- An 82-year-old woman on the rehabilitation unit recovering from hip surgery has sudden onset of aphasia and right hemiparesis. What is the first diagnostic test to obtain?
- Arterial blood gases
- Computed tomography scan
- Magnetic resonance arteriogram
- One week after a patient began a resistance/strengthening program, you note a 15% increase in the force of his/her maximum voluntary contraction. This is most likely secondary to a change in the
- Motor unit recruitment pattern
- Number of myofibrils
- Number of muscle fibers present
- Fiber density
- Which exercise has the greatest effect on bone formation?
- Tai Chi stretching
- In addition to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which test may help establish the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS)?
- Sedimentation rate
- Cerebrospinal fluid analysis
- What is the most common cause of knee pain in runners?
- Diskoid meniscus
- Hamstring tendinitis
- Baker cyst
- Patellofemoral pain syndrome
- A 28-year-old patient with T2 paraplegia complains of symptoms of autonomic dysreflexia during her bowel routine. Which treatment is the best next step?
- CO2 suppositories
- Topical anesthetic application
- Digital stimulation with glycerine
- Bisacodyl enemas
- An expected motor conduction abnormality in severe radiculopathy is
- Prolonged distal latency
- Decreased amplitude
- Slowed velocity
- Abnormal temporal dispersion
- The long-term consequences of high bladder outlet resistance in children with myelomeningocele include
- Flaccid detrusor
- Retrograde ejaculation
- Ureteral dilatation
- Increased bladder compliance
- Which wheelchair feature is useful for a person with hemiplegia?
- Asymmetric arm rests to prevent anterior glenohumeral subluxation
- Donut cushion to prevent pressure ulcers
- Low seat height to facilitate steering
- Heavy frame to prevent tipping
- A patient complains of knee pain after falling on her flexed knee. Physical examination shows a positive “sag sign.” Which ligament is injured?
- Medial collateral
- Lateral collateral
- Anterior cruciate
- Posterior cruciate
Answer (October to December 2020)
1. c, 2. a, 3. a, 4. d, 5. d, 6. b, 7. b, 8. c, 9. c, 10. d
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