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this is one of those Qs where you just dont over think it and focus on your first point, that they are comparing a group with the disease vs (potentially) one without it.
Thats what i took from it at least
(sorry fi this is too late)
Why is not Cohort ? since it compares groups exposed to drug X?
Cohort studies determines end of disease and CC determines begins
Sensitivity is the rate of true positives. Beta is the rate of false negatives.
... yeah you're definitely a white man
Agreed -- went with E. Coli like a dingus, just because I didn't associate DIC with S. Pneumo. Thought it was too easy.
Isn't E. Coli also an encapsulated organism? What makes Strep pneumo more likely in this question just because its the more common cause?
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is encapsulated as well. I think the right answer has to do with DIC but why?
The only reason i found was S. pneumo is more common, I went with Pseudomonas because of the "overwhelming sepsis" :(
Everyone is correct about the Encapsulated microbes, but this is one of those of "MOST LIKELY",
and by far the most likely is S.Pneumo>>H.infl>N.Mening. (omitting that patients with history of splenectomy must be vaccinated.
Gram negative are more common in DIC my friends
Correct me if I am wrong, but I am pretty sure that E. coli is NOT a common cause of pneumonia because it must be aspirated to enter the lung. Thus, only patients with aspiration risk (e.g. stroke, neurogenic conditions) would be at a chance of getting E. coli pneumonia.
I dont think the autor was a savant. Also I think is right proccess to think "cancer" can be bilateral and malignant but the "drug" that causes this isnt HCT. This question is bad written.
According to Pathoma, galactorrhea is NOT associated with cancer ever (see 16.1 - breast pathology).
according to strugglebus's numbers its more likely to be b/l cancer than thiazides...