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What are the uses of N-acetylcysteine? 1. Antidote for acetaminophen-induced hepatotoxicity 2. Mucolytic in CF 3. Prevent radio contrast nephropathy in pts with renal insufficiency undergoing CT scans with IV contrast
A patient had a major abdominal surgery two weeks ago, and has since been discharged home. He has been taking Cefdinir for a SSI discovered on POD4. He has new-onset fever. What is the cause? Drug fever: Associated with anticonvulsants, Abx (beta-lactams, sulfonamides), or Allopurinol. Most cases occur 1-2 weeks after starting therapy.
A patient received Desflurane and has sudden-onset high fever, tachycardia, acidosis, and rhabdomyolysis. Dx? Malignant hyperthermia: Caused by inhaled anesthetics, typically occurs intraoperatively or immediate post-op. At high risk for cardiac arrest/death!
What is the antidote for opioid toxicity with respiratory depression? IV Naloxone
How do you assess for hypoglycemia in an unconscious patient? Bolus of 50% dextrose and IV thiamine
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