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The answer to this is letter C. This is a bacteria that is known to be round-shaped. This is usually found on the upper respiratory tract. It can also be found on the skin. This is known to cause different types of infection and different diseases. The skin infections may be minor and wil...Read More

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A- Unlikely; he has no history of Abx use which is a classic cause of bacterial overgrowth
B- Unlikely; he has no history of recent travel
C- Unlikely; this is the mechanism of action of Orlistat which is a weight loss drug that causes massive steatorrhea, but again no history of useRead More

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D is the answer to this question. Diverticulitis is the inflammation of the pouches on the walls of the intestine. One of the most common symptoms of this is experiencing diarrhea or constipation. In the case of the patient, he started suffering from diarrhea. As time passed on, he also started...Read More

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Hormone levels fluctuate consistently in both men and women and can be the cause of a number of different medical concerns. Testosterone levels drop as men age and this can cause erectile dysfunction. Testosterone levels would be the most common and typical cause for this medical problem....Read More

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Our bodies need enzymes. Enzymes help increase the reactions within the body. In a sense, they act as a catalyst. Sometimes, a person’s body can have a deficiency in the enzymes. A patient may suffer and there may be problems. One of those types of activities is called Iduronate 2...Read More

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The correct answer to this question is C. The use of Fresh Frozen Plasma for emergent reversal of elevated INRs in the presence of bleeding or high risk of bleeding has been well described in the literature. The appropriate dose of FFP to achieve the desired reversal of the INR has not, h...Read More

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The correct answer to this question is option B The most likely cause of the hip abnormality in this woman is osteonecrosis. History of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and arthritis with prolong use of corticosteroids (2 years in this case) is the most likely cause of osteoporosis in this...Read More

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The correct answer is option C Bupivacaine is a local amide anaesthetic. It works to block nerve impulses which send signals of pain to the brain. Bupivacaine is sold under the brand name Marcaine and Sensorcaine. The mechanism of action of Bupivacaine is to block Na+ channels by binding to...Read More

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The correct answer is option B Hypovolemia is the most likely cause of his orthostatic hypotension in this client. Hypovolemia is one of the possible reasons of orthostatic hypotension in a person, clients feel dizzy and light headed when standing up. Low blood volume to the brain causes...Read More

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C is the right answer.
There is 25% represents the risk for this couple’s next child to have Tay-Sachs disease.
Tay - Sachs, a lysosomal storage disease inheritance pattern is Autosomal Reccessive.
Both parents are carriers of this recessive gene, which means that there...
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