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Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 1 Prep Series 2011: No. 119--The Case of the Right-sided Headache and Visual Disturbance

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Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 1 Prep Series 2011: No. 119--The Case of the Right-sided Headache and Visual Disturbance

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine
Authors:  
Betsy Goebel Jones, P.T., Andrew Dentino, P.T., Lawrence Chiu, P.T., Catherine Crawford, P.T., Mohammed Hamzeh, P.T., Monica Lee, P.T., Anita Rao, P.T., Tracy Soledad, P.T., Anna Venardos, P.T., Ronald Winters, P.T.
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
POGOe Id: 
20909
Posted: 
08/12/2011
Updated: 
01/22/2013
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Abstract: 

The Step1 Test Prep Series was created by second-year students at the Texas Tech School of Medicine in Lubbock as a project of the MS2 Aging Block of Systems Disorders II. It was developed as part of the Reynolds Geriatrics Podcast series, which is supported in part by an Aging and Quality of Life grant from the D.W. Reynolds Foundation. 

Educational objectives: 

The second-year medical student studying for the Step 1 exam should be able to:

  • Define giant-cell arteritis
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of giant-cell arteritis (also called temporal arteritis)
  • Recognize that temporal arteritis can lead to monocular blindness
  • Identify the histopathological changes seen in a biopsy of a vessel with giant-cell arteritis
  • Identify the effective treatment for giant-cell arteritis
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

The episodes in this series are based on questions that have geriatrics content and patient vignettes from the 2011 Step1 Sample Exam, available from http://www.ttuhsc.edu/som/fammed/ttmedcast/gerseries/gerstep1prep.aspx.

Main Topics: 
Intended learner audience: 
Estimated time to complete: 
15 minutes
Suggested Citation:
Dr. Betsy Goebel Jones, Dr. Andrew Dentino, Lawrence Chiu, Catherine Crawford, Mohammed Hamzeh, Monica Lee, Anita Rao, Tracy Soledad, Anna Venardos and Ronald Winters. Texas Tech Medcast Reynolds Geriatric Step 1 Prep Series 2011: No. 119--The Case of the Right-sided Headache and Visual Disturbance. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2011 Available from: http://www.pogoe.org/productid/20909