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Facial Nerve Paralysis: Understanding, Evaluation, and Management

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1.  When a patient has facial paralysis, the cranial nerve primarily affected is the _______ cranial nerve, known as the facial nerve.
  1. Third
  2. Fifth
  3. Seventh
  4. Eighth
2.  Which of the following do clinicians use to assess severity of facial nerve paralysis, monitor progress over time, and guide treatment decisions?
  1. Facial Nerve Integrity Scale
  2. Beck Scale for Facial Nerve Integrity Monitoring
  3. House-Brackmann Scale
  4. Hopkins Facial Nerve Scale
3.  Which of the following is not a primary reason why acoustic reflex threshold testing (ART) is recommended when assessing patients with suspected facial nerve dysfunction:
  1. ART is complementary to other monitoring techniques
  2. ART allows for early detection of facial nerve dysfunction
  3. ART is an objective measure of facial nerve function
  4. ART is highly reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid and private pay insurances
4.  Which of the following is not a common course of management for a patient experiencing facial nerve paralysis?
  1. Surgical intervention
  2. Antiemetic medication
  3. Antiviral medication
  4. Lubricating eye drops
5.  Which of the following is not an etiology of facial nerve paralysis?
  1. Papillary carcinoma
  2. Bell’s palsy
  3. Guillian-Barre Syndrome
  4. Iatrogenic Injury

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