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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 2012 Edition – Using QR Codes

Have you purchased the new edition of First Aid USMLE Step 1 yet?  We’ve included some great new features to make studying easier.

QR Codes – You may have noticed that the 2012 version of First Aid USMLE Step 1 includes QR codes throughout the book.  QR codes are two-dimensional barcodes that store a lot more information than traditional barcodes.  We’ve placed a QR code at the beginning of each chapter.  Scanning the QR code and you’ll be taken directly to to the home page of the First Aid Team blog.  And from the home page, you can join the entire First Aid community, get current errata, find out about upcoming changes to the boards, access helpful study tips, read our new columns written by med students, and more!

Links – And, if you’ve seen the book, then you’ve may have noticed that each chapter opens with a link–http://www.usmle-rx.com/firstaid.  This link will also take you directly to the First Aid Team blog.

We want to make sure that you have all the information you need for your USMLE success.

USMLE-Rx is THE place to go for First Aid support/ideas.

 

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  1. My question is regarding celiac sprue (page 353, FA 2012). It says that celiac disease primarily affects the jejunum. However, I thought that this disease predominantly affects the duodenum (vs. tropical sprue, which affects the jejunum and ileum more than the duodenum). I also heard this in the Pathoma lectures. Could you please clarify? Thank you!

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  2. Priyanka:

    It says that celiac disease primarily affects the jejunum. However, I thought that this disease predominantly affects the duodenum (vs. tropical sprue, which affects the jejunum and ileum more than the duodenum).

    Ya I think you are right. This is a mistake. I also looked into Robbins to be extra sure, and it said that Celiac sprue “affecting proximal more than the distal small intestine”. It also said that for tropical sprue, “injury is seen at all levels of the small intestine.”

    I think what to take away from this is that if there is a question about this on step 1 it’ll be more about knowing what’s positive for antigladin, what get’s better with gluten free diet, and if the patient has been to the tropics. Might not be important, but Whipple’s disease, thought very rare, has a similar GI presentation. Hope this helps.

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  3. On page 536, there is a graph in the menstrual cycle section of blood hormone levels in the menstrual cycle. I believe that FSH is incorrectly labeled in this graph. FSH should be highest in the first couple days of menstruation, in which is not denoted on the graph. Could I get some clarification on this? Thanks!

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  4. So it’s actually the issue that LH shouldn’t be higher than FSH in the beginning stages of menstruation is more of the problem that i see…….at least from my understanding.

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  5. i think there is an error in 1st aid step 1 2012 on page 117 in fatty acid metabolism diagram in which when we have medium chan acyl Co A dehydrogenase deficiency there will be hypoglycemia nd hypoketonemia instead of hyperglycemia and hyperketonemia as written in diagram

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  6. On pg 191, the HBV chart at the bottom of the page says HBsAb in the first column when I think it should say HBsAg. Also the word ‘recovery’ is spelled ‘recoveray’.

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  7. i think there is an error on page 108 in figure showing defeciency of fructokinase causing fructose intolerance and aldolase b def causingessential fructosuria.in actual this is vice verca.

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  9. i think they made more mistake clarifying the mistakes…now i am doubtful whether i shud even be using the 2012 version or just use the 2011 first cuz in that the errata at least corrected the mistakes

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  10. ani:

    i think they made more mistake clarifying the mistakes…now i am doubtful whether i shud even be using the 2012 version or just use the 2011 first cuz in that the errata at least corrected the mistakes

    I completely agree. I don’t believe that colored pictures are worth the 14 page PDF of corrections plus the correction of the corrections. 2011 may be a better bet.

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  11. page 410 of 2012 edition ,its given as proximal median nerve lesion leads to ape hand,,,distal lesion can even lead to ape hand,,

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