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We have 1,203 Multiple-choice 1st, 2nd, and 3rd order questions with four detailed teaching points linked to 555 PubMed indexed review articles related to the Thoracic Surgery Board Certification Examination. You can customize practice questions to anatomical and clinical Thoracic Surgeon subject areas. In addition, you will have access to a 250 question pre- and post-test Thoracic Surgery Examination to help you target learning and identify areas that need further study. Analytics and reports allow you to compare your scores to other students.
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Thoracic Surgery Examination Overview
How many hours is the Thoracic Surgery Examination?
The Thoracic Surgery Examination is 5.5 hours.
How many questions is the Thoracic Surgery Examination?
The Thoracic Surgery Examination is 250 questions.
What topics are covered on the Thoracic Surgery Examination?
Topics include: General Thoracic Surgery: Lung, Trachea/Bronchi, Pleura, Mediastinum, Esophagus, Chest Wall, and Diaphragm. Cardiac Surgery: Valvular Heart Disease, Coronary Artery Disease, Diseases of the Great Vessels, Congenital Cardiac Surgery, Other Conditions and Operations, Extracorporeal Circulation and Life Support, Myocardial Protection, Postoperative Care, and Transplant. Thoracic Surgery Critical Care: Ventilator Management, Bleeding (non-trauma), Hemodynamic Instability, Organ Dysfunction/Failure, Dysrhythmias, Invasive Line Management, and Nutrition.
Thoracic Surgery Examination MCQs (1,203)
Our question bank for the Thoracic Surgery Examination covers four Cognitive Difficulty Levels:
- Allergy and Immunology - 8 questions
- Cardiovascular - 343 questions
- Connective Tissue - 12 questions
- Ears Nose and Throat - 70 questions
- Endocrine and Metabolic - 31 questions
- Eyes - 4 questions
- Gastrointestinal - 188 questions
- Genetics - 18 questions
- Genitourinary - 7 questions
- Growth and Development - 55 questions
- Gynecologic - 7 questions
- Hematologic - 29 questions
- Infectious - 138 questions
- Integument - 20 questions
- Musculoskeletal - 120 questions
- Nervous - 80 questions
- Nutrition - 2 questions
- Obstetric - 5 questions
- Oncologic - 226 questions
- Psychiatric Mental Health - 3 questions
- Pulmonary - 786 questions
- Renal - 7 questions
- Surgery - 419 questions
- Toxicology - 14 questions
- Trauma - 259 questions
- Manage Care and Comply Regulations - 39 questions
- Promote Safety and Minimize Infection - 3 questions
- Health Promotion & Maintenance (Prevent Problems) - 5 questions
- Basic Care and Comfort (Assist Daily Living Tasks) - 1 questions
- Pharm/Parenteral Therapy (Drugs/Vital Signs) - 26 questions
- Reduction Risk (Post Procedure) - 27 questions
- Physiological Adaptation (Care Ill Patients) - 319 questions
- Psychosocial (Mental Health Patient/Family) - 2 questions
- Process (Analysis, Assess, Eval, Implement, Plan) - 341 questions
- Communication/Documentation (Oral, Written, EMR) - 1 questions
- Culture/Spiritualilty (Beliefs, Practices, Ethics) - 1 questions
- Causes - 417 questions
- Classification - 181 questions
- Differential - 454 questions
- Epidemiology - 33 questions
- Evaluation Diagnostic Tests - 253 questions
- Evaluation Lab - 152 questions
- Evaluation Monitoring - 80 questions
- Evaluation Nuclear Medicine - 6 questions
- Evaluation Procedures - 298 questions
- Evaluation Radiologic - 636 questions
- Health Maint Prevention Public Health - 5 questions
- History Physical - 1098 questions
- Legal - 1 questions
- Pathophysiology - 426 questions
- Patient Education - 15 questions
- Prognosis Complications - 664 questions
- Toxicology - 8 questions
- Treatment Medical - 318 questions
- Treatment Occupation/Physical Therapy - 3 questions
- Treatment Prehospital - 9 questions
- Treatment Radiation - 15 questions
- Treatment Rehabilitation - 4 questions
- Treatment Surgical - 560 questions
- Healthcare Ethics - 3 questions
- Clinical Education - 39 questions
- Therapeutics (Drug treatment) - 23 questions
- Drug Information - 14 questions
- Pharmaceutics (Safely dosing medications) - 8 questions
- Pharmacokinetics (Drug movement in body) - 2 questions
Thoracic Surgery Examination Articles (555)
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The primary goal for the treatment of laryngeal cancer is the control of the disease. Preservation of speech, swallowing functions, and avoidance o ...
Room air was used as a radiographic contrast (Rotenberg 1914) prior to the use of carbon dioxide (CO2) (Rosenstein 1921). The first intravasc ...
Echocardiography uses ultrasound waves that obtain cardiac views of the heart and great vessels probed with an ultrasound probe.
Non-expandable lung (NEL) is a term used to describe entities that are characterized by the inability of the lung to expand into the chest cavity o ...
Esophageal injury (EI) is a rare but challenging clinical finding in the setting of trauma. Esophageal injuries/perforations are transmural disrupt ...
Bosentan is FDA approved for the treatment of patients with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) with significant physical limitations to increase ...
Laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) is a narrowing of the upper airway between the larynx and the trachea with potentially devastating consequences, inc ...
Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) was first described in 1958 by Samuel H. Rosen et al. . ...
Spirometry is one of the most readily available and useful tests for pulmonary function. It measures the volume of air exhaled at specific time poi ...
The phrenic nerve is among the most important nerves in the body due to its role in respiration. The phrenic nerve provides the ...
Before the implementation of closed chest compressions in the early 1960s, open cardiac massage was a common procedure performed during cardiac arr ...
Hemothorax is a frequent consequence of traumatic thoracic injuries. It is a collection of blood in the pleural space, a potential space between th ...
Mitral valve commissurotomy is a surgical technique used in the treatment of mitral stenosis. Mitral stenosis occurs from a multitude of different ...
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