CPD quiz – Dyspepsia


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Dyspepsia is a term used to describe a collection of symptoms including upper abdominal discomfort and pain, heartburn, acid reflux (with or without bloating), nausea and vomiting related to eating. It may be caused by non-ulcer dyspepsia (diagnosis made by endoscopy), GORD, peptic ulcer disease (gastric or duodenal) or a hiatus hernia.

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1) Which of the following provides the best definition of dyspepsia?
2) TRUE or FALSE, gastro-oesophageal reflux disease is the most common cause of dyspepsia?
3) What is the estimated prevalence of dyspepsia in the population?
4) TRUE or FALSE, the symptoms of dyspepsia may be both relieved, or worsened, by food.
5) TRUE or FALSE, prednisolone is known to cause GI bleeding, dyspepsia, or ulceration?
6) TRUE or FALSE, theophylline does not cause GI bleeding, dyspepsia, or ulceration?
7) Which of the following would help improve symptoms in patients with dyspepsia?
8) The presence of which of the following alarm features in people with dyspepsia (suggesting a more serious underlying pathology) requires urgent referral for endoscopic investigation?
9) Approximately, what proportion of people with dyspepsia present to a primary care clinician?
10) Of these people that present, approximately what proportion will require onward referral for further investigation?


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Community pharmacist. Independent prescirber. Interested in respiratory care and prescribing from within the community pharmacy.

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