Amedco - Quiz

June 2018 JPGN

 
 

A   - Ultrasound, CT, diagnosis of MALS, pain evaluation, and surgical release of the celiac artery compression
B   - Ultrasound, CT, interdisciplinary evaluation, diagnosis of MALS, six month wait-and-see delay, and surgical release of the celiac artery compression
C   - Ultrasound, CT, diagnosis of MALS, and surgical release of the celiac artery compression
D   - Ultrasound, CT, diagnosis of MALS, interdisciplinary evaluation, psychological intervention (as needed), and surgical release of the celiac artery compression
E   - Ultrasound, CT, change in diet, six month wait-and-see delay, diagnosis of MALS, and surgical release of the celiac artery compression

A   - Surgical release of celiac artery compression has been found to reduce pain in the majority of patients, but post-prandial pain may persist following surgery.
B   - Pre-surgical changes in diet are significantly correlated with optimal post-surgical pain outcomes.
C   - Post-surgical gains are most likely when diet changes are maintained for a minimum of five years.
D   - The pathophysiologic mechanism of the pain associated with MALS has been clearly identified and surgical release is the best target of this mechanism.

A   - Post-prandial abdominal pain
B   - Post-prandial extremity pain
C   - Nausea
D   - Weight loss

A   - The depressive symptoms indicate that the patient is not a candidate for surgery.
B   - The depressive symptoms indicate that the patient is a high risk surgical candidate, but surgery would still be offered.
C   - The depressive symptoms require further assessment and therapy may be encouraged, as the patient may have better surgical outcomes if she engages in pre-surgical therapy targeting the improvement of her depressive symptoms.
D   - The depressive symptoms mandate therapy and the patient should not receive any interventions for MALS until her symptoms remit.

A   - Small sized pilot samples to detect trends.
B   - Small sized samples, with significant results able to be detected.
C   - Medium sized samples, with significant results able to be detected.
D   - Large sized samples, with significant results able to be detected.