Flashcards in 6/18/13 Deck (19)
What kind of a drug is phenelzine?
What foods should be avoided w/ MAO-I's?
wine and aged cheese
What is the danger of combining MAO-I's and wine/cheese?
A SAAG of ___ g/dL or greater isdiagnostic of a transudative ascites.
What is adenosine used to treat?
What is the tx for unstable acute Wolff-Parkinson-White?
What is the treatment of choice for stable, acute WPW?
What effect of procainamide makes it so useful in WPW?
prolongs the refractory period in the accessory tract
What drugs can be used for unstable VT?
amiodarone, procainamide, and lidocaine
What is the treatment of choice of an inevitable abortion?`
Why must an inevitable abortion be suctioned out?
risk of hematologic and infectious complications (e.g. sepsis, DIC, major hemorrhage)
What is the treatment of choice for a missed abortion Dxed after the 16th week of gestation?
induction of labor
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
What is the tx for embolic occlusion of an artery in a limb?
heparin + embolectomy
What is the cause of secondary amenorrhea in a pt who exercises too much (who is not anorexic)?
What is the preferred tx for petit mal seizures, aside from ethosuximide?
What is the drug of choice for partial seizures?
A _______ should be suspected in patients who present with pharyngitis, moderate fever, dysphagia, neck stiffness, a muffled voice, and a posterior pharyngeal bulge.