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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Abdominal ultrasonography -current recommendations are for noninvasive screening of male patients older than 60 years who have a family history of aneurysm. screening of men 65 to 75 years of age...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Refer for surgical repair -key concept/objective: to recognize the indications for aortic aneurysm repair in a patient with marfan syndrome currently, most thoracic centers recommend surgery for...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Her beta blocker should be continued during the perioperative period -key concept/objective: to understand the utility of the revised cardiac risk index and how it should be used to determine the...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Initiation of tobacco cessation-key concept/objective: to recognize that tobacco cessation improves prognosis in patients compared with those who continue smoking risk factors for atherosclerosis...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Administration of catheter-directed intraarterial recombinant human tissue plasminogen activator or mechanical thrombolysis/ thrombectomy-key concept/objective: to recognize that acute severe limb...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ercp)-key concept/objective: to know that endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography is both a diagnostic and therapeutic modality ercp allows...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Cholescintigraphy with intravenous injection oftechnetium-99m-labeled hepatoiminodiaceticacid (hida)-key concept/objective: to reinforce that hida cholescintigraphy is the test of choice for confi...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Placement of a cholecystostomy tube under ultrasound guidance-key concept/objective: to recall that in unstable patients with cholangitis, placement of a cholecystotomy tube improves mortality in...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Tissue transglutaminase antibody -key concept/objective: to recognize that a positive tissue transglutaminase antibody test makes the likelihood of gluten-sensitive enteropathy (gse) nearly certain...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Whipple disease -key concept/objective: to recognize that arthralgias, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and weight loss are cardinal manifestations of whipple disease and that the diagnosis is made after...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Phlebotomy-polycythemia caused by cardiopulmonary defects (e.g., eisenmenger complex, univentricular heart, and tetralogy of fallot) results from a failure to load oxygen onto hemoglobin adequately...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Discontinuance of steroids-androgens (e.g., testosterone) can cause polycythemia by stimulating erythropoietin production. the elevation in hematocrit is usually mild, and hematocrit returns to...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Measurement of red blood cell mass and plasma volume-patients with relative polycythemia (gaisbock syndrome) are often obese, hypertensive men who may also be heavy smokers; they often are 45 to 55...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Low-dose angiotensin-converting enzyme (ace) inhibitor-life at high altitude, such as in the rocky mountains of north america or the andes of south america, may result in chronic mountain sickness,...Read More

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John Smith
Answered: Jan 27, 2020
Superior vena cava (svc) syndrome-measurements of pericardial fluid pressure during pericardiocentesis may help differentiate pericardial tamponade from svc syndrome. in tamponade, pericardial fluid...Read More

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