Daily Archives: October 21, 2014

Melasma (chloasma)

Melasma is a chronic skin disorder that results in symmetrical, blotchy, brownish facial pigmentation. The pigmentation is due to overproduction of melanin by the pigment cells, melanocytes, which is taken up by the keratinocytes (epidermal melanosis) and/or deposited in the

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IBD Rx

1) ULCERATIVE COLITIS- (sulfasalazine most effective to maintain remission) Well balanced diet Colectomy if refractory to medical Tx or if have cancerous changes Colonoscopy surveillance recommended starting 7 yrs from time of diagnosis Meds: mild-mod disease Р sulfasalazine high dose

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Peptic Ulcer Disease – BC Guideline

Dyspepsia is a symptom 1 In a patient presenting with dyspepsia, include cardiovascular disease in the differential diagnosis. DDx: Cardiac: CAD/MI/PE/Pericarditis/Myocarditis/Aortic dissection/Tamponade Boerhaves Hepatobiliary, colonic, Celiac, Achalasia, MSK, esophageal stricture / scleroderma Dyspepsia: GERD, gastric cancer (Zollinger-Ellison), esophageal cancer, pancreatic

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Abdominal Pain – UpToDate

1 Given a patient with abdominal pain, paying particular attention to its location and chronicity: a) Distinguish between acute and chronic pain: Arbitrary distinction, 6-12 wk for chronic pain b) Generate a complete differential diagnosis (ddx). Periumbilical – gastro, obstipation,

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Contraception – SOGC 2004 + Rx Files 9th edition

1 With all patients, especially adolescents, young men, postpartum women, and perimenopausal women, advise about adequate contraception when opportunities arise. 2 In patients using specific contraceptives, advise of specific factors that may reduce efficacy (e.g., delayed initiation of method, illness,

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