Signs And Symptoms: Physical Exam Quiz!

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  • 1. 
    A [Blank] (2 words) is an objective indication of some medical fact or characteristic that may be detected by a physician during a physical examination of a patient.
  • 2. 
    [Blank] (2 words) that means serving to predict the likely outcome of a disease or ailment; relating to a medical prognosis.
  • 3. 
    Facies Hyppocratica  (Prognostic sign)   If there is no improvement within a prescribed period of time, it must be realized that this sign portends death." 
    • A. 

      Sharp nose

    • B. 

      Sunken eyes

    • C. 

      Orange lips

    • D. 

      Temples fallen in

    • E. 

      High fever red face

    • F. 

      Cold and Drawn in Ears, with distorted lobes

    • G. 

      Skin on face is hard, stretched and dry

    • H. 

      Pale or dusky face

  • 4. 
    [Blank] signs indicate a disease or condition of the past.  EG - striae tels about previous pregnancy or weight loss.
  • 5. 
    The presence of [Blank] signs means, beyond any doubt, that a particular disease is present. They represent a marked intensification of a diagnostic sign. (eg: Koplik’s spots inside the mouth in measles)
  • 6. 
    Singular pathognomonic signs are relatively uncommon.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    A [blank] is the association of several clinically recognizable features, signs (observed by a physician), symptoms (reported by the patient), phenomena or characteristics that often occur together so that the presence of one or more features alerts the physician to the possible presence of the others. [Blank] is part of the diagnostic criteria for determining a diagnosis.
  • 8. 
    A syndrome consists of:
    • A. 

      Several clinically recognizable features.

    • B. 

      Signs (observed by a physician)

    • C. 

      Inhalations

    • D. 

      Symptoms (reported by the patient)

    • E. 

      Sulphura

    • F. 

      Phenomena or characteristics that occur together.

    • G. 

      Phenomes

  • 9. 
    The syndrome is part of the diagnostic criteria for determining a diagnosis.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    IBS if they don’t know why the patient has it (could be an allergy, or due to a bug) until they test and know what it is, it is NOT called a syndrome.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    General Observation, begins upon creating/viewing the patient.  Observe the following: 
    • A. 

      Look for signs of distress or disease.

    • B. 

      Habitus

    • C. 

      Manner of sitting

    • D. 

      Size of cellphone.

    • E. 

      Degree of relaxation.

    • F. 

      Relationship of others within the room.

    • G. 

      The alacrity with which you are met.

    • H. 

      The moistness of the palm when you shake hands.

    • I. 

      The gait as the patient walks back to the room.

    • J. 

      How much money they have.

    • K. 

      Whether they like the office.

    • L. 

      The eyes, their lustre, and their expression of emotion.

  • 12. 
    General Observation, begins upon creating/viewing the patient. This in addition to the following:
    • A. 

      Case taking.

    • B. 

      The physical examination.

    • C. 

      Sleep.

    • D. 

      Skipping rope test.

  • 13. 
    The body never lies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 14. 
    General observation includes the following elements:
    • A. 

      Fever

    • B. 

      General appearance, Personal hygiene and manner of dress

    • C. 

      Mental status

    • D. 

      Ability to pay.

    • E. 

      Position of the patient

    • F. 

      Habitus (Body build)

    • G. 

      Facial expression

    • H. 

      How they pay - cheque, cash or credit card.

    • I. 

      Body/mouth odour

    • J. 

      Whether they like matte or glossy photos.

    • K. 

      Type of nervous activity

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