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Category: Surgery--->Fluid and Electrolyte Management of the Surgical Patient
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Question 31#Print Question

Three days after surgery for gastric carcinoma, a 50-year old alcoholic male exhibits delirium, muscle tremors, and hyperactive tendon reflexes. Magnesium deficiency is suspected. All of the following statements regarding this situation are true EXCEPT :

a. A decision to administer magnesium should be based on the serum magnesium level
b. Adequate cellular replacement of magnesium will require 1 to 3 weeks
c. A concomitant calcium deficiency should be suspected
d. Calcium is a specific antagonist of the myocardial effects of magnesium


Question 32#Print Question

Refeeding syndrome can be associated with all of the following EXCEPT:

a. Respiratory failure
b. Hyperkalemia
c. Confusion
d. Cardiac arrhythmias




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