Q2.6

Question of the Week

Should the treatment of upper extremity DVT differ from lower extremity DVT?

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A2.5

Question of the Week

What is the preferred study to diagnose acute cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis?

Cerebral venous thrombosis is best diagnosed by magnetic resonance imaging venography (See Article Here)

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Q2.5

Question of the Week

What is the preferred study to diagnose acute cerebral venous and sinus thrombosis?

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A2.4

Question of the Week

When used for the management of acetaminophen overdose, a common adverse effect of intravenous N-acetylcysteine is flushing.  What treatment is necessary for flushing resulting from IV NAC?

No treatment is necessary for flushing alone (NEJM, 7/17/08, pg. 285)  To see the full article, click Article

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Q2.4

Question of the Week

When used for the management of acetaminophen overdose, a common adverse effect of intravenous N-acetylcysteine is flushing.  What treatment is necessary for flushing resulting from IV NAC?


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A2.3

Question of the Week

Infective endocarditis has an estimated incidence of 1.5 – 3.3 cases per 1000 IV drug users per year.  The risk appears to be augmented when the injected substance is which drug of abuse?  Why?

It is believed that cocaine carries a higher risk for endocarditis owing to the vasoconstrictive effects of the drug or the increased frequency of injection (NEJM, Vol. 353, pg. 1945)

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Q2.3

Question of the Week

Infective endocarditis has an estimated incidence of 1.5 – 3.3 cases per 1000 IV drug users per year.  The risk appears to be augmented when the injected substance is which drug of abuse?  Why?


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