February 2013 JPGN - Polyethylene Articles
 
1 - Article 1: What percentage of children received a bowel preparation score of excellent or good for the polyethylene glycol (PEG-P) and senna arm, respectively?
A   - 25% for PEG-P, 7% for senna
B   - 88% for PEG-P, 29% for senna
C   - 29% for PEG-P, 88% for senna
D   - 7% for PEG-P, 25% for senna
2 - Article 1: A two-day preparation of 1.5 g/kg divided twice a day of polyethylene glycol did not show any significant alterations in serum electrolytes.
A   - True
B   - False
3 - Article 1: The only significant difference between the PEG-P study arm and the senna study arm for ease of preparation was:
A   - Telephone calls to the provider
B   - Number of additional enemas required
C   - Patient completion of the preparation
D   - Nausea and vomiting
4 - Article 2: A new short-course bowel preparation regimen presented in this article encompasses the following except:
A   - Single, high-dose (200 g to 255 g) of PEG 3350
B   - A sports drink of 1.9 liters
C   - Clear liquid diet the day before the procedure
D   - Patient consumes 30 ml of the regimen every 15-30 minutes the day prior to procedure
5 - Article 2: This study concluded that PEG 3350 with Gatorade administered over a few hours
A   - Is effective as a bowel preparation regimen in children
B   - Had excellent tolerability by study population
C   - Did not have patient acceptance of the regimen
D   - Was considered safe in children under 8 years old of age
6 - Article 2: Limitations of the study and of bowel preparation regimen include
A   - The study efficacy scale has not been validated in children
B   - Study did not compare this regimen to other available regimens
C   - Study did not blind participants or endoscopists to the regimen
D   - All of the above