Clinical Neurodiagnostic Science Test

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Clinical Neurodiagnostic Science Test - Quiz

Neurodiagnostics is the allied health care profession that records, monitors, and analyzes nervous system function to promote the effective treatment of pathologic conditions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    An abnormal state of the brain resulting from any disease of that organ:
    • A. 

      Meningitis

    • B. 

      Encephalopathy

    • C. 

      Creutzfeldt Jakob's Disease

    • D. 

      Reyes Syndrome

  • 2. 
    Which of the following is NOT associated with renal failure?
    • A. 

      Myoclonus

    • B. 

      Seizures

    • C. 

      Tonus

    • D. 

      Uremia

  • 3. 
    During renal failure the patient is insensitive to intermittent photic stimulation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False 

  • 4. 
    Hepatic encephalopathy is associated with: 
    • A. 

      Seizures

    • B. 

      Myoclonus

    • C. 

      Epilepsy

    • D. 

      Babinski's Sign

  • 5. 
    Which stage of Hepatic Encephalopathy consists of EEG characteristics including high voltage bilaterally symmetrical triphasic waves? 
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 6. 
    Which of the following may cause metabolic encephalopathy?
    • A. 

      Vitamin B12 deficiency

    • B. 

      Vitamin B6 deficiency 

    • C. 

      Hyperglycemia

    • D. 

      Hypoglycemia

  • 7. 
    Anoxic Encephalopathy is most commonly caused by: 
    • A. 

      Respiratory arrest

    • B. 

      Cardiac arrest

    • C. 

      Hypocalcemia

    • D. 

      Hypoglycemia

  • 8. 
    A patient present with an EEG pattern consisting of an alpha coma and burst suppression, the most likely condition would be: 
    • A. 

      Toxic Encephalopathy

    • B. 

      Renal Failure

    • C. 

      Anoxic Encephalopathy

    • D. 

      Hepatic Encephalopathy

  • 9. 
    A patent presents with an EEG consisting of slowing of alpha, increase of theta and delta and spindle coma. The most likely condition would be: 
    • A. 

      Anoxic Encephalopathy

    • B. 

      Toxic Encephalopathy

    • C. 

      Hepatic Encephalopathy 

    • D. 

      Renal Failure 

  • 10. 
    Infections of the brain are caused by: 
    • A. 

      Bacteria

    • B. 

      Viruses

    • C. 

      Fungi

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 11. 
    Meningitis is the inflammation of the brain itself. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    This condition is associated with a headache, fever, stiff neck and rapid lethargy. 
    • A. 

      Viral Meningitis 

    • B. 

      Bacterial Meningitis

    • C. 

      Tuberculosis Meningitis 

    • D. 

      Herpes

  • 13. 
    The entry into the CNS of herpes simplex encephalitis is via the: 
    • A. 

      Trochlear nerve

    • B. 

      Optic nerve

    • C. 

      Trigeminal nerve

    • D. 

      Vagus nerve

  • 14. 
    In herpes simplex encephalitis the EGG pattern presents a major slow wave abnormality over the occipital lobe. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) is believe to be associated with: 
    • A. 

      Hepatitis C virus

    • B. 

      Measles virus

    • C. 

      Influenza 

    • D. 

      Coronavirus

  • 16. 
    Creutzfeldt- Jakob disease is caused by a transmissible: 
    • A. 

      Virus

    • B. 

      Prion

    • C. 

      Bacteria

    • D. 

      Spore

  • 17. 
    Which of the following is NOT associated with Creutzfeldt- Jakob disease (CJD)? 
    • A. 

      Death

    • B. 

      Weakness of the limbs

    • C. 

      Unilateral rigidity

    • D. 

      Progressive dementia

  • 18. 
    Which of the following EEG patterns is associated with AIDS? 
    • A. 

      Disorganization of background rhythms

    • B. 

      Diffuse slow activity

    • C. 

      Triphasic waves 

    • D. 

      Increased Beta

  • 19. 
    Rasmussen's Encephalitis affects both hemispheres, causes progressive neurological and intellectual deterioration. 
    • A. 

      True 

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    Reyes syndromes is associated with which clinical characteristic and EEG pattern? 
    • A. 

      Intracranial pressure, triphasic waves

    • B. 

      Viral illness, beta

    • C. 

      Abnormal fat accumulation, burst suppression

    • D. 

      Personality change, GPEDS

  • 21. 
    A tumor that is characterized by etiology from a physical agent and hereditary factors is known as:
    • A. 

      Cryptogenic

    • B. 

      Symptomatic

    • C. 

      Idiopathic

    • D. 

      Physical

  • 22. 
    A malignant tumor is characterized by being life threatening, invasive and rapid growing.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    Which grade is associated with rapid tumor growth?
    • A. 

      I

    • B. 

      II

    • C. 

      III

    • D. 

      IV

  • 24. 
    Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of tumors that cause EEG abnormalities?
    • A. 

      Size

    • B. 

      Depth

    • C. 

      Location

    • D. 

      Circumference

  • 25. 
    Which of the following are classifications of brain tumors?
    • A. 

      Primary brain tumors

    • B. 

      Intracranial structures other than the brain

    • C. 

      Metastatic brain tumors

    • D. 

      All of the above

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