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Pulmonary Disorders

What happens to vital capacity in pregnancy?

a. Increases by 20%

b. Increases by 40%

c. Decreases by 25%

d. Decreases by 45%

What effect does progesterone have on tidal volume?

a. Increases by 20%

b. Increases by 40%

c. Decreases by 25%

d. Decreases by 45%

What happens to carbon dioxide production in pregnancy?

a. Increases by 20%

b. Increases by 30%

c. Decreases by 25%

d. Decreases by 35%

What happens to residual volume in pregnancy?

a. Increases by 20%

b. Increases by 30%

c. Decreases by 20%

d. Decreases by 35%

Which of the following is not a hallmark of asthma?

a. Mucosal edema

b. Tenacious mucus

c. Vascular congestion

d. Bronchial smooth muscle relaxation

A 20-year-old G1P0 at 18 weeks’ gestation presents for prenatal care. She reports a history of asthma. On further questioning, you find out that she has symptoms about once per week. She does not wake up at night. She uses her albuterol inhaler once per week on average. She does not feel that she has trouble with daily activities. You test her FEV1, which is 90%. What is the severity of this patient’s asthma?

a. Intermittent

b. Mild persistent

c. Severe persistent

d. Moderate persistent

A 22-year-old G2P1 presents at 6 weeks’ gestation. She has a ...

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