Journal Feed | Week 34 Pop Quiz

Pop Quiz!

You've been spoon-fed some great stuff this week.  But do you remember anything about what you read?  Test yourself to see what you remember from the 5 articles we covered this week.

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Monday - Among patients with atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response (RVR), low-dose magnesium (4.5g over 30 minutes) was an effective adjunct to standard therapy compared to placebo and caused far fewer side effects than high-dose (9gm) magnesium.  Go to post

Tuesday - NPs and PAs are second to doctors for antibiotic prescribing and are not the highest prescribers. Go to post

Wednesday - A low daily dose of aspirin (75-100mg) prevents cardiovascular events only in patients weighing < 70 kg. Higher doses are required in patients weighing more.  For patients ≥70kg, 325mg is about right.  If ≥90kg, 500mg appears best. Go to post

Thursday - Patient preference for a specific analgesic should raise concern that the individual is at greater risk for overdose. Go to post

Friday - Low-dose ketamine was non-inferior to IV opioids for acute pain control in adult patients in the emergency department. Go to post.

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