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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 thr appropriate subject categoties (Herbal Medicine and Medical Science) and each question title refers to the article in this issue of the Austrlian 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. Your completed CPE diary should be returned with your membership renewal at the end of the financial year. For further information please see the NHAA CPE Member's Manual.

Herbal medicine questions-AJMH 20(3)

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

1. Ginkgo biloba and treatment resistant schizophrenia

a) Gingko biloba may help improve positive symptoms of treatment resistant schizophrenia.

b) Extract of Gingko biloba has an anti-inflammatory mechanism that enhances the action of antipsychotics.

c) Schizophrenia is associated with an under-functioning dopaminergic pathway.

d) Gingko biloba may be a useful adjunct in treatment resistant schizophrenia.

2. Pelargonium for the common cold

a) Pelargonium protects from viral infection through its action on cytokines.

b) Pelargonium inhibits the cytotoxic action of cytokines in viral infection.

c) Pelargonium is as effective for the common cold as Echinacea and zinc preparations.

d) Pelargonium has no effect on acute bronchitis.

3. Acute rhabdomyolysis caused by spirulina

a) Spirulina has be shown to cause Rhabdomyolysis

b) Spirulina has been implicated in the development of rhabdomyolysis

c) One case of rhabdomyolysis has been attributed to spirulina supplementation

d) Spirulina has no relation to rhabdomyolysis

4. Hypericum perforatum and substance dependence

a) Hypericum perforatum can attenuate ethanol withdrawal via its impact on dopaminergic pathways.

b) H. perforatum may block the effects of nicotine via its sedative effects.

c) H. perforatum may block the effects of nicotine via an inhibition of nitric oxide synthetase.

d) H. perforatum may be useful in nicotine dependence but not withdrawal.

5. Herbal medicine and physical impairment

a) The Arhus lower back pain index is a relatively insensitive tool for measuring intervention into chronic lower back pain.

b) Markers of disability and pain show more responsiveness to such interventions than physical impairment scores.

c) Physical impairment is a purely physiological limitation.

d) All of the above.

Medical science questions-AJMH 20(3)

1. Benign prostatic hyperplasia

a) BPH can often lead to cancer of the prostate.

b) Treatment of BPH should always be carried out as soon as possible.

c) TURP is the only effective treatment for symptomatic BHP

d) All of the above.

e) None of the above.

2. Cervical screening

Vaccination against oncogenic HPV has shown a reduction in the lifetime risk of cancer:

a) for all screened women,

b) for women older than 26 years,

c) for women who have been screened for between 5 and 10 years,

d) for none of the screened women.

3. HRT and breast cancer

Decrease in the use of HRT in Australia has led to:

a) An 11% reduction in breast cancer in all ages.

b) A significant reduction in breast cancer in women under 50 years.

c) A 6.7% reduction in breast cancer in women over 50 years.

d) No significant reduction in breast cancer in women over 50 years.

Answer to Cpe 20(2) HM 1(e),2(d),3(b),4(c),5(a) MS 1(e),2(a),3(a)
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Title Annotation:Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism
Publication:Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism
Geographic Code:8AUST
Date:Sep 22, 2008
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