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CPD questionnaire.

Questions April 2007

Continuing professional development is a legal and ethical requirement for registered medical practitioners in South Africa. Doctors are required to obtain 30 CPD points in 2007. All points can be earned from journal activity. The SAMJ CPD programme offers you the opportunity to earn up to 36 points for 2007--3 points per issue.

1. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

There are significant regional differences in antibiotic resistance patterns in South Africa.

2. Which of the following is NOT correct? In South Africa hypertension is the dominant risk factor for:

a) stroke

b) coronary heart disease

c) gallstones

d) heart failure

e) chronic kidney disease.

3. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

The prevalence of chronic kidney disease in developed countries has shown exponential growth, mainly because of type 2 diabetes and hypertension.

4. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

In South Africa cardiovascular disease accounts for 17% of all deaths.

5. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

In most cases peripheral arterial disease (PAD) can be confirmed by measuring the ankle-brachial pressure index (ABPI).

6. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

The ABPI measurements are commonly taken by CT scanning.

7. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

An ABPI of less than 0.9 is diagnostic of PAD.

8. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

The internationally reported prevalence of PAD among those over 50 years of age is between 4.5% and 29%.

9. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

Women are less likely to have PAD than men.

10. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

Those at higher risk of PAD include smokers, diabetics and people over the age of 50 years.

11. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

Among rural black South Africans the prevalence of PAD is virtually absent owing to the lack of Western dietary factors.

12. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

Patients with PAD alone have the same relative risk of death from cardiovascular causes as those with coronary artery disease.

13. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

Patients with PAD are four times more likely to die within 10 years than patients without the disease.

14. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

Lack of sensation is the earliest symptom of PAD.

15. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

Induction of labour is an infrequent procedure in pregnant women.

16. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

The decision to induce labour is taken when the risk of continuing the pregnancy outweighs the benefits.

17. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

The rate of induction of labour in the UK is less than 1%.

18. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

Low-dose oral misoprostol for induction of labour is as effective as conventional and more expensive agents.

19. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

Misoprostol unfortunately causes a significant increase in complications.

20. True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or block B:

Angio-oedema is a well-recognised complication of angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitor use.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Read the journal. All the answers will be found there.

2. Mark the appropriate month with an 'X'.

3. Answer the questions and mark the answer form by putting 'X' in the appropriate square, either A or B if true/false, or one of A-E if multiple choice.

4. Place the answer form in an envelope and post it to: CPD Points (SAMJ) * Private Bag X1 * Pinelands * 7430 * South Africa

IMPORTANT NOTES:

* Do not tear out this page and send it in. Answers must be filled in on the answer form, which is on the back of the address sheet.

* If Tippex is used on the answer form, the answer form MUST then be photocopied.

* Your envelope MUST have a postage stamp affixed to it.

* It is not possible to receive these forms by fax as the optical scanner cannot read these.

* SAMA cannot be held liable for non-receipt of answer sheets and you are advised to keep a copy.

Accreditation number: MDB001/020/02/2007 (clinical)
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Date:Apr 1, 2007
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