MSN Exam for Asthma

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1. Asthma is basically:

  1. An infectious disease
  2. An autoimmune disease
  3. An atopic disease
  4. A malignant disease

2. The characteristic feature of persistent asthma is:

  1. Family history of disease
  2. Airway inflammation
  3. Need for oral steroids
  4. Nocturnal wheezing

3. simple instrument to roughly determine lung function is a:

  1. Barometer
  2. Manometer
  3. Peak flow meter
  4. Sphygmomanometer

4. The following drug cannot cause asthma:

  1. Beta-blocker
  2. Histamine
  3. Ibuprofen
  4. Atropine

5. Which of the following tests cannot detect airway inflammation?

  1. Bronchial mucosal biopsy
  2. Sputum eosinophil counts
  3. Bronchoalveolar lavage
  4. Spirometry

6. The parameter to detect reversibility in airflow obstruction on a spirometry test is:

  1. FEV1
  2. FVC
  3. MVV
  4. RV

7. The following bronchodilator is most commonly used when doing a reversibility test:

  1. Salbutamol
  2. Adrenaline
  3. Theophylline anhydrous
  4. Atropine

8. Bronchoprovocation tests usually use histamine to challenge the airways. Besides histamine, ____________ can also be used:

  1. Ipratropium bromide
  2. Adrenocorticotrophic hormone
  3. Prednisolone
  4. Metracholine

9. In an acute severe attack of asthma, it is important to get a chest x-ray done to rule out:

  1. A pleural effusion
  2. A pneunothorax
  3. Lung malignancy
  4. COPD

10. The following are helpful in determining the severity of an acute attack except:

  1. Use of accersoy muscles of respiration
  2. Ability to complete sentences
  3. Peak expiratory flow rate
  4. Pedal edema
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  1. C. An atopic disease
  2. B. Airway inflammation
  3. C. Peak flow meter
  4. D. Atropine
  5. D. Spirometry
  6. A. FEV1
  7. A. Salbutamol
  8. D. Metracholine
  9. B. A pneunothorax
  10. D. Pedal edema