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1

What kind of a drug is phenelzine?

MAO-I

2

What foods should be avoided w/ MAO-I's?

wine and aged cheese

3

What is the danger of combining MAO-I's and wine/cheese?

hypertensive crisis

4

A SAAG of ___ g/dL or greater isdiagnostic of a transudative ascites.

1.1

5

What is adenosine used to treat?

SVT only!

6

What is the tx for unstable acute Wolff-Parkinson-White?

synchronized cardioversion

7

What is the treatment of choice for stable, acute WPW?

procainamide

8

What effect of procainamide makes it so useful in WPW?

prolongs the refractory period in the accessory tract

9

What drugs can be used for unstable VT?

amiodarone, procainamide, and lidocaine

10

What is the treatment of choice of an inevitable abortion?`

suction curettage

11

Why must an inevitable abortion be suctioned out?

risk of hematologic and infectious complications (e.g. sepsis, DIC, major hemorrhage)

12

What is the treatment of choice for a missed abortion Dxed after the 16th week of gestation?

induction of labor

13

What should be done if parents refuse treatment of their child for a non-emergent, but life-threateneing condition?

obtain a court order to treat

14

What is the tx for embolic occlusion of an artery in a limb?

heparin + embolectomy

15

What is the cause of secondary amenorrhea in a pt who exercises too much (who is not anorexic)?

hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

16

What is the preferred tx for petit mal seizures, aside from ethosuximide?

valproic acid

17

What is the drug of choice for partial seizures?

phenytoin

18

A _______ should be suspected in patients who present with pharyngitis, moderate fever, dysphagia, neck stiffness, a muffled voice, and a posterior pharyngeal bulge.

retropharyngeal abscess

19

What atypical antipsyhcotic is most likely to cause tardive dyskinesia?

Risperidone