The NEET DM Exam pattern is changing constantly and the NBE decided it to be CBT (Computer Based Exam). The Standard is increasing and Clinical new questions are being added. Whole process has undergone a great change.
Students are not aware of what is asked.
DM Aspirants need to be well prepared with all information.
Now MD is a degree taken like MBBS and super specialization is important. In ant Branch of DM one needs to know basic medicine or General medicine. General medicine can be asked up to 40 percent in all DM Specialties.
Examples of Knowing your Basic Knowledge
What do you know about pranlukast?
How does Suplatast tosilate act ?
What is the mechanism of action of Icatibant ?
What is the role of Ticagrelor ?
What are uses of Rivaroxaban ?
What are the indications of use of Indacaterol ?
If you are not aware, the below paragraph gives you an idea especially about the brief knowledge about these drugs which are asked in your examinations of DM or NEET SS.
- Leukotriene-receptor antagonists (Pranlukast) and synthesis-inhibitors (zileuton) reduce the severity of bronchial hyperresponsiveness in asthma.
- Suplatast tosilate is An anti-asthma compound that, in vitro, selectively inhibits IL-4 and IL-5 production from allergen-stimulated human Th2 lymphocytes, but not IFN-γ production from human Th1 lymphocytes.
- Icatibant is a selective B2 bradykinin receptor antagonist indicated for the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema.
- Ticagrelor is a P2Y12 platelet inhibitor indicated to reduce the rate of thrombotic cardiovascular events in patients with acute coronary syndrome.
- Rivaroxaban is a factor Xa inhibitor indicated for the prophylaxis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in patients undergoing knee or hip replacement surgery, and to reduce the risk of stroke in people who have abnormal heart rhythm (non-valvular atrial fibrillation).
- Indacaterol inhalation powder is a long-acting beta2-agonist (LABA) for the long-term maintenance treatment of airflow obstruction in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
These questions can be a part of Pulmonology Exams as well. This is just for an idea. Students may get discouraged at not knowing some things.
In DM Medicine a question was asked about Benedicts Syndrome:
This is a (Paramedian midbrain syndrome). We expect DM Aspirant to know about this clinical entity.
The clinical features result because of the involvement of following structures:
Complete ipsilateral oculomotor paralysis causing abduction and depression because of sparing of lateral rectus (VI CN) and superior oblique muscle (IV CN). There is also ptosis and dilatation of Ipsilateral pupil. All these are manifestations of involvement of oculomotor nerve roots.
Contralateral cerebellar dystaxia with intention tremors. This is because of involvement of superior cerebellar peduncle (dentato-thalamic fibers).
Having Concept about such types of syndromes is important. You may be asked about Wallenburgs syndrome or Ramsay hunt syndrome. Such types of questions bjut with greater depth and more standard as compared to NEET PG .
Recently they asked a question on Gefitinib :
DM Aspirant must know what class of drug it is and where it is used. Is inhibitor of the EGFR tyrosine kinase; cell-cycle arrest at the G0/G1 boundary. Metabolized via CYP3A4; prone to drug interactions Uses are:
Non-small cell lung cancer
Non smoking women with bronchoalveolar tumors.
The main motive is to cover all branches of medicine and study it topic wise. A good strategy is important.
Recently they asked a question on Sporotrichosis :
Sporothrix schenckii, the dimorphic fungus causing sporotrichosis. It grows well in a variety of soils and decaying vegetation in both temperate and tropical climates.
Rich sources of S. schenckii spores are sphagnum moss, barberry or rose thorns, splinters from old rotting wood, and some soils.
Infection usually occurs in gardeners, farmers, and children. Disease commonly arises from subcutaneous inoculation with infectious spores by a contaminated thorn or other sharp object.
Recently they asked a question on Diagnosis of Cushings syndrome :
The diagnosis of Cushing’s syndrome is based on: Measurements of 24-h urine free cortisol which is a precise and cost-effective screening test. Alternatively, the failure to suppress plasma cortisol after an overnight 1-mg dexamethasone suppression test can be used to identify patients with hypercortisolism. Basal plasma ACTH levels often distinguish patients with ACTH-independent (adrenal or exogenous glucocorticoid) from those with ACTH-dependent (pituitary, ectopic ACTH) Cushing’s disease. These are important points to be taken note of .
All DM Aspirants should have the Basic Knoweledge of Exams they are appearing in and what to expect in these exams.
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