Flashcards in 2/23/15 Deck (15):
A person is less likely to actually have the dz if the negative likelihood ratio (LR-) is _(high/low)_.
Anticoagulation is preferred for a CHADS2 score of ___ or higher.
What factors might make digoxin preferred over beta- or Ca++ channel blockers in A-fib RVR?
low BP, low LVEF
systemic Tx for psoriasis
MTX, cyclosporine, or "biologics"
Why are corticosteroids relatively contraindicated in psoriasis?
risk of pustular psoriasis
What is the difference between mortality rate and case fatality rate?
mortality compares to total population
Best Dx test for esophageal rupture.
esophagogram w/ water-soluble contrast
Which study design is most appropriate for localizing the source of an infectious outbreak?
What is the first step in mgmt of pts w/ severe pre-eclampsia at term?
Mag sulfate (MgSO4) and hydralazine (or labetalol)
Chronic or recurrent epigastric pain w/o significant heartburn.
Increase in Cr after start of ACE-I is highly suggestive of _______.
Renal Artery Stenosis
What is the first-line Tx for a large prolactinoma?
dopaminergic drugs (i.e. bromocriptine, cabergoline)
Tight glucose control decreases the risk of _(micro-/macro-)_vascular complications.
What is the hallmark of non-functioning pituitary adenomas?
alpha-subunit overproduction (also hypogonadotropic hypogonadism)