We review core medical knowledge on continuous basis in order to prepare you for the PANCE or PANRE.
S2 E072 Wrapping up EENT
Parotitis/Sialadentitis Painful swelling of the parotid one or both parotid glands Cause Viral infection Historically the number one cause was the mumps Parainfluenza and Epstein barr are the most common HIV Bacterial infection Staph Aureus is the most common bacteria Autoimmune disease Sjogrens Blockage Stone Mucus plug Dehydration Clinical Presentation Facial swelling Facial pain Difficulty […]
S2 E071 Throat and Mouth Infections and Inflammation
Oropharyngeal Infections/Inflammatory disorders Aphthous ulcers (Canker sore) Round ulcer on oral mucosa Unknown etiology Clinical Presentation Small open sore in the mouth The sore is yellow or white Labs, Studies and Physical Exam Findings Clinical diagnosis Treatment Self limiting ½ hydrogen peroxide or chlorhexidine mouthwash Corticosteroids Oral candidiasis (Thrush) Yeast infection of the mouth 50% […]
S2 E70 The Nose and Sinuses
Acute/chronic sinusitis An inflammation/infection of the sinuses Typically secondary to an upper respiratory infection or seasonal allergies Most common pathogens Strep pneumoniae Haemophilus Influenzae Moraxella catarrhalis Staph aureus Predisposing Factors Anything that obstructs drainage from the sinuses Smoking – (decreases movement of cilia) Deviated septum Cystic fibrosis Large adenoids Clinical Presentation I’ve had a cold […]
S2 E069 Inner Ear and Hearing Loss
> Acoustic Neuroma (Vestibular Schwannoma) Slow growing benign tumor of the vestibulocochlear nerve, CN VIII Occurs in males and females equally Most often found in those between the ages of 50 and 60. The are the most common intracranial tumor […]
S2 E068 External and Inner Ear from the PANCE Blue Print
> External Ear Cerumen Impaction Ear wax built up in the external ear canal Cerumen can be impacted by the patients use of a cotton swab Clinical Presentation Routine office visit Progressive hearing loss Labs, Studies and Physical Exam Findings […]
S2 E067 Failing PA School
This week I’m bringing you an amazing person and an amazing interview. The interview with Alana in Episode 061 about her first failing and then passing her PANCE was so good I decided to put together another interview. This week, for the second ever interview on the PAER podcast, I have an amazing member of […]
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This podcast has been incredibly helpful to maximize my time while I drive to site and commute in the morning. It does not have the full blueprint but it covers a lot of topics and has helpful tips and tricks for test taking. It also pimps you as you drive. I recommend it for all PA students to check out.
I love listening to this podcast. Thank you Brian for your hard work and providing this awesome study tool! I listen to the podcasts while I run and during my commutes. They have been a great way for me to get more study time in. There have been multiple times on tests that these podcasts have helped me answer questions correctly. I highly recommend them!
So much rambling besides the content. Also constantly correcting himself and misspeaking, makes it confusing and frustrating to listen to while I’m driving.