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1. A 35¬year¬old female patient is seen in the clinic complaining of abdominal pain. Which of the following should be included in the history and physical exam?

Digital rectal exam

Pelvic exam

Sexual history

All of the above

2.A patient is seen in the office and is complaining of constipation. The patient lists all of the following medications. Which drug could be responsible for the constipation?

Multivitamin

Magnesium hydroxide

Pepto¬Bismol

Ibuprofen

3.A patient with complaints of diarrhea is seen. Which of the following should be included on the differential diagnosis list for a patient with diarrhea?

Gastroenteritis

Inflammatory bowel disease

Lactase deficiency

All of the above

4.Mr. J. K., 38 years old, is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 189 pounds. He reports that he has had intermittent heartburn for several months for which he takes Tums with temporary relief. He has been waking during the night with a burning sensation in his chest. Which additional information would lead you to believe that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the cause of his pain?

The pain seems better when he smokes to relieve his nerves.

Coffee and fried foods do not bother him.

He awakens at night coughing with a bad taste in his mouth.

All of the above

5.A 29¬year¬old Englishman is seen in the office with complaints of pain in his chest and belly for 2 weeks. He gets temporary relief from Alka Seltzer. The burning pain wakes him at night and radiates up into his chest. Which factor favors a diagnosis of gastric ulcer?

His gender

His age

His use of Alka Seltzer

6.Which of the following is most effective in diagnosing appendicitis?

History and physical

Sedimentation rate

Kidneys, ureter, bladder (KUB) radiograph

Complete blood cell (CBC) count with differential

7.Which of the following is associated with celiac disease (AKA celiac sprue or gluten-sensitivity enteropathy)?

Malabsorption

Constipation

Rectal bleeding

Esophageal ulceration

8.A 45¬year¬old patient presents with a chief complaint of generalized abdominal pain. Her physical exam is remarkable for left lower quadrant (LLQ) tenderness.Which of the following should be considered in the differential diagnosis at this time?

Endometriosis

Colon cancer

Diverticulitis

All of the above

9.A 46¬year¬old female is seen in the clinic with abdominal pain. Which of the following tests is essential for this patient?

Complete blood cell (CBC) count with differential

Urine hCG

Barium enema

Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen

10.A 25¬year¬old accountant is seen in the clinic complaining of crampy abdominal pain after meals. She is often constipated and takes laxatives. Following this, she has diarrhea for a couple of days. She temporarily feels better after a bowel movement. She states she is embarrassed by flatulence and has abdominal distension. She has had no weight loss or blood in her stool. This problem has gone on for about 6 months. What should the next step be?

Obtain a complete history.

Order a barium enema.

Schedule a Bernstein’s test. (tests esophageal function)

Prescribe a trial of antispasmodics.

11.A 28¬year¬old patient is seen in the clinic with colicky abdominal pain, particularly with meals. She has frequent constipation, flatulence, and abdominal distension. Which of the data make a diagnosis of diverticulitis unlikely?

Her age (typically seen by age 60)

Frequent constipation (common with diverticulitis)

Flatulence (common with diverticulitis)

Colicky abdominal pain

12.A 28¬year¬old patient is seen with complaints of diarrhea. Which of the following questions would help the clinician establish the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome?

Feels relief after a bowel movement

Sometimes is constipated

Does not defecate in the middle of the night

All of the above

13.A patient is diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and his endoscopic report reveals the presence of Barrett’s epithelium. Which of the following information should the clinician include in the explanation of the pathology report?

This is a premalignant tissue.

This tissue is resistant to gastric acid.

This tissue supports healing of the esophagus.

All of the above

14.Which of the following dietary information should be given to a patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)?

Eliminate coffee.

Drink peppermint tea to relieve stomach distress.

Recline and rest after meals.

Limit the amount of antacids.

15.The patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) should be instructed to eliminate which of these activities?

Swimming

Weight lifting

Golfing

Walking

16.A patient is diagnosed with Giardia (protozoan infection) after a backpacking trip in the mountains. Which of the following would be the appropriate treatment?

Vancomycin

Penicillin

Metronidazole

Bactrim

17.A 22¬year¬old is seen complaining of vague belly pain. This type of pain is seen at what point in appendicitis?

Very early

3 to 4 hours after perforation

Late in inflammation

Appendicitis never presents with vague pain.

18.The clinician suspects the patient has a peptic ulcer. Which of the following items on the history would lead the clinician to this conclusion?

Use of NSAIDs (and infection with H. pylori are two most important)

Cigarette smoker

Alcohol (ETOH) consumption

All of the above

19.A patient is seen and a urine sample is taken. The urine dipstick reveals a high level of bilirubin, and the urine is dark colored. Which of the following could be a cause of this problem?

Increased breakdown of red blood cells

Inadequate hepatocyte function

Biliary obstruction

All of the above

20.A 21¬year¬old student presents with a chief complaint of fatigue, headache, anorexia, and a runny nose, all of which began about 2 weeks ago. She started taking vitamins and over¬the¬counter (OTC) cold preparations, but feels worse.The smell of food makes her nauseated. Her boyfriend had mononucleosis about a month ago, and she wonders if she might have it also. An examination reveals cervical adenopathy and enlarged liver and spleen. Which of the following laboratory tests would be most helpful in the differential diagnosis at this point?

Stool culture

Liver enzymes

Anti¬HDV (antibody to hepatitis D virus)

Thyroid¬stimulating hormone (TSH)

21.On further questioning, the 21¬year¬old patient with the chief complaints of fatigue, headache, anorexia, and a runny nose explains that she is sexually active only with her boyfriend, does not use injectable drugs, and works as an aide in a day¬care center. Which of the following tests would be most helpful in confirming your diagnosis?

HAV IgM

HAV IgG

Anti¬HAcAg

Anti¬HAsAg

22.A patient is seen in the clinic with right upper quadrant (RUQ) pain that is radiating to the middle of the back. The clinician suspects acute cholelithiasis.The clinician should expect which of the following laboratory findings?

Decreased alanine aminotransferase (ALT) and aspartate aminotransferase (AST)

Elevated alkaline phosphatase

Elevated indirect bilirubin

Decreased white blood cell (WBC) count

23.The patient has acute pancreatitis with 7 of the diagnostic criteria from Ranson’s Criteria. In order to plan care, the clinician understands that this criteria score has which of the following meanings?

A high mortality rate

An increased chance of recurrence

A 7% chance of the disease becoming chronic

All of the above

24.A patient is seen in the office with complaints of six to seven liquid bowel movements per day. Which of the following assessment findings would lead the clinician to a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease?

Intermittent constipation with periods of diarrhea

Awakens at night with diarrhea

History of international travel

All of the above

25.Which of the following is part of the treatment plan for the patient with irritable bowel syndrome?

High¬fiber diet

Tylenol with codeine

Daily laxatives All of the above data

Question 26. Chronic anxiety and stress contribute to ulcers. Which of the following effects of the sympathetic nervous system is most responsible for this effect?

Inhibition of the actions of Brunner glands

Overstimulation of the oxyntic glands

Suppression of cholecystokinin

Inflammation of the parotid glands

Question 27. Which of the following patients is most clearly displaying the signs and symptoms of IBD?

A 32-year-old mother who complains of intermittent abdominal pain that persists even after defecation.

A 51-year-old male who states that his stomach pain is in his lower abdomen,“comes and goes,” and “feels more like a cramp than a dull ache.”

A 44-year-old man who is under great financial stress and who states that his lower abdominal pain is much worse at night than during the day.

A 24-year-old man who has a stressful job but whose diarrhea and cramping do not worsen during periods of high stress.

Question 28. A 24-year-old woman undergoing a premarital screening test is found to have elevated levels of AST, ALT, and IgG, but no antibody-specific markers for viral hepatitis. A liver biopsy reveals inflammation and cellular damage. Which of the following treatments is most likely to be effective for her?

Lamivudine

Peginterferon and ribavirin

Interferon-alfa-2b

Corticosteroids and immunosuppressant drugs

Question 29. Which of the following statements best captures an aspect of the process of fat digestion and absorption?

Ingested triglycerides are broken down into absorbable form by gastric lipase.

Simple forms of fats are absorbed in the upper jejunum.

Long-chain fatty acids are absorbed more readily than medium-chain triglycerides.

Stool is not excreted until all fat is absorbed.

Triglycerides are digested with the aid of bile salts.

Question 30. A 40-year-old female has been categorized as being obese, with a BMI of 33.2. Which of the following health problems is the patient at a significantly increased risk for compared with individuals with a BMI below 25?

Cardiac arrhythmias

Osteoarthritis

Multiple sclerosis

Atelectasis

Gallbladder disease

Insulin resistance

Question 31. David has an acute exacerbation of Crohn’s disease. Which of the following lab tests would you expect to be decreased with Crohn’s Disease?

Sedimenatation rate

Liver enzyme levels

Vitamins A, B complex and C levels

Bilirubin level

Question 32. A 51-year-old male professional is in the habit of consuming six to eight rum and cokes each evening after work.He assures the nurse practitioner, who is performing his regular physical exam, that his drinking is under control and does not have negative implications for his work or family life. How could the nurse best respond to the patient’s statement?

“You are more than likely inflicting damage on your liver, but this damage would cease as soon as you quit drinking.

“That may be the case, but you are still creating a high risk of hepatitis A or B or liver cancer.”

“In spite of that, the amount of alcohol you are drinking is likely to result first in cirrhosis and, if you continue, in hepatitis or fatty liver changes.”

“When your body has to regularly break down that much alcohol, your blood and the functional cells in your liver accumulate a lot of potentially damaging toxic byproducts.”

Question 33. A nurse practitioner is providing care for a male patient with a long-standing hiatal hernia. Which of the following statements most accurately captures an aspect of the pathophysiology of hiatal hernias?

Paraesophageal hiatal hernias are common and are normally not treated if the patient is asymptomatic. (this is true for small sliding hiatal hernias)

The root causes of hiatal hernias are normally treatable with medication.

If esophageal acid clearance is impaired, esophagitis can result.

An incompetent pyloric sphincter and high fat diet are commonly implicated in the development of hiatal hernias.

Question 34. As a result of oral ingestion of the microorganisms, an individual has contracted H. pylori. Which of the following health problems is the individual now at increased risk for?

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Gastric adenocarcinoma

Gastric atrophy

Peptic ulcer

Esophagitis

Diverticular disease

Question 35. A 43-year-old male who is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 216 pounds has been informed by his nurse practitioner that his body mass index (BMI) is 31. Which of the following clinical conclusions based on these data would his nurse be most justified in rejecting?

Further investigation of his nutritional status is needed to supplement the BMI value.

The patient faces an increased risk of type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia.

He is classified as being obese, likely as the result of the interplay of genetic and lifestyle factors.

The patient is borderline obese but is not yet at the point of significantly increased risks to health.

Question 36. Which of the following measures would likely be rejected as part of a first-line weight loss plan for a patient with a BMI of 30.2 type 2 DM, and HTN?

Prescription drug therapy

Gastric bypass

Calorie reduction by 500 to 1000 kcal/day

30 minutes or more of moderate-intensity activity at least days per week

Question 37. A 20-year-old male who is addicted to crystal methamphetamine has been admitted to the hospital with a diagnosis of protein-calorie malnutrition after many months of inadequate food intake. Which of the following treatment plans would the care team most likely favor?

Intravenous infusion of albumin coupled with vitamin supplementation

Total parenteral nutrition

Incremental feeding combined with vitamin and mineral supplementation

Rapid administration of normal saline and carbohydrates

Question 38. As part of the intake protocol at an eating disorders clinic, an interview precedes a physical examination. Which of the following questions would a clinician be justified in excluding from an intake interview for a 16-year-old female referred by her pediatrician for the treatment of anorexia nervosa?

“Do you remember when your last menstrual period was?

“Have you noticed any new hair growth on your body in the last several months?”

“Have you had any episodes of shortness of breath in the recent past?”

“Can you tell me about some of the habits that you have related to food in your daily routine?”

Question 39. A female neonate has been in respire distress since delivery and is unresponsive to oxygen therapy. Endoscopy has confirmed a diagnosis of esophageal atresia and tracheoesophageal fistula (EA/TEF).Which of the following explanations should the care team provide to the infant’s parents?

"We will have to perform surgery to correct the hole in her throat to make sure that she is able to swallow and breathe normally."

"This problem will require respiratory therapy and supplementary feeding, but it will likely resolve itself over time."

"The biggest risk that your daughter will face until this is fixed is the danger of malnutrition and dehydration."

"The priority in our immediate treatment prior to her surgery will be pain management, as the contents of her stomach can burn her lungs."

Question 40. While on tour, a 32-year-old male musician has presented to the emergency department of a hospital after a concert complaining of severe and sudden abdominal pain He admits to a history of copious alcohol use in recent years, and his vital signs include temperature 46.8 °C (101.8 °F), blood pressure 89/48 mm Hg, and heart rate 116 beats/minute. Blood work indicates that his serum levels of C-reactive protein, amylase, and lipase are all elevated. Which of the following diagnoses would the care team suspect first?

Hepatitis C

Cholecystitis

Liver cirrhosis

Acute pancreatitis

Question 41. The patient who has been consuming a very low-calorie diet (VLCD) of 450 kcal/day should be assessed for which of the following high-risk complications? Select all that apply.

Irregular heart rhythms

Bone/joint inflammation

Abdominal pain related to gallstones

Flank pain and spasm associated with kidney sludge

Elevated cholesterol levels

Question 42. During a humanitarian trip to an underdeveloped country, a medical student is assessing a 6-year-old male who has a protuberant abdomen, dry hair, and wrinkled skin. The child's heart rate is 59 beats/minute, blood pressure 89/50, and temperature 95.2°F (35.1°C). What is the most likely etiology of the child's health problems?

A diet lacking in fat-soluble vitamins

Fluid and electrolyte imbalances secondary to low -carbohydrate intake

A diet that is low or high in carbohydrates but low in fat

A diet deficient in both protein and calories

Question 43. A teenage female has been admitted for complications resulting from bulimia nervosa. She has abused laxatives for many years and has been self-inducing vomiting since the age of 9. The nurse's admission assessment should pay close attention to which of the following complications that can arise from this disorder? Select all that apply. Assess for

dry, cracked lips and poor skin turgor.

missing tooth enamel and increased number of dental cavities.

painful swallowing and stomach cramping related to reflux and esophagitis.

fruity breath and labored, deep, gasping respirations.

jaundice of the skin and eyes.

Question 44. A 72 year-old patient with a long-standing history of chronic nausea and vomiting but a near-insatiable appetite has had her symptoms attributed to an enzyme deficiency. What enzyme can be contributing to this?

Secretin

Gastrin

Ghrelin

Cholycystokinin (CCK)

Question 45.A 29-year-old female has been admitted to the emergency department following a suicide attempt by overdose of acetaminophen. What changes in the client's liver and diagnostic results would the care team most likely anticipate?

Hepatocellular necrosis evidenced by increased ALT and AST levels

Allergic inflammation accompanied by an increase in serum IgE and basophils

Cholestatic reaction with increased bilirubin count

Rapid onset of hepatitis and increased GGT, ALT, and bilirubin

 

 

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Question 1. A 35¬year¬old female patient is seen in the clinic complaining of abdominal pain. Which of the following should be included in the history and physical exam? Digital rectal exam Pelvic exam Sexual history All of the above 2.A patient is seen in the office and is complaining of constipation. The patient lists all of the following medications. Which drug could be responsible for the constipation? Multivitamin Magnesium hydroxide Pepto¬Bismol Ibuprofen 3.A patient with complaints of diarrhea is seen. Which of the following should be included on the differential diagnosis list for a patient with diarrhea? Gastroenteritis Inflammatory bowel disease Lactase deficiency All of the above 4.Mr. J. K., 38 years old, is 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 189 pounds. He reports that he has had intermittent heartburn for several months for which he takes Tums with temporary relief. He has been waking during the night with a burning sensation in his chest. Which additional information would lead you to believe that gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is the cause of his pain? The pain seems better when he smokes to relieve his nerves. Coffee and fried foods do not bother him. He awakens at night coughing with a bad taste in his mouth. All of the above 5.A 29¬year¬old Englishman is seen in the office with complaints of pain in his chest and belly for 2 weeks. He gets temporary relief from Alka Seltzer. The burning pain wakes him at night and radiates up into his chest. Which factor favors a diagnosis of gastric ulcer? His gender His age His use of Alka Seltzer 6.Which of the following is most effective in diagnosing appendicitis? History and physical Sedimentation rate Kidneys, ureter, bladder (KUB) radiograph Complete blood cell (CBC) count with differential 7.Which of the following is associated with celiac disease (AKA celiac sprue or gluten-sensitivity enteropathy)? Malabsorption Constipation Rectal bleeding Esophageal ulceration 8.A 45¬year¬old patient presents with a chief complaint of generalized abdominal pain. Her physical exam is remarkable for left lower quadrant (LLQ) tenderness.Which of the following should be considered in the differential diagnosis at this time? Endometriosis Colon cancer Diverticulitis All of the above 9.A 46¬year¬old female is seen in the clinic with abdominal pain. Which of the following tests is essential for this patient? Complete blood cell (CBC) count with differential Urine hCG Barium enema Computed tomography (CT) of the abdomen 10.A 25¬year¬old accountant is seen in the clinic complaining of crampy abdominal pain after meals. She is often constipated and takes laxatives. Following this, she has diarrhea for a couple of days. She temporarily feels better after a bowel movement. She states she is embarrassed by flatulence and has abdominal distension. She has had no weight loss or blood in her stool. This problem has gone on for about 6 months. What should the next step be? Obtain a complete history. Order a barium enema. Schedule a Bernstein’s test. (tests esophageal function) Prescribe a trial of antispasmodics. 11.A 28¬year¬old patient is seen in the clinic with colicky abdominal pain, particularly with meals. She has frequent constipation, flatulence, and abdominal distension. Which of the data make a diagnosis of diverticulitis unlikely? Her age (typically seen by age 60) Frequent constipation (common with diverticulitis) Flatulence (common with diverticulitis) Colicky abdominal pain 12.A 28¬year¬old patient is seen with complaints of diarrhea. Which of the following questions would help the clinician establish the diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome? Feels relief after a bowel movement Sometimes is constipated Does not defecate in the middle of the night All of the above 13.A patient is diagnosed with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and his endoscopic report reveals the presence of Barrett’s epithelium. Which of the following information should the clinician include in the explanation of the pathology report? This is a premalignant tissue. This tissue is resistant to gastric acid. This tissue supports healing of the esophagus. All of the above 14.Which of the following dietary information should be given to a patient with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)? Eliminate coffee. Drink peppermint tea to relieve stomach distress. Recline and rest after meals. Limit the amount of antacids. 15.The patient with gastroesop...
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