think about which fasciculus is damaged, the gracilis or the cuneatus. The gracilis is medial while the cuneatus is lateral (picture someone with glued legs and open arms). Hope this helped
doesn't there have to be an airway obstruction (mucus, foreign object etc.) in order for this to happen? 100% O2 without any airway obstruction should not cause absorption atelectasis, right?
And Tension Pneumothorax is wrong bc PEEP would furthur exacerbate that.
@iloveallpotatoes yea i realized that now after getting it wrong :(
How is that NOT posterior to middle concha? bad question
@yotsubato - That would have been if it was the spehnoid sinus (I got it wrong too btw)
Sphenoethmoidal RECESS not sphenoethmoidal SINUS
Agreed! It's along the lines of those marathon runners who collapse questions. Nothing but water for 24 hours = getting rid of too much sodium.
are we just going to ignore the diarrhea for 3 days? what is its significance
Temmy, We aint Ignoring the Diarrhea, Actually the most likely electrolytes to get lost with it is sodium> chloride> potassium> bicarbonate... Plus the Water intoxication -> HYPONATREMIA
Couldnt a psychogenic cause reduce libido?
"Testosterone concentration is within the reference range" and the fact that he has no difficulty masturbating = normal libido.
Low testosterone would contribute to low libido
And if he had low libido he would have difficulty masturbating
I love how this cant be straight forward. All the other proteins are either subunits of desmosomes or cytoskeletal components. Because I know molecular biology that well on top of the majority of medicine....FML
@seagull: excellent comment, literally loling right now
or sobbing and threatening to hold my breath if they don't make it stop
I think it's also because he has an infection (since he was prescribed antibiotics) boosting the immune system is more important than increasing platelet count E) or RBC count A)
Dengue is an arbovirus. The important hints are that she was traveling in endemic (tropical) and that she has **excruciating pain in the joints and muscles**. This is why dengue is aka "break-bone fever"
For anyone wanting to understand why^ the tl;dr is that prolactin gets cleaved into two toxic metabolites. Treatment is something like bromocriptine (and therefore no more breast feeding) to stop prolactin release. Lastly, you can treat with regular HF meds.
To expand, SIADH may also result in euvolemic hyponatremia. This is because, as we know, ADH increases absorption of water and therefore initially results in an increased circulating volume. However, this results in increased stretch of the atria and subsequent secretion of ANP. ANP (atrial natriuretic peptide) then results in loss of sodium and water.
Have you mixed Chlamydia in with Mycoplasma?
I mean the Q stem is not about Chlamydiae, but Chlamydiae does lack the classic PTG cell wall d/t decreased muramic acid = beta-lactam abx ineffective. FA 2018 p.148
misread the "accounts for" question as what's the reason for the atypical lymphocytes. So I answered "virus infected B lymphocytes." Anyone else misread it like that?
Shit, I misread that too and I noticed it now. Nerves get the best of us!
why not hep B? i guess another whats the better answer ones... Just rem reading that it was more common with aids pts.. anyone have an idea about this?
Yes, I think CNS lymphoma as an AIDS defining illness wins the day.
My thought was since SHE has AIDS it is most likely from IVDA, which has a high risk of HBV that could go undiagnosed for a long time. at 32, that might not be long enough to have HBV and get HCC (but with no immune system...?)
God damn this is such BULLSHIT...
NBME does trick now and then.. when they zig you zag. then when you think they are going to zag, they zig just to destroy yourself confidence.
The abnormal T-cells are known as Downey type II cells (Sketchy)
I was recognized EBV, then knew EBV infects Bc, and the atypical lymphocytes are Tc. Then I said CD8 are MHC1 for virii, and bingo bango, boom.
^^^ THIS ONE SHOWS DUCT ^^^
If you go back and look at the image you can see that it was highly vascular which is characteristic of granulation tissue. Scar tissue formation will be closer to 1 month, plus you will see lots of fibrosis on histology.
It's a bit misleading, for me, since you do see fibrosis intermixed with the granulation tissue, but granulation tissue was a better answer.
According to FA 2017: 3-14d: Macrophages, then granulation tissue at margins.
2wk to several months: Contracted scar complete. Dressler syndrome, HF, arrhythmias, true ventricular aneurysm (risk of mural thrombus).
i'm getting pretty frustrated with NBME contradictions to FA, and FA omissions of content. this stuff is hard enough to get straight as it is.
Thats cause the NBME exam writers read FA, then make questions not fit in with FA
This fits the timeline laid out in Pathoma!
1-3 wks = granulation tissue with plump fibroblasts, collagen, and blood vessels
I'm confused about the phosphate level in questions like these. Decreased calcitriol would decrease phosphate absorption while PTH decrease lowers phosphate excretion. I'm assuming that the PTH decrease has the greater effect with serum phosphate levels?
PTH = "Phosphate trashing hormone" if PTH is high Phosphate must be low - they are always opposite (unless d/t renal failure then Phosphate will be high - kidneys will be unable to get rid of phosphate)
So low Ca d/t low PTH does not effect 25 H. Vit D ... only 1,25 H Vit D (active Calcitriol)?
Clarification because I was confused: PTH stimulates kidney to produce 1,25-(OH)2 D3 (calcitriol) via 1α-hydroxylase in proximal convoluted tubule. Therefore, without parathyroid glands, low PTH, 25,D is not converted and therefore not down (normal or up). phosphate "trashed" by PTH as eloquently stated above.
Here the primary defect is high up from the parathyroid gland, there is decresed or no PTH which normally trashes phosphate but not in this case so serum PHOSPHATE INCREASES and the serum calcium is low because PTH should have prevented the urine calcium so there is calciuria and no resorption from bone-LOW CALCIUM, Vitamin-D is independent of PTH so stays NORMAL
that was my reasoning as well. guess not.
Shitty NBME grammar strikes again.
No. No guys. Bundle of his located below AV node and it can generate impulse. it calls junction escape rhythm and narrow complex. Below this is purkinje, bundle branch & ventricular muscle. those are wide complex
The only thing I can think of is that HIV is a (+)-sense single-stranded RNA virus that relies on an RNA dependent DNA polymerase (reverse transcriptase) to synthesize DNA.
according to [medbullets link](https://step1.medbullets.com/step1-microbiology/104196/rna-viruses_) ns ss RNA must carry RNA dependent RNA polymerase (so that is out).
also, according to medbullets there are very few ds RNA viruses, so "most likely" will be ss. Also, RNA-dependent DNA polymerase = Reverse Transcriptase. Since HIV is a ss ps RNA virus with RT, they've described an HIV cousin. not sure beyond this.
Can’t think of any retroviruses outside of HIV and HTLV and they’re both +ssRNA
If I'm reading this right, this is just a tricky dicky question. I think CO binds 200x stronger than O2. But if an O2 cycles through binding / unbinding 200 times before a CO gets kicked off, this should still clear the CO from that cell sooner or later. strange to think it is 1. essentially permanently trapped in a cell, and 2. doesn't kill you and can be treated with O2 to resolution within a few hours or a day. They must just be thinking, until that last RBC dies, you've got original CO in a circulating cell. but just a fraction (because you didn't die). not sure how that CO isn't just passed on during recycling, based on this line of thinking.
The question while stupidly written, asks how long the RBC's that carry the CO take to be removed from the circulation, not how long the CO takes to be removed from the RBC. Just asking the lifespan of RBCs in an stupidly complicated way. As we know, RBC's life span is about 120 days and then they are removed from our circulation. 120 days is about 4 months. Next time they will probably ask weeks or in hours, who knows? smh
also remember that in renal failure, 1-alpha-hydroxylase activity is down, so there will be less activation of 25-hydroxycholecalciferol to 1,25-hydroxycholecalciferol, which is a key mechanism causing hypocalcemia.
why not increased 25-hydroxycholecalciferol?, with the same logic haliburton explain
Increased phosphate, since the kidneys aren't working well, leads to the release of fibroblast growth factor 23 from bone, which decreases calcitriol production and decreased calcium absorption. The increase in phosphate and the decrease in calcium lead to secondary hyperparathyroidism.
Probably a dumb question but how do we definitively know that the ALP is elevated if they give us no reference range in the lab values or Q stem? Everything stated above definitely makes sense from a physiological standpoint, I was just curious.
i think it is critical to remember that constipation is what caused the diverticulosis.
I believe there would be no decrease in O2 saturation because oxygenated blood (high pressure) is shunted into deoxygenated circuit. As long as the lungs can keep up, this should increase venous oxygenation on average.
ty both of you for this, was wondering the same thing
O2 sat won’t change b/c you’re not adding deoxygenated blood to the arterial side. You’re just taking arterial blood and putting it into venous blood. Same reason why L->R cardiac shunts don’t decrease O2 sat (while in contrast, a R->L shunt would).
just realized: the high pressure of the arterial system keeps out low-pressure venous blood in an AV fistula (probably obvious to most ppl but it was a eureka moment for me lol)
But that doesn't make sense. Page 233 of First Aid 2019 edition clearly states that being plasma protein bound creates the lowest volume of distribution, because not being bound to proteins increases the chance it will reach deep into the tissues before it reaches the kidneys. Discrepancy with First Aid?
my reasoning was comparing two drugs, both with Vd of 1, the drug with the lower albumin binding would be cleared faster @kingtime. I don't think you're considering that A and B have equal Vd.