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Question 11#Print Question

All of the following are appropriate therapies for suppurative thrombophlebitis EXCEPT:

a. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
b. Antibiotics
c. Systemic steroid therapy
d. Removal of existing indwelling venous catheters

Question 12#Print Question

Which of following statements regarding injection sclerotherapy for varicose veins is true?

a. Sclerotherapy can be successful in veins <3 mm in diameter and in telangiectatic vessels. Sclerosing agents include hypertonic saline, sodium tetradecyl sulfate, and polidocanol
b. Compressive elastic bandages should be wrapped around the leg after sclerotherapy, and need to be worn for 24 hours
c. Elastic stockings should be worn for only 1 week after sclerotherapy
d. There are minimal complications associated with sclerotherapy

Question 13#Print Question

Heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT) is characterized by which of the following?

a. Diagnosis based on prior exposure to heparin with platelet count < 120,000 and/ or platelet decline of 40% following heparin exposure
b. Results from heparin-associated antiplatelet antibodies (HAAbs) directed against platelet factor 4 complexed with heparin
c. Low incidence in patients with repeat exposure to heparin
d. Minimal association with thrombotic complications

Question 14#Print Question

Direct thrombin inhibiting medications include which of the following:

a. Warfarin
b. Enoxaparin
c. Argatroban
d. Fondaparinux

Question 15#Print Question

Which of the following is a true statement about lymphedema?

a. Secondary lymphedema is less common than primary lymphedema
b. Axillary node dissection leading to lymphedema of the arm is the most common cause of secondary lymphedema in the United States
c. Filariasis and other environmental exposures are uncommon causes of lymphedema globally
d. Surgery is the mainstay of therapy for lymphedema

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