√ Since we released version 2 of Plab1Keys.com, we are constantly updating the chapters.

√ We continuously add new keys, questions, and correct any mistakes based on the recent PLAB 1 Tests and the most recent UK guidelines.

We take no responsibility if you study incomplete versions of our content. Sometimes one can fail because of only 1 mark!

√ These updates are already available online for old + current + future subscribers. 

√ Here, you will find the details of any update we have made until now.

√ Note, we no longer have separate chapters for recalls. We just add any new question/ information to its relevant chapter constantly (The last keys of each chapter).

[Update number #12]: released on: 20/08/2020

 

◙ Anatomy:

√ Additional notes to page number 5 “regarding accessory nerve”.

 

◙ Dermatology:

√ Update on the management of impetigo (page 30).

 

◙ Emergency Medicine:

√ New Keys have been added (Key 104, 105, 106).

 

◙ Endocrinology:

√ Key 150 is added.

 

◙ Ethics:

√ Keys 89 and 90 are added.

 

◙ Gastroenterology:

√ Additional notes to key 74.

√ New keys have been added (Key 132, 133, 134, 135, 136).

 

◙ Orthopaedics:

√ Key 60 has been added.

 

◙ Pediatrics:

√ 5 New Keys have been added (Key 137, 138, 139, 140, 141).

 

◙ OBS/GYN:

√ Keys 143 and 144 have been added.

 

◙ Palliative care:

√ Key 42 has been added.

 

◙ Pharmacology:

√ Keys 81 and 82 have been added.

 

◙ Miscellaneous:

√ 3 new keys have been added (26, 27, 28).

 

◙ Psychiatry:

√ Key 87 and 88 have been added.

 

◙ Respiratory:

√ Key 63 had been added, the chapter has been modified based on the following update:

(important update 2020: If DOACs “e.g. apixaban, rivaroxaban” are within the options and the patient is not pregnant, pick them as they have become first-line in 2020 for VTE; PE, DVT once PE is suspected or confirmed). However, if pregnant, pick LMWH. Both warfarin and DOACs are contraindicated in pregnancy).

 

◙ Urology:

√ Keys 51 and 52 have been added.

[Update number #11]: released on: 03/08/2020

 

◙ ENT:

√ Key 98 is added.

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◙ Genetics:

√ Key 38 is added.

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◙ Genitourinary:

√ 2 New Keys have been added (Key 30, 31).

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◙ Geriatrics:

√ 2 New Keys have been added (Key 6, 7).

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◙ Haematology:

√ 3 New Keys have been added (79: update on DVT management, Key 80, 81).

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◙ Infectious disease:

√ Modifications to Key 19 to match the new guidelines for tetanus vaccine.

√ Important Modifications to Key 38.

√ New Keys have been added (78, 79, 80, 81, 82).

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◙ Neurology:

√ Example number 14 is added at the end of Key number 2.

√ Important notes on meningitis organisms are added to Key number 3.

√ Example number 7 is added to Key number 4.

√ New keys have been added (Key 119, 120, 121, 122, 123).

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◙ OBS/GYN:

√ 7 New keys have been added (Key 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142).

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◙ Miscellaneous:

√ Key 25 is added.

 

[Update number #10]: released on: 14/07/2020

 

◙ Anatomy:

√ An additional key is added (Key 76).

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◙ Dermatology:

√ Additional notes on impetigo (page 32).

√ A new topic: Staphylococcal Scalded Skin Syndrome (SSSS) (Page 60).

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◙ ENT:

√ A new key is added (Key 97).

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◙ Ethics:

√ 7 New Keys have been added (Key 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88).

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◙ GIT:

√ A new key is added (Key 131)

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◙ General Surgery:

√ New keys have been added (Key 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108).

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◙ Genetics:

√ Key 37 is added.

[Update number #9]: released on: 7th of June, 2020

 

◙ Anatomy:

√ 3 New Keys are added (73, 74, 75).

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◙ Cardiology:

√ Key 127 and 128 are added

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◙ Critical Care:

√ New Keys are added (Key 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)

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 ◙ Dermatology:

√ 2 Pages are added (Page 57 and 58).

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◙ Emergency:

√ 3 New Keys are added (Key 101, 102, 103).

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◙ Endocrine:

√ 4 New Keys are added (Key 146, 147, 148, 149).

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◙ ENT:

√ 2 New Keys are added (Key: 95, 96).

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◙ Epidemiology:

√ 3 New Keys: (Key 29, 30, 31)

[Update number #8]: released on: 26/05/2020

 

◙ Orthopaedics:

√ Additional key has been added (Key 59).

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◙ Pharmacology:

√ 3 New keys have been added (Key 78, 79, 80).

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◙ Psychiatry:

√ Additional notes are added to Key number 7.

√ New important keys are added (Key 84, 85, 86).

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◙ Respiratory:

√ 6 New Keys (Key number: 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62).

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◙ Rheumatology:

√ Key 23 is added.

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◙ Urology:

√ 2 new Keys (49, 50).

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◙ Palliative care:

√ Key 41 is added.

[Update number #7]: released on: 20/04/2020

 

◙ Miscellaneous Chapter:

√ 5 new keys are added (Key 20, 21, 22, 23, 24).

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◙ Ophthalmology:

√ New topic and key (key 48).

√ General modifications of the content.

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◙ Orthopaedics:

√ Additional key is added (Key 57).

√ Additional key is added (Key 58).

√ General modifications and some additional new images.

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◙ Palliative care:

√ A new keys is added (Key 40).

√ General modifications and a few additional notes.

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◙ Pharma:

√ A new keys is added (Key 77).

√ General modifications and a few additional notes.

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◙ Pediatrics:

√ 8 New Keys have been added ( Keys: 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136).

[Update number #6]: released on: 06/03/2020

 

◙ Critical Care:

√ Additional 2 keys are added (Key 9 and Key 19).

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◙ Dermatology:

√ An important additional note to page number 50.

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◙ Cardiology:

√ Correction of the misconception of DC cardioversion VS Defibrillation.

In short, both are shocks but Defibrillation is Asynchronized shock that is used in Pulseless ventricular tachycardia and Ventricular fibrillation.

√ A new key is added (Key 125).

√ A new key is added (Key 126).

√ General modifications.

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◙ Infectious Disease:

√ Rx and Dx of Brucellosis are added (Key 2).

√ (Key 57) Rx of oral candidiasis (minor change).

√ A new key is added (Key 75).

√ A new key is added (Key 76).

√ A new key is added (Key 77).

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◙ Genetics:

√ Additional key has been added (Key 36)

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◙ Nephrology:

√ A new Keys is added (Key 41).

√ A new Keys is added (Key 42).

√ A new Keys is added (Key 43).

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◙ Neurology (CNS):

√ Example (6) is added to (Key 4).

√ Important notes have been added to (Key 11).

√ Additional key is added (Key 118).

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◙ OBS/GYN:

√ (Key 96) has been modified according to the recent guidelines.

√ A new key is added (Key 134).

√ General modifications.

[Update number #5]: released on: 26/02/2020

 

◙ Anatomy:

√ A new key has been added (Key 72).

 

◙ Cardiology:

√ (Key 108) is obsolete now according to the recent guidelines.

 

◙ Dermatology:

√ Question number 4 is added to page 6.

 

◙ Ethics:

√ Correction of (Key 2) + Another question is added to (Key 2).

 

◙ ENT:

√ An additional key is added (Key 94).

 

◙ General surgery:

√ Additional notes are added to (Key 64).

√ Management of Anal Fissure is added (Key 65).

√ some modifications to (Key 81).

√ A new key has been added (Key 98).

√ A new key has been added (Key 99).

√ A new key has been added (Key 100).

√ A new key has been added (Key 101).

√ A new key has been added (Key 102).

√ General modifications.

 

◙ Urology:

√ Correction of (Key 45): [The medications of choice for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia if there are lower urinary symptoms + High PSA + Prostate enlargement is → 5 Alpha reductase inhibitors.

Whereas, if there is only lower urinary symptoms WITHOUT high PSA or prostate enlargement, the drug of choice is alpha adrenoreceptor blockers.

 

◙ Genetics:

√ A new key is added (Key 34).

√ A new key is added (Key 35).

√ Some general modifications.

 

◙ Genito-urinary:

√ A minor addendum to the management of N. Gonorrhea (Key 1).

√ Recent guideline changes to the investigations of HSV (Key 12).

√ Syphilis management is added (Key 14).

√ A new key is added (Key 28).

√ A new key is added (Key 29).

√ Some general modifications.

 

◙ Haematology:

√ When is Blood Transfusion indicated? Is added to (Key 11).

√ Example (3) is added to (Key 11).

√ A new key is added according to recent guidelines regarding ABCD2 scores (Key 77).

√ A new key is added (Key 78).

√ General modifications.

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[Update number #4]: released on 17/02/2020

 

◙ Anatomy:

√ Additional Key has been added (Key 71)

 

◙ Epidemiology:

√ Example 2 is added to (Key 4).

√ A new key has been added (Key 27).

√ A new key has been added (Key 28).

 

◙ Ethics:

√ A new key has been added (Key 76).

√ A new key has been added (Key 77).

√ A new key has been added (Key 78).

√ A new key has been added (Key 79).

√ A new key has been added (Key 80).

√ A new key has been added (Key 81).

√ Some general modifications.

 

◙ GIT:

√ (Key 13): treatment of acute cholecystitis has been corrected based on the recent guidelines. Also, risk factors have been added.

√ Modifications to the management of acute pancreatitis (Key 18).

√ A new topic (GERD) has been added to (Key 104).

√ Important amendments to (Key 126).

√ Another question is added to (Key 127), so key 127 now has 2 questions.

√ A new key has been added (Key 128).

√ A new key has been added (Key 129).

√ A new key has been added (Key 130).

 

◙ Palliative care:

√ An important correction to the answer to the question in (Key 32).

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[Update number #3]: released on 11/02/2020

 

◙ Endocrine:

√ More notes have been added to (Key 6).

√ Investigations and Management of Addison’s disease have been added (Key 18).

√ A full topic (Addisonian Crises) has been added at the end of (Key 18).

√ Conn’s disease investigations are added (Key 23).

√ Explanation and clarification on the Cushing investigations (Key 30).

√ Additional notes on Prolactinoma (Key 57).

√ Gout VS Pseudogout at the end of (Key 99).

√ Minor correction of (Key 109).

√ A new important comparison schedule is added (Key 142).

√ A new Topic (Bartter’s syndrome) is added (Key 143).

√ A new Key is added (Key 144).

√ A new Key for important side effects is added (Key 145)

√ Some general modifications.

 

◙ ENT:

√ (Mikulicz syndrome) has been added at the end of (Key 11).

√ 3 Examples have been added to (Key 13).

√ Some modifications to (Key 19).

√ Management of cholesteatoma (Key 20).

√ Dx and Rx of Malignant Otitis Externa are added (Key 22).

√ Important differential diagnoses of parotid enlargement (Key 47).

√ some modifications to (Key 54).

√ Minor editing of the management of OSA (Key 73).

√ A new key has been added (Key 91).

√ A new key has been added (Key 92).

√ A new key has been added (Key 93).

√ More images have been added to a number of topics.

√ General modifications and corrections of minor issues.

 

◙ Critical care:

√ An additional key has been added (Key 8).

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[Update number #2]: released on 28/01/2020

 

◙ Anatomy:

√ 2 new keys have been added (Key 69 and 70).

 

◙ Cardiology:

√ A minor change in the management of cardiac tamponade (Key 2).

 

◙ Dermatology:

√ Additional notes to Scabies (Page 45).

√ Some quick side notes (Page 54).

 

◙ Emergency:

√ Modifications to Hypoglycemia (Key 1).

√ Some modifications to Burns (Key 2).

√ Types of hepatic encephalopathy have been added at the end of (Key 3).

√ Minor Modification to the management of anaphylaxis (Key 11).

√ 5 Examples were added to (Key 57).

√ 3 New Keys (Key 98, 99, 100)

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[Update number #1]: released on 13/01/2020

 

◙ Anatomy: an additional Key has been added.

 

◙ Cardiology: an additional Key has been added (The last key).

 

◙ Critical care: an additional key has been added (Key number 4).

 

◙ Dermatology:

√ Management of Lichen Planus has been added.

√ a new topic (Eczema in infants and children - page 18) has been added.

√ a new topic (Acne Vulgaris - page 40) has been added.

√ a new topic (Lipoma – page 52) has been added.

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