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Star New answers for Urethritis

New answers for Urethritis:
most accurate: Voided urine Nucleic Acid amplification test (NAAT).
Sefl administered swab into vagina for women

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Nephrolithiasis: Game changing new answer in treatment: Tamsulosin and Nifedipine
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Steroids FIRST for Epidural abscess cord compression. steroids NOW, MRI later in ALL cord compression INCLUDING epidural abscess
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Eflornithine: Failed as a cancer. Definitely stops African Sleeping sickness, but makes $$ for company to remove face hair in women!
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Phenytoin BLOCKS folic acid
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pancreatic enzymes NEEDED to absorb B12. Chronic pancreatitis leads to B12 deficiency Schillings test is STOOL!!!
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Lenalidomide is now STANDARD OF CARE in myeloma.
Also!!! Lenalidomide for Myelofibrosis and Myelodysplasia
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copper deficiency simulates B12 deficiency effect on the cord: subacute combined degeneration
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Deferiprone is an ORAL iron chelator.

Deferrasirox.. ORAL drug that replaces deferoxamine.
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You do NOT need heparin before warfarin JUST for Atrial fibrillation
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Tetrabenzine is the treatment for facial tics and muscle problems of Tourettes
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Huntingtons DOES have a VERY specific test . CAG trinucleotides 99% sensitive
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Polymyositis;
What test predicts lung fibrosis?
SLE: what test predicts Baby involvement?

Anti JO for lungs in polymyositis.
Anti RO for neonatal lupus.

Tear Break up for Sjogrens.
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Limited CREST slowed by methotrexate.
Bosentan for primary pulmonary hypertension
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Losartan BEST drug for hypertension in Gout. Losartan LOWERS uric acid levels

Pegloticase ROCKS!!!!! for Gout. melt those Tophi Baby!! Probenecid is CRAP, Sulfinpyrazone doo doo. #1 BEST:Febuxostat and Pegloticase!!

for Gout patients, Thiazide WRONG answer. ACE or ARB the RIGHT answer.
ACE inhbitors and ARBs decrease uric acid level
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Most common cause of CHF death is SUDDEN death from arrhythmia. Put in AICD
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sulfazazine NOT good for psoriati arthritis Methotrexate FIRST. Anti-TNF if it does not work
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When ANY variceal bleed occurs with ascites, you must ALWAYS use SBP prophylaxis afterwards
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Prasugrel is an alternative to clopidogrel
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Worst lesion in pregnancy still peripartum cardiomyopathy and eisenmengers
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Calcium blockers only lower mortality in Hypertension. Not prinzmetals.
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Interferon Gamma Release Assay is NOT more sensitive than a PPD skin test. just no cross reaction with BCG

Interferon Gamma Release Assay (IGRA) or "Quantiferon" is NOT better than a PPD just easier to use. #USMLE question is "NO reaction with BCG"
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Acute Asthma: Ipratropium YES, but tiotropium only for COPD
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Which HIV medication causes POTASSIUM problem? RENAL problem?

Tenofovir cause renal toxicity
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