Test Bank for Pharmacotherapy Principles and Practice 5th Edition Chisholm-Burns
CHAPTER 14. ASTHMA
1. Which one of the following is a common symptom of chronic asthma?
E. Nasal congestion
2. Which one of the following comorbid conditions may worsen asthma control?
E. Otitis media
3. Which one of the following situations indicates controlled asthma?
A. Using one canister of albuterol each month
B. Exercising with SABA use before the activity
C. Waking at night only three times a week with a cough
D. Visiting the emergency department one time in the past year for asthma
E. Missing school once a month because of asthma symptoms
4. An 11-year-old boy with asthma reports using albuterol once or twice in the past
month. He is able to play soccer well by using albuterol before games. He denies
waking at night, and his last spirometry reading FEV1/FVC was 88% (0.88). What
additional asthma treatment is appropriate for this patient?
E. No additional medication needed
5. Which one of the following educational strategies may help an asthma patient with
worsening asthma from cats, strong odors, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD),
cold air, and upper respiratory infections?
A. Have pets groomed monthly
B. Use bleach to clean the bathroom once a week
C. Take medication for GERD as needed for symptoms
D. Wear a scarf to cover the nose and mouth during cold winter months
E. Obtain an influenza vaccine after the age of 65
6. The optimal delivery method of albuterol for a typical 16-year-old asthma patient is:
B. Oral solution
C. MDI with a valved-holding chamber and mask
E. Oral tablet
7. Which one of the following medications requires monitoring of growth in children?
8. During pregnancy, which one of the following medications is preferred as the longterm control
9. Dosing for omalizumab is based on which of the following criteria?
B. Renal function
C. Baseline IgE levels
D. Liver function
E. Baseline severity of asthma
10. A 25-year-old woman is taking levalbuterol and formoterol for her poorly controlled
asthma. Which one of the following therapeutic recommendations is most appropriate
A. Switch formoterol to tiotropium
B. Add fluticasone DPI to her regimen
C. Switch formoterol alone to budesonide/formoterol MDI
D. Add montelukast to her regimen
E. Discontinue levalbuterol and continue formoterol
11. Proper use of inhaled corticosteroids includes:
A. Priming the inhaler before each use
B. Checking to see if the inhaler is empty by shaking the inhaler
C. Discontinuing inhaled corticosteroids while oral corticosteroids are being used
D. Waiting to use the medication until an acute asthma exacerbation occurs
E. Rinsing the mouth after each use
12. Which one of the following medications may worsen asthma control?