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AJHM based CPE Questionnaire.

The AJHM based CPE questionnaire system is a voluntary system designed to assist members in the accumulation of NHAA CPE points. Questions are divided into the appropriate subject categories (herbal medicine and medical science) and each question refers to an article in this issue of the Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine. Points accumulated through completion of these questions should be recorded in the NHAA CPE diary. Each completed question is worth one mark in the relevant category. Your completed CPE diary should be returned with your membership renewal at the end of the calendar year. For further information please see the NHAA CPE Member's Manual on the NHAA website www.nhaa.org.au.

MedPlant

1. Regarding the study assessing the effect of Apium graveolens extract (AGE) in rats with induced rheumatoid arthritis, which of the following is true?

a) Across all doses of AGE groups, there was a significant decrease in MPO activity suggesting an anti-inflammatory effect

b) Ankle thickness was significantly decreased on days 14, 21 and 28 in all groups treated with AGE

c) After AGE treatment, plasma levels of TP and OSI were significantly increased suggesting an anti-inflammatory role

d) Authors suggested the phenolic and flavonoid content of the AGE could be responsible for the observed antioxidant and pro-inflammatory effects

2. The study investigating the effect of Melissa officinalis in patients with borderline hyperlipidaemia found?

a) A significant decrease in fasting blood glucose was observed for the M. officinalis group compared to placebo

b) A significant increase in HDL-C was observed for the M. officinalis group compared to placebo

c) A significant decrease in LDL-C was observed for the M. officinalis group compared to placebo

d) A significant decrease in triglycerides was observed for the M. officinalis group compared to placebo

3. Regarding the study investigating the effect of elderberry use in air-travellers, which of the following is incorrect?

a) There was no significant difference between groups in the number of colds experienced

b) The severity of symptoms was significantly higher in the in the placebo group

c) The durations of cold episode days were comparable between groups

d) Use of other medications for cold relief was comparable between groups

4. Regarding the study investigating the effect of a combination treatment including boswellia, betaine and myo-inositol in young women with benign breast fibroadenoma, which of the following is true:

a) There were no reported significant differences in fibroadenoma volume and number between groups at baseline

b) A significant reduction in fibroadenoma volume of 17.86% was observed in the boswellia group compared to placebo after treatment

c) The mean number of nodules in patients at baseline was reported to be similar between groups

d) A significant reduction in fibroadenoma volume was observed in the boswellia group compared to baseline volume

5. Regarding the study investigating the effect of chaste berry and flaxseed for the treatment of cyclical breast pain, which of the following is incorrect?

a) Compared to placebo, the flaxseed group had significantly reduced breast pain intensity

b) When compared to placebo, the flaxseed and the V agnus-castus groups had significantly reduced breast pain duration

c) Compared to flaxseed, the V. agnus-castus group had significantly reduced breast pain duration

d) Compared to placebo, the V. agnus-castus group had significantly reduced breast pain intensity

MedJourn

1. Regarding the recent IARC review and carcinogenicity of drinking coffee, mate, and very hot beverages, which of the following is incorrect?

a) In 1991, coffee was classified as 'possibly carcinogenic to humans'

b) The recent evaluation concluded there is inadequate evidence in humans for the carcinogenicity of coffee drinking overall

c) Drinking very hot beverages above 65[degrees]C was classified as 'probably carcinogenic to humans'

d) Drinking mate was evaluated and recently classified as 'probably carcinogenic to humans'

2. Regarding the study investigating the effect of paleo diet and exercise in subjects with type 2 diabetes, which of the following is incorrect?

a) Both intervention groups increased relative protein intake, and intake of monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids

b) Cardiovascular parameters including resting heart rate, and VO2 max improved in the PD-EX group

c) Insulin sensitivity, glycemic control, blood pressure and HbA1C values significantly improved in both intervention groups

d) Leptin decreased significantly in both interventions compared to baseline

3. With reference to the study on the dietary wholegrain intake and myocardial infarction (MI), which of the following is incorrect?

a) Men and women with the lowest intake of whole-grains had a 23% and 29% risk reduction of MI, respectively

b) Cases with a MI were more likely to have a lower consumption of wholegrain products

c) 50-g higher wholegrain-product intake was associated with a 6% and 10% lower risk of MI in men and women, respectively

d) Rye bread and oatmeal were both associated with a lower risk of MI in men
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Date:Sep 1, 2016
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