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Radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging
Posted by dkwinter
Two types of agents are used:Radionuclide myocardial perfusion imaging agent either Technetium-99 or Thalliumallows measurement of blood flow through myocardiumPharmacologic stress agent Adenosine or Dipyridamole [Persan
Rapid Sequence Intubation
Posted by dkwinter
See also:     General anesthesia     Paralytic agentsSeries of actions rapidly causing loss of consciousness and muscle tone, facilitating tracheal intubation.Indications     Respiratory failure, w
Removal of sutures
Posted by dkwinter
Optimal time for suture removalLocation# of daysEyelids3Neck3-4Face5Chest and upper extremities7-10Scalp7-14Lower extremities10
Reproductive gland tumors
Posted by dkwinter
See Serous cystadenomas Granulosa cell tumors Dysgerminomas Sertoli-Leydig tumors Mature teratomas (dermoid cysts)
Restrictive cardiomyopathy
Posted by dkwinter
Etiologies Infiltrative diseases Sarcoidosis (non-reversible, tx w/steroids) Amyloidosis Scleroderma (non-reversible, tx w/ster
Revised and validated Ottawa ankle and foot rules
Posted by dkwinter Source JAMA article attached
See also: Ottawa knee, ankle, and foot rulesSensitivity 93-100% for ankle fractures and 44-54% specific.Sensitivity 83-100% for foot fractures and 75-83% specific. Download reference article
Rheumatic fever
Posted by dkwinter
Hx Untreated steptococcal pharyngitis Developing nations due to lack of access to antibiotics Sx New murmur Cardiac failure Polyarthritis &nbs
Risk factors for Coronary Heart Disease
Posted by dkwinter
Risk factors for Coronary Heart Disease CHDCHD risk equivalents same risk as patients with established coronary artery disease or prior MINoncoronary atherosclerotic disease e.g. carotid stenos
Rochester Criteria for low risk of serious bacterial infection in febrile infants
Posted by dkwinter
To be considered low risk all criteria must be met: Infant appears well no signs of toxicity No skin, soft tissue, bone, joint, or ear infection Previously health infantTerm birthNo perinatal
Roland-Morris Low Back Pain and Disability Questionnaire interactive online calculator
Posted by dkwinter
"When your back hurts, you may find it difficult to do some of the things you normally do. Mark only the sentences that describe you today."Scoring the RMDQ.The RMDQ is scored by adding up the number of items checked by the patient. The s
Routine prenatal care
Posted by dkwinter
Key things:<28 weeks: visits every 4 weeks     If antibody screen positive:          Order Anti-D titres          Consult Ob/Gyn/Perinatologis