Flashcards in 4th year ERA Deck (9):
Frequency of anaemia in older age?
Common- around 10-20%
Low MCV suggests...
Iron deficiency- thalassaemia unlikely to present in old age
Common causes of iron deficiency anaemia in an older population?
Why should b12 and folate still be checked even if the MCV is low?
May be a "mixed picture" anaemia with combined B12/folate/iron deficiency
Thrombolysis in MI is indicated up until what time limit?
12 hours- maximum benefit if given within 6
What drugs are associated with the development of complete heart block?
Anti-arrythmics like beta blockers, digoxin, calcium channel blockers
Drugs that can cause tremor?
Sodium valproate, lithium, caffeine, salbutamol, neuroleptic drugs among others
COX-2 selective inhibitors (the -coxibs such as celecoxib) are associated with what adverse events?
Thrombotic events e.g. stroke, limb ischaemia