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Aspirin/Bayer

– Discussion:     – for mild pain, inflamation, RA, and prevention of stroke and DVT;     – dosage:            – adult: w/ pain and fever: 325-650mg q4hr PO, PR;            – rhuematoid arthritis: 3-12gm/day;     – check serum levels, therapeutic = 20-30 mg/dl;   … Read more

ATB Index: C, D

ATB Index: C Carbenicillin Cefaclor Cefadroxil Cefamandole Cefazolin Cefixime Cefonicid Cefoperazone Cefotaxime Cefoxitin Ceftazidime Ceftin Ceftizoxime Ceftriaxone Cefuroxime Cephalexin Cephalothin Cephradine Cephapirin Chloramphenicol Ciprofloxacin Clarithromycin Chloroquine Clindamycin Clotrimazole Cloxacillin ATB Index: D Daptomycin Demeclocycline Dicloxacillin Doxycycline Dirithromycin /Dynabac

Arthroscopy of the Osteoarthritic Knee

– See:       – Knee Joint Menu:                – Chondral and Osteochondral Injuries of the Knee and Meniscal Tears  – Discussion:     – arthroscopic lavage alone may be of some benefit;     – debridement has little value for long-standing or severe osteoarthritis of knee              – where as, in the recent … Read more

Antinuclear Antibody (ANA)

– Discussion:     – serves as screening test for collagen vascular dz and lupus;     – fluorescent antinu-clear antibody test: (FANA)           – indirect immunofluorescence assay is the initial screening test used to detect ANAs;     – testing for specific auto-antibodies:           – if … Read more

Antipsychotics

– Phenothiazines     – Chlorpromazine     – Thioridazine     – Mesoridazine     – Fluphenazine – Thiothixenes     – Thiothixene – Butyrophenones     – Haloperidol – Discussion:     – in low doses they are useful for the management of the agitation and confusion of delirium and dementia;     – … Read more

Antimalarials

– clinical response can be anticipated within three to six months after initiating therapy with approximately 40%-60% of patients able to expect a beneficial response. – upper end of dosage used in treatment of RA is 3-4 mg/kg/day for chloroquine and 6-7.5 mg/kg/day for hydroxychloroquine; – corneal deposits occur in up to 50% of patients … Read more