Asthma

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Question 1
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If a beta?-agonist agent and an anticholinergic agent were administered concurrently to a patient during an acute asthma episode, what result would be expected?

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A

Bronchial smooth muscle contraction will occur.

B

Airway edema will increase.

C

The medications oppose each other, resulting in no airway changes.

D

Bronchial smooth muscle relaxation will occur.

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Question 2
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After the inhalation of a bronchodilator, what percentage change in peak expiratory flow (PEFR) would be required to demonstrate reversible airflow limitation consistent with asthma?

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A

-20%

B

-10%

C

+10%

D

>20%

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Question 3
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A sputum sample from a patient has been sent to the laboratory for analysis. Which of the following findings could help confirm the diagnosis of extrinsic asthma?

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A

Increased IgE level

B

Increased erythrocyte count

C

Colonization of P. aeruginosa

D

Decreased IgE level

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Question 4
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What is the name for the microscopic structures formed from the breakdown of eosinophils in allergic asthma?

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A

Charlene-Lichty crystals

B

Charcot-Leyden crystals

C

Colleen-Lyndahl clusters

D

Charles-Lahr casts

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Question 5
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At what age does asthma severity peak in males?

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A

1 and 3 years

B

5 and 7 years

C

18 and 20 years

D

30 and 32 years

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Question 6
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All of the following symptoms are commonly associated with asthma EXCEPT recurrent:

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A
cough.
B
chest tightness.
C
fever.
D
wheeze.
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Question 7
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What is the term for an inspiratory fall in systolic blood pressure exceeding 10 mm Hg?

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A
Pulsus paradoxus
B
Stage I hypotension
C
Swanson's phenomenon
D
Hoover's sign
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Question 8
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How many components of care are included in the NAEPP-EPR-3 asthma management guidelines?

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A
3
B
4
C
5
D
6
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Question 9
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Which of the following is the acronym for the bronchospasm and airway inflammation resulting from the aspergillus fungus?

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A
ABPA
B
AGA
C
ACOS
D
AEC
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