Flashcards in 5/15/13 Deck (13)
What is the tx for rheumatic fever after the pharyngitis is over?
continuous antibiotic prophylaxis w/ IM benzathine penicillin G
What are 3 drugs that may be used in the treatment of neuroleptic malignant syndrome?
dantrolene, amantadine, and bromocriptine
Why is dantrolene used for neuroleptic malignant syndrome?
Why is amantadine used for neuroleptic malignant syndrome?
dopamine reuptake inhibitor (it is also an NMDA receptor anatagonist)
Why is bromocriptine used for neuroleptic malignant syndrome?
dopamine receptor agonist
What sort of drugs are useful in the treatment of extrapyramidal Sx induced by antipsychotic drugs?
anti-cholinergics (e.g. benztropine)
What is naloxone used for?
Older men who have been exposed to chemicals such as vinyl chloride, arsenic, and thorium dioxide are at greater risk for what kind of hepatic malignancy?
What is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in pts following subarachnoid hemorrhage?
vasospasm w/ ischemia and infarction
What drugs are used to prevent vasospasm in pts following subarachnoid hemorrhage?
Ca++ channel blockers, e.g. nimodipine
A nail puncture wound in an adult resulting in osteomyelitis is most likely due to what organism? (Clue: not S. aureus.)
Whta kind of hepatitis is treated with prednisone?