Flashcards in 4/25/13 Deck (21):
How should you Tx a pt w/ a minor wound who is unimmunized or hasn't received a tetanus booster in over 10 years?
How should you Tx a pt w/ a deep or dirty laceration who is unimmunized or hasn't received a tetanus booster in ten yrs or more?
tetanus toxoid and tetanus Ig
How should you treat a pt w/ a deep/dirty wound who has received up to date tetanus immunization?
Toxoid booster if none received in the last 5 yrs
What are 2 major adverse effects of isoniazid treatment?
peripheral neuropathy and hepatitis
After a first episode of major depresssion, a pt. iss feeling much better after 6 wks of SSRI Tx. What is the best course of action at this point?
Continue the SSRI for another 6 mos.
What 2 classes of drugs are used to tx acute dystonia?
antihistamines (diphenhydramine) and anticholinergics (benztropine)
What is akithisia, a potential complication of the use of antipsychotics?
feeling of restlessness
What drugs are used to combat akithisia?
What do you call the condition that may occur in pts taking antipsychotics that consists of high fever, muscle rigidity, and rhabdomyolysis?
neuroleptic malignant syndrome
What can be used to treat croup?
corticosteroids or nebulized epi
Abd pain and red currant jelly stools in a 2 yr old child.
In mechanical ventilation, FiO2 should be kept below ___% when possible to prevent lung toxicity.
What is the effect of oral contraceptive use on endometrial cancer?
What is the correlate of antisocial personality disorder in pts under 18?
How long must the Sx of conduct disorder have been present to make a Dx?
What is the most common malignant brain tumor in children?
What is the overall most common brain tumor in children?
Most cases of syringomyelia are associated with _______ malformation.
What is the Atnold-Chiari malformation?
displacement of cerebellar tonsils through foramen magnum
The tighter the confidence interval, the more _______ the result.