AJMH based CPE questionnaire.
Subject: Medicine, Botanic (Usage)
Medicine, Botanic (Health aspects)
Medicine, Herbal (Usage)
Medicine, Herbal (Health aspects)
Pub Date: 03/22/2009
Publication: Name: Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism Publisher: National Herbalists Association of Australia Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 National Herbalists Association of Australia ISSN: 1033-8330
Issue: Date: Spring, 2009 Source Volume: 21 Source Issue: 1
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Australia Geographic Code: 8AUST Australia
Accession Number: 200253725
Full Text: Herbal medicine questions--AJMH 21(1)

According to each article which of the following is the most correct?

1. Oral thrush in HIV AIDS

a) Gentian violet 0.5% is a potentially toxic treatment for oral thrush

b) Lemongrass and lemon juice combined provides the most effective treatment regime for oral thrush

c) South African health organisations actively discourage people from seeking oral thrush treatment

d) Lemongrass infusions provide a safe and helpful intervention for oral thrush

2. Mucuna pruriens and diabetes

a) Mucuna pruriens alters insulin release in diabetic rats

b) Mucuna pruriens has oral hypoglycaemic action in STZ-diabetic rats, but not in normal rats

c) Mucuna pruriens was just as, if not more effective than tolbutamide in the trial

d) Mucuna pruriens causes a rise in blood sugar levels of treated rats.

3. Gingko biloba and memory

a) Gingko biloba was shown to be an effective treatment for the cognitive deficits present in dementia

b) EGB 761 ameliorated spatial memory impairment only in rats administered corticosterone

c) EGB 761 ameliorated spatial memory impairment in rats exposed to stress or corticosterone administration

d) EGB 761 has no effect on memory

4. ADHD and chamomile

a) Matricaria chamomillia is not a useful botanical in ADHD treatment.

b) Treatment of ADHD with stimulants produces more improvement than M. chamomillia treatment.

c) M. chamomillia has the side effect of tics.

d) No change was recorded in inattention score for either patient in the study.

Medical science questions--AJMH 21(1)

1. Selenium

Which of the following is false?

a) Selenium levels have previously been associated with anemia

b) In this study the lowest quartile subjects had the highest selenium levels

c) There is good evidence that anemia can cause low blood selenium levels

d) It is not known if selenium supplementation would affect anemia

2. Diabetes and Alzheimer's

According to this study, what factors may have led the authors to underestimate the risk of dementia among mid life diabetics?

a) Diabetes usually appears at a younger age than dementia does

b) The association of diabetes with a higher mortality rate may reduce the sample size used

c) Around 30 percent of older adults with diabetes have not been diagnosed.

d) All of the above

e) Both a and c

3. Anti-oxidants and pancreatitis

Which statement is true of this study?

a) Supplementation was followed by an initial increase and subsequent decrease in levels of oxidative stress.

b) Selenium, vitamin C, vitamin E and lycopene were among the antioxidants used.

c) The beneficial effects from supplementation were noted only after 6 months treatment.

d) Oxidative stress is the sole initiating factor for pancreatic inflammation.

Answers to CPE 20(4)

HM 1(b), 2(c), 3(d), 4(b)

MS 1(b), 2(a), 3(c)
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