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Q 1. How does inflammatory acne form?

overproduction of keratin & sebum
-> blocks follicles (forming comedones)
-> propionibacterium acnes infection
-> bacteria produces lipase that breaks down TG in sebum
-> acne


Q 1. Definition and example of each
- apocrine
- merocrine
- holocrine

- aporcine: vesicle mediated release
ex) mammary gland (remember apocrine metaplasia that does not progress to cancer?)

- merocrine: exocytosis mediated release
ex) eccrine/apocrine sweat gland, salivary gland

- holocrine: lysis and release of cytoplasmic contents
ex) sebaccus gland (thus acne is example of holocrine)

* all of these are exocrine system: release via duct


Q 2. common infection source of osteomyleitis
- children
- sickle cell (2)
- pott disease

- children: S. aureus

- sickle cell: S.aureus, Salmonella

- pott disease: Mycobacteria


Q 2. Moraxella catarrhalis: associated disease? (3)
* This bug is not covered in sketchy/FA

otitis media
exacerbation of COPD


Q 3. How to calculate median?

sum two middle values/2
data set should be in even number

ex: 1,2,3,4,5,6
-> median: (3+4)/2=3.5


Q 4. Which viral encoded protein is the major determinant for viral tropism on specific host tissue?

surface glycoprotein

viral surface glycoprotein attaches to corresponding receptors on host cell membrane: the very initial step.

This makes sense as orthomyxovirus major antigenic variation is on hemagluttin (surface gylcoprotein)- shift/drift


Q 6. epigenetics: histone acetylation vs. histone deacetylation? What each does for txn?

- acetylation: txn activation

- deacetylation: txn deactivation


Q 6. Huntington disease
- which gene is mutated? what chromosome? how?
- nature of mutation: gain of function or loss of function?

- huntingtin protein, chromosome 4, multiple CAG repeats

- gain of function, mutated hungtingtin protein promotes histone deacetylation, causing transcriptional repression of many other genes


Q 7. histologic finding in glioblastoma multiforme? what about macroscopic finding?

- mcroscopic finding: butterfly lesion that crosses corpus callosum

- histologic finding: pseudopallisading necrosis ( cells lining up around necrosis) & angiogensis


Q 7. glioblastoma multiforme is tumor of what neuronal cell origin? what is kid's brain tumor that has equivalent cell origin? What stain can be used for this cell origin?

- astrocyte

- kids: pilocytic astrocytoma

- both are GFAP positive


Q 7. What is prognosis for glioblastoma multiforme?

very bad. it progresses rapidly. Pt usually die within 2 years after diagnosis


Q 8. Tetanus vaccine
- what is it?
- what immune response is triggered?

- tetanus toxoid: formaldehyde inactivated tetanus toxin

- humoral response: antibody


Q 9. Lactase degrades lactose to what two sugars?

- glucose
- galactose


Q 9. galactose metabolism disorder: galactose kinase deficiency vs. classic galactosemia
- compare phenotypes

Galactose kinase deficiency
- cataracts
- failure to track objects/ social smile

Classic Galactosemia
- hepatomegaly
- jaundice
- intellectual instability
- also cataracts

*LIVER manifestations are only for CLASSIC GALATOSEMIA


Q 10. Ethics: What are four exceptions for protecting patient's confidentiality?

- harming oneself/ another that may happen in the future again

- child or elder abuse

- knife or gunshot wounds

- reportable communicable disease ( transmittable infectious disease such as ebola)


Q 12. Describe the location of AV node. Radiofrequency ablation of AV node is indicated in what heart condition?

- endocardial surface near atrial septum & coronary sinus

- Atrial fib


Q 12. Describe the location of SA node.

- upper anterior atrium near opening of SVC


Q 12. Radiofrequency ablation of which part of heart is indicated for atrial flutter?

- isthmus between IVC & tricuspid annulus


Q 13. What is the most effective approach to enhance adherence to medication for adolescent patient?

Finding support and role models within PEER group


Q 14. What determines coronary dominance? What is the most common dominance type?

- Blood that supplies PDA (posterior descending artery)

- Right dominance is about 85%


Q 14. SA node and AV node are supplied by what coronary artery?

Dominant artery. Either by RCA (for right dominance) or LCA (for left dominance)


Q 15. Nitroprusside
- indication
- side effect

- increase cGMP by direct release of NO => balanced vasodilation of BOTH artery and vein. Very SHORT acting

- hypertensive crisis

- cyanide toxicity (also releases cyanide)


Q 17. pancreatic head is derived from what pancreatic bud?

- inferior/posterior head: ventral pancreatic bud

- rest of head: dorsal pancreatic bud

* Remember: ventral pancreatic bud does give rise to uncinate process, but NOT all parts of head


Q 17. main pancreatic duct vs. accessory pancreatic duct each is derived from what pancreatic bud?

- main pancreatic duct: ventral pancreadic bud

- accessory pancreatic duct: dorsal pancreatic bud


Q 19. What urine pH condition will precipitate kidney stones
- Ca oxalate
- Ca phosphate
- MAP (what is this?)
- Uric acid
- Cystine

- Ca oxalate: - (neutral)
- Ca phosphate: basic
- MAP (magnesium ammonium phosphate): basic
- uric acid: acidic
- cystine: acidic


Q 19. Pathophysiology of cystine kidney stone? What other amino acids will be accumulated

- mutation on transporter-> impaired reabsorption in kidney and reabsorption at gut as well

C- cysteine
O- ornithine
L- Lysine
A- Arginine

These all share same transporter


Q 20. What mutation on what gene is implicated in melanoma? What does this mutation do?

increase signaling pathway in melanocyte proliferation/metastasis/survival


Q 22. What is co-infection mechanism of HDV? (Why HepD virus needs HepB virus to infect hepatocyte? )

HepD virus (delta virus) must be COATED by HepB surface antigen to infect hepatocytes


Q 21. Diazepam
- What class of drug is this?
- indications (6)
- side effects (3)
- should be avoided with what drugs?


- increase frequency (vs. phenobabitol- duration) of GABA-A

- status epilepticus (1st line), alcohol withdrawal, insomnia, anxiety, analgesia, muscle relaxant ( to stop spasticity in stroke)

- sedation, mental status change-confusion/disorientation (elderly), dependence/tolerance

- Any drugs that cause same side effects
ex: Anti-histamines (first generation, sedation is less significant in second gen.)


Q 21. Chlorpheniramine: what class of drug is this? What other drugs (2) are in this class?

first generation anti-histamine

- Diphenhydramine, dimenhydrinate


Q 21. Loratadine: what class of drug is this? What other drugs (3) are in this class?

second generation anti-histamine

- fexofenadine, cetirizine, desloratadine


Q 22. Ranitidine
- indication
- side effect (1)

- H2 receptor blocker -> less gastric acid secretion

- peptic ulcer disease, GERD, gastritis

- decrease renal excretion of creatinine


- indication
- side effects (3)

- H2 receptor blocker -> less gastric acid secretion

- peptic ulcer disease, GERD, gastiritis

- side effects
1. potent CYP450 inhibitor (DDI)
2. decrease renal excretion of creatinine (so does ranitidine)
3. anti-androgen effects (gynecomastia, impotence, decreased libido, prolactinemia)


Q 23. Cheyne- stroke breathing
- Describe breathing pattern?

- explain physiology

- under what medical conditions? explain physiology

- apnea followed by gradual increase then decrease tidal volume

- apnea induced hypercapnea -> hyperventilation to compensate and then hypoventilation to reduce hypocapnea

-CHF, brain trauma, stroke

w/ CHF: lack of effective ventilation (due to pulmonary conjestion) -> unbalanced hyper/hypo ventilation

w/ brain trauma/stroke: delayed pCO2 sensation in central chemoreceptor-> unbalanced hyper/hypo ventilation


Q 24. What are diagnostic criteria for diabetes
- Hb1AC
- fasting glucose level
- 2hr glucose tolerance

- Hb1AC >6.5

- fasting glucose >126

- 2hr glucose tolerance >200


Q 24. elevated free serum fatty acid vs. elevated C-peptide: which one contributes to progress of T2DM?

elevated free serum acid

Elevated free serum acid -> less need of insulin dependent glucose uptake -> insulin resistance

- elevated C-peptide is also seen in T2DM, but it is byproduct of insulin resistance (increased insulin synthesis in insulin resistance), not causation of insulin resistance


Q 25. What is eplerenone?

aldosterone antagonist

just like spironolactone


Q 27. What ECG finding is seen after beta-blocker?

PR prolongation


Q 28. Varicose vein
- What is gross appearance ?
- etiologies (4)?
- what is complication?

- dilated & tourtuous vein

- long standing, >50 age, multiple pregnancy, obesity

- ischemic necrosis and skin ulceration


Q 30. What agent decreased radioactive I uptake treatment for Graves disease? why?

Pertechneate or Perchlorate

These two agents also undergo uptake by Na+/I- cotransporter. Thus, it will reduce radioactive Iodine uptake


Q 30. What is additional function of propylthiouracil that methimazole doesn't have? What is the function that these two commonly have?

5'-deiodinase inhibitor

Both propylthiouracil and methimazole can block TPO (thyroid peroxidase- iodine oxidation/ organification/ coupling)


Q 31. What is the best therapy for febrile seizure?

supportive care only


Q 31. Is active cooling recommended for febrile seizure? what about antipyretics?

- active cooling is not recommended. It can precipitate seizure by inducing shivering

- antipyretics do not show efficacy in reuding seizure


Q 32. What do leukotrines (LTC4, LTD4, LTE4) do? Which medications target leukotrines for asthma?


- Monteleukast/ Zafirleukast: leukotrine receptor inhibitor

- Ziluton: Direct LOX inhibitor


Q 33. hemoptysis, elevated DLCO, proteinuria, hematuria. what is diagnosis?


Elevated DLCO is due to accumulation of blood within alveoli. Blood will uptake CO (hemoglobin has great affinity to it)


Q 34. Which vitamin is precursor for NAD?



Q 35. peripheral chemoreceptor vs. central chemoreceptor

- location
- senses what?

peripheral chemoreceptor
: carotid body
=> senses pO2

central chemoreceptor
: ventral surface of medulla
=> senses pCO2, pH


Carotid body vs. Carotid sinus
- difference
- similarity

- difference: body is chemoreceptor, sinus is pressure receptor

- similarity: they both fires glossopharyngeal nerve to solitary nucleus of medulla


Q 37. Blue toes, livedo reticularis after surgery. What is happening?


After surgery, cholesterol gets dislodged from big size arteries, and lodged to small size arteries.


Q 37. Histologic finding of hyperplastic arteriolor changes in kidney. What is diagnosis?

renal hypertension


Q 38. Screening marker in urinalysis for early stage diabetic nephropathy? explain pathophysiology

In diabetes, upregulation of heparanse will result in loss of negative charge barrier in GBM


Q 38. What is earliest morphological change in diabetic nephropathy?

GBM thickening & mesangial matrix expansion due to non-enzymatic glycosylation


Q 38. Which molecule in GBM is responsible for barrier for protein filtration?

heparan sulfate
: it is negatively charge. so it creates charge barrier (most protein is negatively charged)


Q 38. What medication slows progression of diabetic nephropathy? explain mechanism


dilation of efferent arteriole to reduce hyperfiltration damage of glomeruli


Q 39. lepromatous leprosy vs. tuberculoid leprosy
- symptoms
- immune response

- severe presentation- diffuse/leonine face (lion face)
- mediated by Th2

- less severe presentation- limited, skin plaques
- mediated by Th1

* think like this: lepromatous is more nasty one. so you need to stimulate Th2 -> antibody to handle this nasty shit


Q 39. What is lepromin skin test? which form of leprosy is more sensitive? why?

- injection of M leprae antigen (like PPD): positive result will show indurated nodule

- lepromin skin test is more sensitive to tuberculoid as it has stronger Th1 response.


Q 40. Cavernous hemangioma
- what morphological change?
- affected organs (2)
- complication?

- vascular malformation causing dilated blood vessel

- liver and brain

- blood vessel malformation leads to hemorrhage (intrehepatic, intracranial), stroke, and even seizure (due to mass effect)