Important Topics for PLAB 1

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Important topics for PLAB 1 by Dr. Rahul Jha

Below, I am listing the topicsthat are very important for PLAB 1. Please read everything about these
topics and also lay more emphasis on the what I am mentioning alongside the topics.

1) Hypercalcemia – esp. Types, causes, treatment.
2) Hypocalcaemia –causes , signs and symptoms and treatment ( esp. initial treatment)
3) Post partum haemorrhage –types, causes and treatment.
4) Statins – esp side effects
5) Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis
6) Pharyngeal pouch
7) CURB- 65 scale – very very important!
8) Hiatus hernia.
9) Cancer oesophagus.
10) Impetigo.
11) Acute otitis externa.
12) Acute and chronic otitis media.
13) Tonsillitis , Indications for tonsillectomy and peri tonsillar abscess
14) Bronchiectasis
15) Bronchiolitis –treatment part is very important
16) UK national new born blood spot screening.
17) Wilms tumor
18) Polycystic kidney disease.
19) Acne vulgaris and rosasea– treatment, aggravating and relieving factors
20) Rheumatoid arthritis
21) Nerve injuries in upper limb- all > median N, ulnar N, Radial N
22) Cutaneous nerve supply of Lower limb –all dermatomes are important
23) Cardiac enzymes and their applicatioms
24) Endometrial cancer
25) Cervical cancer + pap smear – current guidelines
26) Breast cancer
27) Hirschprungs disease
28) Extrinsic allergic alvelolitis
29) Colorectal cancer – including screening programmes in UK
30) Hormone replacement therapy
31) Anti phospholipid syndrome
32) ITP
33) Achlasia
34) Supra ventricular tachycardia –esp WPW syndrome
35) NSAIDS – side effects/ classification
36) Cancers of thyroid – esp papillary and anaplastic
37) Rotator cuff tear
38) Acute cholecystitis
39) Intusussuception
40) Infant respiratory distress syndrome
41) Renal stones – types and managements more imp
42) Celiac disease –both children and adults + examples of gluten free diet
43) Post pill amenorrhea
44) Premature ovarian failure

45) Treatment of constipation
46) Infertility –causes and management for both men and women
47) Vaccination schedule in UK
48) List of live vaccines- esp vaccines
49) Developmental mile stones : very very important!!!!!!
50) Epiglottitis
51) Croup
52) Testicular cancer
53) Depression
54) Personality disorders
55) Tumor markers- very very imp
56) COC pills –UKMEC contraindications
57) Suicide
58) Pneumonia in children, COPD pts etc
59) Cardiac tamponade
60) Marfans syndrome
61) Downs syndrome
62) Insulin and types+ OHAs + treatment of diabetes –step by step according to NICE and WHO
63) Cauda equine syndrome
64) Migraine
65) Frozen shoulder
66) Vomiting in pregnancy-stages and treatment
67) List of AD/AR/XLD/XLR diseases –I hated this part!!!!!
68) Costochondritis
69) Morphine dosing and converting doses like from oral to iv etc
70) GERD/Peptic ulcer/H pylori/ referral etc.
71) Anal fissure
72) Torsion of testes
73) Drugs that stain teeth – commonly asked
74) Treatment of menorrhagia / DUB– step by step from NICE
75) Hypertension classification/treatment/malignant hypertension
76) Ace inhibitors –side effects asked-remember it causes hyperkalemia 9 asked in sept 2016
PLAB1 )
77) Legionnaires disease
78) Fibromyalgia
79) Aplastic anaemia
80) Atrial fibrillation
81) Types and causes of neonatal jaundice + phototherapy
82) SDH/EDH/SAH- causes and diagnosis
83) Head injury – GCS/ Indications for CT
84) Meningitis
85) Hypothy/hyperthy, thyroglossal cyst
86) Conns syndrome
87) Bladder cancer
88) Vaccine in splenectomy
89) Drugs causing impotence
90) Cong rubella synd
91) Measles

92) Nasopharyngeal carcinoma
93) Urinary Incontinence-types and their treatment
94) 5
th disease
95) Phenytoin / Antipsychotics/anti depressants/ mood stabilizers –side effects and monitoring
96) PIH
97) GDM
98) Innocent murmurs
99) Crohns ds/ Ulcerative colitis
100) Leukaemias
101) Abdominal aneursyms
102) Psychiatric screening tools
103) Heart blocks
104) Nephrotic synd/nephritic synd
105) DVT- diagnosis and prophylaxis
106) Asthma plus step wise approach in management
107) Paracetamol/ opiate/cocaine/salicylate poisoning/TCA
108) Physiological changes in pregnancy
109) Colles#
110) Irritable bowel disease
111) Multiple endocrine neoplasia
112) Acromegaly
113) Cushing synd and cushing disease
114) Normal pressure hydrocephalus
115) Renal artery stenosis
116) Retinal detachment
117) Fibroids and complications
118) Contraception 0 types, mechanism of their actions and side effects –very very
important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
119) BPH/ Prostate ca
120) Causes of dementia –esp alzhimers/vascular and lewy body
121) Undescended testes
122) Hemothroax/pneumothorax –causes and treatment – very very imp!!
123) Rashes in different types of illness among- measles/herpes simplex/ hand foot
mouth/ molluscum contagiosum/ 5ht ds/rubella/roseola –read about them as well
124) Carbon monoxide poisoning
125) Steroids – side effects, ointment strengths
126) Infective endocarditis
127) Cystic hygroma
128) Cystic hydroma/dermoid cyst
129) Lambert eaton synd/ myasthenia gravis
130) Anti emetics drugs
131) Bisphos scores
132) WETFAG – google this mnemonic!!
133) Reactive arthritis
134) Chicken pox
135) Post op atelectasis
136) Anaphylaxis and treatment with adrenaline –for diff age groups
137) Wilsons disease

138) Hepatitis
139) Nasal polyps
140) Heamarthrosis
141) Epididymal cysts
142) Eosinophilia
143) Types of abortions – very very important
144) MIRENA – fav of british examiners!!
145) Acromegaly
146) Types of headache
147) HSP
148) HUS
149) Pulm embolism also wells criteria
150) Orbital floor #
151) Addisons disease –very very imp!
152) Acute coronary syndromes and its management
153) Hyper parathyroidism
154) Appendicitis in pregnancy
155) Ectopic pregnancy – very very imp!!
156) Psoriasis + psoriatic arthropathy
157) Haemorrhoids
158) CME retinitis
159) Gall stones – diagnosis and treatment
160) Pesudomemb colitis
161) Sheehans synd
162) Typhoid fever
163) Waterhouse freidricshen synd
164) Basal cell ca/sq cell ca – differntiating between both.. very very imp!
165) Warfarin monitoring
166) Ottawa knee rules
167) Hernias
168) Hydrocele/ undescended testes
169) Toxoplasmosis
170) Ankylosing spondylitis
171) Hereditary spherocytosis
172) Pertusis
173) Digoxin toxicity
174) Ramsay hunt synd
175) Bells palsy – treatment
176) Chlamydia/candida/bact vaginosis/PID – also read about national chlamydia
screening programme
177) Mental health act
178) Presbycusis
179) Menieres disease
180) Osteoporosis
181) Disufiram
182) Primary sclerosing cholangitis
183) Duodenal atresia/ pyloric stenosis –diagnosis
184) Hemochromatosis

185) Genital ulcers –differential diagnosis very very important!!!!
186) Conjuctivits –types and treatment
187) Cong syndromes – Williams, digeorge, patau, Edward, cotards
188) Drugs causing PNH
189) Treatment of hyperkalemia
190) Causes of sterile pyuria
191) Carcinoid
192) Amebic liver disease
193) HOCM
194) Cong dislocation of hip
195) Legg clavee perthes disease
196) Eczema – types and treatment
197) Pleural effusions
198) Somatization disorder/ hypochondriasis /munchausen synd/ malingering
199) Systemic sclerosis
200) Markers for various connective tissue diseases
201) Electrolyte abnormalities in various endocrine diseases
202) Treatment of post herpetic neuralgia
203) Trigeminal neuralgia
204) Diff between large and small bowel obst
205) Placental disorders –abruption/praevia/ vasa previa
206) Diabetic ketoacidosis/ HONK
207) Smoking cessation
208) Osteoarthritis –xray findings and diff it from RA
209) VBW diseases
210) Mesothelioma
211) GBS
212) Complications of MI
213) Hemorrhagic disease of the new born
214) Locating MI region on the basis of leads
215) Pulsus paradoxus –causes
216) Anti- D indications
217) Paralytic illues –causes and management- very very imp!
218) Asherman synd
219) Anorexia nervosa +bulimia nervosa–features/ grading/ scoff questionnaire
220) Utricaria and calcaneal fracture
221) Sarcoidosis
222) Cong cmv infection
223) Prolactinomas
224) Asbestosis
225) Amenorrhea -primary and secondary
226) Diphtheria
227) Child abuse
228) Burns
229) Pan coast tumor
230) Gilbert syndrome
231) Pancreatitis –grading, causes and treatment
232) B12 deficiency

233) Tinea infection
234) Volvulus
235) Whiplash injury
236) Pel ebstien fever
237) Diabetes insipidus
238) Knee ligament –diagnostic tests
239) Fasciohumeral muscular dystrophy
240) Acute psychosis/mania
241) Schizophrenia
242) Epilepsy
243) Amourosis fugax
244) Necrotising enterocolitis
245) Cow milk allergy
246) Drugs causing gynecomastia
247) Pterygium
248) Syringomyelia
249) Histoplasmosis
250) Osgood schattlers disease
251) SIRS
252) Pelvic congestions syndrome
253) Drugs safe and contra indicated in pregnancy
254) Tocix megacolon
255) Acute fatty liver of pregnancy
256) Ototoxic drugs
257) Andenomyosis/endometriosis
258) Ovarian cancer
259) UTI – very very important-read according to nice guidelines
260) Idiopathic intracranial hypertension
261) Alopecia
262) Amyloidosis







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