Single Best Answer (SBA) and Extended Matching Question (EMQ) examinations are increasingly popular means of testing medical students and those undertaking postgraduate qualifications in a number of subject areas. Written by a final year medical student, junior doctors and an experienced clinician, Single Best Answers and EMQs in Clinical Pathology provides invaluable guidance from authors who understand from personal experience that detailed and accurate explanations are the key to successful revision.
This book presents 200 SBA-style and 50 EMQ-style questions arranged by sub-specialty area as well as a practice exam of random questions. A clear discussion of how the correct answer was reached and other options ruled out for every question is given at the end of each section, making this book an excellent learning aid during all stages of undergraduate clinical studies and beyond into postgraduate training, and particularly while preparing for medical finals.
Sukhpreet Singh Dubb, Final year medical student; Nishma Manek, Final year medical student; Shams Shamoon, Fifth year medical student; Daniel Zeloof, Final year medical student; Imperial College London, UK Karim Meeran (Editorial Advisor), Professor of Endocrinology, Imperial College London, UK
Chemical Pathology EMQs Sodium handling Potassium handling Acid-base balance Liver function tests Endocrine chemical pathology Calcium handling Plasma proteins Vitamin deficiencies Inborn errors of metabolism Therapeutic drug monitoring Answers Chemical Pathology SBAs Arterial blood gas sample Paradoxical aciduria Hyponatraemia Hypercalcaemia Vitamin deficiency tests Hyperkalaemia Hypernatraemia Water deprivation test Acute abdominal pain Exacerbating factors for gout Anion gap Estimated plasma osmolarity Biochemical abnormalities in chronic renal failure Thyroid function tests Biochemical abnormalities of metabolic bone disease Inherited metabolic disorders Neonatal jaundice Vitamin D deficiency Raised alkaline phosphatase Nutritional deficiency Therapeutic drug monitoring Hypoglycaemia Acute pancreatitis Treatment of hyperkalaemia Myocardial infarction Answers Haematology EMQs Anaemia Haemolytic anaemia The peripheral blood film Bleeding disorders Thrombophilia Complications of transfusion Haematological neoplasms Haematology of systemic disease Answers Haematology SBAs Blood transfusion Haemolytic anaemia Infectious mononucleosis Haemoglobinopathies in children Anaemia Macrocytic anaemia Hepatomegaly Plasma cell disorders Platelet count Obstetric haematology Vitamin K dependent clotting factors Deep vein thrombosis Thrombocytopenia Erythrocyte sedimentation rate Polycythaemia Haemolysis Secondary polycythaemia von Willebrand's disease Myeloproliferative disease Lymphoma Hodgkin's lymphoma Glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency Anaemia (6) Splenomegaly Hodgkin's lymphoma staging Acute leukaemia Treatment of chronic myeloid leukaemia von Willebrand's disease Myelodysplastic syndrome Factor V Leiden Answers Immunology EMQs Immunodeficiency Transplantation Autoimmune antibodies Hypersensitivity Immune-based therapies Nephritic disorders Diagnostic immunology Answers Immunology SBAs Innate immunity: Physical barriers Adaptive immunity: Antibodies Human leukocyte antigen Immune tolerance Mechanisms of autoimmunity Primary immunodeficiency: Phagocyte deficiency Secondary immunodeficiency Hypersensitivity reactions Transplantation and rejection Human immunodeficiency virus Vaccines Immune-based therapies Rheumatic diseases Autoantibodies in type 1 diabetes mellitus Autoimmune thyroid disease Autoimmune polyendocrine syndromes Autoantibodies in liver disease Autoimmune gastrointestinal disease Skin disease Non-proliferative glomerulonephritis Proliferative glomerulonephritis Lupus nephritis Vasculitis Neurological disease Eye disease Diagnostic immunology Answers Microbiology EMQs Respiratory tract infections Gastrointestinal infections Central nervous system infections Sexually transmitted infections Anti-microbials Viral infections Anti-virals Fungal infections Zoonoses Neonatal and childhood infections Answers Microbiology SBAs Sputum culture Mantoux test Pneumonia Endocarditis Anti-virals Vaccine schedule Urinary tract infections Diarrhoea Protozoal disease Investigation of an ulcer Fever Swollen joint Hepatitis B serology Treatment for diarrhoea Confusion Lumbar puncture Abdominal distension Hepatitis C Lethargy Difficulty swallowing Treatment for a cough Muscle weakness Malaria Answers Histopathology EMQs Cardiovascular pathology Respiratory pathology Connective tissue pathology Cerebrovascular pathology Gastrointestinal pathology Liver pathology Skin pathology Renal pathology Breast pathology Bone pathology Answers Histopathology SBAs Mitral valve vegetation Congenital causes of cardiovascular disease Acute myocardial infarction Anti-topoisomerase antibodies Muscle weakness Lewy bodies Plaques of multiple sclerosis Causes of dementia Cell changes Gastritis Diseases of the exocrine pancreas Diseases of the endocrine pancreas Viral hepatitis Anti-mitochondrial antibodies Congenital metabolic disorders Gastrointestinal diseases in children Colitis Neoplastic disease of the intestine Hydrosalpinx Gynaecological tumours Ovarian tumours Peripheral blood film Coeliac disease Non-neoplastic bone tumours Benign bone tumours Malignant bone tumours NHS cervical screening programme Obstructive lung disease Pneumonia Diffuse alveolar damage Respiratory disease Erythema multiforme Skin tumours Inflammatory conditions Types of fractures Non-neoplastic bone disease Painful joint Renal disease Urological neoplasia Gleason's grading system Non-neoplastic disorders of the breast Neoplasms of the breast Cystic diseases of the kidneys Glomerular disease Clinical manifestations of glomerular disease Cerebrovascular aneurysm Cerebral infections HIV in children Answers