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The final examine associate, in accordance with the vintage content material of Harrison's rules of inner medication, 17e

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Chap. 5) Steady-state serum levels are achieved after five elimination half-lives, when the dosing interval is 50% of the half-life. Therefore, from a pharmacokinetic standpoint, the patient may not achieve full efficacy of the antihypertensive agent until 10 days into therapy. Therefore checking for effect at 3 days is premature. Doubling the dose or increasing the frequency may predispose to toxicity. There is no reason to add a second agent or switch to another agent until completing a trial of adequate duration on the current agent.

It is unclear whether anorexia nervosa is hereditary in nature. I-43. The answer is C. (Chap. 71) Certain medications, including isoniazid used for tuberculosis, L-dopa used for Parkinson’s disease, and penicillamine used for scleroderma, promote vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) deficiency by reacting with a carbonyl group on 5pyridoxal phosphate, which is a cofactor for a host of enzymes involved in amino acid metabolism. Foods that contain vitamin B6 include legumes, nuts, wheat bran, and meat. Vitamin B6 deficiency produces seborrheic dermatitis, glossitis, stomatitis, and cheliosis (also seen in other vitamin B deficiencies).

37) Palpitations are a common complaint among patients who report fluttering, pounding, or thumping sensation in the chest. Palpitations may arise from cardiac, psychiatric, miscellaneous (thyrotoxicosis, drugs, ethanol, caffeine, cocaine), or unknown causes. While most arrhythmias do not cause palpitations, patients with palpitations and known heart disease or risk factors are at risk of atrial or ventricular arrhythmias. Overall, patients complaining of palpitations >15 min are more likely to have psychiatric causes.

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