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PANCE Prep Pearls: 2nd Ed, 2017 | Physician Assistant School Study Aid


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Intermittent Asthma
Diagnosis
Symptoms (Bronchoconstriction) and Rescue Inhaler Use ≤ 2 / Week
No Interference With ADLs
Nighttime Awakening < 2 / Month
> 80 % of Predicted FEV1
1 min
Persistent Mild Asthma
Diagnosis
Symptoms (Brochoconstriction) and Rescue Inhaler Use > 2 Days / Week
Nighttime Awakening 3-4 / Month
Greater or equal to 80 % of Predicted FEV1
1 min
Persistent Moderate Asthma
Diagnosis
Symptoms (Bronchoconstriction) and Rescue Inhaler Use Daily
Nighttime Awakening > 1 / Week
60-80% Predicted FEV1
FEV1/FVC Decreased 5%
2 mins
Persistent Severe Asthma
Diagnosis
Symptoms (Bronchoconstriction) and Rescue Inhaler Use: Multiple/ Day
With Minimal Activity
Nighttime Awakening: Nightly
< 60% Predicted FEV1
> 5% Decrease FEV1/FVC
2 mins
Stages of Asthma Treatments
Intermittent Asthma
Short-acting Inhaled Beta-Agonist
Persistent Mild Asthma
Low-Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid
Montelukast (Leukotriene Receptor Antagonist)
Cromolyn (Mast Cell Stabilizers)
Theophylline
Persistent Moderate Asthma
Long-acting Inhaled Beta-Agonist
Zileuton
Low-Medium Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid
Persistent Severe Asthma
High-Dose Inhaled Corticosteroid
Omalizumab (Allergies)
Systemic Corticosteroids
3 mins
Theophylline
Indications
Asthma
Mechanism
Inhibits Phosphodiesterase
Increases cAMP
Side Effects
Cardiotoxicity
Neurotoxicity
Blocks Adenosine Action
53 secs

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