Liver & GIT
Treatment of pseudomembranous colitis? (LQ)
|D||None of the above|
Extra Edge: Pseudomembranous colitis: Nosocomial, cause by C. difficile, can be life threatening, may have infrequent loose stool to severe water diarrhea. No blood in stool, No tenderness on palpation.
Diagnosis: Sigmoidoscopy, Confirmation by presence of toxin in stool.
1. Alvimopan is use for constipation due to opioids and postoperative ileus.
Aprepitant is a substance P/neurokinin NK-1 receptors antagonists. It is indicated for prevention of acute and delayed chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting.