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MEN 1 tumors? Inheritance?

pancreas (endocrine tumors), pituitary, parathyroid; AD

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Patients with acromegaly undergo cardiomegaly and __ heart failure. They also commonly develop __ (metabolic disorder)

diastolic; diabetes

3

Thyroid nodule with a low TSH - next step?

RAIU (radioactive iodine uptake test)

4

How do you diagnose diabetes with a fastng blood glucose?

bG greater than 125 on two occasions

5

When do you tx hypothyroidism?

symptomatic or TSH gt 10

6

In DKA tx, what do you need to do before giving insulin?

Check Potassium! Should be gt 4 before giving

7

2 hour glucose toelrance test: name the numbers for normal and diabetes

diabetes = greater than or equal to 200
normal = less than 140

8

Exopthalmos and pretibial myxedema, dx?

grave's disease

9

Thyroid nodule + hx/o radiation to head and neck, what's next step?

FNA

10

Afib with RVR, fever, hypotension, jaundice, dx?

Thyroid storm

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Thyroid nodule with a normal TSH - next step?

Ultrasound (same for high TSH)

12

Fluid for DKA when the sugar comes towards normal?

D5 1/2 NS

13

What are the antibodies in type I diabetes (2)?

Anti-GAD and anti-IA-2

14

Best test for acromegaly? What's the order of three tests you would order?

MRI; ILGF-1, glucose suppression test (expect GH to go down if normal), MRI

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Acute pan hypopituitarism presents with these 4 symptoms due to __. Treat by __. Commonly caused by infxn, infarction, iatrogenic (surgery/radiation)

lethargy and coma due to decreased TSH; hypotension and tachycardia (due to decreased cortisol and reflex tachy); replacing hormones

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Water deprivation tests fails to correct with ADH, what is diagnosis?

nephrogenic DI

17

What test do you get first for suspected acromegaly?

ILGF-1 (NOT growth hormone!!)

18

Thyroid nodule in a pt with weight loss, heat intolerance, and increased DTRs - what's next step?

Get a TSH (probably not cancer)

19

You suspect Conn's, both the aldo and renin are elevated, the A:R ratio is less than 10, dx? Name 2 causes

Renovascular HTN; Fibromuscular dysplasia (young woman, stent) and renal artery stenosis (old man)

20

What non-insulin class causes weight loss?

GLP-1s (exanatide and liraglutide)

21

Wide-spaced teeth, rings that don't fit, hats too small, dx?

acromegaly

22

Most common cause of Addison's disease in US? Worldwide?

Autoimmune; TB

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Chronic pan hypopituitarism presents with __ and __. You diagnose it with __ and __. Tx by __. Commonly cause by autoimmune, deposition, cancer.

decreased libido (changes in menstruation) and decreased growth (chronic affects GH/FSH/LH since body sacrifices those to keep TSH and ACTH up); insulin stiulation test (growth hormone fails to rise) and MRI; Tx by replacing hormones and reversing underlying cause

24

A1c goal for tx of diabetes?

less than 7%

25

What is the benign side effect of metformin?

Diarrhea (self limiting)

26

What non-insulin class is weight neutral?

DPP4-inhibitiors (gliptins) (by inhibiting DPP4 they prevent breakdown of GLP-1)

27

Best diagnostic test for prolactinoma? First test when you suspect prolactinoma?

MRI; TSH/fT4 (then you get prolactin levels)

28

Medullary thyroid cancer - what should you associate with it (4)?

Calcitonin, C-cells (which produce calcitonin), MEN2A/2B, RET oncogene

29

How do you screen for Cushing's syndrome?

Low-dose dexamethasone suppression

30

You suspect Conn's, both the aldo and renin are not elevated, possible dx (2)?

Mimicker: CAH or licorice ingestion

31

Pregnancy, bloody delivery, altered mental status, hypotension, dx?

Sheehan's

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Water deprivation test corrects with restricting water, diagnosis?

psychogenic polydipsia

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Initial fluid resuscitation for DKA?

normal saline or lactated ringers

34

Hypoglycemia after working out - what do you do?

Eat glucose

35

MRI incidentally finds no pituitary, diagnosis and tx?

Empty sella syndrome (benign) - reassurance (no tx needed - they still have a pituitary its just not located in the sella)

36

How do you tx SIADH?

Water restrict, fix the underlying condition

37

Thyroid nodule with a low TSH, "hot" nodule on RAIU - what's the next step?

Treat hyperthyroidism (no biopsy)

38

CT scan for something else, finds adrenal incidentaloma, next step?

Rule out Conn's, Cushings and pheo

39

You suspect Conn's, the aldo is raised and the renin is lowered, A:R ratio greater than 30, dx? Next steps (3)? Tx?

primary hyperaldosteronism; salt suppression test (for definitive diagnosis); MRI (to look for adenoma = Conn's vs hyperplasia); adrenal vein sampling (often side with out mass is the hyperfunctioning side); If tumor, resect!

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An A1c of 6.0 means what? How do you treat?

Pre-diabetes; lifestyle modifications and metformin

41

Pericardial effusion, coma, hypotension, and hypothermia, dx?

Myxedema coma

42

MEN2A tumors? Gene?

Pheochromoctyoma + Medullary thyroid
+ Parathyroid; RET oncogene

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MEN2B tumors? Gene?

Pheochromoctyoma + Medullary thyroid
+ Neuronal; RET oncogene

44

Headache, tachycardia, hypertension, perspiration - dx? Tx?

Pheochromocytoma; alpha adrenergic blockade, beta-blockade, resection (in that order!)

45

Hypoglycemia + normal c-peptide, dx?

Injxn of exogenous insulin

46

Painful thyroid, dx?

DeQuervain's thyroiditis

47

What will you see on RAIU for thyroiditis?

No uptake (since in thyroiditis, only pre-formed T4 is released)

48

Picture of purple stretch marks or the back of the neck with a hump, dx?

Cushing's syndrome

49

Has a pituitary mass, suddenly goes altered and hypotensive, dx?

Apoplexy (tumor outgrows blood supply and pituitary undergoes necrosis)

50

How do you diagnose DKA (4)?

BMP (bG, anion gap), U/A (ketones), serum ketones, ABG for acidosis

51

Water deprivation test corrects with ADH administration, dx?

central DI

52

What is the thyroid nodule size on ultrasound that automatically goes to FNA?

Size greater than 1 cm

53

Pathology shows orphan annie nuclei, diagnosis?

Papillary thyroid cancer

54

Which thyroid tumor has hematogenous spread? Which is locally invasive? Which has psammoma bodies? Which causes hypocalcemia?

follicular; anaplastic; papillary; medullary

55

How do you know when DKA is fully treated? HHS?

When the anion gap closes; follow the symptomatic improvement

56

First line therapy for prolactinomas?

Dopamine agonists (cabergoline > bromocriptine)

57

Hypoglycemia + high c-peptide - what's the next test?

Secretagogue screen (differentiate btwn insulinoma and ingestion of sulfonylureas which cause increased endogenous insulin production)

58

What is the devastating side effect of metformin? Who shouldn't get it (3)?

lactic acidosis; patients with CHF, CKD, liver disease

59

Pt in DKA and the gap closes, what do you do?

Bridge subQ insulin

60

What non-insulin class can cause hypoglycemia?

sulfonylureas

61

How do you screen for pheochromocytoma?

Urinary metanephrines and VMA

62

HTN and hypokalemia, dx?

Conn's syndrome

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How do you tx myxedema coma (3)?

warmed IV fluids, blankets, IV T4

64

How do you treat the Na in refractory SIADH?

demeclocycline, which induces nephrogenic diabetes insipidus

65

You suspect Conn's syndrome, first step in diagnosis?

Aldo:Renin ratio

66

Treatment for central diabetes insipidus?

Intranasal desmopressin (DDAVP)

67

What's the treatment for metastatic follicular carcinoma?

Radioactive iodine

68

Young woman with renovascular hypertension, dx and next step?

Fibromuscular dysplasia, stent her!

69

Cortisol low, cosyntropin stim test does not stimulate cortisol, dx and next step?

Adrenal failure (Addison's), CT abdomen and give fludrocortisone and cortisol

70

What are the annual screening tests diabetics need?

Urinalysis (look for microalbuminuria), retina exam (look for retinopathy), monofilament foot screen (look for neuropathy)

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Thyroid nodule with a low TSH, no hot nodule on RAIU - next step is?

U/S (then FNA, but first u/s)

72

It's definitely Cushing's Disease, but the MRI is negative, next step?

Inferior petrosal sinus sampling (it's where the pituitary gland drains) (Cushing's Disease = pituitary tumor)

73

Hypoglycemia and a coma - what do you do?

IV D50 (or IM glucagon if not at hospital)

74

Fasting glucose: name the numbers for normal and for diabetes

normal: less than 100
diabetes: greater than 125

75

How do you tx thyroid storm (4)?

IV fluids, propranolol (to control rate), PTU/methimazole (to decrease fT4), IV steroids (to reduce peripheral conversion of T4 to the more active T3)

76

What will you see on RAIU for a toxic adenoma?

cold thyroid, hot adenoma

77

What will you see on RAIU of Grave's disease?

Whole thyroid is hot and enlarged

78

Galactorrhea and amenorrhea, dx?

prolactinemia (likely a prolactinoma)