Family Medicine, 2008 (Current Clinical Strategies Medical by Paul D. Chan, Peter J. Winkle, Christopher R. Winkle

By Paul D. Chan, Peter J. Winkle, Christopher R. Winkle

This crucial guide brings jointly vital administration guidance for drugs, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, and Gynecology in a single compact e-book. it's a concise and entire assessment of kin perform.

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Genitourinary: Inguinal masses, hernias, scrotum, testicles. Pelvic Examination: Vaginal mucosa, cervical discharge, uterine size, masses, adnexal masses, ovaries. Extremities: Joint swelling, range of motion, edema (grade 1-4+); cyanosis, clubbing, edema (CCE); pulses. Rectal Examination: Sphincter tone, masses, fissures; test for occult blood Neurological: Mental status and affect; gait, strength (graded 0-5), sensation, deep tendon reflexes (biceps, triceps, patellar, ankle; graded 0-4+). Labs: Electrolytes (sodium, potassium, bicarbonate, chloride, BUN, creatinine), CBC (hemoglobin, hematocrit, WBC count, platelets, differential); x-rays, ECG, urine analysis (UA), liver function tests (LFTs).

Divalproex (Depakote) 250-500 mg PO tid with meals [125, 250, 500 mg]. -Valproic acid (Depakene) 250-500 mg PO tid-qid with meals [250 mg]. -Phenytoin (Dilantin) 300 mg PO qd or 200 mg PO bid [30, 50, 100]. -Phenobarbital 30-120 mg PO tid or qd [8, 16, 32, 65, 100 mg]. -Primidone (Mysoline) 250-500 mg PO tid [50, 250 mg]; metabolized to phenobarbital. -Gabapentin (Neurontin), 300-400 mg PO bid-tid; max 1800 mg/day [100, 300, 400 mg]; adjunct therapy. -Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 50 mg PO qd, then increase to 50-250 mg PO bid [25, 100, 150, 200 mg]; adjunct therapy.

Phenytoin (Dilantin) 15-20 mg/kg load in NS at 50 mg/min. 5 gm; monitor BP. Fosphenytoin (Cerebyx) 20 mg/kg IV/IM (at 150 mg/min), then 4-6 mg/kg/day in 2 or 3 doses (150 mg IV/IM q8h). Fosphenytoin is metabolized to phenytoin; fosphenytoin may be given IM. If seizures persist, administer phenobarbital 20 mg/kg IV at 50 mg/min, repeat 2 mg/kg q15min; additional phenobarbital may be given, up to max of 30-60 mg/kg. 7. 6 mg/kg/hr OR -Propofol (Diprivan) 2 mg/kg IV push over 2-5 min, then 50 mcg/kg/min; titrate up to 165 mcg/kg/min OR -Phenobarbital as above.

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