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patient with history of numbness, weakness, and blurred vision recently was diagnosed with MS. underlying pathophysiology?
inflammation and myeline destruction in the central nervous system
newly diagnosed with MS, how does a person get this disease?
this is an autoimmune disease that occurs in people with genetic traits when they are exposed to some environmental trigger factor
patient with MS, worsening recurrent episodes of neurologic dysfunction followed by periods of partial recovery
patient with glatiramer acetate for MS, potential adverse effect?
injection site pain and redness
natalizumab is a very effective agent for treating MS. which problem is associated?
rare cases of dangerous brain infections
need for further teaching about reducing injection site reactions from interferon beta?
applying a warm compress before giving the injection will reduce the risk of pain at the site (WOULD RATHER ICE)
medication used for management of ms cannot be self administered
lab results for interferon beta?
CBC, Alkaline phosphatase
goal of epilepsy medication
our goal is to reduce your seizures to an extant that helps you live a normal life
valproic acid, potential adverse effects?
nausea, vomiting, indigestion
phenytoin level for a patient is at 16, what're the next steps
keep him on it because the range is within normal levels (10 TO 20)
INAPPROPRIATE for carbamazepine
take med with grapefruit juice
-observes rapid back n forth of the patients eye
patient with MS, started baclofen 5mg 3 x, how will baclofen interfere with rehabilitation activities?
drowsiness, lethargy, blurred vision
statement made by a patient indicates a need for further discharge instruction about baclofen?
im glad I can still have a glass or two of wine
shifting in chair, rocking back and forth, tapping both feet
halodol what should you tell the HCP
temp of 101
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