Quiz On Treating Kidney Stones! Trivia

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Quiz On Treating Kidney Stones! Trivia

Do you know how to treat kidney stones? Do you think you can pass this quiz? Kidney stones can be treated in two significant ways. One of them is taking pain medication and drinking lots of water. The other entails a surgical procedure to break up the stones so that they can be passed out with ease. Taking this quiz will help you see how much you know about treating kidney stones.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following stones would be radiolucent?
    • A. 

      Calcium oxalate

    • B. 

      Uric acid

    • C. 

      Struvite

    • D. 

      Cystine

    • E. 

      Calcium phosphate

  • 2. 
    Shockwave lithotripsy is seldom performed on cystine stones. Why?
    • A. 

      Cystine stones are radiolucent

    • B. 

      Higher risk for the kidney

    • C. 

      Cystine stones are too brittle

    • D. 

      Cystine stones are too tough

  • 3. 
    What is the most common risk of percutaneous stone surgery?
    • A. 

      Ureteral stricture

    • B. 

      Bleeding, requiring transfusion

    • C. 

      Ureteral injury

    • D. 

      Loss of renal function

  • 4. 
    What is the most common risk of ureteroscopic laser lithotripsy?
    • A. 

      Ureteral stricture

    • B. 

      Bleeding, requiring transfusion

    • C. 

      Ureteral injury

    • D. 

      Loss of renal function

  • 5. 
    What medication improves the rate of ureteral stone passage?
    • A. 

      Flomax (alpha-blocker)

    • B. 

      Ditropan (anticholinergic)

    • C. 

      Nifedipine (calcium channel blocker)

    • D. 

      Oxycodone (opioid analgesic)

    • E. 

      Prednisone (steriod)

  • 6. 
    A 34 y.o. a woman arrives for ESWL treatment of a non-obstructing renal stone. Preoperative urine analysis shows pyuria and bacteriuria consistent with urinary tract infection. What would be the appropriate next step, along with appropriate antibiotics?
    • A. 

      Cancel ESWL, but place stent

    • B. 

      Antibiotic therapy alone

    • C. 

      Proceed with ESWL procedure

    • D. 

      Switch to ureteroscopy and stent placement

  • 7. 
    The same patient arrives, but now she has an obstructing ureteral stone with hydronephrosis and a fever. Start antibiotics and do what?
    • A. 

      Cancel ESWL, but place stent

    • B. 

      Antibiotic therapy alone

    • C. 

      Proceed with ESWL procedure

    • D. 

      Switch to ureteroscopy and stent placement

  • 8. 
    What best describes the da Vinci surgical system?
    • A. 

      Autonomous robot

    • B. 

      Artificial intellegence

    • C. 

      Slave-master system

    • D. 

      Augmented reality

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    In what country was shockwave lithotripsy developed?
    • A. 

      United States

    • B. 

      United Kingdom

    • C. 

      France

    • D. 

      Germany

    • E. 

      Japan

  • 10. 
    What techniques can be reasonably used for proximal ureteral stones?
    • A. 

      Laparoscopic ureterolithotomy

    • B. 

      Shockwave lithotrispy

    • C. 

      Ureteroscopy

    • D. 

      Percutaneous antergrade ureteroscopy

    • E. 

      All of the above

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