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    Type of angina in cocaine intake is STABLE or Prinzmetal's angina ? Can anyone explain the mechanism behind it ?
  2. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    A 20-month-old boy is brought to the emergency department 10 minutes after being found unresponsive in the garage; there were numerous liquid containers spilled at his side. His skin is wet; he is drooling and has a clear nasal discharge. His temperature is 37.3°C (99.l°F), blood pressure is...
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    Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome Mnemonic
  4. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    patient with aspirin overdose will have which of the following as abg.. PH pco2 hco3- a) 7.45 30 20 b) 7.36 22 12
  5. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    how does chlorine toxicity cause metabolic acidosis...mechanism?? thanks
  6. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    best initial step in management of organophosphorus poisoning removal of clothing or atropine?????
  7. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    So, nitroprusside can only be administered no more than 24-36H why? cause cyanide toxicity, how does it happen? well nitroprusside breakdown provides NO (nitro-) and cyanide (-prusside). cyanide binds to the cytochrome oxidase in ETC (complex IV) so if toxicity like this takes place FIRST: add...
  8. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Do we check for ABGs or Drug level first? I know Rumack-Matthew nomogram is used after 4 hours but sometimes the question doesn't mention the duration.
  9. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hi, I have the following question please Why Lidocaine ( & not other antiarrhythmic) is used in digitalis toxicity? Thanks
  10. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    What acid-base abnormalities occur with salicylate intoxication? I read two different explanations, Kaplan pharma: - Salicylates at toxic doses suppress respiratory center (resp. acidosis). - Increased anion gap metabolic acidosis develops due to accumulation of organic acids. Uworld: -...
  11. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    does it helps in making more GSH ( glutathione ) or it itself is free radical scavenger ?
  12. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hi, Why B. blockers are used in theophylline toxicity? Can some one explain this for me? Thanks
  13. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Hi, Why chronic alcohol induced CYP 450 & acute alcohol inhibits it? Can some one explain this for me? Thanks
  14. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    hey guys studying for my step one and just have a few questions about the Digoxin toxicity. I understand how normalizing k+ levels would help with an antidote and the anti dig fragments but I don't understand how magnesium and lidocaine help alleviate this toxicity ......any help would be...
  15. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    This may be overtly obvious but how does beta blocker toxicity mask the signs of hypoglycemia?
  16. USMLE Step 3 Forum
    Hi all, I have done my fair share of research and I havent found a concise answer about this and I would like to ask for everyone's help. The thing is this.. Both MTB 3 and Kaplan Lecture notes say that in pregnancy you discontinue Lithium and if there is an acute manic episode during the first...
  17. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    in tylenol toxicity which zone is more susceptible 2 r 3?? 3 is around portal vein which gets least oxygen.. why is it around central vein.. can any one explain plss??
  18. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    Basically the question as what is the most appropiate immediate treatment (2 yr old girl is brought ot the ED 20 mins after she ingested insecticide. she is moderate respiratory distress. Her respiration are 18 and shallow. pulse oximetry on room is 82%. P/E oral secretion. in addition to...
  19. USMLE Step 2 CK Forum
    Hi to all, What are the basic differences for NALOXONE and NALTREXONE? Like indications, use, etc. It gets kinda confusing at times.
  20. USMLE Step 1 Forum
    I want to know why iron poisoning cause metabolic acidosis? Anyone else can help me ? Thanks a lot. :)
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