Sunday July 15, 2012
CXR clue for PE
Note the uneven distribution of pulmonary blood flow between
the two lungs with open vessels on Right. This patient had massive pulmonary embolism obstructing the left main pulmonary
Something to be aware about Pradaxa (Dabigatran)
According to FDA guidelines,
Dabigatran potency get highly effected by enviromental humidity. Dabigatran is available both in bottles and in blister packs.
Once a bottle of dabigatran is opened, the medication expires after four months. In commercially supplied Dabigatran the bottle-cap
contains a humectant to reduce the humidity and prevent degradation of the medicine. Similarly, once the blister pack is open,
drug degenrates in about 4 months.