AJMH based CPE questionnaire.
Pub Date: 03/22/2010
Publication: Name: Australian Journal of Medical Herbalism Publisher: National Herbalists Association of Australia Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 National Herbalists Association of Australia ISSN: 1033-8330
Issue: Date: Spring, 2010 Source Volume: 22 Source Issue: 1
Accession Number: 223824003
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 22(1)

According to each article which is the most correct?

1. Andrographis for URTI

a) Andrographis showed no greater efficacy on reducing the symptoms of URTI than placebo.

b) Andrographis aggravated symptoms of URTI at day 3.

c) The symptom most improved by Andrographis treatment in the trial was earache.

d) Andrographis was 2.1 times more effective at treating URTI than placebo.

e) Andrographis should not be used to treat URTI due to significant adverse effects.

2. Effective herbal treatment for TMJ

a) Herbal ointments containing peppermint, menthol, camphor and eucalyptus oils (among others) may be used as effective pain relief for TMD.

b) The menthol in the ointment was active but the other ingredients were not.

c) Mandibular opening improved by a clinically significant amount after Ping On application.

d) Placebo was more significant than active treatment.

e) TMD is adequately controlled by allopathic medications and herbal treatment is not warranted.

3. Antioxidant effect of green tea

a) Green tea is devoid of compounds that may ameliorate liver fibrosis following bile duct ligation.

b) Green tea catechins reduced functional damage but had no impact on markers of structural damage.

c) Green tea catechin mix was effective in reducing oxidative stress and markers of liver fibrosis.

d) Green tea increased oxidative stress post operation.

e) The rats in this model were unaffected by their treatment with green tea catechin mixture.

4. Rosmarinic acid antifibrotic effects

a) RA is hepatoprotective but useless in liver fibrosis.

b) RA ameliorates functional damage but not structural fibrosis in liver tissue.

c) RA may be a useful treatment for hepatic fibrosis as it inhibits mediators and reduces functional damage.

d) Silymarin was found to be more powerful than RA.

e) In vivo results did not mirror the positive effects of RA found with in vitro testing.

5. Hypericum and wound healing

a) Hypericum ointment was not warranted post caesarean as it did not reduce scar formation.

b) Hypericum treatment resulted in less pain but greater scar formation.

c) Hypericum treatment post caesarean may be dangerous as hyperforin increases gram positive bacteria.

d) Hypericum perforatum treatment was significantly more effective than either placebo or control

in promoting wound healing and preventing hypertrophic scar formation.

e) Active treatment helped prevent scar formation but did not increase women's satisfaction of scar healing.

Medical science questions--AJMH 22(1)

1. Inflammatory bowel disease

Which cells were found to have increased in the peripheral blood of IBD patients?

a) T (reg)

b) CD4(+)

c) Cytokines

d) Th17

2. Arm swin in Parkinson's disease

Which of the following is true?

a) All participants had comparable gait velocities.

b) Magnitude of arm swing differed significantly between the PD and control groups.

c) The PD group showed greater arm swing asymmetry.

d) Walking faster increased arm swing asymmetry in the PD group.

e) Both a) and c)

3. Grapefruit juice and CoQ10

Grapefruit juice increased the absorption of CoQ10 in the cell study above by how much?

a) 20%

b) 50%

c) 15%

d) Not at all

Answers to CPE 21(4)

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