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Important topics for PLAB 1 exam

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  1. Important topics for PLAB 1
  2. How to study for prepare PLAB 1
  3. How to prepare for PLAB 1 test?

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Important topics for PLAB 1 test

Important topics for PLAB 1 test

Important topics and suggestions for PLAB test below:

  • Acute otitis externa.
  • Acute and chronic otitis media.
  • Tonsillitis.
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • And Indications of tonsillectomy, and peri tonsillar abscess.
  • Bronchiectasis.
  • Bronchiolitis (specially treatment).
  • United Kingdom national new born blood spot screening.
  • Wilms tumor.
  • Polycystic kidney disease(PCOD).
  • Acne vulgaris and rosasea-treatment, aggravating factor and relieving factors of acne.
  • Diabetes mellitus - definition, type 1 vs type 2, gestational Diabetes Mellitus,causes and Risk factor and complications of Diabetes
  • Type 2 Diabetes mellitus.
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diabetic foot ulcer
  • Rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Nerve injuries in upper limb- all > median Nerve, ulnar Nerve, Radial Nerve, and Cutaneous nerve supply of Lower limb –all dermatomes are very important for PLAB.
  • Cardiac enzymes and their applicatioms.
  • Endometrial cancer, Cervical cancer, pap smear – current guidelines.
  • Breast cancer.
  • A guide to PLAB 1 and PLAB 2 and Best Book for PLAB test.
  • PLAB Blueprint or PLAB Syllabus
  • Hirschprungs disease.
  • Extrinsic allergic alvelolitis,
  • Colorectal cancer – including screening programmes in United Kingdom.
  • Hormone replacement therapy
  • Anti phospholipid syndrome
  • ITP
  • Achlasia
  • Supra ventricular tachycardia,WPW syndrome.
  • NSAIDS – side effects and classification.
  • Cancers of thyroid – especially papillary and anaplastic carcinoma.
  • Rotator cuff tear.
  • Acute cholecystitis.
  • Intusussuception.
  • Infant respiratory distress syndrome
  • Renal calculi– types and managements.
  • Polycystic Kidney disease
  • Celiac disease of both children and adults.
  • examples of gluten free diet.
  • Post pill amenorrhea.
  • Premature ovarian failure.
  • Treatment of constipation.
  • Infertility –causes and management for both men & women.
  • Vaccination schedule in United Kingdom.
  • List of live vaccines- especially the vaccines Developmental mile stones.
  • Epiglottitis.
  • Croup.
  • Testicular cancer.
  • Depression.
  • Personality disorders.
  • Tumor markers.
  • COC pills –UKMEC. contraindications.
  • Suicide.
  • Pneumonia in children.
  • COPD.
  • Cardiac tamponade.
  • Marfans syndrome.
  • Downs syndrome.
  • Insulin and types of insulin.
  • treatment of diabetes –step by step according to NICE and WHO guidelines.
  • Cauda equine syndrome.
  • Migraine.
  • Frozen shoulder.
  • Vomiting in pregnancy-stages and treatment.
  • Peripheral neuropathy - type, causes.
  • Hypercalcemia – Types, causes, treatment.
  • Hypocalcaemia –causes, signs and symptoms and treatment (especially initial treatment).
  • Post partum haemorrhage(PPH) –types, causes and treatment.
  • Statins drugs side effects
  • Post streptococcal glomerulonephritis (AGN).
  • Pharyngeal pouch.
  • CURB- 65 scale.
  • Hiatus hernia.
  • oesophagal carcinoma.
  • Impetigo (Secondary bacterial infections).
  • Costochondritis
  • Morphine dosing and converting doses like from oral to intravenous etc
  • GERD.
  • Peptic ulcer/H pylori infection.
  • Anal fissure.
  • Torsion of testes
  • Drugs that stain teeth.
  • Treatment of menorrhagia
  • DUB– step by step from NICE guidelines.
  • Polycystic Ovarian syndrome
  • Hypertension: classification,treatment,and malignant hypertension.
  • Ace inhibitors –side effects.
  • Legionnaires disease.
  • Fibromyalgia.
  • Aplastic anaemia.
  • Atrial fibrillation.
  • Types and causes of neonatal Jaundice.
  • phototherapy.
  • Subdural Haemorrhage,Epidural Haemorrhage,Sub arachnoid Haemorrhage -causes, treatment and diagnosis.
  • Head injury – GCS/Indications for CT scan.
  • Headache-Tension headache, migraine headache and Cluster headache.
  • Meningitis.
  • Hypothy/hyperthy.
  • thyroglossal cyst.
  • Conns syndrome.
  • Bladder cancer.
  • Vaccine in splenectomy.
  • Drugs causing impotence.
  • Congenital rubella syndrome.
  • Measles.
  • Nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
  • Urinary Incontinence- types & their treatment.
  • 5th disease.
  • Phenytoin/Antipsychotics/anti depressants/ mood stabilizers: side effects and monitoring
  • PIH.
  • GDM(Gestational Diabetes Mellitus).
  • Innocent murmurs.
  • Crohns ds/ Ulcerative colitis.
  • Leukaemias.
  • Osteomalacia,rickets,vitamin D.
  • Cataract.
  • Glaucoma

Plab 1 important topics 

  • Abdominal aneursyms
  • Psychiatric screening tools
  • Heart blocks
  • Nephrotic syndrome
  • Nephritic syndrome
  • DVT- diagnosis and prophylaxis
  • Asthma-wise approach in management
  • Paracetamol/ opiate/cocaine/salicylate poisoning/TCA
  • Physiological changes in pregnancy.
  • Irritable bowel diseases.
  • Multiple endocrine neoplasia.
  • Acromegaly
  • Cushing synd and cushing disease
  • Normal pressure hydrocephalus
  • Renal artery stenosis.
  • Retinal detachment
  • Fibroids and complications
  • Contraception-types, mechanism OCP of their actions and side effects of Contraception.
  • benign Enlargement of prostate. 
  • Prostate carcinoma. 
  • Causes of dementia –especially alzhimers and vascular and lewy body.
  • Undescended testes.
  • Hemothroax/pneumothorax-causes and treatment.
  • Rashes in different types of illness among- 
  • measles.
  • herpes simplex 
  • hand foot disease 
  • mouth disease. 
  • molluscum contagiosum
  • Fifth disease
  • rubella
  • roseola.
  • Carbon monoxide poisoning
  • Steroids – side effects, ointment strengths.
  • Infective endocarditis.
  • Cystic hygroma.
  • Cystic hydroma.
  • dermoid cyst.
  • Lambert eaton syndrome.
  • myasthenia gravis.
  • Anti emetics drugs.
  • Bisphos scores.
  • Reactive arthritis.
  • Chicken pox.
  • Post operative atelectasis.
  • Anaphylaxis and treatment with adrenaline for different age groups.
  • Wilsons disease(cuprammonium poising).
  • Nasal polyps
  • Heamarthrosis
  • Epididymal cysts
  • Eosinophilia
  • Types of abortions. 
  • Acromegaly.
  • HSP(Henoch Schelon Purpura).
  • HUS(Hemolytic uremic syndrome).
  • Pulmonary embolism with criteria.
  • Orbital floor anatomy.
  • Acute coronary syndromes and its management.
  • Hyper parathyroidism.
  • Appendicitis in pregnancy.
  • Ectopic pregnancy.
  • Psoriasis and psoriatic arthropathy
  • Haemorrhoids(piles) with degree. 
  • CME retinitis
  • Gall stones – type, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Pesudomembrenus colitis(Cl.dificille infection). 
  • Sheeldanham syndrome. 
  • Typhoid fever(salmonella infection) with widal test.
  • Waterhouse freidricshen syndrome.
  • Basal cell carcinoma and Squamous cell carcinoma, deference Between these.
  • Warfarin monitoring and side effects. 
  • Ottawa knee rules.
  • Hernias (femoral vs inguinal hernia). 
  • Hydrocele.
  • undescended testes.
  • Cryptoorchidism.
  • Toxoplasmosis(Torch infection). 
  • Ankylosing spondylitis.
  • Hereditary spherocytosis.
  • Pertusis and psoriasis. 
  • Digoxin toxicity.
  • Ramsay hunt syndrome
  • Bells palsy –clinical feture and treatment.
  • candidiasis.
  • bacterial vaginosis.
  • pelvic inflammatory disease.
  • Chlamydia infection and national chlamydia screening programme.
  • Mental health act.
  • Presbycusis.
  • Menieres disease.
  • Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. 
  • Disufiram like effect and disulfirum.
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis.
  • Duodenal atresia and pyloric stenosis –diagnosis. 
  • Hemochromatosis(iron overloaded and disposition in body)
  • Genital ulcers –differential diagnosis and cuases.
  • Conjuctivits –types,causes, and treatment.
  • Cons syndromes – Williams, digeorge, patau, Edward, cotards
  • Drugs causing paroxysmal nocturnal Haemoglobinuria.
  • Treatment of hyperkalemia and hypokalemia.
  • Causes of sterile pyuria(tuberculosis). 
  • Carcinoid tumor and syndrome. 
  • Amebic liver abscess. 
  • Congenital dislocation of hip.
  • Legg clavee perthes disease.
  • Eczema -types, causes, and treatment. 
  • Pleural effusions-causes and management. 
  • Somatization disorder.
  • hypochondriasis. 
  • munchausen syndrome 
  • Conversion disorder. 
  • malingering.
  • Systemic sclerosis.
  • Markers for various connective tissue diseases. 
  • Tumor Marker.
  • Electrolyte abnormalities in various endocrine diseases.
  • Treatment of post herpeticbneuralgia and trigeminy neuralgia.
  • Difference between large and small bowel obstruction.
  • Placental disorders –abruption/praevia/ vasa previa.
  • Diabetic ketoacidosis/ HONK.
  • Smoking cessation.
  • Osteoarthritis –xray findings and difference it from rheumatoid arthritis. 
  • VonBren Wilson diseases.
  • Mesothelioma 
  • GBS(Gulen Barry syndrome). 
  • Complications of MI(mitral infraction).
  • Hemorrhagic disease of the new born.
  • Hemolytic disease of newborn. 
  • ECG-Locating MI region on the basis of chest leads.
  • Pulse-Pulsus paradoxus –causes
  • Anti- D indications(Rh incompatibility) 
  • Paralytic illues –causes and management.
  • Asherman syndrome.
  • Anorexia nervosa.
  • Anorexia bulimia. 
  • Utricaria and calcaneal fracture.
  • Sarcoidosis 
  • Congenital Cytomegalo Virus infection
  • Prolactinomas.
  • Asbestosis 
  • Amenorrhea -primary & secondary.
  • Diphtheria-causes, treatment.
  • Child abuse.
  • Burns-regional measure, management. 
  • Gilbert syndrome.
  • Pancreatitis –grading, causes and treatment of pancreatitis. 
  • Vitamin B12 deficiency and causes 
  • Tinea infection(fungal infection).
  • Volvulus.
  • Whiplash injury 
  • Pel ebstien fever 
  • Diabetes insipidus.
  • Knee ligament –diagnostic tests.
  • Fasciohumeral muscular dystrophy.
  • Acute psychosis/mania.
  • Schizophrenia.
  • Epilepsy.
  • Amourosis fugax.
  • Necrotising enterocolitis.
  • Cow milk allergy.
  • Drugs causing gynecomastia.
  • Pterygium.
  • Syringomyelia.
  • Histoplasmosis.
  • Osgood schattlers disease.
  • SIRS(systemic inflammatory response syndrome). 
  • Pelvic congestions syndrome
  • Drugs safed and contraindicated in pregnancy.
  • Toxic megacolon.
  • Acute fatty liver of pregnancy.
  • Ototoxic drugs.
  • Andenomyosis/endometriosis.
  • Ovarian cancer.
  • UTI –causes and treatment guidelines
  • Idiopathic intracranial hypertension.
  • Alopecia.
  • Amyloidosis.
  • High ESR causes.

What to study for plab 1?

How to Study for PLAB 1 :

  • Know and read Important topics for PLAB test which are given below a list of PLAB 1 important topics and suggestions. 
  • Know PLAB Blueprint which are given below in this article. You can download PLAB blueprint and memorize it.
  • Know and read Best book of PLAB test. Read Oxford handbook of clinical medicine and Oxford handbook of clinical specialities which are best book for PLAB test and you can download more books and tips through entering our another article about PLAB guide and blueprint 
  • A guide to PLAB 1 and PLAB 2 and Best Book for PLAB test.
  • IELTS for PLAB test.

How to prepare for PLAB 1 test?

PLAB 1 preparation :

  • Read and know proper guidelines about  PLAB
  • Mock test -Passmedicine/passtest/MRCPmcq
  • Make a group for PLAB preparation with 10 members. Then every day give an mcq exam every day a Member make a question rest 9 member take to test next day another one make question and take to test rest. This is the very useful to pass in PLAB Preparation or MRCP preparation. 

Learn more about PLAB 1 test and PLAB preparation 

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