Pulmonary - Asthma

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Pulmonary Quizzes & Trivia

All items taken from Current 2014 starting on page 235 or from Lippincott starting on page 339


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Asthma essentials of diagnosis: (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Episodic symptoms of airflow obstruction

    • B. 

      Airflow obstruction is reversible, either spontaneously or with bronchodilators

    • C. 

      Symptoms frequently better at night

    • D. 

      Prolonged expiration and diffuse wheezes

  • 2. 
    Asthma is more common in males under 14 and in female adults.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Asthma deaths are higher in caucasians than in any other ethnic group.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The strongest identifiable predisposing factor for the development of asthma is:
    • A. 

      Atopy

    • B. 

      Obesity

    • C. 

      Smoking

    • D. 

      Age

  • 5. 
    These can be triggers of asthma: (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Exercise

    • B. 

      Exposure to cigarette smoke

    • C. 

      Cold air

    • D. 

      URI

    • E. 

      Certain times in the menstrual cycle

    • F. 

      Decompensated heart failure

  • 6. 
    All patients should have a written asthma action plan that includes: 1. instructions for daily management 2. what to do in response to specific changes in status 3. how to recognize symptoms and patterns indicating inadequate control or need for additional therapy
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Inhaled corticosteroids:
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Relief

  • 8. 
    Oral corticosteroids:
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Relief

  • 9. 
    Short-acting beta2-agonists:
    • A. 

      Relief

    • B. 

      Control

  • 10. 
    Long-acting beta2-agonists:
    • A. 

      Relief

    • B. 

      Control

  • 11. 
    Anticholinergics:
    • A. 

      Relief

    • B. 

      Control

  • 12. 
    Phosphodiesterase inhibitors:
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Relief

  • 13. 
    Leukotriene antagonists:
    • A. 

      Control

    • B. 

      Relief

  • 14. 
    Cromolyn:
    • A. 

      Relief

    • B. 

      Control

  • 15. 
    Beclomethasone, fluticasone, triamcinolone, mometasone What drug class?
    • A. 

      Short-acting beta2-agonists

    • B. 

      Oral corticosteroids

    • C. 

      Inhaled corticosteroids

    • D. 

      Anticholinergics

  • 16. 
    Dexamethasone, prednisone, solumedrol What drug class?
    • A. 

      Oral corticosteroids

    • B. 

      Inhaled corticosteroids

    • C. 

      Anticholinergics

    • D. 

      Long-acting beta2-agonists

  • 17. 
    Cromolyn What drug class?
    • A. 

      Phosphodiesterase inhibitors

    • B. 

      Leukotriene antagonists

    • C. 

      Anticholinergics

    • D. 

      Mast cell stabilizers

  • 18. 
    Albuterol, pirbuterol, terbutaline, levalbuterol, metaproterenol What drug class?
    • A. 

      Long-acting beta2-agonists

    • B. 

      Short-acting beta2-agonists

    • C. 

      Inhaled corticosteroids

    • D. 

      Anticholinergics

  • 19. 
    Salmeterol, formoterol What drug class?
    • A. 

      Oral corticosteroids

    • B. 

      Anticholinergics

    • C. 

      Short-acting beta2-agonists

    • D. 

      Long-acting beta2-agonists

  • 20. 
    Ipratropium, tiotropium What drug class?
    • A. 

      Anticholinergics

    • B. 

      Inhaled corticosteroids

    • C. 

      Short-acting beta2-agonists

    • D. 

      Long-acting beta2-agonists

  • 21. 
    Theophylline What drug class?
    • A. 

      Macrolide

    • B. 

      Leukotriene antagonists

    • C. 

      Phosphodiesterase inhibitor

    • D. 

      Anticholinergic

  • 22. 
    Zafirlukast, montelukast, zileuton What drug class?
    • A. 

      Anticholinergics

    • B. 

      Oral corticosteroids

    • C. 

      Leukotriene antagonists

    • D. 

      Phosphodiesterase inhibitors

  • 23. 
    These drugs work by bronchodilating or inhibiting bronchoconstriction. (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Beclomethasone

    • B. 

      Cromolyn

    • C. 

      Ipratropium

    • D. 

      Theophylline

    • E. 

      Montelukast

    • F. 

      Albuterol

    • G. 

      Solumedrol

    • H. 

      Salmeterol

  • 24. 
    These drugs work by reducing inflammation. (check all that apply)
    • A. 

      Fluticasone

    • B. 

      Cromolyn

    • C. 

      Tiotropium

    • D. 

      Theophylline

    • E. 

      Zileuton

    • F. 

      Terbutaline

    • G. 

      Dexamethasone

    • H. 

      Salmeterol

  • 25. 
    All patients with asthma should be prescribed a quick relief inhaler (short-acting beta2-agonist).
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False