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Picked up FA 2011 a few days ago. Flipping through it page by page now. Not sure if I will be able to catch all the differences, but I'll write down what I do find. I'm looking for major structural differences between the pages. I won't mention irrelevant items like 2011 sometimes moving a picture to a different part of the page. This might be a work in progress. I will edit this post as I go. Parentheses contain equivalent pages in 2011 edition.

Overall:
- FA 2011 corrects some of the 2010 errata
- FA 2011 has darker print and thicker pages
- FA 2011 increases the size of most figures/images (although only slightly)
- FA 2011 removes several images that are difficult to see/interpret

Behavioral Science:
p. 59-60 2010 (57-58 2011) -2011 reorganized a couple items into "Advance directives" and got rid of "Good Samaritan Law."
P. 61-62 (59-60) - 2011 added a couple more example ethical situations. 2011 removed "Piaget's states of cognitive development" and replaced with "Low birth weight"
p. 64 (62-63) - 2011 added a few pictures under "sleep stages" and added one or two more items to the section like "sleep terror disorder"

Biochemistry:
p. 69 2010 (p. 69 2011) - FA 2011 removes "Transition vs. transversion"
p. 75 (75) - 2011 removes "energy requirements of translation"
p. 82 (82) - 2011 removes "Sanger DNA sequencing" renames "Model systems" to "Gene expression modifications"
p. 89 (89) - 2011 removes "Chromosomal inversions"
p. 98 (98) - 2011 removes "Glycolytic enzyme deficiency"
p. 99 (99) - 2011 removes "Cori cycle"
p. 107 (107) - 2011 completely changes diagram of "Catecholamine synthesis." Structures are no longer shown, but more detail of intermediates and cofactors are listed. 2011 removes the figured in "Phenylketonuria" section.
p. 113 (113) - 2011 removes "Essential fatty acids" secdtion

Embryology:
p. 119 2010 (p. 119 2011) - FA 2011 added section "Types of errors in organ morphogenesis"
p. 125 (125) - 2011 removed "Fetal-postnatal derivatives"
p. 127-128 (127) - 2011 removed "Branchial arch innervation" and rearranged a bunch of the sections
p. 131 (130) - 2011 removed "Diaphragm embryology" and rearranged a bunch of the sections
p. 135 (134) - 2011 added "Descent of testes and ovaries" section

Microbiology:
p. 141 (139) - 2011 added "Vaccines" section
p. 153 (151) - 2011 removed "Enterobacteriaceae" section and added a little more detail to the E. coli table.
p. 154 (152) - 2011 added "Campylobacter jejuni" and "Vibrio cholera" setion. 2011 removed "Treponemal disease" section
p. 155 (153) - 2011 removed "VDRL vs. FTA-ABS" section
p. 158 (157) - 2011 removed "Spores: fungal" and rearranged info to the top of the "Systemic mycoses" section. It looks like they may have added a little more detail here too.
p. 171 (170) - 2011 removed "Arboviruses"
p. 175 (174) - 2011 removed "HIV encephalitis"
p. 185 (185) - 2011 added "B-lactamase inhibitors." This is the first addition I have found with a new acronym.
p. 187 (187) - 2011 added "resistance" to the "Aminoglycosides" section
p. 191 (191) - As per the above change, it appears that 2011 removed the section "Resistance mechanisms for various antibiotics" and just inserted that info into the respective drug sections
p. 193 (194) - FA 2011 added an entirely new page with "Antiprotozoan therapy" and "Antihelminthic therapy." This is a page of whole new information
p. 197 (197) - 2011 reorganized the "HIV therapy" section

Immunology:
p. 201 (209) - FA 2011 moved "Effects of bacterial toxins"
p. 202-203 (204-205) - 2011 changed "T- and B-cell activation" organization and diagram. Also added "Helper T cells" section and "Cytotoxic T cells" section
p. 204 (206) - 2011 removed "Ig epitopes"
p. 205 (209) - 2011 expanded "Cell surface proteins"
p. 207 - FA 2011 removed "Granulomatous diseases"
p. 213-214 (215-217) - 2011 removed "Sites of block in lymphocyte development" and "Mycophenolate mofetil" and added "Therapeutic antibodies"

Pathology:
p. 216-217 (220) - 2011 added "Apoptosis vs. necrosis" and "Atrophy" sections
p. 219 (223-224) - 2011 added "Granulomatous diseases" (appears to be what was removed from Immunology section, but without the picture) and "Erythrocyte sedimentation rate" and "Iron poisoning"

Pharmacology:
p. 230 (234) - 2011 added "Physiologic antagonism" section and organized info of "Pharmacodynamics" into table form
p. 239 (243) - 2011 removed "Iron poisoning" (looks like this way moved to the Pathology section)

Cardiovascular:
p. 265 (270) - "Aortic dissection" moved to the next page and image was removed
P. 268 (272) - 2011 added "ECG diagnosis of MI" section
p. 269 (273) - Image in "Cardiomyopathies" section was removed
p. 272 (276) - 2011 removed "Pericarditis" section
p. 273 (277) - 2011 removed "Telangiectasia" section
p. 276 (280) - 2011 removed "Minoxidil"

Endocrine:
p. 293 (298) - 2011 added "Thryotoxicosis" under the "Hyperthyroidism" section
p. 294 (299) - 2011 removed "Hypercalcemia" and added a big graph/diagram thingy under "Hypoparathyroidism." 2011 also removed "Sheehan's syndrome"
p. 298-299 (305) - 2011 removed "Orlistat" and "Sibutramine"

Gastrointestinal:
p. 302 (308) - 2011 removed "Abdominal layers"
p. 304 (310) - 2011 removed "Enteric nerve plexuses"
p. 308 (314) - 2011 removed "Sinusoids of liver" and "Biliary structures"
p. 316 (322) - 2011 removed the bottom image from "Achalasia"
p. 332 (338) - 2011 added "Octreotide"

Hematology and Oncology:
p. 336 (342) - 2011 added an image/drawing to "Platelet (thrombocyte)
p. 341 (346) - 2011 separated "Coagulation cascae and platelet plug formation" into two separate sections. The latter now has a large flowchart.
p. 344 (350) - 2011 added "Lead poisoning"
p. 349 (355) - 2011 removed "Lead poisoning"
p. 351 (357) - 2011 added "Leukemoid reaction"
p. 354 (359) - 2011 added "MGUS"
p. 355 (360) - 2011 removed "Leukemoid reaction" and reduced the amount of info in "Langerhans cell histiocytosis"
p. 356 (361) - 2011 added "Polycythemia"
p. 358 (363) - 2011 removed "Mechanism of antiplatelet interaction"
p. 363 (368) - 2011 added "Rituximab"

Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue:
p. 372 (376) - 2011 removed "Radial nerve" and added "Long thoracic nerve (C5-C7)"
p. 373 (377) - 2011 removed image "C" from "Muscle conduction to contraction"
p. 376 (380) - 2011 removed "Osteitis fibrosa cystica"
p. 381 (385) - 2011 removed "Positive antinuclear antibodies"
p. 382 (386) - 2011 removed "Mixed connective tissue disease"
p. 383 (387) - 2011 removed "Soft tissue tumors"
p. 388 (392) - 2011 removed "Comparison of OTC analgesics"

Neurology:
p. 393 (397) - 2011 changed "Sensory corpuscles" to a table without figures
p. 395 (399) - 2011 removed figure from "Cerebellum"
p. 397 (401) - 2011 removed image from "Huntington's disease"
p. 398 (402) - 2011 removed "Frontal lobe functions"
p. 399 (403) - 2011 added an image to "Central pontine myelinolysis"
p. 403 (407) - 2011 removed images from "Ischemic brain disease"
P. 405 (409) - 2011 removed "Lumbar puncture"
p. 410 (414) - 2011 removed "Spindle muscle control"
p. 415 (419) - 2011 removed "Muscles with glossus" and "Muscles with palat"
p. 416 (-) - 2011 removed "Inner ear"
p. 419 (422) - 2011 removed "Strabismus vs. amblyopia"
p. 421 (424) - 2011 removed "Vstibular apparatus"
p. 430 (433) - 2011 added "Nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics"

Psychiatry:
p. 437 (439) - 2011 removed "Oedipus complex" and "Erikson's stages of psychosocial development"
p. 444 (446) - 2011 removed "Sleep patterns of depressed patients" and added "Postpartum mood disturbances"
p. 448 (450) - 2011 added "Stages of change in overcoming substance addiction"
p. 450 (452) - 2011 removed "Methylphenidate (Ritalin)" and added "CNS stimulants"

Renal:
p. 458 (460) - 2011 removed "Free water clearance"
p. 462 (464) - 2011 put "Electrolyte disturbances" instead of on page 471
p. 464 (466) - 2011 removed "Acid-base nomogram"
p. 465 (-) - 2011 removed "Glomerular disorders"
p. 468 (469) - 2011 changed "Kidney stones" to have a pretty table
p. 470 (472) - 2011 removed "Fanconi's syndrome"

Reproductive:
p. 476 (478) - 2011 added "Female reproductive histology"
p. 478 (480) - 2011 removed "Composition of semen"
p. 484 (486) - 2011 added "Kallmann syndrome" and "SRY gene"

Respiratory:
I didn't find any major changes here

Rapid Review:
p. 516 (518) - 2011 added "Athlete with polycythemia", removed "Big toe/extension/fanning upon plantar scrape", added "Bounding pulses, diastolic heart murmur, head bobbing"
I'm not going to go through this whole section, but suffice to say that there are a few changes.

Summary: It seems like, content wise, more was removed than added. I would view this as a positive change. FA is not meant to be all-encompassing. Slimming it down a bit keeps it high yield.
 
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THis looks great! Thanx for all the effort you put in!

I am still waiting on my copy to be shipped. B & N taking forever!

I wonder why 2011 got rid of some of the stuf in 2010. some of those things seem almost necessary. Maybe its a good idea to just put all the things taken out from 2010...and annotate in 2011.

any other brilliant ideas out there?
 

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I just noticed that "inner ear" from 2009 and 2010 is missing? Or I think so because I havent been able to find it, I figure hearing and hearing loss would be important?

My first impression is that compared to my 2009 edition there are are HUGE differences. A lot of good changes to the layout that I really appreciate, the pictures are generally "nicer".
 
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P.s. it there are a lot (A LOT) of blank spaces and empty areas in the 2011 version. Which makes sense when you look at Mace1370's list (well done btw). I have just been going through my 2009 and cutting out the things that are missing and gluing them into the spaces where they would have been
ex. I cut out: p. 213-214 (215-217) - 2011 removed "Sites of block in lymphocyte development"
and put it on pg 212 where there is a huge blank spot and then you get an overview before reading the tabell containing the specifics. They fit since it is so obvious they were just spliced out.

This is not making a lot of sense to me, Im starting to feel I would have been better off with the 2010 then waiting for the 2011?
 
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So far it feels that very little has been added, but a decent amount has been removed. I haven't finished going through page by page, however, so it remains to be seen if many of these sections that are removed are actually just relocated to later in the book.

I think it is best to hold of judgment either way until I have finished with the list.
 

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hmm... i wonder if ill be ok just sticking with 2010 then and not even bothering with 2011 after fixing all the errata in 2010..
 

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Can we also add comparisons from the 2009 to 2011 edition?
 

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thank you so much mace. this is a very considerate thing to do. thanks again
 

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I remember that there was a thread in the past, where people would post the different additions they made to their FA (from question banks, books, etc) - Whatever happened to that thread? And maybe we should start one for the FA 2011?
 
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last time i checked (used a friend's FA 2011 text and compared it to my FA 2010 text), all the errata were NOT fixed. in fact, MANY errata still exist., from what i remember

go ahead and see for yourself: http://firstaidteam.com/updates-and-corrections/
(look at the 2010 edition PDF, 9/29/2010)
Good catch. I had only checked a few errata, and upon noticing that they were corrected made the (poor) assumption that all the errors must have been corrected... because that would make sense.

Turns out they are either incredibly lazy, or somehow missed correcting mistakes they had already identified.

Summary: much of the errata is fixed (but not all). It is well worth your time to go through and check the errata listed above in your copy of FA 2011.
 
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Ok, I finished going through the major sections of the book.

I would say the changes are generally positive and it is worth your money to pick up the new edition.
 
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great job! i just got my 2011. but seeing all the things you noted, especially the sections that were deleted kind of concerns me.

should we just consider that those things are no longer considered "high yield" or should we just annotate the things deleted into the 2011 one. i think someone in this post did that. after going through 2011 you think its worth annotating?

again great job....if i find anything after going through 2011 ill be sure to share it :)
 
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great job! i just got my 2011. but seeing all the things you noted, especially the sections that were deleted kind of concerns me.

should we just consider that those things are no longer considered "high yield" or should we just annotate the things deleted into the 2011 one. i think someone in this post did that. after going through 2011 you think its worth annotating?

again great job....if i find anything after going through 2011 ill be sure to share it :)
I would look at it this way. Consider the most recent version of FA the most high yield source you can find. The newest version of FA doesn't have everything that could be on the test, however. No one book can. Things in older versions of FA are likely to still be fairly high yield, but I would not prioritize them over proven sources like Goljan or UWorld. If you've mastered the major sources you are going to use (ex: FA, Goljan, UWorld) and you find you have more time then I think it would be worth going back and seeing what the previous version of FA had. I doubt the vast majority of people studying for the test have time to do this, though.
 

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Mace,
You are the man/woman. This was incredibly helpful and entirely selfless.
 

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A great job! Thank you and Good luck.
 
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I am going through Vitamins and noting some things they added this year compared to last year.

Vitamin A-> Added Used to treat Measles (90)
Vitamin C-> Deficiency:Weakened Immune response (93)
Vitamin D-> Deficiency:Breast milk has decreased Vitamin D (Supplement in dark-skinned patients) (93)
Vitamin E-> Deficiency: Changed neurodysfunction to posterior column and spinocerebellar tract demyelination. (93)
 
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I was just flipping through the Hematology and Oncology sections in both the 2011 and 2010 and even a lot of the wording for the subjects has been changed in 2011. I think I might do the 2011 for the subjects I haven't yet touched and made notes on in the 2010.
 
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Good catch. I had only checked a few errata, and upon noticing that they were corrected made the (poor) assumption that all the errors must have been corrected... because that would make sense.

Turns out they are either incredibly lazy, or somehow missed correcting mistakes they had already identified.

Summary: much of the errata is fixed (but not all). It is well worth your time to go through and check the errata listed above in your copy of FA 2011.

If they double check everything in an edition of a book and make sure there are no mistakes how will they justify publishing a new edition next year when there are no changes in exam format or content? errata is unfortunately part of book publishing business. Most of the so called mistakes are intentional.
 
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what's the consensus around here? i think i might just stick with my 2010.
 
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I've been using FA 2009 this whole time. I have a lotta notes and don't really feel like getting a new First Aid and re-adding notes. You think this is ok?
 
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Can we also add comparisons from the 2009 to 2011 edition?
Yes I'd also like to know too, I have my 09 edition nicely marked and hole punched and i don't want to go really look at the '11 FA unless its really worth it especially since the errata isn't out.
 

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im def sticking with my 2010..
 

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im def sticking with my 2010..
had some time today so went
to barnesnoble and looked
over 2011 and didn t see anything
convincing to buy it so 2010 for all
those worrying
 
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For those of you not buying 2011, I would recommend looking at my list and noting the brand new topics found in 2011 (there aren't that many of them). You can look up info on these topics from other sources and just annotate them into FA 2010.
 

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none of these "changes" will make or break you on the exam, if you have the 2010 no need to buy 2011.
 

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Picked up FA 2011 a few days ago. Flipping through it page by page now. Not sure if I will be able to catch all the differences, but I'll write down what I do find. I'm looking for major structural differences between the pages. I won't mention irrelevant items like 2011 sometimes moving a picture to a different part of the page. This might be a work in progress. I will edit this post as I go. Parentheses contain equivalent pages in 2011 edition.

Overall:
- FA 2011 corrects some of the 2010 errata
- FA 2011 has darker print and thicker pages
- FA 2011 increases the size of most figures/images (although only slightly)
- FA 2011 removes several images that are difficult to see/interpret

Behavioral Science:
p. 59-60 2010 (57-58 2011) -2011 reorganized a couple items into "Advance directives" and got rid of "Good Samaritan Law."
P. 61-62 (59-60) - 2011 added a couple more example ethical situations. 2011 removed "Piaget's states of cognitive development" and replaced with "Low birth weight"
p. 64 (62-63) - 2011 added a few pictures under "sleep stages" and added one or two more items to the section like "sleep terror disorder"

Biochemistry:
p. 69 2010 (p. 69 2011) - FA 2011 removes "Transition vs. transversion"
p. 75 (75) - 2011 removes "energy requirements of translation"
p. 82 (82) - 2011 removes "Sanger DNA sequencing" renames "Model systems" to "Gene expression modifications"
p. 89 (89) - 2011 removes "Chromosomal inversions"
p. 98 (98) - 2011 removes "Glycolytic enzyme deficiency"
p. 99 (99) - 2011 removes "Cori cycle"
p. 107 (107) - 2011 completely changes diagram of "Catecholamine synthesis." Structures are no longer shown, but more detail of intermediates and cofactors are listed. 2011 removes the figured in "Phenylketonuria" section.
p. 113 (113) - 2011 removes "Essential fatty acids" secdtion

Embryology:
p. 119 2010 (p. 119 2011) - FA 2011 added section "Types of errors in organ morphogenesis"
p. 125 (125) - 2011 removed "Fetal-postnatal derivatives"
p. 127-128 (127) - 2011 removed "Branchial arch innervation" and rearranged a bunch of the sections
p. 131 (130) - 2011 removed "Diaphragm embryology" and rearranged a bunch of the sections
p. 135 (134) - 2011 added "Descent of testes and ovaries" section

Microbiology:
p. 141 (139) - 2011 added "Vaccines" section
p. 153 (151) - 2011 removed "Enterobacteriaceae" section and added a little more detail to the E. coli table.
p. 154 (152) - 2011 added "Campylobacter jejuni" and "Vibrio cholera" setion. 2011 removed "Treponemal disease" section
p. 155 (153) - 2011 removed "VDRL vs. FTA-ABS" section
p. 158 (157) - 2011 removed "Spores: fungal" and rearranged info to the top of the "Systemic mycoses" section. It looks like they may have added a little more detail here too.
p. 171 (170) - 2011 removed "Arboviruses"
p. 175 (174) - 2011 removed "HIV encephalitis"
p. 185 (185) - 2011 added "B-lactamase inhibitors." This is the first addition I have found with a new acronym.
p. 187 (187) - 2011 added "resistance" to the "Aminoglycosides" section
p. 191 (191) - As per the above change, it appears that 2011 removed the section "Resistance mechanisms for various antibiotics" and just inserted that info into the respective drug sections
p. 193 (194) - FA 2011 added an entirely new page with "Antiprotozoan therapy" and "Antihelminthic therapy." This is a page of whole new information
p. 197 (197) - 2011 reorganized the "HIV therapy" section

Immunology:
p. 201 (209) - FA 2011 moved "Effects of bacterial toxins"
p. 202-203 (204-205) - 2011 changed "T- and B-cell activation" organization and diagram. Also added "Helper T cells" section and "Cytotoxic T cells" section
p. 204 (206) - 2011 removed "Ig epitopes"
p. 205 (209) - 2011 expanded "Cell surface proteins"
p. 207 - FA 2011 removed "Granulomatous diseases"
p. 213-214 (215-217) - 2011 removed "Sites of block in lymphocyte development" and "Mycophenolate mofetil" and added "Therapeutic antibodies"

Pathology:
p. 216-217 (220) - 2011 added "Apoptosis vs. necrosis" and "Atrophy" sections
p. 219 (223-224) - 2011 added "Granulomatous diseases" (appears to be what was removed from Immunology section, but without the picture) and "Erythrocyte sedimentation rate" and "Iron poisoning"

Pharmacology:
p. 230 (234) - 2011 added "Physiologic antagonism" section and organized info of "Pharmacodynamics" into table form
p. 239 (243) - 2011 removed "Iron poisoning" (looks like this way moved to the Pathology section)

Cardiovascular:
p. 265 (270) - "Aortic dissection" moved to the next page and image was removed
P. 268 (272) - 2011 added "ECG diagnosis of MI" section
p. 269 (273) - Image in "Cardiomyopathies" section was removed
p. 272 (276) - 2011 removed "Pericarditis" section
p. 273 (277) - 2011 removed "Telangiectasia" section
p. 276 (280) - 2011 removed "Minoxidil"

Endocrine:
p. 293 (298) - 2011 added "Thryotoxicosis" under the "Hyperthyroidism" section
p. 294 (299) - 2011 removed "Hypercalcemia" and added a big graph/diagram thingy under "Hypoparathyroidism." 2011 also removed "Sheehan's syndrome"
p. 298-299 (305) - 2011 removed "Orlistat" and "Sibutramine"

Gastrointestinal:
p. 302 (308) - 2011 removed "Abdominal layers"
p. 304 (310) - 2011 removed "Enteric nerve plexuses"
p. 308 (314) - 2011 removed "Sinusoids of liver" and "Biliary structures"
p. 316 (322) - 2011 removed the bottom image from "Achalasia"
p. 332 (338) - 2011 added "Octreotide"

Hematology and Oncology:
p. 336 (342) - 2011 added an image/drawing to "Platelet (thrombocyte)
p. 341 (346) - 2011 separated "Coagulation cascae and platelet plug formation" into two separate sections. The latter now has a large flowchart.
p. 344 (350) - 2011 added "Lead poisoning"
p. 349 (355) - 2011 removed "Lead poisoning"
p. 351 (357) - 2011 added "Leukemoid reaction"
p. 354 (359) - 2011 added "MGUS"
p. 355 (360) - 2011 removed "Leukemoid reaction" and reduced the amount of info in "Langerhans cell histiocytosis"
p. 356 (361) - 2011 added "Polycythemia"
p. 358 (363) - 2011 removed "Mechanism of antiplatelet interaction"
p. 363 (368) - 2011 added "Rituximab"

Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue:
p. 372 (376) - 2011 removed "Radial nerve" and added "Long thoracic nerve (C5-C7)"
p. 373 (377) - 2011 removed image "C" from "Muscle conduction to contraction"
p. 376 (380) - 2011 removed "Osteitis fibrosa cystica"
p. 381 (385) - 2011 removed "Positive antinuclear antibodies"
p. 382 (386) - 2011 removed "Mixed connective tissue disease"
p. 383 (387) - 2011 removed "Soft tissue tumors"
p. 388 (392) - 2011 removed "Comparison of OTC analgesics"

Neurology:
p. 393 (397) - 2011 changed "Sensory corpuscles" to a table without figures
p. 395 (399) - 2011 removed figure from "Cerebellum"
p. 397 (401) - 2011 removed image from "Huntington's disease"
p. 398 (402) - 2011 removed "Frontal lobe functions"
p. 399 (403) - 2011 added an image to "Central pontine myelinolysis"
p. 403 (407) - 2011 removed images from "Ischemic brain disease"
P. 405 (409) - 2011 removed "Lumbar puncture"
p. 410 (414) - 2011 removed "Spindle muscle control"
p. 415 (419) - 2011 removed "Muscles with glossus" and "Muscles with palat"
p. 416 (-) - 2011 removed "Inner ear"
p. 419 (422) - 2011 removed "Strabismus vs. amblyopia"
p. 421 (424) - 2011 removed "Vstibular apparatus"
p. 430 (433) - 2011 added "Nonbenzodiazepine hypnotics"

Psychiatry:
p. 437 (439) - 2011 removed "Oedipus complex" and "Erikson's stages of psychosocial development"
p. 444 (446) - 2011 removed "Sleep patterns of depressed patients" and added "Postpartum mood disturbances"
p. 448 (450) - 2011 added "Stages of change in overcoming substance addiction"
p. 450 (452) - 2011 removed "Methylphenidate (Ritalin)" and added "CNS stimulants"

Renal:
p. 458 (460) - 2011 removed "Free water clearance"
p. 462 (464) - 2011 put "Electrolyte disturbances" instead of on page 471
p. 464 (466) - 2011 removed "Acid-base nomogram"
p. 465 (-) - 2011 removed "Glomerular disorders"
p. 468 (469) - 2011 changed "Kidney stones" to have a pretty table
p. 470 (472) - 2011 removed "Fanconi's syndrome"

Reproductive:
p. 476 (478) - 2011 added "Female reproductive histology"
p. 478 (480) - 2011 removed "Composition of semen"
p. 484 (486) - 2011 added "Kallmann syndrome" and "SRY gene"

Respiratory:
I didn't find any major changes here

Rapid Review:
p. 516 (518) - 2011 added "Athlete with polycythemia", removed "Big toe/extension/fanning upon plantar scrape", added "Bounding pulses, diastolic heart murmur, head bobbing"
I'm not going to go through this whole section, but suffice to say that there are a few changes.

Summary: It seems like, content wise, more was removed than added. I would view this as a positive change. FA is not meant to be all-encompassing. Slimming it down a bit keeps it high yield.
thanks
 
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