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Myasthenia gravis: Helping patients have better outcomes
General Purpose: To provide the nurse practitioner with a review of (MG) and its management. Learning Objectives: After reading this article and taking the test, the NP will be able to: 1. Describe the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and signs and symptoms of MG. 2. Discuss the diagnosis, treatment and potential complications of MG.
- MG is classified as which type of disease?
- Patients with MG commonly have
- MG frequently affects
- men younger than 40 years.
- women younger than 40 years.
- Which of the following medications may exacerbate MG symptoms?
- c acetaminophen
- Which isleastlikely to be the first noticeable symptom of MG?
- eye muscle weakness
- slurred speech
- difficulty swallowing
- weak hand grip
- Which organization has developed a classification scale for MG?
- Myasthenia Gravis Society of North America
- Myasthenia Gravis Association
- Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
- International Myasthenia Gravis Association
- Paralysis of which muscles occur in myasthenic crisis?
- lower limb
- The initial diagnosis of MG involves assessing impairment of
- eye movement.
- facial movements.
- Which diagnostic test is monitored at intervals in the patient with MG?
- forced vital capacity
- liver function test
- The diagnosis of MG may be immediately confirmed by a patient's response to
- cholinergic drugs.
- beta-agonist bronchodilators.
- In response to I.edrophonium chloride, most patients with MG have a marked improvement in muscle tone within
- 4 minutes.
- 5 to 10 minutes.
- 15 to 25 minutes.
- 30 to 60 minutes.
- Instruct patients prescribed pyridostigmine to take it
- 30 minutes before meals.
- 30 minutes after meals.
- early in the morning.
- at bedtime.
- Myasthenic crisis is a result of
- vitamin deficiency.
- For patients with MG who have thymomas, which is often recommended?
- radiation therapy
- periodic monitoring
- In patients refractory to conventional therapy, an effective short-term treatment for acute exacerbations of MG is
- corticosteroid therapy.
- immunosuppressant therapy.
- IVIg improves symptoms in about what percentage of patients with MG?
- When first diagnosed with MG, patients often develop
- hand tremors.
- weight gain.
- Patients with MG are at increased risk for developing
- heart failure.
- coronary artery disease.
- Type II diabetes.
- community-acquired pneumonia.