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Primary Care Medicine for Specialists and Non-Specialists: A by John R. Hubbard M.D., Ph.D., Robert P. Albanese Jr. M.D.

By John R. Hubbard M.D., Ph.D., Robert P. Albanese Jr. M.D. (auth.)

Inspired through the enthusiastic reaction of psychiatrists and psychiatric citizens to the lately released Primary Care drugs for Psychiatrists: A Practitioner's Guide, the present quantity is a concise, first-source consultant to assist experts and different healthcare companies (especially psychiatrists, OB/GYN, and cardiologists) deal with many common medication difficulties.
Each bankruptcy has been reviewed through a consultant or healthcare professional with specific curiosity within the sector to guarantee the accuracy and timeliness of the cloth.
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HIGHLIGHTS IN SPECIALTY AREAS Endocrinology-Diabetes is a predisposing factor for candidiasis. Infectious disease-Antibiotics are often associated with drug reactions such as photosensitivity reactions and fixed drug eruption to tetracyclines, morbiliform exanthem, erythema multiforme, erythema nodosum and urticaria to penicillin. Guttate psoriasis often occurs in young adults after an upper respiratory tract infection such as streptococcal pharyngitis. Erythroderma may occur after severe systemic infections.

Complications may include possible peripheral neuropathy, retinal problems, dependent edema, foot abscesses, diarrhea, nephropathy, autonomic neuropathy (including impotence), and postural hypotension. Workup Suggestions. H&P, fasting plasma glucose (> 126-140mg/dL on two occasions), glucose tolerance test (fasting plasma glucose <140mg/dL, but 2-hr plasma glucose >200mg/dL with a 75-gm test), hemoglobin Ale (high), Cpeptide level (low in Type I DM). 45 46 Chapter 4 Common Treatments. 5-1 unit/kg/ day).

48 Chapter 4 III. DISEASES OF THE THYROID 1. Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis) Hyperthyroidism (Thyrotoxicosis) is excess free thyroid hormone levelsThyroid storm is characterized by very high free thyroid hormone levels (total normal). There are many causes of hyperthyroidism such as Graves disease, excess thyroid medication, lithium side effects and others. Graves' disease (probably due to an autoimmune process) is the most frequent cause. Signs/Symptoms. Anxiety, goiter, insomnia, thyroid bruit, irritability, emotional lability, fatigue/weakness or hyperactivity, diarrhea, appetite stimulation, tremor, perspiration/heat intolerance, palpitations/tachycardia, weight loss, menstrual dysfunction, dyspnea, and eye problems (exophthalmos in Graves' disease, lid lag, conjunctival injection, lid retraction), moist and warm hands, onycholysis (plummer's nails}--In the elderly, more severe anorexia and cardiac problems may occur.

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