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Continuing Medical Education Questions: January 2015

Esfah, Jamak Modaresi MD; Lee, Peter MD; Tian, Chaorui MD; Wang, Ming-Hsi MD; DeVault, Kenneth R MD, FACG

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American Journal of Gastroenterology: January 2015 - Volume 110 - Issue 1 - p 45
doi: 10.1038/ajg.2014.414
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Questions:

  1. Which one of the following statements regarding colon ischemia is true?
    • A. Colonic ischemia (CI) is more common in men than in women.
    • B. The treatment for Type II CI should be targeted toward underlying etiology.
    • C. Abnormalities seen on angiography usually correlate with clinical manifestations of CI.
    • D. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is not a potential risk factor for CI.
  2. What is the 30-day mortality rate in patients with isolated right colon ischemia (IRCI)?
    • A. <10%
    • B. 10–15%
    • C. 20–40%
    • D. >50%
  3. Which one of the following risk factors is not associated with poor outcomes in CI patients?
    • A. Hypotension
    • B. Female gender
    • C. White blood cells greater than 15×109/L
    • D. Hemoglobin less than 12
    • E. Abdominal pain without rectal bleeding
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