Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Substance Abuse





- (1+) Slurred speech

- Incoordination

- Unsteady gait

- Nystagmus

- Impairment in attention or memory

- Stupor or coma

(t) folate 1mg , thiamine 100mg

- (2+) Autonomic hyperactivity

- Increased hand tremor

- Insomnia

- Nausea or vomiting

- Transient visual, tactile, or auditory hallucinations

- Psychomotor agitation

- Anxiety

- Grand mal seizures

(t) Benzodiazepines - oxazepam, IV; Dilantin; Haldol

Cocaine / Amphetamine

- (2+) Tachycardia or bradycardia

- Pupillary dilation

- Elevated or lowered blood pressure

- Perspiration or chills

- Nausea or vomiting

- Evidence of weight loss

- Psychomotor agitation or retardation

- Muscular weakness, respiratory depression, chest pain, or cardiac arrhythmias

- Confusion, seizures, dyskinesias, dystonias, or coma

(t) self-limited, anti-psychotics

- (2+) Dysmorphic mood

- Fatigue

- Vivid, unpleasant dreams

- Insomnia or hypersomnia

- Increased appetite

- Psychomotor retardation or agitation

(t) self-limited, observation


- morphine

- codeine

- meperidine

- hydromorphone

- papillary constriction (dilation)

- (1+) drowsiness or coma

- slurred speech

- impairment in attention or memory

- euphoria > dysphoria

- psychomotor agitation or retardation

- impaired judgement

(t) Methadone 5-20 mg> 60-100 mg

- (3+) dysphoric mood

- nausea or vomiting

- muscle aches

- lacrimation or rhinorrhea

- papillary dilation, piloerection, or sweating

- diarrhea

- yawning

(t) Clonidine

Sources : Diagnostic Criteria from DSM-IV, Blueprints Psychiatry 3rd ed

Monday, February 27, 2006

Is Microsoft Dropping Cryptic Hints About a New Gadget? - New York Times

Is Microsoft Dropping Cryptic Hints About a New Gadget? - New York Times

A tablet style pc with wireless internet access would be good for some of the medical related web pages I've posted.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Prescription Writer

Medsoft : Prescription Writer: "Creates a prescription which can be printed, stored on a USB flash drive, or e-mailed. "

How to write a prescription:
Zoloft 500mg 1 tablet PO qday Dispense: 30 Refill: 2
Drug Dosage tablets route frequency Dispense: Refill:

Saturday, February 25, 2006

History and Physical for Paper or USB

History and Physical for Paper or USB: "Create a history and physical document, then store it on a USB key chain drive or print it out to present to healthcare professionals."