parkinsons

Rebecca Finn
Quiz by Rebecca Finn, updated more than 1 year ago
Rebecca Finn
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Quiz on parkinsons, created by Rebecca Finn on 03/31/2018.

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Question 1

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Parkinsons epidemiology: prevalence is [blank_start]0.5-1[blank_end]% in the UK in >[blank_start]60[blank_end]'s. it is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder after alzeheimers. the mean age of onset is [blank_start]45-60[blank_end] but it can occur in people as young as [blank_start]30[blank_end]. there are [blank_start]120,000[blank_end] people living with parkinsons in the UK.
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  • 0.5-1
  • 1-1.5
  • 1.5-2
  • 2-2.5
  • 60
  • 50
  • 70
  • 80
  • 45-60
  • 50-65
  • 55-70
  • 60-75
  • 30
  • 20
  • 25
  • 35
  • 120,000
  • 100,000
  • 80,000
  • 140,000

Question 2

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which of the following is not a cause of parkinsons
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  • heavy metal exposure
  • pesticide exposure
  • repeated head trauma
  • idiopathic
  • MPTP
  • genetics
  • excessive alcohol

Question 3

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parkinsons results from the loss of [blank_start]dopaminergic neurons[blank_end] in the [blank_start]basal ganglia[blank_end] most notably the [blank_start]substantia nigra[blank_end] which usually synthesises [blank_start]dopamine[blank_end]. surviving neutrons contain aggregations of protein ([blank_start]alpha-synuclein[blank_end]) called [blank_start]lewy bodies[blank_end]. symptoms are only seen once levels of dopamine are [blank_start]20-40%[blank_end] of normal. the disease is slowly progressive without remission.
Answer
  • dopaminergic neurons
  • basal ganglia
  • substantia nigra
  • dopamine
  • alpha-synuclein
  • lewy bodies
  • 20-40%

Question 4

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which of the following is not part of the classic triad for parkinsons?
Answer
  • tremor
  • rigidity
  • bradykinesia
  • ataxic gait

Question 5

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which of the following is not a symptom of parkinsons?
Answer
  • loss of sense of smell
  • slurred slow speech
  • plain face
  • depression
  • dementia
  • hallucinations
  • REM sleep disturbance
  • difficulty swallowing
  • sluggish bowel and bladder
  • vertical gaze palsy

Question 6

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what is the name of the scan that can be used to diagnose dementia? [blank_start]DAT[blank_end]
Answer
  • DAT

Question 7

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mark on the DAT scan which is normal and which is abnormal
Answer
  • normal
  • abnormal

Question 8

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what is the name of the criteria that can be helpful is diagnosing parkinsons? [blank_start]brain bank[blank_end]
Answer
  • brain bank

Question 9

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In younger patients you would start by treating them with L-dopa instead of dopamine agonists
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 10

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match each of the following types of parkinsons medication to the examples: l-dopa - [blank_start]madapar[blank_end] selective dopamine agonist - [blank_start]pramipexole[blank_end], [blank_start]bromocriptine[blank_end] increases dopamine release - [blank_start]amantadine[blank_end] MAO-B inhibitors - [blank_start]selegilene[blank_end] COMTI - [blank_start]tolcapine[blank_end]
Answer
  • madapar
  • pramipexole
  • bromocriptine
  • amantadine
  • selegilene
  • tolcapine

Question 11

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never prescribe haloperidol for a parkinsons patients
Answer
  • True
  • False

Question 12

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which of the following is not a treatment for parkinsons?
Answer
  • L-dopa
  • pramipexole
  • bromocriptine
  • COMTI
  • MAOB-I
  • apomorphine
  • duodopa
  • surgery
  • amantadine
  • tamsulosin
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