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THEME 33 - Investigation of Confusion

Author: RxPG, Posted on Thursday, December 04 @ 00:00:00 IST by RxPG  

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Multiple Choice Test



1) An 80-year-old woman becomes suddenly confused. On examination, her blood pressure is 95/60mmHg.Pulse rate 55 and irregularly irregular.L

One answer only.
A Serum and urine electrophoresis
B Calcium and Phosphate level
C Stool microscopy and culture
D Blood glucose
E Blood culture
F Thyroid function tests.
G Lipid profile.
H Mid stream urine specimen
I Ultrasound of abdomen
J Full blood count
K Serum electrophoresis
L ECG
M Computed tomography (CT) scan of head.
N Chest X-ray.
o Urea and Electrolytes





2) An 83-year old woman in a nursing home has been constipated for a week. Over the past few days, she has become increasingly confused and incontinent.

One answer only.
A Serum and urine electrophoresis
B Calcium and Phosphate level
C Stool microscopy and culture
D Blood glucose
E Blood culture
F Thyroid function tests.
G Lipid profile.
H Mid stream urine specimen
I Ultrasound of abdomen
J Full blood count
K Serum electrophoresis
L ECG
M Computed tomography (CT) scan of head.
N Chest X-ray.
o Urea and Electrolytes



3) An 80-year old woman presents with weakness on the left half of her body and a recent history of falls. Her daughter says that she has generally deteriorated over the past couple of weeks with periods of marked confusion.

One answer only.
A Serum and urine electrophoresis
B Calcium and Phosphate level
C Stool microscopy and culture
D Blood glucose
E Blood culture
F Thyroid function tests.
G Lipid profile.
H Mid stream urine specimen
I Ultrasound of abdomen
J Full blood count
K Serum electrophoresis
L ECG
M Computed tomography (CT) scan of head.
N Chest X-ray.
o Urea and Electrolytes



4) An 81-year-old woman is brought to the Accident and Emergency Department confused. Over the past 3 months, she had been complaining of excessive passing of water and loss of weight.

One answer only.
A Serum and urine electrophoresis
B Calcium and Phosphate level
C Stool microscopy and culture
D Blood glucose
E Blood culture
F Thyroid function tests.
G Lipid profile.
H Mid stream urine specimen
I Ultrasound of abdomen
J Full blood count
K Serum electrophoresis
L ECG
M Computed tomography (CT) scan of head.
N Chest X-ray.
o Urea and Electrolytes



5) An 81-year-old man complains of general malaise and a chronic backache. She has a history of mild confusion with episodes of marked blurring of vision. An x-ray report shows a ‘pepper pot’ skull.

One answer only.
A Serum and urine electrophoresis
B Calcium and Phosphate level
C Stool microscopy and culture
D Blood glucose
E Blood culture
F Thyroid function tests.
G Lipid profile.
H Mid stream urine specimen
I Ultrasound of abdomen
J Full blood count
K Serum electrophoresis
L ECG
M Computed tomography (CT) scan of head.
N Chest X-ray.
o Urea and Electrolytes





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