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Pancreatitis: Quiz


Question 1: In the past this was done preferentially with meperidine (________), but it is now not thought to be superior to any narcotic analgesic.

Question 2: Although ultrasound imaging and ________ of the abdomen can be used to confirm the diagnosis of pancreatitis, neither is usually necessary as a primary diagnostic modality[17] .
X-ray computed tomographyMagnetic resonance imagingCT pulmonary angiogramMedical radiography

Question 3: The ________ may be high (when pain is prominent) or low (if internal bleeding or dehydration has occurred).
VasodilationRenin-angiotensin systemCirculatory systemBlood pressure

Question 4: It is worth noting that ________ is seldom the cause of pancreatitis.
ICD-10 Chapter II: NeoplasmsPancreatic cancerCholangiocarcinomaIslet cell carcinoma

Question 5: ________ or Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome).
AsthmaPneumothoraxPneumoniaAcute respiratory distress syndrome

Question 6: However, the known porphyrinogenicity of many drugs, hormones, alcohol, chemicals and the association of porphyrias with ________ and gallstones do not exclude the diagnosis of heme disorders when these explanations are used.
HypersensitivitySystemic lupus erythematosusAutoimmunityAutoimmune disease

Question 7: Nausea and vomiting (________) are prominent symptoms.
VomitingHepatic encephalopathyAbdominal painDiarrhea

Question 8: Likewise, ________ (Systemic inflammatory response syndrome) may ensue.
Systemic inflammatory response syndromeSepsisAcute respiratory distress syndromeShock (circulatory)

Question 9: ________, perforated ulcer, bowel infarction (i.e.

Question 10: Excessive alcohol use is often cited as the most common cause of acute pancreatitis, yet ________ are actually the most common cause.
GallstoneCholecystitisHepatitisAscending cholangitis

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