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5 Matching questions

  1. In a deeply unconscious patient, which of the following is the most common threat to upper airway patency?
  2. What is called the "functional unit of the lungs"?
  3. The pulmonary venous circulation does which of the following?
  4. Which of the following mechanisms explains why drowning victims often have little water in their lungs?
  5. If an endotracheal tube is inserted too far in the process of intubation, its tip is more likely to enter the left bronchus?
  1. a Laryngospasm
  2. b I and III: delivers oxygenated blood back the heart, empties into the left atrium
  3. c acinus
  4. d Soft tissue obstruction
  5. e False [the right bronchus is most likely due to its angle]

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Pleural effusion
  2. Air-conditioning
  3. Airway resistance
  4. Lower surface tension
  5. Abdominal muscles

5 True/False questions

  1. Which of the following signs is suggestive of diaphragmatic fatigue in critically ill patients?Abdominal paradox


  2. What is the normal CLT?0.2 L/cm H2O


  3. Which of the following is the primary muscle active in quiet breathing?Lower surface tension


  4. Circulating epinephrine is the only natural mechanism for sympathetic bronchodilation in humans?True


  5. What is the meaning of the anatomical shunting?That systemic arterial blood can never have the same partial pressure of oxygen as the alveolar gas