Acute pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardial sac) is the most
common pericardial disease, accounting for 5% of emergency department
admissions in patients presenting with nonischemic chest pain.
EAIs are the current recommended first-line treatment for
patients at risk for anaphylaxis, and it is critical that patients be
properly trained on their device.
HCV genotype 1, which is the most
common cause of hepatitis C infection in the U.S., is the most difficult
form to treat.
Updated guidelines for management and postexposure prophylaxis were recently released.
IV empirical therapy with both gram-positive and gram-negative coverage is recommended.
Pneumococcal disease is a concern in very young, elderly, and immunocompromised populations.
associated with maintaining warfarin render target-specific oral anticoagulants an
attractive option because they do not require routine monitoring
and are associated with a low number of drug
Prostatitis (inflammation of the prostate gland), which occurs in 5%
to 9% of males aged 18 years and older, most often develops in middle
a type of aseptic meningitis, is the most common form; it accounts for
about 50% of meningitis-related hospitalizations in the United States,
but most cases are self-limiting.
Overdose and misuse may lead to acute liver failure.
Nonselective NSAIDs have the lowest risk of cardiovascular events.
Epidural anesthetics are the most popular form of pain management
currently chosen by the patient during labor in the United States.
In children, the identification of migraines can
be particularly problematic, since symptoms can present in a variety of
ways that differ considerably from those occurring in adults.
Breakthrough pain is a common issue incurred by oncology patients.
Proper assessment of pain in elderly patients is challenging.
Pharmacotherapy plays a key role before, during, and after this cardiovascular procedure.
anesthetic agent for ECT should have a rapid onset of action and short recovery
Metabolic syndrome is a collection of co-occurring disorders
that increase the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes mellitus.
An estimated 3% to 5% of children have high blood pressure, and the incidence is rising.
Cardiotoxicity, in which the heart muscle is damaged and cannot
efficiently pump blood to oxygenate the body’s vital organs, is one of
the most prominent morbidities in cancer patients surviving 5 to 10
years post therapy.
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