Core Physiology: Cerebral blood flow

Posted on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Question.

Which one of the following is NOT correct regarding the cerebral circulation?

  1. Cerebral oxygen consumption is about 20% of total body oxygen consumption
  2. The brain uses glucose as its main energy source
  3. Autoregulation maintains a constant cerebral blood flow for mean arterial pressures (MAP) between 60-160mmHg.
  4. Cerebral blood flow is very sensitive to arterial pO2
  5. Local metabolites, ADP, K+ and H+ ions, all increase cerebral blood flow
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Core Physiology: Gentamycin – static or synergistic?

Posted on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Question.

Which one of the following is true regarding the use of gentamicin?

  1. It is bacteriostatic
  2. It has synergistic effects when used along with penicillin
  3. It is effective against anaerobes
  4. Nephrotoxicity is dose related
  5. Ototoxicity is rare
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Core Physiology: Laryngeal anatomy.

Posted on May 22, 2017 | 0 comments

Question.

Regarding the anatomy of the larynx, which one of the following statements is FALSE?

  1. It joins the top of the trachea at the level of C6
  2. The vocal cords lie inferior to the epiglottis
  3. The glossopharyngeal nerve (CN IX) provides both motor and sensory innervation to the larynx
  4. The vocal cords abduct during respiration but adduct during phonation
  5. The cricoid cartilage lies below the thyroid cartilage
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FRCEM Primary Revision Essentials: Five and five useful FOAMed articles for your FRCEM Primary revision!

Posted on Apr 10, 2017 | 0 comments

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FRCEM Primary Revision

Below is a list of ten educational modules, five from RCEM learning and five from Doctors.net.uk Education, which have a basic science focus and are useful for FRCEM primary revision. If you haven’t found RCEM learning before, it is a great free resource from the College and found at www.rcemlearning.co.uk/landing/.  Modules take about an hour to complete and can be added to your CPD folder! If you are not a member already you will need to register to view the Doctors.net.uk education modules. 

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Core Physiology: A shunt too far.

Posted on Mar 30, 2017 | 0 comments

Question.

Which one of the following statements is true regarding the pathophysiology of pulmonary shunts?

a. Alveolar ventilation and the alveolar–arterial (A-a) gradient are both increased
b. Alveolar ventilation and gas exchange are both reduced
c. Alveolar ventilation is decreased and dead space is increased
d. Alveolar ventilation is normal while perfusion is decreased
e. Alveolar ventilation and the alveolar–arterial (A-a) gradient are both unaffected.

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Revision essentials: Five and five useful FOAMed articles for your FRCEM Primary revision!

Posted on Mar 29, 2017 | 0 comments

Below is a list of ten educational modules, five from RCEM learning and five from Doctors.net.uk Education, which have a basic science focus and are useful for FRCEM primary revision. If you haven’t found RCEM learning before, it is a great free resource from the College and found at www.rcemlearning.co.uk/landing/.  Modules take about an hour to complete and can be added to your CPD folder! If you are not a member already you will need to register to view the Doctors.net.uk education modules. 

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