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CME QUESTIONS

Continuing Medical Education Questions: May 2022

Inamdar, Sumant MD

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The American Journal of Gastroenterology: May 2022 - Volume 117 - Issue 5 - p 719
doi: 10.14309/ajg.0000000000001759
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Abstract

LEARNING OBJECTIVE

After this activity, the participant will be able to recognize the importance of evolutionary medicine, apply the evolutionary perspectives on two common gastrointestinal conditions (Helicobacter pylori infection and lactose intolerance), and understand the 3 hypotheses which offer causative explanations for multiple diseases in gastroenterology and hepatology practice.

QUESTION 1

Which of the following genetic strains of H. pylori carries the highest risk of developing gastric cancer?

  • A. babA
  • B. cagA
  • C. homB
  • D. dupA

QUESTION 2

Which of the following hypotheses explains the increasing incidence of eosinophilic esophagitis?

  • A. Thrifty gene hypothesis
  • B. Provagal hypothesis
  • C. Hygiene hypothesis
  • D. Infectious hypothesis

QUESTION 3

Lactase persistence is rare in people from which of the following regions?

  • A. Africa
  • B. East Asia
  • C. Middle East
  • D. Indian subcontinent

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