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Ascites: Quiz


Question 1: In ________ (gastroenterology), ascites (also known as peritoneal cavity fluid, peritoneal fluid excess, hydroperitoneum or more archaically as abdominal dropsy) is an accumulation of fluid in the peritoneal cavity.
MedicineSurgerySpecialty (medicine)Physician

Question 2: Those with ascites due to ________ may also complain of shortness of breath as well as wheezing and exercise intolerance.
Myocardial infarctionHeart failureHypertrophic cardiomyopathyAtrial fibrillation

Question 3: Extreme disruption of the renal blood flow can lead to the feared ________.
Hepatorenal syndromeHepatitisCirrhosisAcute liver failure

Question 4: It has been suggested that ascites was seen as a punishment especially for oath-breakers among the ________.
Proto-Indo-European Urheimat hypothesesKurgan hypothesisProto-Indo-EuropeansProto-Indo-European society

Question 5: Those with ascites due to ________ (peritoneal carcinomatosis) may complain of chronic fatigue or weight loss.

Question 6: As a result, exudates are high in protein, high in lactate dehydrogenase, have a low pH (<7.30), a low ________ level, and more white blood cells.

Question 7: ________ (or other distal-tubule diuretics such as triamterene or amiloride) is the drug of choice since they block the aldosterone receptor in the collecting tubule.

Question 8: However, none of these shunts has been shown to extend life expectancy, and are considered to be bridges to ________.
ICD-9-CM Volume 3SurgeryLiver transplantationPancreas transplantation

Question 9: Additional tests will be performed if indicated such as ________ and cytopathology.
Gram stainingAuramine-rhodamine stainStainingAuramine O

Question 10: Patients with ascites generally will complain of progressive abdominal heaviness and pressure as well as ________ due to mechanical impingement on the diaphragm.
CoughHemoptysisPleurisyShortness of breath

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