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Test Your Guideline Knowledge

Created June 15, 2017 by Guideline Central

Last month we introduced you to SDN Partner Site, Guideline Central and discussed why clinical guidelines are important to you both as a student and as a medical professional. Now it’s time to test your guideline knowledge! What do you know about cardiovascular risk assessment, adult sinusitis and constipation? Here’s a short quiz to test your knowledge. Need help? Use this link to gain access to 15 free guideline summaries.

Cardiovascular Risk Assessment & Recommendations 

1. Pool Cohort Equations predict a 10-year risk for a first hard ASCVD event should be used for what race and age demographic?
A. Hispanic and non-Hispanic Whites, 35-65 years of age
B. African Americans, 45-79 years of age
C. Hispanic African Americans and non-Hispanic Whites, 40-79 years of age
D. Hispanic and African Americans, 55-79 years of age

2. What are some risk factors of cardiovascular disease?
A. Smoking
B. Obesity
C. Uncontrolled Stress
D. All of the above

3. Assessing 30-year or lifetime ASCVD risk based on traditional factors may be considered in adults 20-59 years of age who are free from ASCVD and are not at high short-term risk.
B. False

Adult Sinusitis

4. Acute bacterial rhinosinusitis  (ABRS) is a nasal and sinus infection caused by, or presumed to be caused by, bacterial infection. A clinician should diagnose ABRS when?
A. Symptoms or signs of ARS fail to improve within 10 days or more beyond the onset of upper respiratory symptoms
B. Symptoms or signs of ARS worsen within 10 days
C. Both A & B

5. Sinusitis affects about ____ adults in the United States, resulting in over ¬¬-30 million annual diagnoses
A. 1 in 8
B. 1 in 4
C. 1 in 6
D. 1 in 12

6. More than 1 in 5 antibiotics prescribed in adults are for sinusitis, making it the ____ most common diagnosis responsible for antibiotic therapy.
A. 1st
B. 3rd
C. 5th
D. 8th

7. Most cases of acute rhinosinusitis are caused by ______ associated with the common cold.
A. Bacterial infections
B. Sinus infections
C. Viral Infections
D. All of the above

8. About 20 million cases of presumed acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS) occur annually in the United States, rendering it one of the most common conditions encountered by clinicians.
A. True
B. False


9. Which of the following is NOT a definition of constipation?
A. Infrequent bowel movements, typically fewer than 3 per week and persistent
B. A feeling of complete evacuation
C. Abdominal discomfort, bloating, and distention

10. In a review of the scientific evidence, researchers found that constipation might lead to which of the following:
A. Anal Cancer
B. Anal Fissure
C. Anal Warts
D. Colonic conditions and urologic disorders

Need help? SDN members get access to 15 free guidelines from Guideline Central.

*An SDN Partner Site, Guideline Central is a separate entity from SDN and has a separate privacy policy. Any information you provide on their website will fall under Guideline Central’s private policy.

Answer Key:

1. C
2. D
3. A
4. C
5. A
6. C
7. C
8. A
9. B
10. D

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