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Cystic Fibrosis Complications?

A 5-month-old infant has failed to gain weight despite a good appetite. The child’s mother reports that the baby has up to eight bulky, foulsmelling, oily stools per day. A sweat chloride test reveals a chloride level of 78 mEq/L (normal: <60 mEq/L). Which of the following sequelae is most likely to occur as a result of this patient’s disease?(A) Cirrhosis and subsequent hepatic failure(B) Dehydration, electrolyte abnormalities, and acute hypotension(C) Esophageal ulceration or strictures…Continue

Tags: Dr.G.Bhanu, Prakash, gims, test, screening

Started by Dr.G.Bhanu Prakash Jan 23, 2013.

Categorize this Asthma and Manage?

A 30-year-old man has episodes of wheezing and shortness of breath two to three times per week. Approximately every 2 weeks he awakens at night due to cough and diffi culties breathing. He reports having similar symptoms since he was a child, but believes that they are worsening somewhat now. His symptoms are worsened by cold air and exercise and are improved by rest. Which of the following is the most appropriatetreatment?(A) Daily high-dose inhaled corticosteroid and β-agonist when needed(B)…Continue

Tags: Dr.G.Bhanu, Prakash, gims, test, screening

Started by Dr.G.Bhanu Prakash Jan 23, 2013.

Pulmonary Nodule Diagnosis

 Pulmonary Nodule DiagnosisA 55-year-old man who was an unrestrained driver in a motor vehicle accident was taken to the emergency department and determined to be uninjured. Three days later he presents to his physician because of tenderness over the right side of his chest. He has no other significant medical history and does not smoke. Vital signs are normal. Physical examination reveals bruising and tenderness over the eighth, ninth, and tenth ribs on the right. Imaging studies are negative…Continue

Tags: Dr.G.Bhanu, Prakash, gims, test, screening

Started by Dr.G.Bhanu Prakash Jan 23, 2013.

Pleural Fluid Examination

Pleural EffusionNormal valuesSpecific Gravity :1.010/1.026Total ProeinsAlbumin0.3-4.1gm/dLGlobulin 50-70%Fibrinogen30-45%PH 6.8-7.6Effusioncan be classified as transudate or exudate.Transudate : has lowprotein (<3gm/dL) LD and all count. And found in CHF Cirrhosis withasates (Pleural effusion in 5%Cases) Nephrotic syndrome. Earlyatelactasis, pulmonary embolism. superior venacava obstuction.hypoalburrinemia, peritoneal dilysis, Early mediastinal malignancy.myxedema constructive…Continue

Started by Dr.Mike Apr 26, 2010.

NHLBI EPR3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma

Below are two pdf. files summarizing the NHLBI EPR3: Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma. These are the current standard of care issued in 2007.Guidelines forchildren ages 0 - 4 years oldGuidelines forchildren ages 5 - 11 years oldContinue

Started by Michael Apr 4, 2009.

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