DNB Pediatrics Theory Question Paper June 2020

DNB Pediatrics old Question Paper december 2014

DNB theory question paper for final exam held by NBE in June 2020



Paper1

Write short notes on:

PART A

  1. a. Fetal circulation and changes after birth.
    b. Genetic counseling for Down Syndrome. 5+5
  2. a. Ethics in biomedical research.
    b. Intraosseous infusions: Indications and complications. 5+5
  3. a. Diagrammatic representation of urea cycle.
    b. Management of hyperammonemia.5+5
  4. a. Role of EEG in the management of seizure disorders in children.
    b. Cytokine storm. 5+5
  5. a. Forest Plot.
    b. Cochrane Review. 5+5

PART B

  1. a. Mechanisms of antibiotic resistance.
    b. Vitamin D supplementation - Why, when, how? 5+5
  2. a. Enumerate and describe the scoring systems to evaluate the severity of respiratory distress in new born.
    b. Outline the indications, setting and contraindications of CPAP in new born infants. 5+5
  3. a. Pathophysiology of Vitamin B12 and Folate deficiency.
    b. Role and function of platelets in physiology of haemostasis.5+5
  4. Outline the basic principles of sleep hygiene for children and adolescents.5+5
  5. Enumerate the various functions of growth hormone and describe indications of growth hormone therapy. 5+5


Paper 2

Write short notes on:

PART A

  1. a. Evaluation of child with pancytopenia.
    b. von Willebrand disease. 5+5
  2. a. Diagnostic evaluation of stroke.
    b. Diagnosis and management of hemolytic uremic syndrome. 5+5
  3. a. Metabolic emergencies in pediatric malignancies.
    b. Management of vesico-ureteric reflex. 5+5
  4. a. Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) - aetiology, staging and management.
    b. Prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). 5+5
  5. a. Nutrition in a critically sick child.
    b. Role of salicylates in Kawasaki disease. 5+5

PART B

  1. a. Febrile neutropenia.
    b. Iron chelating agents in Pediatric practice.5+5
  2. A 4-day old home delivered boy (weight 1350g, Gestation 36 wk) is brought to you with abnormal body movements and non-acceptance of feeds. The child is cold to touch and capillary filling time is 5 seconds. Discuss the diagnosis and management of this child. 5+5
  3. a. Diagnostic tumor markers and their role in the management of specific childhood cancers.
    b. Treatment of Neuroblastoma. 5+5
  4. a. Landau Kleffner Syndrome.
    b. Acute cerebellar ataxia. 5+5
  5. a. Precocious puberty.
    b. Pica - causes, clinical features and management. 5+5


Paper 3

Write short notes on:

PART A

  1. a. Explain the pathogenesis and diagnosis of celiac disease.
    b. Define non-responsive celiac disease and refractory celiac disease. 4+4+2
  2. a. Hashimoto’s thyroiditis.
    b. Long-term management of Type 1 diabetes mellitus. 5+5
  3. a. Clinical features and management of scabies in children.
    b. Management of scorpion sting. 5+5
  4. Approach to diagnosis and management of a child with suspected immune deficiency.10
  5. a. Congenital cataract: causes and prevention.
    b. Post exposure prophylaxis for dog bite. 5+5

PART B

  1. Discuss briefly the differential diagnosis and management of a 3-year-old unimmunized child presenting with fever and stridor for 3 days. 5+5
  2. a. Metabolic causes of hepatic failure.
    b. Diagnosis and prevention of congenital adrenal hyperplasia (CAH). 5+5
  3. Write a brief note on the magnitude of suicide inadolescents. Discuss briefly the approach to suspecting and preventing self-harm in adolescents. 3+(4+3)
  4. a. Management of suspected sexual abuse in a 10-yearold girl.
    b. Approach to management of corrosive poisoning. 5+5
  5. a. Typhoid conjugate vaccine.
    b. Treatment of functional constipation. 5+5


Paper 4

Write short notes on:

PART A

  1. a) Role of probiotics in gastrointestinal disorders.
    b) Renal osteodystrophy. 5+5
  2. Prevalence, clinical manifestations and management of Covid-19 infections in children. 2+3+5
  3. a) Pediatric triage management in emergency department.
    b) Evidence based medicine practice. 5+5
  4. a) Indications of Blood Component Therapy.
    b) Child Adoption. 5+5
  5. a) Breast Milk Banking.
    b) Therapeutic hypothermia. 5+5

PART B

  1. Discuss the ill-effects of digital media on child health and the Guidelines for their prevention. 5+5
  2. Define the role and principles of Antibiotic stewardship in inpatient and outpatient settings in pediatric practice. 5+5
  3. a) Teleconsultation Guidelines, Advantages and Drawbacks.
    b) Umbilical Cord Blood Banking: Pros and Cons. 5+5
  4. Recent advances in the diagnosis and management of high blood pressure in children. 5+5
  5. a) IAP Guidelines on junk food, and fruit juices.
    b) Prevention of obesity in children. 5+5


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