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Category: Surgery--->Fluid and Electrolyte Management of the Surgical Patient
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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


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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


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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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