AJMH based CPE questionaire.
Herbal medicine questions--AJMH 23(1)
1. Chamomile has shown to be useful in GAD:
a) when given in conjunction with benzodiazepine anxiolytics;
b) at a dose of 220 mg/day increasing up to 880 or 1100 mg over 8 weeks;
c) at a dose of 220 mg/day over 8 weeks; or
d) when consumed as a herbal tea, twice daily.
2. The galactagogue herb fenugreek:
a) is comparable to granulated apple tea in its effect on lactation and infant weight gain;
b) has been shown to cause significant allergy/ hypersensitivity reactions in newborns;
c) has limited effect on the production of breast milk; or
d) has been shown to improve maternal lactation and birth weight catch-up in neonates.
3. When administered in conjunction with statin medication, ginger has been shown to:
a) have little effect on drug activity but significantly reduce statin induced liver changes;
b) significantly reduce statin induced liver injury and enhance the drug's cholesterol lowering activity;
c) significantly reduce statin induced liver changes (only at dose 80 mg/kg); or
d) have no effect on hepatic changes but significantly reduced cholesterol.
4. Artemisinin may play a role in hepatocellular carcinoma:
a) when administered as a whole plant extract;
b) by inhibiting cell motility but not migration;
c) by inhibiting HCC cell metastasis, adhesion and migration; or
d) when administered at a dose of 50-75[micro]M.
5. Epilobium angustifolium has demonstrated antimicrobial activities:
a) in vitro more effectively than vancomycin and tetracycline;
b) in vivo against a variety of common bacteria including S. aureus, E. coli and P. aeruginosa;
c) in vitro with comparable effectivity to vancomycin and tetracycline; or
d) in vivo when using an extract of aerial parts.
6. Andrographolide has exhibited potential for use in the treatment of lung tumour:
a) through its antioxidant carrying capacity;
b) by enhancing the expression of HIF-1[alpha] and thereby metastasis;
c) by inhibiting the expression of HIF-1[alpha] and thereby metastasis; or
d) both a) and b).
Medical science questions--AJMH 23(1)
1. Sleep duration has been shown to:
a) be detrimental for health when averaging more than 9 hours per night;
b) have minimal effect on overall health outcomes;
c) be detrimental for health when averaging less than 5 hours per night; or
d) both a) and c) are correct.
2. The risk of developing gallstones is significantly reduced:
a) in people who are moderately active 3-4 times per week;
b) in premenopausal women who raise their heart rate >20 mins/day;
c) in individuals who engage in a high level of physical activity equivalent to 1hr/day;
d) by avoiding strenuous exercise on a regular basis.
3. A recent review has shown the following factors play a role in arterial stiffness:
a) Soy isoflavones, 540 mg EPA /360 mg DHA, Lactobacillus helveticus and salt supplementation;
b) Lactobacillus helveticus, 360 mg EPA / 540 mg DHA, soy isoflavones and salt restriction;
c) vitamin C, 540 mg EPA / 360 mg DHA, Lactobacillus helveticus and soy isoflavones; or
d) salt restriction, 360 mg EPA / 540 mg DHA, soy isoflavones and antioxidant therapy.
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|Title Annotation:||CPE; continuing professional education|
|Publication:||Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism|
|Date:||Mar 22, 2011|
|Previous Article:||A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine.|