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2012-12-02 23:33:58
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  1. Causes of Dilated Cardiomyopathy (8)
    • Idiopathic
    • Alcohol use
    • Berberi
    • Coxsackie virus B
    • Cocain use
    • Doxorubicin
    • HIV
    • Pregnancy
  2. What are classic S/S of asthma? (5)
    • Nonproductive cough
    • Wheezing
    • Dyspnea
    • Atopy (tendency to hyperallergic - ezcema, allergic rhinitis, allergic conjuncitivitis, allergic asthma)
    • Decreased peak expiratory flow rate
  3. What drug is given ante-natal to decrease NRDS?
    • Corticosteroids given >48hrs and <7 days prior to birth
    • Functions to accelerate maturation of fetal lung parenchymal architecture and production of phospholipids and surfactant
  4. What is SIADH and what type of lung cancer is it associated with?
    • Inappropriate ADH secretion - non-osmotically stimulated release of ADH --> euvolemic hyponatremia
    • Associated with small lung cell cancer as a paraneoplastic syndrome
  5. What test is MOST useful in distinguishing between a cardiac versus pulmonary cause of dyspnea?
    • Echocardiography
    • NOTE: HTN, advanced age of onset, and subacute onset make HEART failure more likely

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