10 Random Questions

A 60-year-old man with type II diabetes mellitus requires emergency incision and drainage of a perirectal abscess. Laboratory studies show a serum glucose concentration of 850 mg/dl and a pHa of 7.30. The most appropriate management is administration of regular insulin and which of the following infusions?

A bilateral superior laryngeal nerve block performed to facilitate fiberoptic intubation will provide anesthesia of the

BASIC General Regional & Pain

During general anesthesia with spontaneous ventilation, a patient has a VD/VT of 0.5. Which of the following is most likely to decrease the ratio?

BASIC Respiratory & Critical Care

Each of the following contributes to hypotension following induction of anesthesia with propofol EXCEPT

A patient with uremia is scheduled for emergency surgery. Bleeding time is 18 minutes. The most appropriate initial treatment is

BASIC General Transfusions & Fluids

Following cardiopulmonary bypass, right ventricular distention is noted after infusion of protamine 40 mg. Pulmonary artery pressure has increased from 25/18 to 50/30 mmHg and systemic arterial pressure has decreased from 110/65 to 0 mmHg. Which of the following is the most appropriate treatment?


Which of the following chemotherapeutic drugs is a cause of pulmonary fibrosis?

BASIC Pharmacology & Pharmacokinetics

A 78-year-old man who is scheduled for an inguinal hernia repair has a preoperative ECG showing left bundle branch block. He has had no symptoms of cardiovascular disease. This ECG finding most likely indicates

BASIC General

A 65-year-old woman has respiratory distress and loss of consciousness immediately following superficial and deep cervical plexus block for right carotid endarterectomy. Which of the following is the most likely cause?

ADVANCED Regional & Pain

Which of the following statements concerning air embolism during intracranial operations is true?