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  • 1. 
    Crohn's Disease is also called
    • A. 

      Regional enteritis

    • B. 

      Sclerosing cholangitis

    • C. 

      Irritable bowel syndrome

    • D. 

      Ulcerative colitis

  • 2. 
    Which of the following may result in a diastolic murmur?
    • A. 

      Aortic stenosis

    • B. 

      Aortic insufficiency

    • C. 

      Mitral insufficiency

    • D. 

      Mitral valve prolapse

  • 3. 
    A sexually transmitted disease caused by the human papilloma virus is?
    • A. 

      Gonorrhea

    • B. 

      Genital warts

    • C. 

      Herpes simplex

    • D. 

      Syphilis

  • 4. 
    When an aneurysm is present in a blood vessel, the vessel is described as?
    • A. 

      Dilated

    • B. 

      Narrowed

    • C. 

      Collapsed

    • D. 

      Occluded

  • 5. 
    The risk of recurrence of major depression is?
    • A. 

      Less than 10%

    • B. 

      25%

    • C. 

      40%

    • D. 

      Greater than 50%

  • 6. 
    Dilation of the renal pelvis and calyces due to obstruction of urine outflow is?
    • A. 

      Prostatis

    • B. 

      Hydronephrosis

    • C. 

      Nephrosclerosis

    • D. 

      Neurogenic bladder

  • 7. 
    The best test for assessing coronary anatomy is?
    • A. 

      Angiography

    • B. 

      Echocardiography

    • C. 

      Redioisotope testing

    • D. 

      Exercise electrocardiography

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is most likely seen with untreated Graves disease?
    • A. 

      Elevated T4

    • B. 

      Elevated thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH)

    • C. 

      Decreased uptake in radioiodine scan

    • D. 

      Negative antimicrosomal antibody

  • 9. 
    The gold standard screening test for colon cancer is?
    • A. 

      Barium enema

    • B. 

      Digital rectal exam

    • C. 

      Fecal occult blood test

    • D. 

      Colonoscopy

  • 10. 
    A Chest xray is helpful in assessing the severity of?
    • A. 

      Asthma

    • B. 

      Pulmonary hypertension

    • C. 

      Sarcoidosis

    • D. 

      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

  • 11. 
    An inflammatory disorder of the spine that may also involve the peripheral joint is?
    • A. 

      Ankylosing spondylitis

    • B. 

      Reactive arthritis

    • C. 

      Polyarteritis nodosa

    • D. 

      Raynaud's phenomenon

  • 12. 
    A blood disorder that is caused by hemoglobin S is?
    • A. 

      Alpha thalassemia

    • B. 

      Von Willebrands disease

    • C. 

      Sickle cell disease

    • D. 

      Secondary polycythemia

  • 13. 
    The parathyroid hormone (PTH) regulates?
    • A. 

      Estrogen

    • B. 

      Potassium

    • C. 

      Serum calcium

    • D. 

      Serum sodium

  • 14. 
    Cardiac Dysfunction without evidence of cell death is?
    • A. 

      Complicated plaque

    • B. 

      Non-Q-wave infarction

    • C. 

      Myocardial Hybernation

    • D. 

      Coronary stenting

  • 15. 
    A test using a radioactive substance to produce a three dimensional image is a/n?
    • A. 

      Positron emission tomography (PET) scan

    • B. 

      Computerized tomography (CT scan

    • C. 

      Evoked respone test

    • D. 

      Electroencephalogram (EEG)

  • 16. 
    The most important risk factor for the development of prostate cancer is?
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Smoking

    • C. 

      Hormonal factors

    • D. 

      Chronic inflammation

  • 17. 
    All of the following are risk factors for alcoholic liver disease EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Sarcoidosis

    • B. 

      Hepatitis C (HCV)

    • C. 

      Malnutrition

    • D. 

      Gender

  • 18. 
    All of the following are complications of pregnancy EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Gestational diabetes

    • B. 

      Peripartum cardiomyopathy

    • C. 

      Hyperemesis

    • D. 

      Uterine fibroadenoma

  • 19. 
    All of the following are proven risk factors for breast cancer EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Age

    • B. 

      Benign breast disease

    • C. 

      Dietary fat intake

    • D. 

      Mutation of the BRCA2 gene

  • 20. 
    All of the following statement regarding multiple sclerosis are correct EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Progression is difficult to predict

    • B. 

      Older age at onset is a favorable feature

    • C. 

      It can often involve periods of exacerbation and remission

    • D. 

      It often presents with a feeling of pins and needles in the legs

  • 21. 
    All of the following are anxiety disorders EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Social phobia

    • B. 

      Panic disorder

    • C. 

      Antisocial personality

    • D. 

      Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • 22. 
    All of the followin are regular by the autonomic nervous system EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Heart rate

    • B. 

      Digestive processes

    • C. 

      Respiration

    • D. 

      Skeletal muscles

  • 23. 
    All of the following statements regarding bipolar disorder are correct EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      It is classified as an anxiety disorder

    • B. 

      It may be inherited

    • C. 

      It can be treated with lithium carbonate

    • D. 

      It is characterized by episodes of depression and mania

  • 24. 
    All of the following statements regarding leukemia are correct EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Acute myelogenous leukemis is characterized by the rpesence of myeloblasts in the peripheral blood

    • B. 

      Acute lymphocytic leukemia is common in adults

    • C. 

      Chronic lymphocytic leukemia is more common in males

    • D. 

      Chronic myelogenous leukemia is not curable with conventional chemotherapy

  • 25. 
    Treatement options for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) include all of the following EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Coricosteroids

    • B. 

      Deviated septum correction

    • C. 

      Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty (UPP)

    • D. 

      Nasal continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)

  • 26. 
    All of the following statements regarding microalbuminuria are correct EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      It may be associated with hypertension

    • B. 

      It refers to smaller albumin in molecules

    • C. 

      It is a risk factor for coronary artery disease

    • D. 

      It is the earliest manifestation of diabetic nephropathy

  • 27. 
    All of the following statements regarding systemic lupus erythematosus are correct EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Erosive arthritis is usually present

    • B. 

      It is a chronic autoimmune disease

    • C. 

      It triggers production of abnormal antibodies

    • D. 

      There is no specific diagnostic test

  • 28. 
    All of the following types of polyps have no malignant potential EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Juvenile

    • B. 

      Hyperplastic

    • C. 

      Inflammatory

    • D. 

      Adenomatous

  • 29. 
    Recent trends in the treatment of valve disease include all of the following EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Valve replacement via laparoscopy

    • B. 

      Replacement rather than repair of the mitral valve

    • C. 

      Earlier valve replacement based on left ventricular function

    • D. 

      Increased use of transesophageal ultrasound

  • 30. 
    ALl of the following medications can be used to treat angina pectoris EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      Nitrates

    • B. 

      Beta-blockers

    • C. 

      Anticardiolipin antibodies

    • D. 

      Calcium channel blockers

  • 31. 
    All of the following statements regarding Takayasu's arteritis are correct EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      It may cause aortitis

    • B. 

      It can involve pulmonary vessels

    • C. 

      It is referred to as "pulseless disease"

    • D. 

      It is treated with antibiotic drug therapy

  • 32. 
    All of the following terms characterize lesions that can be successfully treated with percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) EXCEPT
    • A. 

      Discrete

    • B. 

      Concentric

    • C. 

      Diffuse

    • D. 

      Proximal

  • 33. 
    Which of the following statements regarding nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is correct? A. It exhibits changes consistent with fatty liver B. It can progress to cirrhosis C. It may involve chronic hyperglycemia
    • A. 

      A and B only are correct

    • B. 

      A nd C only are correct

    • C. 

      B and C only are correct

    • D. 

      A,B, and C are correct

  • 34. 
    Unfavorable prognostic factors for breast cancer include which of the following? A. onset prior to age 35 B. Less differentiation on tumor cells C. positive estrogen receptors
    • A. 

      A only is correct

    • B. 

      C only is correct

    • C. 

      A nd B only are correct

    • D. 

      B and C only are correct

  • 35. 
    Which of the following statemnets regarding scleroderma is/are correct? A. Penicillamine is an effective treatment B. It is chronic autoimmune disease C. It can cause severe hypertension
    • A. 

      C only is correct

    • B. 

      A nd B only are correct

    • C. 

      A and C only are correct

    • D. 

      B and C only are correct

  • 36. 
    Which of the following can cause gastrointestinal bleeding? A. Benign tumor B. gastric ulcer C. irritable bowel syndrome
    • A. 

      A only is correct

    • B. 

      C only is correct

    • C. 

      A and B only are correct

    • D. 

      B and C only are correct

  • 37. 
    Which of the following statements regarding a transient ischemic attack (TIA) is/are correct? A. It leaves no permanent neurological defect B. It is caused by subarachnoid hemorrhage C. Its symptoms may be similar to those of a stroke
    • A. 

      A only is correct

    • B. 

      C only is correct

    • C. 

      A and B only are correct

    • D. 

      A and C only are correct

  • 38. 
    Which of the following statements regarding tuberculosis is/are correct? A. It is an inflammatory lung disease B. Its incidence has increased since the mid-1980s C. A lung biopsy is recommended following a positive skin test
    • A. 

      A only is correct

    • B. 

      B only is correct

    • C. 

      C only is ocrrect

    • D. 

      A and C only are correct

  • 39. 
    Neurogenic bladder can be caused by which of the following conditions? A. benign prostatic hypertrophy B. spinal cord injury C. diabetes mellitus
    • A. 

      A only is correct

    • B. 

      A nd C only are correct

    • C. 

      B and C only are correct

    • D. 

      A, B, and C are correct

  • 40. 
    The primary functions of the kidney include which of the following? A. filtering nitrogenous products from the blood B. producing hormones to regular growth C. maintaining electrolyte homeostatis
    • A. 

      C only is correct

    • B. 

      A and B onyl are correct

    • C. 

      A and C only are correct

    • D. 

      A, B, C are correct

  • 41. 
    Which of the following statements regarding polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is/are correct? A. It is associated with insulin resistance B. Primary hyperestorgenism is an underlying cause C. It is assocaited withn polymenorrhea
    • A. 

      A only is correct

    • B. 

      A and B only are correct

    • C. 

      B and C only are correct

    • D. 

      A,B,and C are correct

  • 42. 
    Which of the following statements regarding systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is/are correct? A. Females are affected more often than males B. A malar rash can occur C. Treatment options include immunosuppressive medications
    • A. 

      A only is correct

    • B. 

      B only is correct

    • C. 

      B and C only are correct

    • D. 

      A,B, and C are correct

  • 43. 
    Which of the follwoing is/are classified large vessel vasculitides? A. giant cell arteritis B. polyarteritis nodosa C. Takayasu's arteritis
    • A. 

      A and B only are correct

    • B. 

      A nd C only are correct

    • C. 

      B and C only are correct

    • D. 

      A,B,and C are correct

  • 44. 
    Aortic insufficency can be diagnosed from which of the following? A. Aortic diastolic murmur B. increased pulse pressure C. thickened sclerotic valve
    • A. 

      A only is correct

    • B. 

      C only is correct

    • C. 

      A and B only are correct

    • D. 

      A, B and C are correct

  • 45. 
    Which of the following statements regarding megaloblastic anemias are correct? A. B12 deficiency can be caused by bowel disorders B. Folic acid deficiency can be associated with alcohol C. Pernicious anemia is an autoimmune disorder
    • A. 

      A and B only are correct

    • B. 

      A and C only are correct

    • C. 

      B and C only are correct

    • D. 

      A, B, and C are correct

  • 46. 
    Anxiety disorders include which of the following? A. dysthymic disorder B. obsessive compulsive disorder C.Social phobia
    • A. 

      C only is correct

    • B. 

      A and B only are correct

    • C. 

      B and C only are correct

    • D. 

      A,B and C are correct

  • 47. 
    Which of the following statements regarding giant cell arteritis is/are correct? A. It is characterized by inflammatory changes in the aortic branches B. It occurs almost exclusively in individuals over age 50 C. It is also known as temporal arteritis
    • A. 

      A only is correct

    • B. 

      C only is correct

    • C. 

      A and B only are correct

    • D. 

      A, B, and C are correct

  • 48. 
    USE the following information to answer questions 49 and 50 A 55-year old male had an elevated ALT and increased iron levels on blood testing. His symptoms included lethargy and joint pain. His physician detected hepatomeagly on examination. A family history questionnaire noted that his father died of diabetes and his brother died of liver cirrhosis. A diagnosis of probably hemochromatosis was made.
  • 49. 
    Given the clinical features, which of the following tests could help determine a diagnosis? A. serum ferritin B. Specific genetic testing C. liver biopsy
    • A. 

      B only is correct

    • B. 

      C only is correct

    • C. 

      A and B only are correct

    • D. 

      A, B, and C are correct

  • 50. 
    The most probable treatment will be?
    • A. 

      Phlebotomy

    • B. 

      Bone marrow transplant

    • C. 

      Blood transfusion

    • D. 

      Liver transplant

  • 51. 
    Use the following information to answer Q51. An 18-year old female with a family history of melanoma, consults her doctor regarding a slow-growing, irregularly shaped lesion on her neck. The diagnosis is a TisN0M0 superficial spreading malginant melanoma. 51: In this case, which of the following would be considered unfavorable prognostic factors? A. lesion location B. her age C. tumor depth
    • A. 

      B only is correct

    • B. 

      C only is correct

    • C. 

      A and B only are correct

    • D. 

      A, B, and C are correct

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