Asthma Telehealth Post-Test March 2014

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. Please give the 4-digit code (NOT your phone number) that was announced during the presentation today.
3. True or False? The risk for allergic asthma starts with relatively high IgE levels.
4. What is the strongest identifiable predisposing factor for developing asthma?
5. True or False? Rhinitis treatments including antihistamine-decongestant, cetirizine, loratadine + pseudoephedrine, and nasal steroids have been demonstrated to reduce lower airway symptoms.
6. Check all that apply. Patients with allergic rhinitis alone have which of the following abnormalities of the lower airways?
7. True or False? Allergic rhinitis has been shown to be a risk factor for developing
8. During sensitization, antigen stimulation drives ______________ to differentiate into
plasma cells (the epsilon switch), which produce and release _____________ into the
9. True or False? Studies examining the effects of nasal steroids on nonspecific
bronchial hyperresponsiveness (BHR) have demonstrated significant improvements in
BHR, but have not demonstrated improvements in pulmonary function (FEV1, PEFR)
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