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


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Aspergillus fumigatus
Characteristics
Fungi
Monomorphic
Septate Hyphae
Branch at Acute Angles
Fruiting Bodies
Disease
Allergic Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (ABPA)
Eosinophilia
Increased IgE
Glucocorticoids +/- Azoles
Pulmonary Aspergillosis
TB Cavity
Lung Aspergilloma
Hemoptysis
Invasive Aspergillosis
AIDS/Immunocompromised
Chronic Granulomatous Disease
Hemorrhagic Infarction
Necrotizing Bronchopneumonia
Voriconazole +/- Caspofungin
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Nitrosoureas
Mechanism
Requires Bioactivation by Liver
Alkylating Agent
Cross-links DNA
Crosses Blood-Brain Barrier
Indications
Glioblastoma
Side Effects
Myelosuppression
Pulmonary Fibrosis
CNS Toxicity
Drugs
Carmustine
Lomustine
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Arsenic, Gold and Copper Antidotes
Toxic Metals
Arsenic
Gold
Copper
Antidotes
Penicillamine
Dimercaprol (BAL)
Succimer
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Mesothelioma
Characteristics
Malignant Pleural Tumor
Asbestos Exposure
Presentation
Dyspnea
Decreased Breath Sounds
Constitutional B Symptoms
Diagnosis 
Hemorrhagic Pleural Effusion
Pleural Thickening
Psammoma Bodies
Calretinin
Interventions
Surgery
Chemotherapy
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Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer
Pathophysiology
Rapidly Progressive
Poor Prognosis
Hoarseness
Diagnosis
Invades Local Structures
Mixed Morphology
Risk Factors
Multinodular Goiter
Older Age
History of Thyroid Disease
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Busulfan
Indications
CML
Bone Marrow Ablation
Mechanism
Cross-links DNA
Side Effects
Myelosuppression
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Hyperpigmentation
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Stomach Cancer
Adenocarcinoma
Intestinal Type
Intestinal Type
Smoked Foods Containing Nitrosamines
Achlorhydria
Type A Blood
Helicobacter pylori
Diffuse Type
Diffuse Type
Signet Ring Cells
Linitis Plastica (Leather Bottle Stomach)
Assessment
Acanthosis Nigricans
Left Supraclavicular Lymph Node
Virchow's Node
Subcutaneous Periumbilical Mets
Sister Mary Joseph's Nodule
Complications
Bilateral mets to ovaries
Krukenberg's tumor
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