Question of the Day – Wednesday June 14, 2017

Question: The reference cited below notesDespite the unusually beneficial effects of clozapine, its use is limited due to potentially severe or even life-threatening adverse effects, including agranulocytosis, hepatitis, ileus, epileptic seizures, and cardiovascular effects.” What are the adverse cardiovascular effects associated with clozapine?

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Question of the Day – Tuesday June 13, 2017

Question: What is favism?

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Question of the Day – Monday June 12, 2017

Question: Despite some warnings to the contrary, lithium is often used a treatment for bipolar disorder in females of child bearing age. During the first trimester of pregnancy, maternal use of lithium is associated with an increased risk in which category of fetal malformations?

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Question of the Day – Friday June 9, 2017

Question: The cited reference notes “Acrylonitrile (AN) is an important industrial chemical used in the manufacture of acrylic and modacrylic fibers, resins, plastics, elastomers, adiponitrile, and nitrile rubber for various consumer goods. The primary routes of potential human industrial exposures to AN are inhalation and dermal contact.” What are the potential sources for nonindustrial AN exposures?

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Question of the Day – Thursday June 8, 2017

Question: What is so called “bee venom therapy”?

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Question of the Day – Wednesday June 7, 2017

Question: What are the systemic effects that have been attributed to envenomation by the brown recluse spider?

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Question of the Day – Tuesday June 6, 2017

Question: While the use of activated charcoal in poisoning and overdose cases is usually safe, it is not without potential risks. What is the most widely cited concern associated with the use of single dose activated charcoal?

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Question of the Day – Monday June 5, 2017

Question: A report documents a patient has been taking a rhubarb and cascara compound as a laxative for a period of 5 years. On colonoscopy the entire colon appears black and dark brown. What is the basis for this abnormal coloration of the colon?

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Question of the Day – Friday June 2, 2017

Question: What are the anthracycline chemotherapeutic agents and what is the primary toxicity that is dose limiting for these agents?

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Question of the Day – Thursday June 1, 2017

Question: What is 2,3 benzofuran?

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