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(Solution document) Katie Parker, a 38 year old "stay at home Mom", has rheumatoid arthritis that has been treated with aspirin, NSAID's and prednisone for the last 8...


Mrs. Katie Parker, a 38 year old "stay at home Mom", has rheumatoid arthritis that has been treated with aspirin, NSAID's and prednisone for the last 8 years. During the past few days, Mrs. Parker has been feeling increasingly weak. She is dizzy when getting up and has had an episode of syncope (fainting). A diagnostic work up reveals that she has a peptic ulcer. Omeprazole is ordered. 


1.    What risk factors does Mrs. Parker have that may have contributed to the development of a peptic ulcer?  


2.    How will the drug Omeprazole help the peptic ulcer? (What is its action and how will that treat the peptic ulcer)


3.    What therapies (drugs and non drugs) can be used to help prevent the recurrence of a peptic ulcer?

 







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