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* Question(s) for the Day
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  dilaudid1 - 02/13/17 08:23
 
  From time to time, let's post a question or 2 daily for discussion. I believe that will help us learn from one another. The only thing is that we must have ANSWERS to the questions at hand.

Thanks, FOLKS!
 
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* Re:Question(s) for the Day
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  dilaudid1 - 02/14/17 17:08
 
  Question for discussion, anyone?  
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* Re:Question(s) for the Day
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  cardio69 - 02/14/17 19:04
 
  Lets have fun in V day;

A 28 y/o F feel like her heart is beating too hard or too fast. On echocardiography you note pat suffering from MR. An artificial valve was placed. Which of the following agents you may want to recommend to your pat?

a) Unfractionated Heparin
b) Acetylsalicylic acid
c) Rivaroxaban
d) Debigatran
e) Rodenticide
 
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* Re:Question(s) for the Day
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  dilaudid1 - 02/14/17 20:04
 
  Hard question. Torn between C and D.

Will go with C
 
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* Re:Question(s) for the Day
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  cardio69 - 02/14/17 20:28
 
  Can you name me, what we give to reduce serious bleeding/or reverse anti-coag in pats taking "Dabigatran"? ( Glue to it)  
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* Re:Question(s) for the Day
#3328007
  dilaudid1 - 02/14/17 20:34
 
  Praxbind (idarucizumab)  
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* Re:Question(s) for the Day
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  cardio69 - 02/14/17 20:35
 
  nice:)

Now, what would be cheapest way to ans my 1st Q?
 
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* Re:Question(s) for the Day
#3328009
  dilaudid1 - 02/14/17 20:36
 
  So the answer, I suppose is D, since Rivaroxaban has no approved drug for reversal yet?  
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* Re:Question(s) for the Day
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  dilaudid1 - 02/14/17 20:37
 
  I'll go with D  
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* Re:Question(s) for the Day
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  cardio69 - 02/14/17 20:56
 
  COUMADIN/warfarin Na
Always think CHEAP for exam.
-Vit K antagonist/Warfarin CHEAP
-True we can NOACs or DOACs BUT cost a lot and we donít have antidote for factor Xa, so hard to stop it in case of accidental/ER/ or OR & Rivaroxaban & Debigatran lot costlier compared to warfarin.
-Never the less thatís how we kill the rats, by letting them to have few repeats until & die from internal hemorrhage/GI days later.
=> So, closest fun ans in valentine's day Q would be "Rodenticide"/E :)



 
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* Re:Question(s) for the Day
#3328019
  cardio69 - 02/14/17 21:14
 
  What would be reasonable to administer to a pat who has committed suicide by ingesting Dabigatran within 2hrs?  
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