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SAMJ questions July 2010.

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

Most patients with pulmonary hydatidosis are children.

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

Renal disease in hydatidosis occurs only as a result of replacement of renal tissue by the cysts.

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

Most support an immune complex-mediated mechanism to explain the pathogenesis of glomerular disease in patients with hydatid disease.

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

Most cases of glomerular lesions associated with hydatid disease are reversible by medical and surgical treatment of the hydatid.

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

Most cardiac arrests in adults are due to ventricular fibrillation (VF) or cardiac-related causes.

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

In cardiac arrest, for every minute's delay in defibrillation, survival decreases by 7-15%.

7. True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer: Venous thrombo-embolism (VTE) is a potentially fatal disorder.

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

VTE manifests as deep-vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.

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

Initial standard treatment of VTE is with intravenous warfarin.

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

Although low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is more expensive, its cost is offset as laboratory tests are reduced.

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

Testicular cancer accounts for about 50% of cancers in males.

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

Testicular tumours arise from germ cells in >90% of cases.

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

The treatment of testicular cancer consists of radical orchidectomy, cisplatin-based chemotherapy, radiotherapy and retroperitoneal lymph node dissection.

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

The peak age incidence of testicular tumours is in >60-year-olds.

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

In the developed world testicular cancer has excellent survival figures, approaching 97% for low-stage disease.

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

The most common tissue response in acute inflammation is dominated by platelets.

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

During inflammatory or infectious conditions, mature neutrophils can display toxic granulation.

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

A statistically significant trend was found between grading the intensity of toxic granulation in neutrophils and a rise in C-reactive protein.

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

Anaemia has been reported to affect 20-75% of children in South Africa.

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

The treatment of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) is more difficult than that of drug-sensitive TB and has poorer outcomes.
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Title Annotation:CPD QUESTIONNAIRE
Publication:South African Medical Journal
Geographic Code:6SOUT
Date:Jul 1, 2010
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