You have almost 9 months for the next NEET PG 2018 exam. Many candidates have started planning for 2018 admission exams earlier on. Unfortunately, nine months is not good enough for a thorough preparation of all the subjects. You also likely to have 2 AIIMS and 2 DNB exams in this period. A wise approach to learning is not to achieve perfection but to guarantee incremental progress andquality learning for NEET PG 2018.
Selective Text Review for NEET PG 2018
If you have plans to reread the text one more time prior to your exam, consider yourself unrealistic. Picking out the key points with both clinical and academic perspective happens naturally during your first reading session. Highlighted text, specific notes, MCQ review notes, HYT notes, formulae etc will need to be examined prior to NEET PG 2018, if possible more than once. Focus is on clarity of information and refreshing memory. Assimilating in extreme detail is a wrong strategy.
NEET PG 2018: Risks of over-preparation
Over preparation palsy is a mental paralysis arising from excess drive to achieve perfect learning. There is no way anyone could anticipate the MCQs for your next NEET PG exam. There are challenges in creative application of your understanding of a medical topic in real exams. Flexible creative thinking cannot be developed by excess reading. It can be developed only by practice. Excess practice is good. Excess reading can cause paralysis. Hence come up with a manageable reading plan and attend as many mock exams as possible.
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Admission to MD, MS and PG Diploma programmes in medical colleges of Madhya Pradesh will be done on the basis of NEET PG 2017 scores. MP PG Medical 2017 will be the basis for admissions under 50% state quota seats. Further, admissions under 50% All India Quota seats will be done by Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) on the basis of NEET PG scores 2017.
Candidate must be a citizen of Indian origin.
Candidate must hold a MBBS Degree from a recognized Medical Institution of India.
Candidate should have completed 1 year of Compulsory Rotating Internship from a MCI Recognized Institution on or prior to March 31st 2017.
Candidate must be in possession of Permanent Registration with the Madhya Pradesh State Medical Council within one month from the date of admission on the allotted PG seat.
Candidates possessing Domicile of Madhya Pradesh will be required to produce the Madhya Pradesh State Domicile Certificate issued by the Competent Authority of the State Government.
MP State Medical PG Counselling 2017 Schedule
Online Registration for Counselling on Designated Portal
From March 25th 2017 to April 3rd 2017 up to 11:59 PM
Choice Filling & Choice Locking for 1st Round of Counselling
From March 25th 2017 to April 4th 2017 up to 11:59 PM
Declaration of Allotment Result for 1st Round
April 9th 2017
Reporting of Candidate to the Institute allotted on the basis of 1st Round to complete Admission Procedure
From April 11th 2017 to April 21st 2017 up to 5:30 PM
Choice Filling & Choice Locking for 2nd Round
From May 11th 2017 to May 12th 2017
Declaration of Allotment Result for 2nd Round
May 17th 2017
Reporting of Candidate to the Institute allotted on the basis of 2nd Round to complete Admission Procedure
From May 18th 2017 to May 22nd 2017 up to 5:30 PM
Choice Filling & Choice Locking for Filling of Left Out Seats
May 24th 2017 up to 11:59 PM
Declaration of Allotment Result for Left Out Seats
May 27th 2017
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There are 65 MCQs for you to revise today with the keyword ‘Cytomegalovirus’ on Platinum access.
We recommend that you be thorough with the G2M HYTs due to their high probability of repeats. Read the explanations well because you may find new questions from those areas in your AIIMS PG and NEET exams. Answer the MCQs below and see the popular answers. Don’t forget to check the correct answers and explanations.
Infectious mononucleosis-like picture is seen in infection caused by:
Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) virus
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Ans. D, Human cytomegalovirus
90% cases of infectious mononucleosis are due to EBV, whereas 5-10% cases are caused by CMV. CMV is the most common cause of heterophile-negative mononucleosis.
In CMV mononucleosis symptoms last for 2-6 weeks, and include high fevers, profound fatigue and malaise, myalgias, headache, and splenomegaly. In contrast to EBV infection, exudative pharyngitis and cervical lymphadenopathy are rare in CMV infection. Lab findings include relative lymphocytosis with >10% atypical lymphocytes, transaminitis, and immunologic abnormalities.
Which of the following drug provides greatest benefit when used in HIV patients with CMV retinitis?
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Ans. A, Ganciclovir
Ganciclovir produces response rates of 70–90% among HIV-infected pts with CMV retinitis or colitis. In severe infections, ganciclovir is often combined with CMV immune globulin. Neutropenia is an adverse reaction to ganciclovir treatment that may require administration of colony-stimulating factors. Resistance to ganciclovir is common among pts treated for >3 months and is usually related to mutations in the CMV UL97 gene.
Foscarnet is effective against most ganciclovir-resistant CMV isolates. Cidofovir is a nucleotide analogue that is also effective against CMV.
An AIDS patient is at greatest risk of developing which of the following opportunistic infection when the CD4 count falls below 50 cells/mcl?
Toxoplasma gondii brain abscesses
Cryptococcus neoformans meningitis
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Ans. B, Cytomegalovirus retinitis
In AIDS patients when the CD4 count falls below 50 cells/mcl they at increased risk of developing Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis and disseminated MAI or MAC (Mycobacterium avium/intracellulare or M avium complex).
Specific opportunistic pathogens are mostly encountered when the CD4TL count falls below a critical level:
CD4TL count is < 200 cells/mcL: PCP
CD4TL count is < 100 cells/mcL: Toxoplasma gondii brain abscesses, Candida esophagitis, Cryptococcus neoformans meningitis, disseminated histoplasmosis, and meningeal coccidioidomycosis
The references for the above questions were from the following:
Q1) Cohen JI. Epstein-Barr Virus Infections, Including Infectious Mononucleosis.In: Kasper D, Fauci A, Hauser S, Longo D, Jameson J, Loscalzo J. eds.Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, 19e.
Q2) Kelly J, Shandera WX. Viral & Rickettsial Infections. In: Papadakis MA, McPhee SJ, Rabow MW. eds. Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2016.
Q3) Stern SC, Cifu AS, Altkorn D. AIDS/HIV Infection. In: Stern SC, Cifu AS, Altkorn D. eds. Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 3e.
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How to use platinum access to cover High Yielding Topic (H-Y-T) 069: Cytomegalovirus
You can create a ‘MY TOPIC‘ in the study panel and name it ‘Cytomegalovirus PLATINUM’. Use keyword search to create a HYT. Search for ‘Cytomegalovirus’ and click create test. This will be saved a HYT for your future revision too. Get platinum access instant subscribe.
How to create HYTs on Study Panel for NEET PG, AIIMS PG and DNB exams?
Make sure you have selected AIIMS, NEET or DNB as package on Study Panel.
Step 1: On study panel click on My Topics (My Tests).
Step 2: Click Create New
Step 3: Give Test Name ‘Cytomegalovirus PLATINUM’. Type under keyword filter ‘Cytomegalovirus’. You have 65 questions today on Cytomegalovirus for PLATINUM. Do the same for AIIMS and DNB later.
Note: Keyword is Cytomegalovirus
Step 4: Generate Exam will save your topic for future.
Read this article about quality learning for NEET PG 2018 with incremental study plan. A selective approach to text review for NEET PG 2018 is ideal. NEET PG 2018 is just 9 months away and it is time to start preparing for the exam.