Warfarin Sodium Coumadin

Warfarin indirectly alters the synthesis of functional coagulation factors by interfering with vitamin K activity, which is required for t-carboxylation of factors II, VII, IX, and X. Prophylaxis and treatment of deep venous thrombosis, hypercoagulable states, and anti-phospholipid syndrome, and care after cerebrovascular accident. Metabolism Warfarin is generally well absorbed by the gastrointestinal tract, but the rate of absorption can be highly dependent on individual variability and the...

Occupational Therapy

Types Splints

Occupational therapy provides assistance to persons whose functional level of performance has been affected by physical, psychological, or developmental disabilities. The role of occupational therapy in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis is to improve or maintain the patient's maximum level of functioning. The overall goal of the treatment is to minimize the effects of pain, decreased mobility, and decreased endurance on a person's ability to perform activities of daily living ADL . To...

Monarthritis Polyarthritis Differential Diagnosis

Differential Diagnosis For Polyarthritis

Beary, III Acute monarthritis Chronic., monarthritis Acute .polyarthritis Chronic polyarthritis The number of joints and the time course during which a joint disorder develops guide the approach to differential diagnosis. Acute monarthritis may represent septic arthritis, which is a rheumatologic emergency. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of a potentially septic process are required. The single abnormal joint that persists beyond 2 months presents a different...