A Fresh Spin on the Differential of Dizziness

Dizziness “zebras,” ECG portents of MI, asthma exacerbations, iatrogenic pulmonary edema, diabetes risk . . . give the questions in this week’s quiz a whirl.

 

Question 1:

When a patient complains of feeling dizzy or light-headed, cardiac and neurologic disorders come to mind first.

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Question 2:

Wellens syndrome can progress rapidly to anterior wall myocardial infarction.

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Question 3:

Common reasons for patients with asthma to seek treatment in the emergency department (ED) were outlined recently at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine's Annual Scientific Assembly.

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Question 4:

Symptomatic re-expansion pulmonary edema (REPE) can occur after thoracentesis is performed to treat large pleural effusions or pneumothorax.

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Question 5:

Finnish investigators found that former elite male athletes have a significantly lower risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus than age-matched controls.

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ANSWER KEY:

Question 1. F

Question 2. D

Question 3. B

Question 4. E

Question 5. A