Atypical Micro-organisms and Drug Triggers in Bronchial Asthma

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Which atypical micro-organisms have been identified in the mechanism of severe asthma?

Mycoplasma and Chlamydia

What drugs are known to trigger bronchoconstriction in patients with bronchial asthma?

Beta-blockers and Cholinergic drugs

Which food allergens are implicated in causing asthma in a few cases?

Egg, Milk, and Wheat

What type of diet is associated with an increased risk of bronchial asthma?

High sodium diet rich in omega-6 fats

Which one of the following is a common trigger of asthma exacerbations according to the text?

Viral infections like rhinovirus

How can stress influence asthma according to the text?

Being a major contributor to severity

Which drug is used to manage bronchospasm and hypoxia quickly during an asthma exacerbation?

Ipratropium bromide

What is the primary aim of treatment during the management of an asthma exacerbation?

To relieve bronchospasm and hypoxia quickly

Which medication can cause cardiac arrhythmias and tachycardia as side effects?


What is the mode of administration for Ketotifen?


Which drug is used for asthma uncontrolled with inhaled steroids?


What clinical feature is indicative of acute severe asthma or status asthmaticus?

Presence of pulsus paradoxus

What is classified as controlled asthma?

Normal PEFR and FEV1 values

Which of the following indicates poorly controlled asthma?

More than 3 indices more severe than described and exacerbation in last week

What is emphasized as an important component of patient education in asthma management?

Understanding the difference between relieving and preventive medicines

How can asthma exacerbation be reduced according to the text?

Reducing exposure to trigger factors

Which factor can worsen asthma control and increase medication needs?

Viral infections

What role does diet play in asthma management based on the text?

Can be a trigger for asthma exacerbations

Explore the involvement of atypical micro-organisms like Mycoplasma and Chlamydia in severe asthma, as well as the bronchoconstriction effects caused by drugs like Beta-blockers, cholinergic drugs, and prostaglandins-2. Learn about the triggers of asthma due to Aspirin and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, especially in patients with aspirin-sensitive asthma.

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