Category Archives: Big Pimpin

Pimp Notes vol. 3

Still nailing every pimp question? Thumbs up

Over the last four years, I’ve started a small collection of questions that I repeatedly gotten pimped on by various attendings from many different services. We at QuickHits decided to empower the med student by starting a weekly post with a number of high yield questions along with some you-know-it-or-you-don’t type questions that you can impress some attendings with.

We hope this allows our readers to continue to build a thorough knowledge base. Give a shot at this week’s volume of pimp notes.
See how many you get right. Leave some comments!:

  • Most common elbow fracture in adults? In pediatrics?
  • How much fluid is needed to see a pulmonary effusion on radiograph?
  • Characteristics needed to diagnose appendicitis on abdominal ultrasound?
  • What are the types of den’s fractures?
  • What is a Segond fracture? What other injury is associated w/ Segond fractures?
  • Pediatric patient presents at birth with cyanosis that is cyclical. When baby cries, his respiratory distress resolves. Dx?
  • Four basic interventions to lower ICP?
  • Diagnosis, complications, and basic management:

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Pimp Notes vol. 2

How you feel when you dominate every pimp question thrown at you

Over the last four years, I’ve started a small collection of questions that I repeatedly gotten pimped on by various attendings from many different services. We at QuickHits decided to empower the med student by starting a weekly post with a number of high yield questions along with some you-know-it-or-you-don’t type questions that you can impress some attendings with.

We hope this allows our readers to continue to build a thorough knowledge base. Give a shot at this week’s volume of pimp notes.

I’m on my radiology rotation right now, so this post is heavy on radiology pimping. I picked most things that are very relevant to the ED. Thanks to Radiopaedia for most of the images!

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  • Diagnosis of this pelvic ultrasound finding (click for larger view):

  • What  are the five basic radiographic densities from least to most dense?
  • How can you assess for proptosis from a head CT?
  • Diagnosis? (click for larger view):
  • What is Rigler’s sign?
  • What is the x-ray measurements used to assess if bowel is dilated?
  • Diagnosis? What is the significance of this finding? click for larger size image

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Pimp Notes vol. 1

 When the Attending goes into rapid fire pimp mode

 And you get them ALL RIGHT!

Over the last four years, I’ve started a small collection of questions that I repeatedly gotten pimped on by various attendings from many different services. We at QuickHits decided to empower the med student by starting a weekly post with a number of high yield questions along with some you-know-it-or-you-don’t type questions that you can impress some attendings with.

We hope this allows our readers to continue to build a thorough knowledge base. Give a shot at the first volume of pimp notes.

See how many you get right. Leave some comments!:

  • Highly sensitive physical exam test for mandibular trauma/fracture?
  • ST Segment elevation in right sided V4 lead is high suggestive of?
  • Most severe complication (and most common cause of death) in ITP?
  • Metabolic causes of acute confusion?
  • Pneumonia classically associated w/ bullous myringitis?
  • Diagnosis?:

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Case:
26 year old male presents with his elbows, wrist, and fingers locked in flexion. He started having an exacerbation of his anxiety attacks about 4 hours ago. When seen in the ED, he is hyperventilating and complaining of tingling in his fingers and inability to relax his hands.

  • Diagnosis?
  • Pathophysiology?
  • Treatment?

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