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Section 4: Gastrointestinal Disorders

A patient presenting with water diarrhea and a history of antibiotics 2 months ago should have their stool checked for:

A. Helicobacter pylori

B. Clostridium difficile toxin

C. Enterobacter cloacae

D. Escherichia coli toxin

The answer is B.

The preferred imaging method to detect an intra-abdominal malignancy is:

A. Small bowel enteroclysis

B. Computed tomography

C. Plain radiography films

D. Barium swallow with radiography

The answer is B.

In a patient presenting with signs and symptoms of acute liver failure, which of the following agents has been associated with liver damage?

A. Phenytoin

B. Ciprofloxacin

C. Atractylis gummifera

D. All of the above

The answer is D.

Bacteria associated with infectious diarrhea include:

A. Streptococcus pyogenes

B. E coli

C. Klebsiella oxytoca

D. H pylori

The answer is B.

Serum sodium or potassium may indicative of which of the following GI tract disorders?

A. Hepatic dysfunction.

B. Diarrheal illnesses.

C. Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

D. a and c are correct.

The answer is B.

Patients presenting with symptoms of upper GI symptoms need careful questioning to distinguish reflux disease from:

A. Gastric ulcer

B. C difficile associated disease

C. Anemia

D. Hiatal hernia

The answer is A.

A 55-year-old woman comes to your clinic pharmacy with complaints of dysphagia and a burning sensation in her throat. Which of the following is the correct course of action for this patient?


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