May 2005 - Recalled Questions *****

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  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi all,

    I have managed to compile some of the questions that were asked in the May 2005 exam. They are not complete and if anyone would like to add to it - please do. Some questions may not be exactly as asked in the exam but around the same idea.

    I have tried my best ..... if I do remember anymore.... I will be update it...

    Hope this is useful.....

    (Jyotie, dr-eamer, mayplabber and others who appeared for the exam pls do update)

    Plab 2006.


    Theme 1: Abdominal Injury

    A. Aortic rupture
    B. Splenic rupture
    C. Diaphragmatic rupture
    D. Cardiac tamponade
    E. Renal contusion
    F. Renal pedicle avulsion
    G. Bladder rupture
    H. Pancreatic rupture

    1. A Boy was riding his bicycle when he was hit by a car. After examination in the A & E, he was found to have left upper quadrant tenderness.

    2. A Man fell off a ladder, has diffuse pain on right side of the trunk. IVU shows no excretion on right side.

    3. A Man was stabbed with a 10cm knife in the left upper quadrant, stable for 20min after which BP falls to 90/60mmHg.On USG, no free fluid seen in abdomen.

    Theme 2: Diagnostic visual tests

    A. Colour vision test
    B. Computed tomography (CT) scan of the brain
    C. Electroencephalogram (EEG)
    D. Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
    E. Full blood count FBC

    F. Intraocular pressure measurement
    G. Serum calcium concentration
    H. Serum urea and electrolyte concentration
    I. Visual acuity assessment
    J. Visual field mapping

    4. A 76-year old woman presents with symptoms of feeling generally unwell and anorexia with weight less. She complains of sudden loss of vision in her left eye. On the left side the pupillary light reaction is sluggish.
    5. A 40-year-old woman presents with sudden onset of severe occipital headache photophobia and vomiting.
    6. A 22-year-old woman complains of afternoon headaches, which have progressively worsened. She works as a visual display unit (VDU) operation.
    7. A 72-year-old woman presents with tunnel vision and severe headache nausea and vomiting of recent onset. She has noticed colored haloes for six-months.
    8. A 27-year-old woman presents with severe morning headaches for two months. Full neurological examination is normal apart from bilateral papilloedema. Her blood pressure is 120/70-mmHg

    Theme 3: Needle Stick Injuries

    A. CD4 count
    B. Full blood count (FBC)
    C. Hepatitis-B core antibody
    D. Hepatitis-B ‘e’ antibody
    E. Hepatitis-B ‘e’ antigen
    F. Hepatitis-B ‘surface’ antigen
    G. Hepatitis-C antibody
    H. Hepatitis-C ribonucleic acid (RNA) antigen
    I. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test
    J. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) viral load
    K. Liver function tests (LFTs)
    L. Retain serum sample
    M. Thick blood film

    9. A nurse suffers a needle stick injury while taking blood from a patient known to have late stage human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Post exposure prophylaxis with analysis is being considered. However, the nurse now admits to the possibility of already being HIV positive.
    10. A nurse, who is known to be hepatitis B immune, suffers a superficial scratch while taking blood from a patient. The patient‘s own hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) markers are negative. The nurse is advised to have a human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test in three months time.
    11. A doctor suffers a needle stick injury while taking blood from a patient said to be a chronic hepatitis-B carrier. The patient needs a test so that the doctor can be advised of his risk of acquiring hepatitis-B infection.
    12. A doctor suffers a needle stick injury while taking blood from a patient known to be hepatitis-C antibody positive. The doctor needs a test to know his Hepatitis-C status.

    Theme 4: Terminal Care

    A. Bisphosphonates intravenously
    B. Cyclizine injection
    C. Dexamethasone tablets
    D. Haloperidol injection
    E. Hyoscine injection
    F. Indomethacin suppositories
    G. Loperamide capsules
    H. Metronidazole gel
    I. Midazolam injection
    J. Nystatin suspension
    K. Peithidine injection
    L. Prednisolone suppositories

    13. A 57-year-old man with carcinoma of the bronchus develops superior vena cava obstruction following radiotherapy.
    14. A 49-year-old man with metastatic carcinoma has intractable hiccough
    15. A 49-year-old woman has fungating malodorous breast cancer. The odor is distressing to her and her relatives.
    16. A dying 57-year-old man with bronchial carcinoma is unable to cough bronchial secretions.
    17. A 78-year-old man has a bloody rectal discharge following radiotherapy for carcinoma of the prostate.

    Theme 5: Fractures in Children

    A. Fracture of clavicle
    B. Fracture of mid radius and ulna
    C. Fracture of neck of humerus
    D. Fracture of shaft humerus
    E. Buckle fracture of distal radius
    F. Non-accidental injury
    G. Scaphoid fracture
    H. Subluxation of radial head (pulled elbow)
    I. Supra condylar fracture of humerus
    18. A seven-day-old girl baby, born after a difficult home delivery, is not moving her left arm. She cries each time she is picked up.
    19. A three-year-old girl tripped while holding her mother’s hand. She has not used her right arm since.
    20. An eight-year-old boy fell from a tree. He is in severe pain. The radial pulse is not palpable on the injured arm.
    21. A 16-year-old boy fell on his outstretched hand. His forearm was put in a plaster a week ago at another hospital and he has got it well. He has come to the Accident and Emergency Department to have it repaired. He says his initial x-rays were normal. On repeat x-ray an abnormality is found.
    22. A four-year-old boy fell in the playground. He has been using forearm normally but complains of pain. There is no deformity or swelling and there is minimal tenderness on examination.

    23. A three-month-old baby. Whose mother says he has been crying since he rolled off the bed two days ago, is found to have bruises on his legs.

    Theme 6: Natural history of Epistaxis
    A. Anticoagulant overdosage
    B. Coagulopathy
    C. Hypertensive disease
    D. Local infection
    E. Maxillary antral carcinoma
    F. Nasal polyposis
    G. Nasopharyngeal angiofibroma
    H. ORF
    I. Sarcoidosis
    J. Septal perforation
    K. Trauma

    24. A 50-year-old man presents with epistaxis. He has an artificial heart valve.
    25. A 50-year-old furniture maker presents with anesthesia of the left check and repeated left sided episodes of epistaxis.
    26. An actor presents with repeated episodes of epistaxis as associated with whistling on breathing in through the nose.
    27. A 45-year-old sheep farmer presents with unilateral epistaxis. Inspection reveals a bleeding polyp attached to the anterior nasal septum.
    28. An 80-year-old man presents with epistaxis of two hours duration.

    Theme 7: Endocrine Abnormalities

    B. Adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)
    C. Aldosterone
    D. Calcitonin
    E. Cortisol
    F. Follicle stimulating hormone (FSH)
    G. Glucagon hormone
    H. Insulin
    I. Luteinising hormone (LH)
    J. Prolactin
    K. Serum parathyroid hormone
    L. Somatostatin
    M. Testosterone
    N. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)
    O. Thyrotrophin releasing hormone
    P. Thyroxine

    29. A 55-year-old woman presents with increasing obesity. On examination, she has central obesity with a round moon face.
    30. A 42-year-old man is found at routine medical examination to have a blood pressure of 170/120 mm Hg. He has been complaining of intermittent headaches,palpitations and intermittent diarrhoea for some months.
    31. A 60-year-old woman is found to have and elevated calcium level on a routine biochemical profile. Repeated measurements confirm the finding.
    32. A 40-year-old man presents with thirst, polyuria and marked muscle weakness. His blood pressure is 150/110-mmHg. His serum sodium concentration is normal and his serum potassium concentration is low. His blood glucose is normal.

    Theme 8: Pain relief

    A Acupuncture
    B Bolus of intravenous opiate
    C Carbamazepine
    D Corticosteroid
    E Hypnotherapy
    F Intramuscular non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    G Oral non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    H Oral opiate
    I. Proton pump inhibitor
    J Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitor
    K Simple analgesic
    L Subcutaneous opiate infusion
    M Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) machine
    N Tricyclic antidepressant drug

    33. A 70-year-old man presents with severe, retrosternal chest pain and sweating. An electrocardiogram (ECG) shows acute myocardial infarction.
    34. A 70-year-old man with inoperable gastric cancer causing obstruction, and multiple liver metastases, is taking a large dose of oral analgesia. Despite this, his pain is currently poorly controlled.
    35. A 30-year-old woman has just been diagnosed as having rheumatoid arthritis and her rheumatologist has begun giving her gold injections. She continues to complain of joint pain and stiffness, particularly for the first two hours of each day.
    36. A 60-year-old man with a known hiatus hernia presents with recurrent, sever, burning retrosternal chest pain associated with acid regurgitation and increased oral flatulence.
    37. An 80-year-old woman reports severe paroxysms of knife-like or electric shock like pain, lasting seconds, in the lower part of the right side of her face

    Theme 9: Differential Diagnosis of Ectopic Pregnancy
    A. Appendicitis
    B. Inevitable miscarriage
    C. Missed abortion
    D. Septic abortion
    E. Acute PID
    F. Diverticular disease
    G. Torsion of an ovarian cyst
    H. Irritable bowel syndrome
    I. Incomplete abortion
    J. Ectopic pregnancy

    38. A pregnant woman with an LMP of 9 weeks and a positive home pregnancy test presents with an enlarged tender uterus and bright red bleeding per vagina. on examination her cervical os is fully open
    39. A 16 year old with right iliac fossa pain has a vaginal ultrasound which demonstrates an echogenic cystic mass just superior to the right fornix.
    40. An 18 year old girl is doing her exams and is very stressed. she has missed her last period. Her pregnancy test is negative. She complains of a three month history of generalised abdominal pain and bloating
    41. A 22 year old girl with a history of two terminations of pregnancy, now pregnant again complains of right iliac fossa pain and a watery brownish vaginal discharge.
    42. A 27 year old girl reliably on oral contraceptives develops a high white cell count, fever and a malodorous vaginal discharge.

    Theme 10: Bites and Stings
    A. Thick and thin blood film
    B. Chest Xray
    C. Full blood count
    D. Hepatitis A serology
    E. Hepatitis B serology
    F. Leptospirosis serology
    G. Lyme disease serology
    H. MRI Skull
    I. Nasal swab
    J. Skin prick test
    K. Skin swab culture

    43. A 28 year old police officer is bitten by a heroin addict during the course of an arrest to theft. The police officer presents to A&E with a deep wound on his right hand.
    44. A 16 year old girl has a lesion on her right leg. She removed an insect from her leg after walking through a forest 3 weeks ago. The lesion is red and raised.
    45. A 52 year old business man presents to A&E with fever and rigors ten days after returning from a trip to Zambia.

    Theme 11: Jaundice in Childhood
    A. Alpha 1 anti-trypsin deficiency
    B. Biliary atresia
    C. Breast milk jaundice
    D. Congenital spherocytosis
    E. Galactosemia
    F. Congenital viral infection
    G. G6PD Deficiency
    H. Hepatitis A infection
    I. Hypothyroidism
    J. Physiological jaundice
    K. Rhesus haemolytic disease
    L. UTI

    46. A previously well 10 year old girl presents with 2 day history of fever, nausea, anorexia, loose stools. She has yellow sclerae and is tender in the right upper quandrant on abdominal palpation.
    47. A baby becomes jaundiced and pale on the 2nd day of life. Cord blood tested at birth is Coomb’s positive.
    48. A one month bottle fed baby is found to be deeply jaundiced. His weight gain is poor and his stools are pale and urine is dark yellow.
    49. A two month baby is noted to have jaundiced, He is breast feeding well and has gained weight, His stools are yellow and his urine is pale straw coloured.

    Theme 12: Infectious Diseases

    A- Lyme disease
    B- Brucellosis
    C- Plasmodium vivax
    D- Plasmodium falciparum
    E- Plasmodium Malaria
    F- Tuberculosis
    G- Lymphoma
    H- Bronchial CA

    50. A patient coming back from holiday in a farm presents with malaise & fevers & spleenomegaly
    51. A pt coming back from Africa complains of recurrent fevers, loss of appetite & fits
    52. A patient presents with fevers night sweats & malaise & lymphadenopathy
    53. A pt with haemoptysis & cough story like TB but chronic without travel history

    Theme 13: Pre-Operative Investigations and Preparations

    A- Stop smoking
    B- Refer to alcohol dependency group
    C- Give Vitamin k
    D- Stop Smoking
    E- S/C heparin
    F- Withdraw some blood Pre-Op
    G- Empty bowels Pre-OP
    H- Total Bed Rest Pre-Op
    I- Antibiotics Pre-Op
    J- Admission to addiction Center,
    K- Loose weight

    54. A patient has to undergo a hernia repair and has been given graduated compression stockings.
    55. A pt is going to have femoral neck replacement & is obese
    56. A woman who is at term needs analgesia for pregnancy termination
    57. Pt with incisional hernia, BMI - 28 planned of repair & smokes 40 cigarettes
    58. Pt with to be operated for thyroid drinks 30 units alcohol
    59. A 60-year-old man with BMI 34, who drinks 20-units of alcohol per day & smokes 20 cigarettes/day for the last 5 years going for a hip replacement surgery which will last for > then 2 hrs

    Theme 14: Management of Trauma in Children

    A. I/V morphine.
    B. Endotracheal intubation.
    C. Intraosseous line.
    D. CV line
    E. Oropharyngeal airway.
    F. Nasopharyngeal airaway.
    G. Dobutamide.

    60. A 4 yr. Old child with 10 % scalds on chest.
    61. 2 yr. Old with hypovolemic shock, unable to get iv access.
    62. 13 yr. Old in shock, unable to get iv access.
    63. 6 yr. Old, intubated after RTA, BP low, pulse high

    Theme 15: Psychiatry – Next step

    A. Chlorpromazine.
    B. Clozapine.
    C. ECT
    D. Benzhexol.
    E. Continue the same drug orally.
    F. Stop the treatment.
    G. Hyoscine.
    H. Stop the drug
    I. Review medication

    64. A patient after treatment with antipsychotic says he develops hyper salivation.
    65. A patient after treatment with haloperidol, a man develops stiffness of limbs.
    66. A patient stabbed his father in acute psychosis, & then was treated with anti psychotic, now believes himself to have recovered from the illness.
    67. A patient who has recurrent hiccups, due to anti psychotic treatment

    Theme 16: Toxicology – side effects

    A- Salicylates
    B- Paracetamol
    C- Metoclopramide
    D- Opioids
    E- Tricyclic Antidepressants
    F- Digoxin
    G- CO
    H- Diazepam
    I- Carbamizipine.

    68. Development of hepatitis 3-4 days after indigestion
    69. Dystonia, occulogyric crisis
    70. Pinpoint pupils respiratory depression, bradycardia
    71. Women on neuropsychiatric drugs at night now c/o agitation & dizziness
    72. Visual problems, & bradycardia

    Theme 17: Anatomy of Heart

    A- Left atrium
    B- Right atrium
    C- Left ventricle
    D- Right ventricle
    E- Mitral valve
    F- Tricuspid valve
    G- Coronary arteries
    H- Interatrial septum
    I- Interventricular septum
    J- broncho pulmonary displasia
    K- SA-node
    L- AV-node
    M- Bundle of His

    73. Endocarditis in IV drug abuser
    74. Patent foramen ovale
    75. Site of Cardiac aneurysm
    76. Complete heart block
    77. Some question regarding Mitral valve

    Theme 18: Thyroid Disorders

    A. Anaplastic carcinoma
    B. Follicular Ca
    C. Papillary Ca
    D. Hashimoto's thyroiditis
    E. Thyrotoxic goitre
    F. Autoimmune hypothyroidism
    G. Drug induced thyrotoxicosis.

    78. Female,41 yrs old, presents with hard, irregular fixed swelling, stridor, dysphagia since 3 months.
    79. Old lady with smooth neck swelling, bradycardia, spare coarse hair, macrocytic anemia.
    80. Female on treatment for supraventricular tachycardia C/O seeing dots & glare on driving at night, exophthalmos, no goitre.
    81. Female, swelling in the neck, tremor irritability, diarrhoea, bruit.

    Theme 19: Treatment of Menstrual Disorders

    A. COCP
    B. Tranexamic acid
    C. Mefenamic acid
    D. Levonorgestrol containing pills
    E. Norethisterone
    F. Danazol
    G. Myomectomy
    H. Hysterectomy
    I. IUCD
    J. Mirena coil

    82. A 13 year old school girl presents with primary dysmenorrhoea who skips school because of pain.
    83. A 30 year old with heavy painless bleeding with regular cycles but with passage of clots.
    84. A 25 year old girl presents with irregular cycles with heavy painless bleeding

    Theme 20: Diagnosis of Dementia

    A. Alzheimer's dementia
    B. Alcoholic dementia
    C. Huntington’s chorea
    D. Creutzfeldt-Jakob’s disease
    E. Pick's disease
    F. Lewy body dementia
    G. Multi infarct dementia
    H. HIV
    I. Frontotemporal dementia

    85. A 40-year-old lady with right handed involuntary writhing movement with strong family history

    86. A 55-year-old man with no previous history of disease brought to A&E by his wife who says that he has become progressively more forgetful tend to lose his temper and emotionally labile

    87. A 77-year-old man with weakness in his arm and leg from which he recovered within few days with short term memory loss has extensor plantar response. He has similar episodes 2 yrs ago and became unable to identify objects and make proper judgments
    88. A 70-year-old man with early loss and speech and memory with visuospatial orientation preserved

    Theme 21: Rectal Disorders

    A .Angiodysplasia
    B .Inflammatory bowel disease
    C .Hemorrhoids
    D .Diverticulosis
    E .Carcinoma rectum
    F. Carcinoma caecum
    G. Anal fissure
    H. Ulcerative colitis
    I. Crohn’s disease

    89. A patient with myocardial infarction develops sudden severe bleeding per rectum. PR normal

    90. A young patient with chronic diarrhea presents with bleeding per rectum

    91.A 40-year-old man with painful defecation and blood streaked in the stool

    92. A pt with chronic diarrhea and left iliac fossa pain presents with bleeding per rectum and tenesmus and mass in the rectum.

    Theme 22: Investigations of Renal Problems

    A. Ascending urethrogram
    B. Micturating cystourethrogram
    C. IVU
    D. KUB Film
    E. Dexa scan
    F. CT Scan – Pelvis
    G. MRI
    H. Mid stream urine culture
    I. Trans urethral resection of prostate
    J. Trans rectal biopsy of prostate

    93. A 30-year-old woman fractured her pelvis following a road traffic accident five years ago. She is experiencing increasing difficulty in passing urine
    94. An 80-year-old man has been admitted from long stay residential care with a history of diarrhoea and recent inability to pass urine
    95. An 80-year-old man has a two-month history of intermittent haematuria, low back pain and a high prostate specific antigen.
    96. A patient presents with lower abdominal pain, mild haematuira. The IVU shows an opacity in the lower portion of the bladder.

    Theme 23: Diagnosis of Hearing Loss

    A. Noise induced hearing loss
    B. Presbyacusis
    C. Otosclerosis
    D. Acoustic neuroma
    E. Otitis media
    F. Drug induced hearing loss

    97. Patient with unilateral sensory neural hearing loss

    98. Patient with bilateral sensori neural hearing loss which resolved spontaneously.

    99. Patient with bilateral conductive hearing loss with family history of hearing loss

    100. Patient with bilateral sensori-neural hearing loss.

    Theme 24: Investigations for Cervical cancer

    A Cancer cell surface antigen 125 (CA 125)
    B Cervical smear
    C Colposcopy
    D Day 21 progesterone
    E Endometrial sampling
    F Full blood count (FBC)
    G High vaginal swab (HVS)
    H Laporoscopy
    I Pregnancy test
    J Serum estradiol concentration
    K Serum follicle stimulating Hormone (FSH)
    L Vaginal ultrasound

    101. A 68-year-old woman presents with a single episode of post-menopausal bleeding.
    102. A 20-year-old woman who has been using the oral contraceptive pill has had three episodes of bright red post coital bleeding.
    103. A patient who has had a cerivial smear one year back now presents with bleeding.

    Theme 25: Investigations of Breast disease

    A. FNAC
    B. Mammography
    C. Ultrasound
    D. BRCA-1&2
    E. Triple examination (palpation, scan, cytology)
    F. Reassurance
    G. Antibiotics
    H. Incision and drainage

    104. A 55-year-old woman presents with a two-month history of a lump in her right breast. On examination there is a firm, irregular lump in the upper outer quadrant of the right breast; in addition, there are small, palpable mobile nodes in the right axilla.
    105. A 20-year-old female student presents to the breast clinic having noticed lumps in the left breast, which has been painful pre-menstrually.
    106. A 75-year-old woman presents to the breast clinic having noticed that she has had a blood stained discharge from the left nipple, together with ‘dry skin’ over the left areola. On examination there was a blood stained discharge with dry, flaky skin noted on the left areola. The nipple was noted to be ulcerated.
    107. A patient who has no complaints but the radiologist found some calcification in the left breast on the Chest Xray

    Theme 26: Treatment of Pneumonia

    A. Erythromycin
    B. Tetracycline
    C. Flucloxacillin
    D. Benzyl penicillin
    E. Prednisolone
    F. Rifampicin+Isonaizid+Pyrizanamide and Ethambutol
    G. Cotrimaxazole
    H. Ciprofloxacin
    I. Salbutamol inhaler

    108. A 30 year old man with AIDS presents with fever, dry cough and dyspnoea. CXR shows diffuse bilateral alveolar and interstitial in the perihilar region.
    109. A 20 year old student with fever, malaise and dry cough presents with bilateral patchy consolidation.
    110. A woman working in a parrot shop complains of fever, dry cough and breathlessness.
    111. A man just returned from a conference with fever, dry cough and patchy consolidation.

    Theme 27: Causes of Haemoptysis

    A. Pulmonary edema
    B. Tuberculosis
    C. Mitral stenosis
    D. Foreign body inhalation
    E. Pulmonary embolism
    F. Bronchogenic carcinoma
    G. Pneumonia
    H. Bronchiectasis
    I. Good Pasteur’s syndrome

    112. A woman post surgery presents with severe chest pain, shortness of breath and haemoptysis.
    113. A 55 yr old smoker with a history of recurrent chest infections presents with haemoptysis and greenish sputum. He had clubbing.
    114. A 70 year old smoker presents with cough, haemoptysis and weight loss. There is clubbing.
    115. A patient presents with cough, haemoptysis and haematuria.

    Theme 28: GIT

    A. Ulcerative colitis
    B. Crohn’s disease
    C. Irritable bowel syndrome
    D. Carcinoma caecum
    E. Sigmoid carcinoma
    F. Rectal Carcinoma
    G. Coeliac disease
    H. Gall stones

    116. A 40 yr old obese multiparous woman presents with malabsorption of fat food and flatulence.
    117. A disorder which began at an young age with systemic manifestations which improved on following a certain diet.
    118. A low residue diet causes this associated with bleeding per rectum.


    119. A mother brought her child 2 hrs after paracetamol ingestion. When do you check the blood levels?
    A. After 2 hrs
    B. After 4 hrs
    C. After 1 hr
    D. After 8hrs

    120. A mother wants to know the risk of their second child developing cystic fibrosis.
    A. No risk
    B. 1:8
    C. 1:2
    D. 1:4

    121. A question on calculating absolute and relative risk.

    122. A Type 2 Diabetic, BP 140/90, raised creatinine, ankle oedema which Anti hypertensive drug would you prescribe?

    A. Thiazide diuretics
    B. Beta blockers
    C. Calcium channel blockers
    D. Potassium sparing diuretics

    123. Calculation of Trimethoprim dosage for a child… quite straight forward

    124. A woman with long standing Rheumatoid arthritis on Naproxen and Methotrexate…. With Hb 8mg/dL and few more values.. What type of anemia
    A. Aplastic anemia
    B. Anemia of chronic disease
    C. Iron deficiency anemia
    D. Macrocytic anemia

    125. Interpretation of ABG –
    pH : 7.2
    pCO2: 4kpa
    pO2: 10kpa
    Base excess: -15

    A. Metabolic alkalosis
    B. Metabolic acidosis
    C. Respiratory Acidosis
    D. Respiratory Alkolosis
  2. NHS

    NHS Guest

    Re: May 2005 - Recalled Questions

    Plab 2006 done a good job, brilliant. Very usefull for future plabbers
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    hi guys
    brilliant bro. i am sure ur plab is pass i aslo mark my paper by seeing these question
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thanx NHS and Guest....... Please add to these questions....

    drwho I hope this is useful for u....... just go thro all the past papers.
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Does anyone know how to I post these questions as a sticky topic?

  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Thank you very much PLAB2006. This is very helpful indeed. Please try to post more questions when they come to your mind.This is really appreciated.
  7. dr abdul

    dr abdul Guest

    one question was some thing like this
    random study on P.E show
    10 pt. out of 1000 died who did not get treatment
    5 pt out of 1000 died who get proper treatment
    a/ absolute risk 5percent
    b/absolute ridk 10 percent
    c/relative risk 5 percent
    d/relarive risk 10 percent

    DR ABDUL Guest

    pt. back from africa after holidays.presents with fever.night sweats,neck stiffness,photophobia.he has already taken malarial prophylaxis.
    a/ct scan
    c/lumbar puncture
    d/peripheral blood picture
  9. guest

    guest Guest

    i think the relative risk was 2 not 5 percent
  10. guest

    guest Guest

    hi plab2006 i think approximatly 17 questions have not come in the actual exam and i don't know from where you got them.

    neverthless thank you very much for your appreciated effort

    and keep posting more questions once they occur to you.
  11. Mr. Lewis

    Mr. Lewis Guest

    Hi guys there was a question regarding the time for fluoxetine to start having an effect on depression...

    I answered it 2-4 weeks

  12. Mr. Lewis

    Mr. Lewis Guest

    A mother who is asking for advice about the risk of SIDS...

    The correct answer was :let the child sleep in the supine position

  13. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi Guest,

    I mentioned initially itself that ……..Some questions may not be exactly as asked in the exam but around the same idea.

    Even the options may not be exactly the same ones as asked in the exam. I doubt that anyone can recollect everything exactly as it has appeared in the exam.

    I have just tried my best…….. Others are welcome to update/correct the questions….. so that its useful for future plabbers.

    This is just an attempt to give an idea for future plabbers on what's being asked.

  14. Guest

    Guest Guest

    An excellent job Plab 2006! I think that guest was slightly mistaken, because i'll say that all the ques you posted were definitely on the paper!

    Anyways, this is all that i can remember:

    1) A student has come back from Ghana. He was taking anti-malarials for 2 weeks after he returned home. He has a temp of 39.5 and is vomiting. He is now sensitive to light and has a stiff neck. What investigation do you do?

    a) thick and thin blood smear
    b) ct scan
    c) blood culture

    2) A woman has had severe rheumatoid arthritis for 12 years. She has been on long term methotrexate and naproxen for years. Her blood investigations are as follows:

    Hb 9.8
    MCV 72
    Reticulocytes 6%

    What is the cause of her blood loss?

    a) macrocytic anemia
    b) folic acid deficiency
    c) chronic gi blood loss
    d) anemia of chronic disease

    3) A couple have a child with cystic fibrosis. They want to know what is the probability that their next child will also be affected?

    a) 1:1
    b) 1:2
    c) 1:4

    4) An elderly woman, resident in a nursing home,with chronic back pain, presents with diarrhoea of few days.What is the most likely cause of her diarrhoea?

    a) Ca colon
    b) Faecal impaction


    1. A guy with osteoarthritis is awaiting a right hip replacement. He drinks 20 U of alcohol a week and has a BMI of 33.
    2. A healthy fit young man is awaiting repair of an inguinal hernia. He drinks 20U a week and has a BMI of 33.
    3. A woman is awaiting a hysterectomy. She has already been given compression stockings.
    4. A guy awaiting some operation and has smoked 15/day for the past 20 years.
    5. A guy awaiting an op and takes 30 U per week.
    6. A guy with really severe osteoarthritis awaiting a hip replacement. He is medically fit, apart from rheumatic fever as a child. His prescription has recently been changed from warfarin to heparin.

    a. Prophylactic antibiotics
    b. Graduated compression stockings
    c. Low molecular weight heparin
    d. Take pre-op bed rest for one week
    e. Give pre-op bowel prep
    f. Advise to stop smoking
    g. Advise to lose weight.
  15. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I would like to say you THANK YOU!!!!!!! VERY MUCH!!!!!!!
  16. Mr. Lewis

    Mr. Lewis Guest

    You really managed to recall huge amount of questions ...

    That's commendable, thanks...

    But how could you do it??!!

    Either you're a genius or you have contacts with the GMC..

    Only joking!!!

    Thank you very much
  17. dr abdul

    dr abdul Guest

    a young female 8 week pregnant presnts with slight pv bleeding.wht u will do.
    b/bed rest
    c/advise and ressaurance
  18. NHS

    NHS Guest

    Re: May 2005 - Recalled Questions


    Typical picture of pulmonary oedema ..... BP 110/80, Spo2 of 85%....
    What is the intial management for the pt.

    a Fruosamide
    b Intubate & ventilate
    c 100% o2
    d ????
  19. DR Danial

    DR Danial Guest

    julu 13

    i am taking plab on 13 july
    do u think plab digest is very good book?
    would i see some how its ideaas in the real plab
    please those who done it in may,tell us the best thing to do now
    for plab july,,,,,,i m extremely worried
  20. DR Danial

    DR Danial Guest

    julu 13

    i am taking plab on 13 july
    do u think plab digest is very good book?
    would i see some how its ideaas in the real plab
    please those who done it in may,tell us the best thing to do now
    for plab july,,,,,,i m extremely worried
  21. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hi Dr. Danial,

    Yes you can follow Plab Digest........ but dont follow the answers blindly... check up the answers using OHCM and OHCS.

    What I would also suggest is that you solve all the past year papers....
    discuss in this forum..... answer the questions here helps a lot !
  22. Guest

    Guest Guest

    The initial mx of pulmonary edema is to give 100% oxygen provided that there is no underlying lung dis.such as COPD,followed by diamorphine and then frusemide
  23. life

    life Guest

    This is the best collection.......thanx plabber2006....well done
  24. Guest

    Guest Guest

    hi there was a Q on pericarditis too. cant recall the exact q though.
  25. guest1234

    guest1234 Guest

    God Bless you.
  26. Guest

    Guest Guest

    thanx 2 all

    i m starting d preparation. have 1.5months. previos knowledge almost 0. target atleast 180. thanks plab2006 and others. i have the idea that i can do it insallah......
  27. ali05

    ali05 Guest


    thanx for these questions.but wut bout answers.anyone knows bout answers.
  28. ali05

    ali05 Guest

    hi any one knows the answers of may2005 plab1.if sumone knows plz tell us.

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