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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (2021) | Physician Assistant (PA) School Study Aid


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Chlamydia
Mechanism
Chlamydia trachomatis
Assessment
May Be Asymptomatic
Dysuria
Epididymitis
Discharge
Dyspareunia
Interventions
Doxycycline
Azithromycin
No Intercourse for 1 Week
Treat Partners
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Mumps Virus
Characteristics
Paramyxovirus
Signs and Symptoms
Parotitis
Increased Serum Amylase
Orchitis
Oophoritis
Aseptic Meningitis
Pancreatitis
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Disease
Mechanism and Characteristics
DHT-induced Growth Factors
Common in Men > 50 Years Old
Smooth, Symmetric, Firm Enlargement
Affects Lateral and Middle (Periurethral) Gland
Urethra Compression
Symptoms and Complications
Increased Urinary Frequency
Nocturia
Dysuria
Urinary Tract Infection
Hydronephrosis
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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Diagnosis and Treatment
Diagnosis
Digital Rectal Exam
Urinalysis to Detect Infection or Blood
Treatment
Alpha-1 Antagonists
Tamsulosin
5 Alpha Reductase Inhibitors
Finasteride
TURP (Transurethral Resection of Prostate)
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1 min
Prostatitis
Cause/Mechanism
Bacterial Infection
Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
Assessment
Flu-Like Symptoms
Perineal Pain
Dysuria
Sexual Dysfunction
Diagnosis 
Prostatic Massage
Interventions
Antibiotics
Increased Fluid Intake
Pain Management
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3 mins
Prostate Adenocarcinoma Characteristics and Presentation
Characteristics
Most Common Cancer in Men
Screening Test if Suspicious
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
Peripheral Zone
Risk Factors
African-American
Advanced Age
Presentation
Usually Asymptomatic
Terminal Hematuria
Urinary Retention or Incontinence
Lower Back Pain
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Prostate Cancer Assessment
Most Common Cancer in Men
Assessment
Mimics BPH
Metastasis to Back
Low Back Pain
Fatigue
Considerations
Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)
Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)
Transrectal Ultrasound (TRUS)
Biopsy
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