About The Podcast and Blog

“I did not want to write what the unlearned could not understand or what the learned would not care to read” The PAINE Podcast and Medical Blog is designed to help physician assistants master the information from the NCCPA blueprint … Continue reading

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Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Other Known Aliases – Strøm-Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome Definition – hypersecretory condition of the stomach caused by a gastrinoma Clinical Significance – Signs of symptoms of ZES include chronic diarrhea, steatorrhea, GERD, nausea, hematemesis, malabsorption, weight loss, and abdominal pain. … Continue reading

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Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Other Known Aliases – autoimmune thyroiditis Definition – autoimmune destruction of the thyroid gland Clinical Significance – the gradual destruction of the thyroid gland will initially cause hyperthyroid symptoms, before progressing back to euthyroid, and eventually hypothyroid symptoms. … Continue reading