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Hemodialysis: Quiz


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Question 1: An extensive ________ system is absolutely critical for hemodialysis.
Agricultural wastewater treatmentIndustrial wastewater treatmentBiofuelWater purification

Question 2: In the ________ and UK, 3-4 hour treatments (sometimes up to 5 hours for larger patients) given 3 times a week are typical.
AmericasSouth AmericaAmericas (terminology)North America

Question 3: The principle of hemodialysis is the same as other methods of ________; it involves diffusion of solutes across a semipermeable membrane.
DialysisKidney transplantationICD-9-CM Volume 3Surgery

Question 4: Since hemodialysis requires access to the circulatory system, patients undergoing hemodialysis may expose their circulatory system to ________, which can lead to sepsis, an infection affecting the heart valves (endocarditis) or an infection affecting the bones (osteomyelitis).

Question 5: Nocturnal in-center dialysis, 3-4 times per week is also offered at a handful of dialysis units in the ________.
CanadaAlaskaPhilippinesUnited States

Question 6: Next the water is run through a tank containing activated charcoal to ________ organic contaminants.
BET theorySurface scienceAdsorptionChemisorption

Question 7: Side effects caused by removing too much fluid and/or removing fluid too rapidly include low blood pressure, fatigue, chest pains, leg-cramps, nausea and ________.
MigraineTension headacheHeadacheCluster headache

Question 8: Instead, the choices would be made by an anonymous committee, which could be viewed as one of the first ________ committees.
BioethicsMedical ethicsAristotleConscience

Question 9: One can also listen through a ________ for the sound of the blood "whooshing" through the fistula, a sound called bruit.
HospitalStethoscopeHealth care systemSphygmomanometer

Question 10: ________ is the most commonly used anticoagulant in hemodialysis, as it is generally well tolerated and can be quickly reversed with protamine sulfate.


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