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Medicine: Palliative Care

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Day 2: Quality Control

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Step 2 CS Practice Differential: Low Back Pain

Key History

  • Location
  • Quality
  • Intensity
  • Radiation
  • Context
    • Moving furniture
    • Bending/twisting
    • Trauma
  • Timing
    • Disturbs sleep
  • Associated symptoms
    • Constitutional
    • Incontinence
  • Exacerbating and alleviating factors
  • History of cancer…
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Step 2 CS Practice Differential: Joint/Limb Pain

**PLEASE NOTE: WILL BE REVISED/REORGANIZED SHORTLY**

Key History

  • Location
  • Quality
  • Intensity
  • Duration
  • Patterm
    • Small vs. large joints
    • Number involved
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Warmth
  • Associated symptoms
    • Constitutional…
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Step 2 CS Practice Differential: Abuse

Key History

  • Establish confidentiality
  • Directly question about physical, sexual, or emotional abuse
  • Directly question about fear, safety, backup plan
  • History of frequent accidents/injuries, mental illness, drug use…
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Step 2 CS Practice Differential: Vaginal Bleeding

Key History

  • Premenopausal vs. postmenopausal status
  • Duration
  • Amount
  • Menstrual history
    • Relation to last menstrual period
  • Associated discharge
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Urinary symptoms
  • Trauma
  • Medications …
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Step 2 CS Practice Differential: Amenorrhea

Key History

  • Primary vs. secondary
  • Duration
  • Possible pregnancy
  • Associated symptoms
    • Headache
    • Decreased peripheral vision
    • Galactorrhea
    • Hirsutism
    • Virilization
    • Hot flashes
    • Vaginal dryness
    • Symptoms of thyroid disease…
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