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Step 1 Basics

English, Education, 5 seasons, 117 episodes, 13 hours, 16 minutes
USMLE Step 1 audio lessons designed to be listened to over and over again. Episodes cover material from many different areas including the cardiovascular system, pulmonary system, microbiology, and more! Listen when at the gym, commuting, cooking, or whenever you are on the go. Episodes are written, recorded, and mixed by Sam Smith.
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HIGH YIELD 3: Schizophrenia Spectrum and Psychotic Disorders

This high yeild podcast covers schizophrenia type disorders for the USMLE Step 1 exam. I cover the following topics: Defining psychotic symptoms: hallucinations, delusions, and disorganized thoughts/speech Example of a delusional belief about a small being inside the body Schizophrenia spectrum disorders: schizophrenia, schizophreniform, and brief psychotic disorder Differentiating the disorders based on the duration of symptoms: brief (6 months) Progression from brief psychotic disorder to schizophreniform to schizophrenia Schizoaffective disorder: combination of schizophrenia and a mood disorder (MDD) Highlighting the importance of episodes with only schizophrenia symptoms in schizoaffective disorder Delusional disorder: focusing on delusions without hallucinations, disorganized thoughts/behavior, or mood disorders Contrasting delusions in delusional disorder with those in schizophrenia Litigious tendencies observed in delusional disorder cases Mood disorders with psychotic features: exploring MDD as an example Psychotic symptoms in MDD appear only during depressive episodes Clarifying the distinction between psychotic symptoms in MDD and schizoaffective disorder Summary: Understanding the different disorders and their symptom overlap.
5/16/202311 minutes, 7 seconds
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HIGH YIELD 2: Marfan's vs Homocystinuria vs Ehlers-Danlos

HIGH YIELD 2: Marfan's vs Homocystinuria vs Ehlers-Danlos High yield review for the USMLE Step 1 exam. Marfan's syndrome, Ehlers-danlos, and homocystinuria are three distinct diseases that affect connective tissue. They share similarities like tall stature, long fingers, scoliosis, high arched palate, chest wall deformities, joint hypermobility, and lens dislocation. Marfan's syndrome is caused by FBN1 gene mutation on chromosome 15, and it results in defective fibrillin-1. It causes aortic root dilation, and upward lens dislocation. Homocystinuria is caused by a defect in homocysteine breakdown, and it results in elevated levels of homocysteine, which is toxic to the body. It causes thrombosis and downward lens dislocation. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is caused by a deficiency in type III collagen, and it results in hyperextensible skin, easy bruising and bleeding. It can cause vascular rupture, and it usually occurs in the arterial system. Patients with Marfan's syndrome present with scoliosis, long fingers and toes, and caved-in chest wall. Patients with homocystinuria present with developmental delay, long fingers and toes, and upward lens dislocation. Patients with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome present with recurrent bruising, soft hyperextensible skin, and joint hyperextensibility
5/1/20239 minutes, 43 seconds
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HIGH YIELD 1: Top Weird Drug Reactions

HIGH YIELD 1: Top Weird Drug Reactions Review for the USMLE Step 1 exam The podcast discusses high yield weird drug side effects that are unexpected. Cyanopsia (blue vision) with sildenafil (PDE-5 inhibitor) Hepatic necrosis with halothane (inhaled anesthetic) Tendon/cartilage damage with fluoroquinolones (antibiotics) Cinchonism with quinidine (class IA antiarrhythmic) Hemorrhagic cystitis with cyclophosphamide and ifosfamide (chemotherapeutic agents) Muscle pain and rhabdomylitis from statin use (cholesterol lowering med) Tartive dyskinesia with antipsychotics  Fanconi syndrome from expired tetracyclines (antibiotics)
4/6/202316 minutes, 57 seconds