Flashcards in Dr. Hogan Bedside Tut #8 Deck (13)
what do you suspect when someone has low BP but warm hands?
septicaemia: systemic vasodilation
what is does low BP and cold hands suggest?
what penicillin drugs is the only one that can treat Staph Aureus?
2 side effects of vancomycin?
red man syndrome
what to check for in a patient receiving vancomycin?
levels in blood re: peaks and troughs
what is cervical myelopathy?
narrowing of the spinal canal leading to cord dysfunction
what is most common causes of cervical myelopathy
congenital stenosis and degenerative stenosis caused by spondylosis (RA
where is the lesion if both UL and LL demonstrate hyperreflexia?
upper motor neurone, above C5
where is the lesion if UL is hyporeflexive but LL demonstrate hyperreflexia?
lesion is AT level of UL nerve roots
what is syringomyelia?
development of a fluid-filled cyst (syrinx) within your spinal cord made of CSF
causes of syringomyelia
brain tissue protrudes into your spinal canal (Chiari malformation
what is water hammer pulse?
bounding collapsing radial pulse that disappears with arm elevation