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Question 6#Print Question

The gold standard for identifying liver lesions by imaging is:

a. Intraoperative ultrasound
b. Computed tomography (CT) with triple-phase contrast
c. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with gadoxetatebased contrast
d. Positron emission tomography (PET) scan

Question 7#Print Question

The most common cause of acute liver failure (ALF) in the United States is:

a. Acute viral hepatitis
b. Cardiogenic shock
c. Autoimmune hepatitis
d. Drug/toxin-induced (including acetaminophen)

Question 8#Print Question

A patient presents with painless jaundice, and is found to have cirrhosis. They have no history of alcohol abuse, but do note a history of diabetes mellitus and pseudogout. They also mention that multiple members of their family have suffered from cirrhosis. What is the most likely etiology for their cirrhosis?

a. Alcohol abuse
b. Wilson disease
c. α1-antitrypsin deficiency
d. Hemochromatosis

Question 9#Print Question

Which of the following is not one of the physiologic changes noted in patients with cirrhosis? 

a. Reduced resting energy expenditure
b. Reduced muscle and fat stores
c. Increased cardiac output
d. Decreased systemic vascular resistance

Question 10#Print Question

Clinically significant portal hypertension is evident when the___ exceeds ___ mm Hg.

a. Wedged hepatic venous pressure, 10
b. Free hepatic venous pressure, 20
c. Hepatic venous pressure gradient, 10
d. Hepatic venous pressure gradient, 20

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