Hyperbaric oxygen

 Hyperbaric oxygen therapy in radiation proctitis all are true except
A. Indicated in acute radiation proctitis but not in subacute or chronic radiation proctitis
B. Oxygen increases the growth of residual tumor and hence tumor should be completely
resected
C. Complications include Parkinsonism, barotrauma
D. Usually 30-40 sessions are required for treatment


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a

Hyperbaric oxygen overcomes chronic tissue hypoxia in radiation damaged tissues and with repeated sessions induces growth of regenerative tissue, capillaries, and epithelium. Successful therapy may take multiple sessions.
 18 to 60 treatments

Ref Shackelford page 2211

HBO treatments for hypoxic wounds are usually delivered at 1.9 to 2.5 atm

for sessions of 90 to 120 minutes each. Treatments are given once daily, five to six times per week and should be given as an adjunct to surgical or medical therapies. Clinical evidence of wound improvement should be noted after 15 to 20 treatments. Read More ...

Gastric Lymphoma

Q) Gastric Lymphomas false is 

a) The optimal treatment for lymphomas unresponsive to initial H. pylori antibiotic treatment remains unclear and includes the chemotherapy, radiotherapy, surgical resection, etc

b) Almost all MALT-lymphoma may regress with conventional H. pylori treatment. 

c) Need for surgery in lymphoma is mainly for its complication

d) Risk of perforation is over estimated in the literature

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Familial Adenomatous polyposis

Q. All are false about adenomatous polyposis syndrome except
A. 25% do not have family history
B. Attenuated FAP has less than 100 polyps and delayed onset (50-55 yrs)
C. More than 20 rectal polyps have to be operated as there is high risk of Carcinoma
D. Attenuated FAP don’t have extracolonic manifestations and carry APC mutation

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GIST stomach

Q) Antral GIST 1cm incidentally found on UGIE. True regarding its management
a) Surgical resection 
b) Endoscopic resection
c) Resection required if EUS suggests irregular border with cystic spaces
d) Endoscopic surveillance, if size >2cm then resect

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Pancreatic protocol CT

Q) All are true about pancreatic protocol CT except (AIIMS 2012) 

a) > 90% unresectable lesions picked up by CT

b) Dual phase CT with cuts taken at 40 secs and 70 secs

c) Liver metastasis detected in early arterial phase

d)

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c

Pancreatic protocol CT involves  imaging  at  the  pancreatic  phase (i.e.,  approximately  45  seconds  after  contrast  administration)  and  at  the  portal  venous  phase  (i.e.,  approximately 70  seconds  after  contrast  administration). It is useful for detection of adenocarcinoma of pancreas. 

Metastatic lesions are seen in  the  portal  venous  phase,  because  the  lesions  are  not  typically  well  vascularized.

  Arterial  phase images  are  principally  used  to  distinguish  metastatic  disease from  benign  vascular  lesions,  such  as  hemangiomas,  or  to  better define  the  arterial  anatomy  of  the  liver.

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Disinfectants in Surgery

Q) All are true about disinfectants in surgery  except
A. Povidone iodine needs to dry up prior to its action
B. Alcohol disinfectants act against all organisms except clostridium difficile
C. Single dose of first generation cephalosporin should be givens prophylaxis for vascular
procedures and bladder catheterisation
D. Chlorhexidine is bactericidal, viricidal, fungicidal, and has rapid onset of action and persistent
duration.


Answer d

Povidone-iodine solution is used for surgical site preparation, it must be allowed to dry for microbicidal effect. 

Chlorhexidine is  a phenol which is  used in concentrations of 0.5% to 4.0% alone or in lower concentrations in combination with an alcohol as a skin antiseptic. ....

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CEA

Q True regarding CEA is  (AIIMS 2017 , JIPMER 2016) 

a) Low specificity

b) Falls after 1 week of surgery to baseline

c) Preoperative high value is good prognostic marker

d) Follow up, first test of CEA in 8-10 days followed by weekly tests thereafter

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