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Question 1: In some cases, analysis of ________ may be required to accurately determine the amount of oxygen in the blood.
BUN-to-creatinine ratioSerum osmotic gapArterial blood gasBase excess

Question 2: Typically this is a macrolide antibiotic such as ________ or clarithromycin although a fluoroquinolone such as levofloxacin can substitute.

Question 3: Most people will be fully treated after taking oral pills while other people need to be hospitalized for ________ antibiotics and, possibly, intensive care.
Intravenous therapyEnemaCream (pharmaceutical)Intraosseous infusion

Question 4: Feeling the way the chest expands (palpation) and tapping the chest wall (percussion) to identify dull areas which do not ________ can identify areas of the lung which are stiff and full of fluid (consolidated).
ResonatorQ factorMechanical resonanceResonance

Question 5: ________ vaccines should be given yearly to the same individuals as receive vaccination against Streptococcus pneumoniae.
Common coldViral pneumoniaInfluenzaSevere acute respiratory syndrome

Question 6: ________ (CBC), a blood test, may reveal extra white blood cells, indicating an infection.
Blood filmSerum ironComplete blood countReticulocyte index

Question 7: Some forms of CAP can be prevented by ________.
Smallpox vaccineVaccineVaccinationPolio vaccine

Question 8: If herpes simplex virus is the cause, intravenous ________ is administered for 21 days.

Question 9: Additional causes include inappropriate antibiotics for the causative organism (ie DRSP), a previously unsuspected microorganism (such as ________), or a condition which mimics CAP (such as Wegener's granulomatosis).
AnthraxPathogenic bacteriaTuberculosisLeprosy

Question 10: Individuals with underlying illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease, cystic fibrosis, emphysema, tobacco smoking, ________, or immune system problems are at increased risk for pneumonia.
AlcoholismBenzodiazepineDrug addictionAddiction

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