Asthma Telehealth Pre-Test March 2014

 
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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):
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2. True or False? The risk for allergic asthma starts with relatively high IgE levels.
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3. What is the strongest identifiable predisposing factor for developing asthma?
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4. True or False? Rhinitis treatments including antihistamine-decongestant, cetirizine, loratadine + pseudoephedrine, and nasal steroids have been demonstrated to reduce lower airway symptoms.
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5. Check all that apply. Patients with allergic rhinitis alone have which of the following abnormalities of the lower airways?
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6. True or False? Allergic rhinitis has been shown to be a risk factor for developing asthma.
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7. During sensitization, antigen stimulation drives ______________ to differentiate into plasma cells (the epsilon switch), which produce and release _____________ into the blood.
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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)