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NRP507 Advanced Pharmacology

Week 2 Quiz

Question 1

Attenuated vaccines are also known as:

1.Killed vaccines

2.Booster vaccines

3.Inactivated vaccines

4. Live vaccines

Question 2

Recombinant influenza vaccine (Flucelvax, Flublok) may be administered annually to:

1. Patients with an egg allergy

2. Pregnant adolescent patients

3. Patients age six weeks or older

4. Patients with acute febrile illness

Question 3

Anemia due to chronic renal failure is treated with:

1. Epoetin alfa (Epogen)

2. Ferrous sulfate

3. Vitamin B12

4. Hydroxyurea

Question 4

A patient has just had her pregnancy confirmed and is asking about how to ensure a healthy baby. What is the folic acid requirement during pregnancy?

1. 40 mcg/day

2.200 mcg/day

3.600 mcg/day

4.2 g/day

Question 5

Hyperthyroid patients require which specialty consultation even when asymptomatic for that organ system?

1. Hepatology

2. Pulmonary

3. Ophthalmology

4. Rheumatology

Question 6

Why are “natural” thyroid products not readily prescribed for most patients?

1. There is no reliability for the amount of hormone per dose.

2. There is higher incidence of allergic reactions.

3. There is a more reliable dose of triiodothyronine (T3) to T4 per batch lot of preparation.

4. All of the above

Question 7

Treatment with insulin for type 1 diabetics:

1.Starts with a total daily dose of 0.2 to 0.4 units per kilogram of body weight

2.Divides the total doses into three injections based on meal size

3. Uses a total daily dose of insulin glargine given once daily with no other insulin required

4. Is based on the level of blood glucose

Question 8

Routine screening of asymptomatic adults for diabetes is appropriate for:

1. Individuals who are older than 45 and have a body mass index (BMI) of less than 25 kg/m2

2. Native Americans, African Americans, and Hispanics

3. Persons with high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol greater than 100 mg/dL

4. Persons with prediabetes confirmed on at least two occasions

Question 9

Ethnic groups differ in their risk for and presentation of diabetes. Hispanics:

1. Have a high incidence of obesity, elevated triglycerides, and hypertension

2. Do best with drugs that foster weight loss, such as metformin

3. Both 1 and 2

4. Neither 1 nor 2

Question 10

Establishing glycemic targets is the first step in treatment of both types of diabetes. For type 1 diabetes:

1.Tight control/intensive therapy can be given to adults who are willing to test their blood glucose at least twice daily.

2. Tight control is acceptable for older adults if they are without complications.

3. Plasma glucose levels are the same for children as adults.

4.Conventional therapy has a fasting plasma glucose target between 120 and 150 mg/dL.

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