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* 1. Please indicate the last 4 digits of your home telephone number to match pre and post-test results (Results will be in aggregate form and will remain confidential):

* 2. True or False? The risk for allergic asthma starts with relatively high IgE levels.

* 3. What is the strongest identifiable predisposing factor for developing asthma?

* 4. True or False? Rhinitis treatments including antihistamine-decongestant, cetirizine, loratadine + pseudoephedrine, and nasal steroids have been demonstrated to reduce lower airway symptoms.

* 5. Check all that apply. Patients with allergic rhinitis alone have which of the following abnormalities of the lower airways?

* 6. True or False? Allergic rhinitis has been shown to be a risk factor for developing asthma.

* 7. During sensitization, antigen stimulation drives ______________ to differentiate into plasma cells (the epsilon switch), which produce and release _____________ into the blood.

* 8. True or False? Studies examining the effects of nasal steroids on non-specific bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) have demonstrated significant improvements in BHR, but have not demonstrated improvements in pulmonary function (FEV1, PEFR)

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