Pulmonary Disease Board Review Questions
Pulmonary Disease questions, topics include: Evaluation and Management of Pulmonary Disorders; Interstitial, Inflammatory, & Parenchymal Lung Diseases; Obstructive Airway Disease; Pulmonary Vascular Disease, Below is a free CME quick quiz question that provides a better understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary disease.
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A 23-year-old woman presents to you with complaints of shortness of breath and chest tightness that occur while she is playing soccer.
When she is sprinting across the field, she notices a whistling sound in her lungs and her chest tightness becomes so severe that she has to stop and take a break to catch her breath.
After she stops aerobic exercise, she tells you that her breathing improves and returns to normal. She also complains of a runny nose.
She denies any history of smoking and also denies any environmental exposures or seasonal allergies. She has 2 pets at home and has carpet in her house.
She has no other past medical history, and her only medication is aspirin for painful muscles and joints after soccer games.
Vital signs are: pulse, 86 beats/minute; blood pressure, 120/73 mm Hg; respiratory rate, 14 breaths/minute; temperature, 96.7°F (35.9°C); and oxygen saturation, 98% on room air.
On physical examination, her lungs are clear to auscultation; however, there is inflammation and erythema of her nasal turbinates and polyps are observed.
Which one of the following would be considered a trigger for her suspected disease and should be avoided?
warm-up aerobic exercise
short-acting beta agonist (SABA)
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