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Category: Surgery--->Fluid and Electrolyte Management of the Surgical Patient
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Question 1#Print Question

Metabolic acidosis with a normal anion gap (AG) occurs with:

A. Diabetic acidosis
B. Renal failure
C. Severe diarrhea
D. Starvation


Question 2#Print Question

All are possible causes of postoperative hyponatremia EXCEPT:

A. Excess infusion of normal saline intraoperatively
B. Administration of antipsychotic medication
C. Transient decrease in antidiuretic hormone (ADH) secretion
D. Excess oral water intake


Question 3#Print Question

Which of the following is an early sign of hyperkalemia?

A. Peaked T waves
B. Peaked P waves
C. Peaked (shortened) QRS complex
D. Peaked U waves


Question 4#Print Question

Hypocalcemia may cause which of the following?

A. Congestive heart failure
B. Atrial fibrillation
C. Pancreatitis
D. Hypoparathyroidism


Question 5#Print Question

The next most appropriate test to order in a patient with a pH of 7.1, Pco2 of 40, sodium of 132, potassium of 4.2, and chloride of 105 is:

A. Serum bicarbonate
B. Serum magnesium
C. Serum ethanol
D. Serum salicylate




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