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Question 11#Print Question

In elderly trauma patients, injuries from falls accounts for about 20% of etiologies. The management of these patients is complicated by all of the following factors EXCEPT:

a. Concurrent medication use including anticoagulants and beta blockers
b. Coexisting dementia and cerebrovascular disease
c. Underlying cardiac arrhythmias
d. Lack of advanced directives to guide clinical-care decisions


Question 12#Print Question

Minimally invasive approaches to surgical treatment have been shown to be associated with reduced morbidity and mortality in elderly patients for all of the following EXCEPT:

a. Repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm
b. Removal of the gallbladder
c. Colon resection
d. Parathyroidectomy


Question 13#Print Question

The goals of palliative surgery include all of the following EXCEPT:

a. Relief of symptoms
b. Preservation of quality of life
c. Eradication (cure) of the disease
d. Prevention of complications of disease


Question 14#Print Question

The goals of ethical decision making in the elderly patient include all of the following EXCEPT:

a. Acknowledgement of medical futility
b. Clarify and follow patients' wishes regarding like-sustaining therapies
c. Respect patient's autonomy to decide the course of therapy
d. Abide by the wishes of the family if they conflict with those of the patient


Question 15#Print Question

 The combined recommendations of the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program (ACS-NSQIP) and the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) have provide best practice guidelines for the preoperative evaluation of elderly surgical patients. These recommendations are required standards for training programs in which of the following specialties?

a. General surgery residency training
b. Cardiothoracic surgical residency training
c. Vascular surgical residency training
d. All of the above




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