AJMH based CPE questionnaire.
Pub Date: 12/22/2009
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: Winter, 2009 Source Volume: 21 Source Issue: 4
Accession Number: 215249534
Full Text: The AJMH based CPE questionnaire system is a voluntary system designed to assist members in the accumulation of NHAA CPE points. Questions are divided into the appropriate subject categories (Herbal Medicine and Medical Science) and each question title refers to the article in this issue of the Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism. Points accumulated through completion of these questions should be recorded in the NHAA CPE diary. Each completed question is worth one mark in the relevant category. Your completed CPE diary should be returned with your membership renewal at the end of the financial year.

For further information please see the NHAA CPE Member's Manual.

Herbal medicine questions--AJMH 21(4)

According to each article which is the most correct?

1. Peony and diabetic nephropathy

a) TGP can reverse diabetic changes in the kidneys.

b) TGP can reduce levels of antioxidants in the kidneys.

c) TGP modulates blood glucose in diabetics thus ameliorating kidney damage.

d) TGP increases antioxidant activity that would otherwise be reduced in the diabetic kidney.

e) TGP has no effect on the kidneys.

2. Silymarin and trazodone interactions

a) Silybin had more pronounced effects on the metabolism of trazodone than silymarin.

b) Trazodone and silymarin did not interact.

c) Silymarin affected the excretion of trazodone but not sufficiently to warrant clinical concern.

d) Silybin and silymarin should not be taken concomitantly with trazadone due to the possibility of interaction.

e) Trazodone metabolism is significantly affected by even low doses of silymarin and silybin.

3. Ganoderma lucidum protects from dopaminergic neuron degeneration

a) GL demonstrated an ability to stop Parkinson's disease from developing.

b) Microglial inflammatory and neurotoxic products were inhibited by GL administration.

c) Dopaminergic cells demonstrated renewed growth following GL administration.

d) Microglial cells did not respond to GL administration.

e) TNF-[alpha] and IL-1[beta] mRNA expression in cells was increased by the administration of GL.

4. Diuretic effects of dandelion

a) Dandelion extract showed no significant diuretic effects.

b) Dandelion extract increased urinary frequency but decreased excretion ratio in participants.

c) Dandelion increased urinary frequency and excretion ratio in participants but results were not significant.

d) Dandelion increased urinary frequency and excretion ratio in participants and results were significant.

e) Dandelion extract had too many adverse effects on the participants to be considered safe in clinical practice.

5. Synergism between eugenol and antibiotics

a) Euganol had no detectable antibacterial effects in this in vitro study.

b) Euganol enhanced the activity of both hydrophic and hydrophilic antibiotics in the study.

c) Euganol acts on the antibiotic itself to make it more powerful against the bacteria.

d) Euganol may decrease bacterial cytoplasmic permeability.

e) Euganol has a greater cytotoxic activity at lower concentrations.

Medical science questions--AJMH 21(4)

1. Asthma and folate

Asthma symptoms in children may be linked to folate supplements taken by mothers:

a) in the first trimester of pregnancy

b) late in pregnancy

c) with high IgE levels

d) with low vegetable intake

2. Vegies for IDDM

Risk markers for an autoimmune response were up to how many times as common in children whose mothers rarely ate vegetables during pregnancy?

a) Twice

b) Three times

c) Four times

d) Five times


After exposure to stomach acid, how long did it take for inflammatory cells to be found on the surface layer of the esophagus?

a) 3 days

b) It was almost instantaneous

c) 2 hours

d) 3 weeks

Answers to CPE 21(3)

HM 1(b), 2(b), 3(d), 4(c), 5(a) MS 1(a), 2(e), 3(d)
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