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Physical Examination in Asthma . What would be the most usual abnormal PE finding among asthma suspects?. A . Wheezing on auscultation B. Wheezing only on forcible exhalation C. Absence of wheezing D . Diminished breath sounds . Lung Function Measurement.

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what would be the most usual abnormal pe finding among asthma suspects

Physical Examination in Asthma

What would be the most usual abnormal PE finding among asthma suspects?

A. Wheezing on auscultation

B. Wheezing only on forcible exhalation

C. Absence of wheezing

D. Diminished breath sounds

what test would you request to confirm the diagnosis of asthma

Lung Function Measurement

What test would you request to confirm the diagnosis of asthma?

A. Chest x-ray

B. Skin test for atopy

C. Methacholine challenge test

D. Spirometry or Peak Expiratory

Flow (PEF) Measurement

a controlled b partly controlled c uncontrolled

Levels of Asthma Control

An 18 year old female consulted because of shortness of breath during her PE class, utilizing her salbutamol inhaler almost everyday for relief and is awakened for the past 3 nights because of dyspnea .The patient's level of asthma control is:

A. Controlled

B. Partly controlled

C. Uncontrolled

in patients with intermittent asthma severity the drug of choice is

Treatment Steps

In patients with intermittent asthma severity , the drug of choice is:

A. Leukotriene

B. Rapid acting beta 2 agonist

C. Oral prednisolone

D. Inhaled corticosteroid

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Stepping down Treatment

A patient receiving moderate to high dose ICS is well controlled for the past 3 months. Your next step would be to :

A. Stop the ICS

B. Reduce the ICS dose by 50%

C. Shift the ICS to oral steroids

D. Maintain current dose of ICS for 3 more months

what is the single strongest predictor of hospitalization in acute asthma exacerbation

Asthma Exacerbations and Hospitalization

What is the single strongest predictor of hospitalization in acute asthma exacerbation?

A. Severity of exacerbation

B. Duration of symptoms

C. Response to initial treatment

D. Compliance to treatment regimen