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ABSITE Study Schedule

ABSITE Study Schedule – updated daily with additional topics from ABSITE books

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[Topics taken from the index of The ABSITE REVIEW]
ASR = The Absite Review, 2nd edition

Review these materials when you are on these services.

BEFORE RESIDENCY AND REVIEW FOR ALL SERVICES

COMMON INTERNAL MEDICINE TOPICS
– Hypercholesterolemia
— Lipid lower agents [ASR 21]
— Cholestyramine [ASR 21
— HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors (-statin drugs) [ASR 21]
— Niacin [ASR 21]

– GI drugs [ASR 21]
— Promethazine (Phenergan) [ASR 21]
— Metoclopramide (Reglan) [ASR 21]
— Ondansetron (Zofran) [ASR 21]
— Omeprazole [ASR 21]

– Hematology
– Acquired hypercoagulability [ASR 7]
– Acquired thrombocytopenia [ASR 6]
– Activated clotting time (ACT) [ASR 5]
– Blood Products
– ABO blood type antigens [ASR p.2]
– Infection
– Abdominal abscess [ASR 14]
– Antibiotics
– Antibiotics for Acinebacter [ASR 20]
– Antivirals
– Acyclovir [ASR 20]
– Medicines and Pharmacology
– ACE (angiotensin-converting enzyme) inhibitors [ASR 22]
– Acetylcholine [ASR 200]
– Acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) [ASR 6, poisoning 22]
– Adenosine [ASR 22]

– Anesthesia
– Alfentani [ASR 24t, 25]
– Fluids and Electrolytes
– Nutrition
– Alanin [ASR 35]
– Wound Healing
– Surgical Technology
– Preoperative care
– Postoperative care
– Abdominal surgery, fluid loss [ASR 28]
– Acid-base balance [ASR 30]
– Acidosis [ASR 75]
– Alkalosis [ASR 75]
– Integrated topics
– Albumin [ASR 10,21,33,52]
– Toxicology
– Alcohol withdrawal [ASR 77]

LESS COMMON INTERNAL MEDICINE TOPICS
– Gout [ASR 21]
— Colchicine [ASR 21]
— Indomethacin [ASR 21]
— Allopurinol [ASR 21]
— Probenecid [ASR 21]

GENERAL SURGERY SERVICE + SOME SURGICAL ONCOLOGY
– Gastrointestinal Hormones
– Stomach
– Gastrectomy
– Afferent-loop obstruction [ASR 180]
– Alkaline reflux gastritis [ASR 179]

– Spleen
– Accessory spleen [ASR 209]

– Appendix
– Appendix carcinoid [ASR 218]
— Appendectomy [ASR 218]
— Right colectomy [ASR 218]

– Small bowel
– Small bowel abscess [ASR 219]
– Small bowel adenocarcinoma [ASR 219]
– Small bowel adenoma [ASR 219]
– Small bowel carcinoid [ASR 218]
— Carcinoid [ASR 218]
— Serotonin [ASR 218]
— Kuchitsky cells [ASR 218]
— Enterochromaffin cell [ASR 218]
— Argentaffin cell [ASR 218]
— APUD [ASR 218]
— 5-HIAA [ASR 218]
— Tryptophan [ASR 218]
— Niacin deficiency and pellagra [ASR 218]
— Bradykinin [ASR 218]
– Carcinoid syndrome [ASR 218]
— Octreotide scan [ASR 218]
— Octreotide [ASR 218]
— Streptozocin and 5FU [ASR 218]
– Bronchospasm [ASR 218]
— Aprotinin [ASR 218]
– Flushing [ASR 218]
— alpha-blockers (Phenothiazine) [ASR 218]
– Pentagastricn [ASR 218]
– HerniasĀ  [ASR 247-248]
– Infections
– Abdominal abscess [ASR 14]

HEPATO-PANCRETICO-BILIARY SERVICE

– Liver
– Amebic abscess [ASR 188]
– Echinococcal abscess [ASR 188]
– Hepatic abscess [ASR 188]
– Pyogenic abscess [ASR 188]
– Schistosomiasis [ASR 188]
– Hepatic adenoma [ASR 188]

– Pancreas
– Pancreatic adenocarcinoma [ASR 205-206]
– Acinar cells [ASR 199]

– Biliary system
– Adenomyomatosis [ASR 197]
– Gallbladder adenocarcinoma [ASR 194-195]
– Acalculous cholcystitis [ASR 193]

COLORECTAL SERVICE
– Colorectal
– Tubular adenoma [ASR 223]
– Villous adenoma [ASR 223]
– Colorectal polyps [ASR 177]
– Crohn’s disease [ASR 217]
– Abdominoperineal resection (APR) [ASR 229]
– Anal and Rectal
– Infections
– Anorectal abscess [ASR 240]
– Actinomyces; large bowel [ASR 16, 234]
– Anal adenocarcinoma [ASR 243]

TRAUMA SERVICE
– Trauma
– Abdominal trauma [ASR p.54-55]
– Shock
– Abdominal compartment syndrome [ASR p.55]
– Acromioclavicular separation [ASR 265]

SURGICAL ICU AND MEDICAL ICU
– Critical care
– Anesthesiology
– Blood gases
– Mechanical ventilation
– Shock
– Sepsis
– Activated protein C (Xigris) [ASR 22]
– Air emboli [ASR 73]

BURN SERVICE
– Burns
– Plastic, skin, and soft tissues
– Acid burns [ASR 80]
– Alkali burns [ASR 80]

SURGICAL ONCOLOGY SERVICE
– Oncology
– Acral lentiginous melanoma [ASR 83]
– Actinic keratosis [ASR 87]
– Alkylating agents [ASR 38]

TRANSPLANT SERVICE
– Transplantation
– Immunology and Cytokines
– Rejection
– Accelerated rejection [ASR 42]

ENDOCRINE SERVICE
– Pituitary
– Pituitary adenoma [ASR 262]
– Adenohypophysis [ASR 95]
– Acromegaly [ASR 95-96]
– Adrenal
– Adrenal glands [ASR 97]
– Adrenal hyperplasia [ASR 100]
– Adrenal adenoma [ASR 100]
– Adrenocortical adenoma [ASR 100]
– Adrenal insufficiency [ASR 99; shock 72]
– Adrenocortical carcinoma [ASR 100]
– Adrenal disorders [ASR 97-101]
– Adrenal cortex [ASR 98-100]
– Adrenal medulla [ASR 100-101]
– Adrenal mass lesions [ASR 98]
– Adrenalectomy [ASR 100]
– Ectopic ACH [ASR 100]
– Addison’s disease [ASR 99]
– Thyroid
– Thyroid adenoma [ASR 105]
– Parathyroid
– Parathyroid adenoma [ASR 109]

BREAST SERVICE
– Breast
– Infections
– Breast abscess [ASR 112]
– Metaplastic breast adenocarcinoma [ASR 121]
– Breast adenoid cystic carcinoma [ASR 121]
– Chemotherapy
– Adriamycin [ASR 122]

CARDIOTHORACIC SERVICE
– Thoracic
– Achalasia [ASR 162]
– Arway fires [ASR 130]
– Cardiac
– Eosphagus
– Esophageal adenocarcinoma [ASR 164]
– Infections
– Lung abscess [ASR 128]
– Bronchial adenoma [ASR 127]

VASCULAR SERVICE
– Vascular
– Abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) [ASR 143-144]
– Peripheral vascular disease
– Access grafts [ASR 155]
– Adson’s test [ASR 151]
– Advantitial cystic disease [ASR 150]

PEDIATRIC SURGERY

SUBSPECIALTY SERVICE
– Otolaryngology/ENT [Head and Neck]
– Head and neck abscesses [ASR 93]
– Acoustic neuroma [ASR 92,262]
– Salivary gland adenoid cystic carcinoma [ASR 91]
– Salivary gland adenoma [ASR 91]

– Urology
– Gynecology
– Abortion [ASR p.253]
– Tuboovarian abscess [ASR 257]
– Adnexal torsion [ASR 257]
– Neurosurgery
– Orthopaedics
– Plastic surgery

REVIEW BEFORE THE ABSITE
– Cell Biology
– Actin [ASR 4]
– Acute phase response proteins [ASR 48]

– Statistics
– Accuracy [ASR 285]

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