10 Random Questions


Infants with untreated pyloric stenosis are at increased risk for each of the following EXCEPT

ADVANCED Pediatric

A patient undergoes axillary block for placement of an arteriovenous shunt in the forearm. Blockade of the musculocutaneous nerve is not achieved. Injection of a local anesthetic at which of the following sites will provide the required sensory block?

ADVANCED Regional & Pain

A 70-kg man with ischemic heart disease is undergoing abdominal aortic aneurysm resection. At the time of infrarenal cross-clamping, 0.2-mV ST-segment depression appears on lead V5 of the ECG. Hemodynamic changes occurring at the same time are shown below. Systemic blood pressure 90/50 --> 150/90; Heart rate 80 --> 95; PAp 20/10 --> 45/24; Mean pulmonary artery occlusion pressure (mmHg) 10 --> 23; Cardiac output (L/min) 4.5 --> 3.2. Ischemia would be decreased by restoring the pre-clamp level of each of the following EXCEPT

ADVANCED General

A 26-year-old man who sustained multiple trauma undergoes open reduction and internal fixation of bilateral tibial-fibular fractures during anesthesia with isoflurane. nitrous oxide, and oxygen with positive pressure ventilation. During the procedure, the patient has sudden onset of hypotension, jugular venous distention, deviation of the trachea to the right, and decreased ventilatory compliance. Isoflurane is discontinued and 100% oxygen is administered. Which of the following is the most appropriate next step in management?

BASIC General

A 26-year-old woman is hospitalized in early labor at 38 weeks' gestation. Vaginal bleeding occurred prior to admission. Systemic blood pressure remains 140/80 mmHg during intravenous infusion of fluids. Which of the following factors would contraindicate epidural anesthesia for labor at this time?


Which of the following statements concerning the choice of nitroprusside or nitroglycerin to induce deliberate hypotension is true?


During emergency laparotomy, a patient who has been taking a monoamine oxidase inhibitor for six months develops hypotension despite adequate fluid therapy. The most appropriate management is administration of


A healthy, but obese, 110-kg woman is scheduled for gastric stapling. Compared with that required at her ideal weight, the dose of thiopental required for anesthetic induction would likely be increased because of changes in

BASIC Pharmacology & Pharmacokinetics

The accuracy of oxyhemoglobin saturation determined by digital pulse oximetry is affected significantly by each of the following EXCEPT

BASIC Equipment & Physics

In which of the following clinical circumstances does down-regulation of beta-adrenergic receptors occur?