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Questions March 2010.

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1. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Unusual cancer types are the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the HIV-infected African population.

2. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Cardiac tamponade due to air is common.

3. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

In adults blunt trauma is the main cause of pneumopericardium.

4. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Pneumopericardium may occur whenever a communication is established between the pericardium and a source of air.

5. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

The commonest sign of a tension pneumopericardium is distant, muffled heart sounds.

6. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

The primary management of tension pneumopericardium is relief of the cardiac tamponade.

7. Which of the following is NOT correct? Management of pneumopericardium includes:

a) Percutaneous catheter drainage

b) Drainage though a bronchoscope

c) Open drainage by pericardiotomy

d) Open drainage and repair by sternotomy/thoracotomy.

8. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Robert Koch discovered the cause of tuberculosis (TB), Mycobacterium tuberculosis, in 1882.

9. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

TB kills nearly 1.8 million people every year.

10. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

The Free State province of South Africa is considered to be a haven for outdoor allergens.

11. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Generalised weakness may be a common complaint of persons infected with HIV.

12. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Prednisone is an effective treatment for polymyositis in HIV infection.

13. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Muscle inflammation is always associated with elevated creatinine kinase (CK) levels.

14. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

The unique clinical, electromyographic and histological features of HIV-associated polymyositis make it readily distinguishable from polymyositis in HIV-negative subjects.

15. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Measurement of CK levels is the most frequently used laboratory test screening for inflammatory myositis.

16. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

CK levels are usually raised at least 3--4-fold in polymyositis.

17. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is the most prevalent chronic liver disease in Western countries.

18. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is a subset of NAFLD.

19. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

Apart from hepatomegaly, NASH is a completely benign liver disease.

20. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer:

In the South African population the prevalence of overweight persons is very low.

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Date:Mar 1, 2010
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