Flashcards in 6/23/13 Deck (20)
What is the easiest way to tell trigeminal neuralgia and cluster headaches apart?
TN is in the FACE
CHs are BEHIND THE EYE
What is the drug of choice in trigeminal neuralgia?
What is the danger of carbamazepine use?
How long does each episode of trigeminal neuralgia last?
How long does each cluster headache last?
minutes to hours
What type of symptoms are present in cluster headaches but not in trigeminal neuralgia?
autonomic (conjunctival injection, rhinorrhea)
What is the best initial therapy for frostbite?
rapid rewarming with warm water
What is the Tx of severe PjP?
TMP-SMX and Steroids
How is severe PjP defined?
PaO2 35 mmHg
What is the most specific marker for the Dx of acute HBV?
What does the window period in HBV refer to?
between HBsAg and anti-HBs
Colon biopsy w/ pigment in the MΦs of the lamina propria or brown discoloration of the mucosa (melanosis coli) w/ prominent white lymph follicles indicates what cause of diarrhea?
_______ presents w/ anion gap metabolic acidosis, tinnitus, fever, and hyperventilation (i.e. respi alkalosis).
What is the Tx for ANY unstable pt w/ tachycardia, whether narrow or wide complex?
Pts w/ Hashimoto's thyroiditis are at increased risk of developing what thyroid cancer?
What is the first-line Tx for pemphigus vulgaris?
In addition to steroids, what drugs may be used for pemphigus vulgaris?
Which Ab test is most sensitive for Celiac dz?
Which Ab test is most specific for Celiac dz?