CSGD Quiz 3 2009

1

Which one of the following is the most common form of cognitive impairment in Australia?


2

Which one of the following statements about regulation of gene expression is correct?


3

Which one of the following statements relating to learning and memory is correct?


4

A 25 year-old woman delivers her first child at 38 weeks of gestation. The neonate has hepatosplenomegaly (enlarged liver and spleen), a patent ductus arteriosus, and cataracts. When 8 weeks pregnant the mother developed a maculopapular rash, enlarged cervical lymph nodes, sore throat and generalised joint aches. This resolved within 1 week. The subsequent course of the pregnancy was uncomplicated. Which one of the following assessments during the pregnancy would have been most likely to have identified the cause of the problems in the baby?


5

Glenda, age 26, has epilepsy which was poorly controlled despite trying various anticonvulsants. For the last 2 years, however, she has been taking sodium valproate and this has achieved excellent control of her epilepsy. Glenda presents for advice about what she should do if she conceives. She has heard that valproate taken during pregnancy increases the risk of birth defects, e.g. abnormal facial appearance. Which one of the following would be the most appropriate advice to give her?


6

Antidepressant drugs which act by inhibiting monoamine oxidase have a recognised side-effect known as the “cheese reaction”. Which one of the following is the most correct explanation for why moclobemide is considered less likely to have this side-effect than earlier MAO inhibitors?


7

Which one of the following drugs that can be used to alleviate anxiety has as its primary site of action a target outside the central nervous system?


8

Which one of the following statements about ageing is correct?


9

Polypharmacy is most associated with which one of the following?


10

Deterioration in an older person may be due to one or more of dementia, delirium or depression. Which one of the following guidelines is most correct?