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Question 6#Print Question

During a laparoscopic appendectomy, a large bowel injury was caused during trochar placement with spillage of bowel contents into the abdomen.

What class of surgical wound is this?

a. Class I (clean)
b. Class II (dean/contaminated)
c. Class III (contaminated)
d. Class IV (dirty)

Question 7#Print Question

The most appropriate treatment of a 4-cm hepatic abscess is:

a. Antibiotic therapy alone
b. Aspiration for culture and antibiotic therapy
c. Percutaneous drainage and antibiotic therapy
d. Operative exploration, open drainage of the abscess, and antibiotic therapy

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Postoperative urinary tract infections (UTIs):

a. Are usually treated with a 7- to 10-day course of antibiotics
b. Initial therapy should be directed by results of urine culture
c. Are established by >104 CFU/mL of bacteria in urine culture in asymptomatic patients
d. Can be reduced by irrigating indwelling Foley catheters daily

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The first step in the evaluation and treatment of a patient with an infected bug bite on the leg with cellulitis, bullae, thin grayish fluid draining from the wound, and pain out of proportion to the physical findings is:

a. Obtain C-reactive protein
b. CT scan of the leg
c. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the leg
d. Operative exploration

Question 10#Print Question

What is FALSE regarding intravascular catheter infections?

a. Selected low-virulence infections can be treated with a prolonged course of antibiotics
b. In high-risk patients, prophylactic antibiotics infused through the catheter can reduce rate of catheter infections
c. Bacteremia with gram-negative bacteria or fungi should prompt catheter removal
d. Many patients with intravascular catheter infections are asymptomatic

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