Flashcards in 2/5/15 Deck (14):
Suspect this in a pt. w/ severe IBD in a flare w/ distended, tympanitic abdomen.
1st line Tx for pts w/ toxic megacolon 2/2 IBD flare (in the absence of perforation)
What is required for the Dx of endometriosis?
laparoscopic visualization of endometrial "implants"
Narrow and regular QRS complexes and absent P-waves suggest what?
What class of paroxysmal SVT is the most common?
AV-nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT)
Why are local anesthetics, such as lidocaine, ineffective in cellulitis?
acidic environment of cellulitis neutralizes local anesthetics, which are basic
intrauterine pregnancy is usually not visible on TVUS until beta-hCG is greater than ___ IU/L.
name 4 causes of hypomagnesemia.
alcoholism, prolonged NG suction, diarrhea, and diuretics
flushing, throbbing headache, palpitations, abd cramps, diarrhea, and oral burning within 10-30 mins of fish ingestion.
What Sx does pufferfish poisoning cause?
neurological: perioral tingling, weakness, incoordination
People exposed to active TB infection should get a PPD at that time. If it is negative they should _______.
get another PPD in 3 mos.
why is octreotide given for bleeding esophageal varices?
reduces portal venous pressure
Which pt population might develop SBO 2/2 intestinal stricture?