2018. Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone...

Question 1

In a recently published paper, did the use of parachutes when jumping out of an airplane prevent death or major trauma?

A: It prevented neither death nor major trauma

B: Yes, it prevented both death and major trauma

C: It prevented deaths, but not major trauma

D: It prevented major trauma, but not death

The correct answer is A

This first randomized clinical trial evaluating the efficacy of parachutes for preventing death or major traumatic injury among individuals jumping from aircraft showed no efficacy of using a parachute versus an sham procedure (empty backpack). However.. It seems the average jumping height was pretty low (0,6 m) in this population, compared to the group in which all subjects refused to enroll.

Question 2

In this recently published paper, a new way of writing in biomedical literature has been proposed. This would allow writers to include emojis, which would lead to abstracts solely containing emojis.

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Interpret this series of emojis. What is the abstract about?

A: A case report of a young monkey admitted by ambulance to an emergency department, in whom a rare disease is uncovered after unrevealing diagnostic studies and failed attempts at conventional treatment

B: A case report of a young child admitted by ambulance to an emergency department, in whom a rare disease is uncovered after unrevealing diagnostic studies and failed attempts at conventional treatment

C: A case report of a young child turning green (Hulk) and destroying an ambulance, a hospital, his mom, a snake, a thermometer and a microscope. Taking more XTC, turning excited delirium again and killing a zebra

D: A case report of a young monkey turning green (Hulk) and destroying an ambulance, a hospital, his mom, a snake, a thermometer and a microscope. Taking more XTC, turning excited delirium again and killing a zebra

The correct answer is answer B

This paper
was published in the BMJ recently. It might just be the future.

Question 3

In clinical coding, which of the following diagnoses have a unique code in the READ terminology?
For non-British (e.g. those living in the EU) this is a bit similar to ICD-10 terminology, used by GP’s.

A: Fall involving ice skates, skis, roller skates, or skateboards; occurrence on farm

B: Fall from a cable car

C: Fall from cliff, occurrence at school

D: Young child admitted by ambulance to an emergency department, in whom a rare disease is uncovered after unrevealing diagnostic studies and failed attempts at conventional treatment

E: Answer A, B and C are correct

The correct answer is E!

Fall involving ice skates, skis, roller skates, or skateboards; occurrence on farm = number U102700

Fall from a cable car = T613.00

Fall from cliff, occurrence at school = U10F200

This paper in BMJ is all about clinical coding.

Question 4

In a recently published paper, what was the mean energy content of a meal across 27 restaurant chains? (the recommended energy content is <600 kcal)

A: 977 kcal

B: 777 kcal

C: 577 kcal

D: 1177 kcal

The correct answer is A

This paper
reported an average energy content of 977 (95% confidence interval 973 to 983) kcal.’’The percentage of all meals that met public health recommendations for energy content was low (9%; n=1226)’’. Enjoy your Christmas dinner!

Question 5


The average handicap of golfing physicians in the United States is 15.0, not very good. Which specialty performs best on the golf course?

A: Emergency Medicine

B: Vascular Surgery

C: Urology

D: Anesthesiology

The correct answer is B

The vascular surgeons performed best. We (ED-physicians) are pretty average when in comes to playing golf.

Read the paper here.

Β Happy Holidays!
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Eefje and Rick, the FOAMed Quiz Crew

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