Lesson 4 : Icons for antecedents, risks and adverse effects
Antecedents and history
Antecedents and past disorders are represented exactly as current disorders, but in brown, for example:
Risks and adverse effects
Risks of disorders or symptoms are represented exactly as current disorders or symptoms, but in orange, for example:
Risks of diseases and symptoms are used in particular for representing patients at risk, and also the adverse effects of drugs (for example a patient who takes a drug that can cause torsades de pointe is a patient at risk of torsades de pointe).
“Mister VCM” can be used to represent all the adverse effects of a drug, or the complete history of a given patient. For example, the following “Mister VCM” shows the history and current disorders of a patient:
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The following “Mister VCM” represents the adverse effects of acebutolol, a beta-blocking agent:
Use the previous “Mister VCM” to answer the following questions about the following clinical cases:
Case #1 : M. X is 49 years old. You prescribed him acebutolol last week to treat hypertension, and he calls you to complain of nausea, vomiting and loss of consciousness, this morning when he was sober. Could acebutolol be the cause of these symptoms?
(8-a) Yes Right answer!
(8-b) No Wrong answer!
Case #2 : M. Y is 59 years old. You prescribed him acebutolol last week to treat hypertension, and he returns a month later with a persistent cough. Could acebutolol be the cause of the cough?
(9-a) Yes Wrong answer!
(9-b) No Right answer!