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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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  • You must score 70% or better to pass this test.
  • Select one answer for each question.
  • Review your selections before submitting the test for grading.
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1. COPD is a condition characterized by:

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2. Emphysema is:

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3. Chronic bronchitis is:

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4. The common feature of all forms of COPD is:

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5. A “pack-year” is the equivalent of having smoked 1 pack of cigarettes:

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6. COPD is most common in:

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7. In normal lungs:

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8. In their normal state in the body, lungs are heavy because:

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9. Asthma:

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10. Alpha1-antitrypsin (AAT) deficiency:

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11. Proteases are:

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12. In COPD, airway obstruction is:

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13. Hyperinflation of the lungs:

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14. Pulmonary hypertension:

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15. The main debilitating symptom of COPD is:

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16. In the medical history of people with COPD, the most common feature is:

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17. People with emphysematous COPD tend to:

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18. PaO2 is the symbol for:

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19. A pulse oximetry value of 80%:

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20. Alpha1-antitrypsin deficiency is the most common cause of COPD.

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21. The forced vital capacity (FVC) is the:

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22. The percent of the vital capacity that can be exhaled in one second (FEV1/FVC):

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23. As COPD worsens, a patient’s FEV1:

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24. COPD patients are encouraged to:

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25. Nicotine replacement therapy:

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26. Pulmonary rehabilitation therapy is:

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27. Parasympathetic bronchodilators such as ipratropium (Atrovent):

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28. Some sympathetic bronchodilator medications:

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29. Epinephrine and norepinephrine are:

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30. Albuterol is:

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31. Theophylline is a:

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32. Inhaled corticosteroids:

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33. Surgical procedures for COPD:

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34. Acute exacerbations of COPD are:

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35. COPD patients who have an acute exacerbation:

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