Pediatric Annals

CME PRE-TEST

Abstract

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

The most common gastrointestinal problems of infancy and childhood are colic, constipation, and diarrhea. Although the etiology and treatment of specific gastrointestinal conditions, such as Hirschsprung's disease and intussusceptions, are well known, these more frequent functional problems still perplex pediatricians. This continuing education unit offers in-depth descriptions of and treatments for the many manifestations of irritable bowel syndrome and recurrent abdominal pain. Topics include: functional problems associated with colonic dysfunction, chronic constipation, infantile colic, chronic nonspecific diarrhea, therapy for irritable bowel syndrome, and recurrent abdominal pain.

HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.

The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.

PRE-TEST

1. Colic in infants is due to rectal spasm.

A. True

B. False

2. Milk protein allergy is the most frequent cause of colic.

A. True

B. False

3. The "spastic" colon has a marked increase in motility.

A. True

B. False

4. Simple constipation is the result of more effective and prolonged squeezing which improves water extraction.

A. True

B. False…

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

The most common gastrointestinal problems of infancy and childhood are colic, constipation, and diarrhea. Although the etiology and treatment of specific gastrointestinal conditions, such as Hirschsprung's disease and intussusceptions, are well known, these more frequent functional problems still perplex pediatricians. This continuing education unit offers in-depth descriptions of and treatments for the many manifestations of irritable bowel syndrome and recurrent abdominal pain. Topics include: functional problems associated with colonic dysfunction, chronic constipation, infantile colic, chronic nonspecific diarrhea, therapy for irritable bowel syndrome, and recurrent abdominal pain.

HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Pediatricians can receive Category I credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.

The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.

PRE-TEST

1. Colic in infants is due to rectal spasm.

A. True

B. False

2. Milk protein allergy is the most frequent cause of colic.

A. True

B. False

3. The "spastic" colon has a marked increase in motility.

A. True

B. False

4. Simple constipation is the result of more effective and prolonged squeezing which improves water extraction.

A. True

B. False

10.3928/0090-4481-19871001-03

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