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Journal September 2009 (Vol 31, No 9)

NOTE: You have already passed this course.
NOTE: This course is no longer valid for accreditation purposes.

Analgesia for Small Animal Thoracic Surgery CE Article #3

1. Which statement regarding the pathophysiology of postthoracotomy pain is false?
2. Postthoracotomy pain may be affected by the
3. Which type of suture placement for thoracotomy closure avoids nerve entrapment and causes less postoperative pain?
4. Thoracotomy in dogs has been associated with
5. Intercostal nerve block is not recommended
6. Which statement concerning intrapleural bupivacaine administration in dogs is false?
7. Which statement regarding epidural administration of bupivacaine for the management of postthoracotomy pain is correct?
8. In human patients, postoperative administration of magnesium sulfate has been associated with
9. Which opioid(s), administered systemically, showed no effect on respiratory function in dogs?
10. Which statement is false with regard to the use of NSAIDs in postthoracotomy pain management?
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