Pediatric Annals

CME PRE-TEST

Abstract

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

Asthma and allergies are recognized as a significant cause of chronic illness in childhood, particularly in boys, where the prevalence of asthma is twice as high. The harmful effects of these maladies on pediatrie populations is twofold: physical and psychological. According to the United States National Health Survey asthma is the major cause of absenteeism from school in children. Irregular school attendance has an adverse effect on learning, and therefore an asthmatic child's self-esteem is damaged. Since there are no universally accepted criteria for the diagnosis of asthma in children, asthma is frequently misdiagnosed as bronchiolitis or "wheezy bronchitis," especially in early childhood. This issue of Pediatrie Annals examines evaluation and treatment options. Topics include: environmental control, management of acute severe asthma, steroid use in pediatrie asthma, holding chambers for aerosol drugs, the relationship of sinusitis to asthma, wheezy bronchitis, and death due to asthma in children.

HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Pediatricians can receive Category 1 credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.

The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.

PRE-TEST

1 . The first drug administered to an asthmatic during an acute attack should always be a tranqulllzer.

A. True

B. False

2. Viral Infection does not play a prominent role In abnormal sinus radiographs, even In patients with sinusitis.

A. True

B. False

3. Any hair-bearing species of animal can sensitize a patient.

A. True

B. False

4. There are no side effects If steroids are used orally, rather than parenteralh/.

A. True

B. False…

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVE

Asthma and allergies are recognized as a significant cause of chronic illness in childhood, particularly in boys, where the prevalence of asthma is twice as high. The harmful effects of these maladies on pediatrie populations is twofold: physical and psychological. According to the United States National Health Survey asthma is the major cause of absenteeism from school in children. Irregular school attendance has an adverse effect on learning, and therefore an asthmatic child's self-esteem is damaged. Since there are no universally accepted criteria for the diagnosis of asthma in children, asthma is frequently misdiagnosed as bronchiolitis or "wheezy bronchitis," especially in early childhood. This issue of Pediatrie Annals examines evaluation and treatment options. Topics include: environmental control, management of acute severe asthma, steroid use in pediatrie asthma, holding chambers for aerosol drugs, the relationship of sinusitis to asthma, wheezy bronchitis, and death due to asthma in children.

HOW TO OBTAIN CME CREDITS BY READING THIS ISSUE

Pediatricians can receive Category 1 credits for the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association by reading the following articles and successfully completing the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on the quiz pages.

The Pre-Test below has been prepared to assist you in studying the following material. It indicates some of the areas to be covered, and will make it possible for you to challenge your present knowledge of the material before reading further.

PRE-TEST

1 . The first drug administered to an asthmatic during an acute attack should always be a tranqulllzer.

A. True

B. False

2. Viral Infection does not play a prominent role In abnormal sinus radiographs, even In patients with sinusitis.

A. True

B. False

3. Any hair-bearing species of animal can sensitize a patient.

A. True

B. False

4. There are no side effects If steroids are used orally, rather than parenteralh/.

A. True

B. False

10.3928/0090-4481-19891201-03

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