USMLE Step 2 Secrets, 3rd Edition by Theodore X. O'Connell

By Theodore X. O'Connell

USMLE Step 2 secrets and techniques is an easy-to-read evaluation ideal for busy scholars such as you. Adam Brochert, MD-who scored within the 99th percentile at the Step 2 USMLE-and Theodore X. O’Connell, MD-author of a number of evaluation and scientific reference books-present crucial questions and solutions overlaying the real options you must recognize to attain good at the USMLE Step 2 examination: key stipulations you can be anticipated to acknowledge, all distinctiveness and subspecialty themes, and worthwhile scientific concepts.

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Administer aspirin. 6. Administer nitroglycerin. 7. Beta blockers, which patients without contraindications should take for life, reduce the mortality rate of MI as well as the incidence of a second heart attack. 8. Administer clopidogrel. 9. Administer unfractionated or low molecular weight heparin. 10. An angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor or angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB) should be started within 24 hours. 11. Administer an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin). 38 CHAPTER 4 CARDIOLOGY 9.

The hypothesis then can be tested with a prospective study. For example, researchers have found a higher prevalence of colon cancer and a diet higher in fat in the United States versus a lower prevalence of colon cancer and a diet lower in fat in Japan. 25. What is the difference between incidence and prevalence? Incidence is the number of new cases of a disease in a unit of time (generally 1 year, but any time frame can be used). The incidence of a disease is equal to the absolute (or total) risk of developing a condition (as distinguished from relative or attributable risk).

Never make up or assume responses. 38. Explain lead-time bias. Lead-time bias is due to time differentials. The classic example is a cancer screening test that claims to prolong survival compared with older survival data, when in fact the difference is due only to earlier detection—not to improved treatment or prolonged survival. 39. Explain admission rate bias. The classic admission rate bias occurs when an experimenter compares the mortality rates for myocardial infarction (or some other disease) in hospitals A and B and concludes that hospital A has a higher mortality rate.

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