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Pharmacologic treatment of Migraine. Part 1: pathophysiology and clinical features

This is the introduction to a series of three posts on the pharmacological treatment of migraine. Part 2 will explore agents used in the prevention of attacks, while in part 3 drugs like triptans and ergot derivatives will be discussed. Introduction: classification of headaches Headache is one of the most common medical complaints in clinicalContinue Reading

Introduction to CNS pharmacology video lecture: GABA-A and glutamate receptors

This video lecture is focused on central nervous system pharmacology:  it introduces GABA-A and glutamate receptors . It sets the grounds for the study of barbiturates (see lecture), benzodiazepines mechanism of action,  propofol and others.Continue Reading

Overview on monoclonal antibody therapy: PPT, images and videos

This post intends to be a brief and readable overview on what monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) are and some examples of their clinical applications. The following slideshow is a clear and accurate introduction on the topic: (ignore the first slide error message and move to the second)Continue Reading

Cardiac arrhythmias made easy: a video you’ll never forget

Easy to understand video on cardiac electrophysiology. A cardiology professor acts the main types of cardiac arrhythmias (including atrial fibrillation and flutter).Continue Reading

Digoxin Mechanism of Action: Animated Tutorial

Mechanism of action of digoxin (Lanoxin) reviewed: animation and excerpts of a pharmacology textbook on the pharmacological effects of this cardiac glycoside for heart failure.Continue Reading

Pharmacokinetics video and PowerPoint: volume of distribution and factors that affect it

Video showing determinants of drug distribution: protein binding, molecular weight, lipid solubility. PowerPoint slideshow analizing the meaning of volume of distribution.Continue Reading

NClEX video review: antifungals pharmacology

Some of the drugs covered are: Amphotericin B, Ketoconazole (Nizoral), griseofulvin, terbinafine “Azole” antifungals: Fluconazole (Diflucan), Itraconazole, Vorconazole, Nystatin, MycostatinContinue Reading

FDA video warning about local anesthetics side effects

Local anesthetics side effects are covered in the March 2009 edition of FDA’s Patient Safety News. The agency’s concern is that after a study published in the the journal Radiology in which the authors suggest the use of topical anesthetics to reduce disconfort during mammography, more and more women will start using them without beingContinue Reading

Video: agonist and antagonist concepts explained with simple examples

This video was developed by nursing students to explain in plain English the concepts of  agonist, antagonist and intrinsic activity. The make use of simple analogies to make clear pharmacodynamics topics.Continue Reading

USMLE video lecture review on propofol

Video review on chemistry, mechanism of action and pharmacokinetics of propofol (short-acting intravenous sedative agent, used for the induction of general anesthesia). Quite useful when you get tired of studying pharmacology.Continue Reading

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