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Dealing with Failure on the PRINCE2 Exam by Trying Again

If you’ve failed a PRINCE2 exam, you need to prepare for your next shot by revising the whole method as well as focusing on those areas where you think you’re below par. In particular, make sure you’re [more…]

Passing The PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

Learning the PRINCE2 method and passing the PRINCE2 exams involves a lot of work: make no mistake about that. But never fear, it’s not all hard labour. This Cheat Sheet is here to help you with your approach [more…]

A Review of Restrictive Lung Disease for the Physician Assistant Exam

A restrictive pattern on a pulmonary function test (PFT) is a reduced diffusion capacity of the lungs for carbon dioxide. The Physician Assistant Exam [more…]

Conditions that Affect the Pleura Covered on the Physician Assistant Exam

You may see questions on the Physician Assistant Exam about conditions that affect the pleura. You will need to review the evaluation and management of pleural effusions, the pneumothorax, and pleurisy [more…]

What You Should Know about Pneumonias for the Physician Assistant Exam

Broadly speaking, pneumonia is an inflammation of the lung, the alveoli in particular. The different types will be covered on the Physician Assistant Exam [more…]

Bronchitis and Influenza Basics for the Physician Assistant Exam

The Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE) will expect you to have a firm grasp on infectious processes like bronchitis and influenza. These are fairly common conditions and affect many people every year. [more…]

What You Should Know about Tuberculosis for the Physician Assistant Exam

The Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE) will expect you to know that the causative organism of tuberculosis (TB) is Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It is transmitted from person to person, usually by respiratory [more…]

A Review of Childhood Lung Conditions for the Physician Assistant Exam

The Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE) will expect you to understand that lung conditions that affect adults are not the same as the ones that affect the pediatric population. Kids have smaller airways, [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. For the Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE), be familiar with the evaluation, characteristics, and management of lung cancer. The two major types [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Pulmonary Embolism and Hypertension

Pulmonary embolism and pulmonary hypertension are two pulmonary circulation conditions that are high-yield for the Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE). And for good reason, too — you see these conditions [more…]

Types of Esophagitis on the Physician Assistant Exam

For Physician Assistant test-taking purposes, you need to be aware of various conditions that affect the esophagus, like inflammation. Esophagitis is inflammation of the esophagus. You need to know various [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Narrowing of the Esophagus

Some conditions cause a narrowing of the esophagus, making swallowing difficult. Here are five conditions that you may encounter on the Physician Assistant Exam [more…]

What You Should Know about Esophageal Bleeding for the Physician Assistant Exam

A condition that you may encounter is bleeding from the esophagus. For the Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE), be aware of the three types of esophageal bleeding — Mallory-Weiss tears, Boerhaave’s syndrome [more…]

Gastric Area Basics for the Physician Assistant Exam

After traveling through the esophagus, your next destination in preparing for the Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE) is the lively gastric area. Containing the cardia, fundus, antrum, and pylorus, this area [more…]

Conditions of the Bowels Covered on the Physician Assistant Exam

A lot of pathology and Physician Assistant Exam questions concern the small and large intestines. Here you see conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Celiac Disease and Malabsorption

A malabsorption syndrome is an inability to absorb key nutrients in the small intestine. The Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE) will expect you to have a firm grasp on nutritional deficiencies and celiac [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: How to Diagnose Diverticulosis and Diverticulitis

One of the most common conditions the Physician Assistant Exam will question you about occurs in the older population and is termed diverticulosis, which is simply an outpouching or formation of pockets [more…]

How to Diagnose and Treat Colon Cancer for the Physician Assistant Exam

Colon cancer is a topic you’ll surely be asked about on the Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE), because colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in males and the second in females, especially [more…]

What You Should Know about the Pancreas for the Physician Assistant Exam

The pancreas is an important organ that has many functions in the body, both endocrine and exocrine and will be covered on the Physician Assistant Exam [more…]

Types of Hepatitis for the Physician Assistant Exam

On the Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE), you’ll likely be asked to discern not only the pattern of liver injury based on the labs and clinical exam but also the cause and prognosis of that cause. Many [more…]

Cirrhosis Basics for the Physician Assistant Exam

Any hepatic process, especially hepatitis or long-standing alcoholism over time, causes cirrhosis of the liver. Cirrhosis is not reversible. For the Physician Assistant Exam [more…]

Physician Assistant Exam: Rectal Conditions

The rectum and anus can be sources of Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE) questions. Many of these conditions affecting the rectum and anus are also painful, so when someone says something is “a pain in the [more…]

A Review of Rheumatoid Arthritis for the Physician Assistant Exam

The Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE) will expect you to know the different forms of Rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA is an autoimmune, symmetric polyarticular arthritis that can be severely debilitating — [more…]

Pericardium Basics for the Physician Assistant Exam

The pericardium, the outer covering of the heart, can get inflamed and irritated from a variety of conditions. For the Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE) purposes, be familiar with pericarditis, pericardial [more…]

How to Evaluate Endocarditis for the Physician Assistant Exam

Endocarditis is an inflammation of the heart valve, and for the purposes of the Physician Assistant Exam (PANCE), you should know some specifics about the different flavors: infective endocarditis and [more…]

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