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


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Myasthenia Gravis
Mechanism
Antibodies to Acetylcholine Receptor
Symptoms
Ptosis
Diplopia
Weakness with Muscle Use
Respiratory Death
Thymus Associated
Treatment
Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors
Plasmapheresis
Thymectomy
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Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
Mechanism
Autoantibody to the Presynaptic Calcium Channel on Motor Neurons
Inhibits Acetylcholine (ACh) Release at Neuromuscular Junction
Paraneoplastic Syndrome
Small Cell Lung Cancer
Symptoms
Proximal Muscle Weakness
Improves with Muscle Use
Autonomic Symptoms
Extraocular Muscle Sparing
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Raynaud Phenomenon Characteristics and Presentation
Characteristics
Stress-induced Vasospasm
Primary Type
Primary Raynaud Phenomenon
Idiopathic
Reversible
Symmetric
Secondary Type
Secondary Raynaud Phenomenon
Autoimmune Diseases
Drugs
Severe Pain
Presentation
Ischemic Phase
Hypoxic Phase
Hyperemic Phase
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Raynaud Phenomenon Diagnosis and Management
Diagnosis
Nailfold Capillary Microscopy
Complete Blood Count (CBC)
Antibody Testing
Management
Avoid Triggers
Smoking Cessation
Nifedipine
Topical Nitroglycerin
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