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Fibrates inhibit VLDL secretion (by inhibiting 7-a Hydroxylase) and they increase HDL. However, this patient has chronic pancreatitis, which decreases enzymes that allow for fat absorption. Because a large portion of HDL is synthesized in enterocytes from newly absorbed fat, HDL content is unlikely to increase in patients with chronic pancreatitis from any of the lipid-lowering agents. Hope this helps!
fibrates cause decreased VLDL as well as niacin. They increase the activity of LpL by activating PPARa causing increase catabolism of VLDL and chylomicrons. since VLDL are rich in triglycerides, this is how they decrease triglycerides.
but fibrates also decrease bile acid production by inhibiting 7alpha hydroxylase, which is how they cause increased cholesterol gallstones.
Increased blood HCO3 could have easily been interpreted as increased blood pH aswell. FOllowing your explanation, since the pt had acidosis, the increased HCO3 will just make it a normal pH.
Another way to think of the question is: if there is decreased exhalation due to COPD --> increased CO2 --> increased CO2 transported in blood by entering the RBC's with Carbonic Anhydrase and HCO3 is released into blood stream. So increased CO2 -> increased HCO3 seeing as this type of CO2 transport is 70% of total CO2 content in blood.
Thats myosatellite cells. Satellite cells are also glial cells that form around damaged nerve cells and lie close to neuron bodies in the CNS
Hm, what do you mean by "normal compensation?" Are you talking about the bicarb should be increased? Are you saying that a normal compensation would be metabolic alkalosis? Would metabolic alkalosis be an increase in bicarb?
How do you know which one has bigger contribution in this situation where there's increased CO2 and decreased HCO-, both indicating acidosis??
normal kidney compensation would be an increase in bicarb reabsorption => increased serum bicarb. This pt has low serum bicarb => concurrent metabolic acidosis
How is Tuberous Sclerosis the most likely given that it is an AD disorder and there is no family history of "seizure disorder or major medical illnesses"?
@fcambridge variable expressivity of TSC allows for many different phenotypes.
Ilioingual covers part of the medial thigh, base of penis and anterior scrotum
Posterior scrotal nerves are a branch of pudendal and cover said area
Doral nerves cover the dorsum of the penis which are also from the pudendal
I thought it was the Genitofemoral nerve because the genital branch supplies the cremaster and scrotal skin, but I looked it up and: The genital branch passes through the *deep inguinal ring* and enters the inguinal canal; also, Ilioinguinal wraps around the spermatic cord just like the question stem says.
dysphagia from hit of nucleus ambiguus (CN IX/X/XI)
Sensation changes due to hit of lateral spinothalamic tract and spinal trigeminal
Check out rule of 4s if you haven't already
Yup, lateral meduallary syndrome or Wallenburg Syndrome. Whatever you want to call it. The hemifacial analgesia is from damage to the spinal trigeminal nucleus/tract, and you get the hoarseness from damage to the vagus and the body loss is from the spinal thalamic tract. You can also get Horner’s syndrome with this.
Lateral medullary syndrome = Wallenberg's syndrome