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1

what do you suspect when someone has low BP but warm hands?

septicaemia: systemic vasodilation

2

what is does low BP and cold hands suggest?

cardiovascular dysfunction

3

what penicillin drugs is the only one that can treat Staph Aureus?

flucloxacillin

4

2 side effects of vancomycin?

red man syndrome
nephrotoxicity

5

what to check for in a patient receiving vancomycin?

levels in blood re: peaks and troughs

6

what is cervical myelopathy?

narrowing of the spinal canal leading to cord dysfunction

7

what is most common causes of cervical myelopathy

congenital stenosis and degenerative stenosis caused by spondylosis (RA

8

where is the lesion if both UL and LL demonstrate hyperreflexia?

upper motor neurone, above C5

9

where is the lesion if UL is hyporeflexive but LL demonstrate hyperreflexia?

lesion is AT level of UL nerve roots

10

what is syringomyelia?

development of a fluid-filled cyst (syrinx) within your spinal cord made of CSF

11

causes of syringomyelia

tumours
inflammation
brain tissue protrudes into your spinal canal (Chiari malformation

12

what is water hammer pulse?

bounding collapsing radial pulse that disappears with arm elevation

13

how to listen to aortic regurg?

bell side
breath out and hold
listen on aortic region