Which blood test is a nonspecific method and most helpful for evaluating the severity and course of an inflammatory process?
Question 1: The most cost-eﬀective screening test for determining HIV status is which of the following?
Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)
Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) test
Question 2: Which blood test is a nonspecific method and most helpful for evaluating the severity and course of an inflammatory process?
Erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR)
White blood cell (WBC) count
Polymorphonuclear cells (PMN)
C-reactive protein (CRP)
Question 3: Cocaine acts as a stimulant by blocking the reuptake of which neurotransmitter?
Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)
Question 4: Mrs. Thomas was ….. The pain has increased following a day of gardening one week ago. A physical finding that diﬀerentiates the diagnosis and is most consistent with lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) is:
Ecchymosis, edema, and erythema over the lateral epicondyle
Pain at the elbow with resisted movements at the wrist and forearm
Inability to supinate and pronate the arm
Inability to flex or extend the elbow against resistance
Question 5: Which of the following statements concerning the musculoskeletal examination is true?
The uninvolved side should be examined initially and then compared to the involved side.
The part of the body that is causing the pain should be examined first.
When possible, the pt should not be asked to perform active ROM exercises to avoid causing pain.
Radiographs should always be obtained prior to examination so as not to cause further injury to the pt.
Question 6: Which of the following signs or symptoms indicate an inflammatory etiology to musculoskeletal pain?