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First Aid for the USMLE Step 1 (2021) | Physician Assistant (PA) School Study Aid


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Spontaneous Bacterial Peritonitis
Characteristics
Cirrhosis
Ascites
Monomicrobial
Clinical Features
Often Asymptomatic
Change in Mental Status
Abdominal Pain
Diagnosis
Paracentesis
PMN >250/mm3
Management
3rd Generation Cephalosporin
Albumin
Antibiotic Prophylaxis
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Liver Enzyme Tests: AST and ALT
AST/ALT Ratio
AST: 10-30 U/L
ALT: 10-40 U/L
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Bilirubin Lab Value
0.2-1.2 mg/dL
Increased Bilirubin Causes Jaundice
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Albumin Lab Value
3.5 - 5.0 g/dL
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PT/PTT Lab Values
Prothrombin Time (PT)
10-14 seconds
Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time (PTT or aPTT)
25-35 seconds
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Platelet Lab Value
150,000-400,000 Micro L
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Reye's Syndrome
Cause
Aspirin (Salicylates) to Treat Viral Illness (In Children)
Assessment
Cerebral Edema
Lethargy (Decreased LOC)
Vomiting
Liver Failure
Interventions
Monitor for Increased ICP
Mannitol (Osmitrol)
Considerations
No Aspirin for Children
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