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  • Clopidogrel Lab Report

    I. INTRODUCTION: Clopidogrel is one of the major drugs used in the treatment of Acute Coronary Syndrome. Along with Aspirin it is the standard of care in Percutaneous Coronary Interventions with stenting, when a long term dual antiplatelet treatment is needed. However the response to clopidogrel shows wide inter-individual variations. Various studies have shown that the polymorphisms in the genes responsible for Clopidogrel absorption and metabolism are a major factor for these variations. Polymorphisms in the CYP2C19 and P2Y12 gene affect the platelet aggregometry response to Clopidogrel. This increases the risk of recurrent thrombotic events in patients who are poor responders to clopidogrel. Hence it is important to determine the relationship between these polymorphism…

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  • Bristol Meyers Squibb Case Analysis

    Bristol Meyers Squibb is a pharmaceutical company, with a very rich tradition. This analysis will begin with a few historical highlights. Edward Squibb was a doctor in the Navy, who was unimpressed by the medicine that the Navy was using during the Mexican War, he was so dissatisfied that he threw all of the unfit medicine overboard. On 1858, when he returned, he went on to start his own company in Brooklyn, New York, with the goal of having pure medicine for the people. Squibb’s medicine was…

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  • Proton Pump Inhibitors Case Study

    interactions). Proton pump inhibitors causes few adverse effects with its usage such as upper abdominal pain, dry mouth, constipation, vomiting. dizziness, headache and flatulence but evidence is mounting that these medications can also lead to some troublesome and even serious adverse drug reactions such as bone fractures, hypomagnesmia, community acquired pneumoniae, vitamin B12 malabsorption,clostridium difficile associated diarrhoea. In 124 patients with coronary artery disease (CAD)…

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  • STEMI Treatment: A Case Study

    NSTEMI in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Mrs. B will be treated based on these guidelines. Immediately on arrival, she will receive the following treatments: supplemental oxygen therapy to keep oxygen saturation greater than 90% or relieve respiratory distress, sublingual nitroglycerin to relieve ischemic pain, and chewable 325mg aspirin for its antiplatelet effect. Morphine sulfate will be considered if chest pain is not relieved by sublingual nitroglycerin or if anxiety or pulmonary edema is…

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  • Clinical Decision Making Case Study

    decreased and can be attributed to “better and faster implementation of secondary stroke prevention strategies. These include immediate initiation of antiplatelet drugs, oral anticoagulation in the event of atrial fibrillation, urgent revascularization in patients with critical carotid stenosis, and other secondary prevention measures such as treatment with statins and blood-pressure-lowering drugs”(Amarenco et al., 2016, p. 1539). The importance of anticoagulant therapy after a stroke has also…

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  • Prilosec Case Study

    He states that his signs of GERD have resolved after starting therapy four weeks ago. Common side effects of Prilosec include fever, cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat, stomach pain, gas, nausea, vomiting, mild diarrhea, or headache. L.G.’s new onset of abdominal pain and vomiting could be related to Prilosec since it was started with the initiation of this medication. Therefore, the dosage should be reduced and the patient should follow-up in two weeks to evaluate if the…

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  • Medication Errors Case Study Essay

    arteries, which can progress to acute myocardial infarction or death. Required is a thorough understanding of the patient’s history, physical examination and electrocardiogram (ECG), which is a medical test that detects cardiac (heart) abnormalities and serial enzyme alterations. Initially tending to the patient, a medical doctor sat Brian upright again the wall and guided the patient to use a glyceryl trinitrate spray which dilated and relaxed the arteries, aspirin tablets were also given to…

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  • Should Cigarette Smoking Be Illegal

    smoking parents or other relatives that smoke around them. Children with smoking parents “get sick more often, have more lung infections (like bronchitis and pneumonia), are more likely to cough, wheeze, and have shortness of breath, and get more ear infections”, according to Any exposure of secondhand smoke is harmful. According to, there is 5 benefits from smoking cigarettes. The first benefit is smokers can avoid knee-replacement surgery. The second is…

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  • Sleep Walking Case Study Essay

    so we have been making some changes over the phone. As you are aware, there has been a lot of changes for Lewis over the more recent months. He has commenced In*gram and has had two infusions of this. He had also stopped his mycophenolate and Lyrica. As such, we restarted Lyrica with the thought that any periodic limb movement sequences could be causing the sleep walking. We increased up to 150mcg and this did not help. We also discussed more regular sleep time and trying to get back on…

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  • Chronic Subdural Heatom A Case Study

    treatment to evacuate a chronic subdural hematoma was guided by the clinical presentation of the patient and the radiographic appearance of the lesion (Soleman, Taussky, Fandino, & Muroi, 2014). The patient’s CT scan revealed a hypodense chronic subdural hematoma with a midline shift. She was prepared for immediate surgical evacuation. The three surgical options for chronic SDH include percutaneous twist-drill craniostomy (TDC), operative burr-hole evacuation (BHC), and craniotomy. The…

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