SIX OB/GYN TIPS FOR THE USMLE EXAMS

by / Friday, 25 February 2011 / Published in OB/GYN

– Antenatal corticosteroid therapy has been proven effective in reducing perinatal morbidity and mortality associated with preterm labor.  Betamethasone is the best drug for this purpose.

 

– Abdominal ultrasound is best for diagnosing nephrolithiasis in pregnant patients.

 

– Low-risk females (ie. having a previously normal smear) with no endocervical cells on smear should undergo a follow-up after 1 year.

 

– For internal HPV warts, 1st line treatment is trichloroacetic acid.  For external warts use podophyllin.

 

– When shoulder dystocia occurs:  1st – tell patient to stop pushing and re-position the baby, 2nd – attempt McRobert’s maneuver

 

– Parents have the right to withold or withdraw life-sustaining treatment from their critically ill infant if decision is in the best interest of the child.

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