Growth & Nutrition – Theory Questions of DNB

19 September 2012, 13:35

Dr. Tushar Maniar












These are Questions on Growth & Nutrition asked in DNB Theory Exams. They are arranged topic wise till 2011.

1 SN  approach to a child with failure to thrive FTT growth and dev. 1996
2 SN causes of failure to thrive in infancy FTT growth and dev. 1996
3 Non   organic failure to thrive FTT growth and   development 2007
4 SN   use of road to health chart in MCH clinic Growth growth and dev. 1996
5 SN   growth monitoring Growth growth and dev. 1998
6 SN   principles of growth and development Growth growth and dev. 2000
7 SN   Age independent anthropometry Growth growth and dev. 2001
8 SN   Assessment of physical growth and development in a 5 year old child Growth growth and dev. 2001
9 Draw   the height velocity curves of girsl ans boys from birth to adolescence .   Describe the principles and factors governing the growth and development in   children Growth growth and dev. 2006
10 Growth   and Development in second year of life in children Growth growth and   development 2007
11 Briefly   describe baby friendly hospital initiative and list ten steps to successful   breast feeding. Breast feeding nutrition 2008
12 Compare   the compositions of human milk with cow’s milk. Outline the difference in the   milk composition of a mother with premaure neonate from that of a term   neonate. Describe the immunological factors present in human milk. Breast feeding nutrition 2008
13 Describe   the attributes of complementary feeding. What    is the safe age of introduction complementary feeding in your opinion.   Justify. Describe some foods appropritate for complementary feeding. Breast feeding nutrition 2008
14 SN   vitamin D resistant rickets D Vitamin D nutrition 1996
15 SN   functions of Vit D D Vitamin D nutrition 1998
16 Outline   the metabolism and functions of Vit D in the human body. Describe in detail   the etiology and pathological changes in rickets D Vitamin D nutrition 1999
17 Classify   the various causes of rickets and outline how to differentiate them D Vitamin D nutrition 2005
18 Discuss   the pathophysiological basis of clinical and radiological manifestations of   nutritional rickets. D Vitamin D nutrition 2009
19 SN   – prevention of flouride toxicity Misc nutrition 1995
20 SN  Baby friendly hospital initiative Misc nutrition 1996
21 SN   Enumerate functions and therapeuticuses of vit E Misc nutrition 1998
22 SN   Discuss the diet plan in various metabolic disorders. Misc nutrition 1999
23 What   is complementary feeding? Discuss the feeding problems in first years of life Misc nutrition 2005
24 SN   approach to a child with obesity Obesity nutrition 1999
25 SN   Biochemical changes in PEM PEM nutrition 1996
26 SN   immunological changes that take place in PEM PEM nutrition 1998
27 Management   of 4 year old child with grade IV malnutrition PEM nutrition 2007
28 Discuss   biochemical and metabolic derangements in a child with severe malnutrition.   Discuss factors associated with high mortality in severe PEM PEM nutrition 2008
29 outline   the initial management (first 48hours) of a 2 year old sevearly malnourished   child  (wt 5.5 kg) who is cold to touch   and has edema and poor peripheral pulses. PEM nutrition 2008
30 SN   role of zinc in health and diseases of children Zinc nutrition 1997
31 SN                 Effect of zinc supplementation in persistent diarrhea Zinc nutrition 1998
33 Define   recurrent abdominal pain and list the dignostic features of functional RAP.   Suggest a plan for investigations and managing a 10 year old girl with RAP. nutrition 2007
34 what   is obesity? Discuss the management of obesity in children Obesity growth and dev. 2005
35 Approach   to child with obesity Obesity growth and dev. 2006
36 An   approach to achild with obesity Obesity growth and   development 2007
37 Define   & Classify Precocious puberty in boys according to its etiology. Outline   the approach for investigating a boy with precocious puberty. Puberty June.11 2+4+4
38 Discuss   the management of acute diarrhoea with particular reference to low osmolarity   ORS, zinc, probiotics & antibiotics. Nutrition Dec.10 3+2+3+2
39 Enumerate   functions of vitamin A in human body. Tabulate the WHO classification of   vitamin A deficiency. Outline the treatment schedule for managing   Xerophthalmia in children Nutrition Dec.10 2+3+5
40 Outline   the clinical features, radiological changes, diagnosis & treatment of   nutritional Vitamin D deficiency rickets. Nutrition Dec.10 2+2+2+4
41 Write   short notes on:- (a) Zinc supplementation -when & how? (b) Laboratory   diagnosis of malaria. nutrition Dec.11
42 Name   the micro nutrients required for various body functions. Discuss briefly   their dietary sources & the effects of deficiency of mineral   micronutrients (trace elements). nutrition Dec.11 3+2+5
43 Describe   vitamin D metabolism. Describe diagnostic approach to a 3 year old child with   rickets who has shown no response to treatment with 6 lac I.U of vitamin D. nutrition Dec.2009 4+6
44 What   are the dietary sources of cooper? What are the diseases associated with   abnormal cooper metabolism? Describe investigations, clinical features &   treatment of any one of them. nutrition Dec.2009 1+2+7
45 Daily   nutritional requirements as Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) in infants   & children nutrition June.10 5+5
46 Sources,   deficiency state & uses of magnesium in children. nutrition June.10 3+3+4
47 Outline   the diagnostic measures & clinical manifestations of obesity. Enlist the   differential diagnosis of childhood obesity. obesity Dec.2009 2+3+5
48 Define   syndrome X. Outline the diagnostic criteria & laboratory work up for   obese children. Obesity June.10 2+3+5
49 Define   obesity. List causes of obesity. Discuss approach to a child with obesity. Obesity June.11 2+3+5
50 Describe   Tanner’s Sexual Maturity Rating (pubertal staging) in boys based on (a)   Genitalia & (b) Public hair development. growth Dec.11 5+5
51 Describe   in detail the physical growth & development in all domains from birth   till completion of first year. growth Dec.11 5+5
52 Describe   growth velocity of head size from birth till 5 years of age. Define   microcephaly. Enumerate its etiology & approach to diagnosis in a child   with microcephaly. growth June.10 3+2+2+3
53 Physiology   of puberty in boys & girls. growth June.10 5+5
54 Enumerate   the available methods & indications for determination of bone age in   children & adolescents. Outline the differential diagnosis of a child   with short stature on the basis of bone age. Growth June.11 3+3+4
55 Discuss   the evolution & characteristics of WHO growth charts. Discuss their   implications on the magnitude of malnutrition in Indian Setting Growth WHO June.11 3+4+3
56 Define   failure to thrive & tabulate its causes . Outline the approach to manage   a child with failure to thrive. FTT Dec.10 2+3+5
57 Define   failure thrive. Give its aetiology, classification, clinical features &   management. FTT Dec.2009 1+2+2+2+3
58 Outline   the fine motor milestones along with their normal age of achievement in   sequence attained between birth & 5 year of age. development Dec.10 10
59 Developmental   milestones in first two years of life development June.10 10
60 Outline   the 10 steps of management of severe malnutrition, as per WHO guidelines , in   appropriate sequence PEM Dec.10 10

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