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AJMH based CPE questionnaire.

The AJMH 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 title refers to the article in this issue of the Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism. 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. The completed questionnaire(s) should be forwarded to the NHAA office with your completed CPE diary at the end of the financial year. Alternatively each completed questionnaire may be sent individually to the office at any time. Answers are not assessed, points are simply recorded for completed questionnaires and a certificate will be issued at the end of the financial year or upon request. For further information please see the NHAA CPE Member's Manual.

Herbal medicine questions--AJMH 20(1)

According to each article which of the following is most correct?

1. Impact of sun ginseng on liver damage

a) Sun ginseng is obtained by steaming fresh ginseng at standard boiling temperatures.

b) Sun ginseng increases scavenging activity more than fresh or dried ginseng.

c) Animal studies show that sun ginseng may induce liver toxicity if administered intravenously.

d) All of the above.

2. Cytotoxic agents from Terminalia arjuna

a) Triterpenoids in Terminalia have cytotoxic activity.

b) Arjunic acid in Terminalia has cytotoxic activity.

c) Arjunic acid in Terminalia is a less active cytotoxic agent than vinblastine.

d) All of the above.

3. Hypericum perforatum

a) Hypericum stimulates the reuptake of serotonin and norephinephrine in anxiety and depression.

b) Hypericum helps reduce body weight during sleep deprivation.

c) Hypericum helps increase body weight during sleep deprivation.

d) Hypericum reduces motor activity during sleep deprivation.

4. Hypotensive effects of carvacrol

a) Carvacrol was found to notably decrease blood pressure in animal experiments.

b) Carvacrol was found to notably decrease blood pressure in humans.

c) Carvacrol was found to be lethal in doses over 100 [micro]/kg.

d) Carvacrol was found to stimulate calcium ion channels in the heart muscle.

e) All of the above.

Medical science questions--AJMH 20(1)

1. Probiotics

a) Probiotics can increase acute diarrhea.

b) Probiotics can decrease traveller's diarrhea.

c) Probiotics are safe for immunocompromised patients.

d) Probiotics have no effect on allergies.

2. Hypertension and soy

a) Soy protein diets can reduce SBP in postmenopausal women.

b) Soy diet has no effect on LDL levels.

c) Soy diet has no effect on BP in postmenopausal women with normal BP.

d) All of the above.

3. Screening for Chlamydia with the Pap smear

a) Chlamydia infection is on the increase.

b) One in 5 women will develop Chlamydia infection.

c) Women over 30 are at greatest risk of developing Chlamydia infection.

d) Chlamydia screening should be carried out in a hospital setting.

Answers to CPE 19(4)

HM 1(c),2(d),3(c),4(e),5(b)

MS 1(d),2(d),3(a),
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Title Annotation:Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism
Publication:Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism
Date:Mar 22, 2008
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