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    The Case of the Coughing Housewife

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    is , a 72 year old man who has been admitted for dyspnea or shortness of breath. reported that he has been coughing for the past week and his coughing has accompanied sputum discharge. His past medical history includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. He used to smoke but has stopped since a year ago for economical reasons as well as it is also bad for his asthma. His bowel movements have also been irregular since his admission. He also reported that he is feeling depressed and fearful about

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    that can occur is bronchitis. Bronchitis is swelling and irritation of the main air passages to the lungs. This swelling narrows the airways, making it harder to breathe and causing other symptoms, such as a cough. Acute bronchitis means the symptoms have only been present for a short time. Chronic bronchitis is a long term condition; to be diagnosed with chronic bronchitis, you must have a cough with mucus most days of the month for at least 3 months. Some symptoms of bronchitis are chest discomfort

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    Compare and Contrast Chronic Disease

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    Midterm Dr.Banks BRONCHITIS Bronchitis is the inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi, the airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the lungs. The thin mucus lining of these airways can become irritated and swollen; the cells that make up the lining may leak fluids in response to the inflammation. Bronchitis most often occurs during the cold and flu season usually coupled with an upper respiratory infection. Bronchitis can be divided into two categories: acute

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    that does not significantly fluctuate. Within that broad category, the primary cause of the obstruction may vary; examples include airway inflammation, mucous plugging, narrowed airway lumina, or airway destruction. The term COPD includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Although asthma also involves airway inflammation and periodic narrowing of the airway lumina (hyperreactivity), the condition is the result of individual response to a wide variety of stimuli/triggers and is therefore episodic in

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    cancers. Despite these health problems, cigarettes are can easily be found in almost every store in the United States. As we know, smoking also act as the pivotal cause of chronic bronchitis. Smokers inhale the smoke into their lungs, which irritates the air passages. This produces mucus, developing into chronic bronchitis. Meaning the more smoke you inhale, the more it affects your lungs but it can be more dangerous to a passive smoker who breathe in the smoke by being in close quarters of the actual

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    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for people with chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. With COPD the airflow to the lungs is restricted (obstructed). COPD is usually caused by smoking. Symptoms include cough and breathlessness. The most important treatment is to stop smoking. Inhalers are commonly used to ease symptoms. Other treatments such as steroids, antibiotics, oxygen, and mucus-thinning (mucolytic) medicines are sometimes prescribed in more severe cases, or

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    Breathing Problems

    thickness and causes you to couch every now and then. Asthma makes your air pipes extremely thick leaving a small tube for the air to pass. Sometimes this is so extreme that it is so thick you can’t breathe at all. Combined with other diseases such as bronchitis, this can be vital and even kill you instantly. Luckily there are a lot of good working medicine out there. Some of these medicine are puffs (pufjes). These make it able for you to breath normally for you to breath using some very effective medicine

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    Effect Essay

    men smoke, it increases the chance of them developing lung cancer by 23 times and when women smoke it increases their chance of developing lung cancer by 13, (Health). The chance of dying from a chronic obstructive lung disease such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema is increased by 12 to 13 times, (Health). Smoking is probably most harmful to the lungs. It causes lung cancer and it also causes lung disease by damaging the airways and alveoli (small air sacs) of the lungs,( Health). Along with

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    Toxicology Paper

    secondhand smoke exposure are an important cause of lower respiratory tract illnesses in children and infants including croup, bronchitis, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia. (Jaakkola MS, Jaakkola JJK 627-60). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reported that secondhand smoke exposure increases the risk of lower respiratory tract infections such as bronchitis and pneumonia. The EPA estimates that between 150,000 and 300,000 annual cases of lower respiratory tract infections in infants

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    Effects of Drugs on Mucus Clearance

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    Some patients will develop pneumonia as a sequel to the measles. Other complications include ear infections, bronchitis (either viral bronchitis or secondary bacterial bronchitis), and encephalitis. Acute measles encephalitis has a mortality rate of 15%. While there is no specific treatment for measles encephalitis, antibiotics are required for bacterial pneumonia, sinusitis, and bronchitis that can follow measles. All other treatment addresses symptoms, with ibuprofen or paracetamol to reduce fever

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    Running Header: Asthma Paper on Asthma September 10, 2010 Abstract Chronic bronchitis is a preventable disease highly linked to smoking. Once a patient is diagnosed with chronic bronchitis through pulmonary function tests and other exams, it is not curable but there are medications that may help in alleviating symptoms. Chronic bronchitis patients are often referred to as “Blue bloater.” In chronic bronchitis, there is a marked increased in the proliferation of the goblet cells that results

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    Patho Case Study

    is required work for the course. The extra credit, which is not required, will be worth a total of 10 points. Both are due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Case 1 R.S. has smoked for many years and has developed chronic bronchitis, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He also has a history of coronary artery disease and peripheral arterial vascular disease. His arterial blood gas (ABG) values are pH = 7.32, PaCO2 = 60 mm Hg, PaO2 = 50 mm Hg, HCO3- = 30 mEq/L. His

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    Hall Bronchitis Florida Technical College Abstract Bronchitis is one of the top 10 conditions for which most patients seek medical care for. Some physicians show considerable variability in describing the signs and symptoms when it is necessary to its diagnosis. A cough is also a most common symptom bringing patients to the primary care physician’s office, and bronchitis is usually the diagnosis in these patients. However, studies have indicated that many physicians treat bronchitis with antibiotics

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     A cigarette smoker's risk of dying from a chronic obstructive lung disease like chronic bronchitis or emphysema is 10 times that of non­smokers: Chronic bronchitis occurs when cigarette smoke prompts the airways to produce too much protective mucus. The smoker develops a chronic cough to clear their airways of the mucus so they can breathe. Eventually, the airways swell and become blocked by scar tissue and mucus. The smoker with bronchitis has a higher risk of contracting pneumonia and other infections. Emphys

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    COPD is type A COPD and has many different characters compare to chronic bronchitis COPD. First, emphysema is impairing the surface of gas exchange and air trapped in the lung due to alveoli damaged. So, patient needs more energy to breathing and therefore, most patients are losing weight and skinny. Also, patient use accessory muscle to breathe for example, pursed-lip breathing and lean forward to breath. Unlikely bronchitis COPD, emphysematous COPD not producing sputum and productive cough because

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    that partially block airflow in the lungs. The most common kinds of COPD include: Emphysema and Chronic bronchitis and other diseases. Emphysema can cause damage to the alveoli that cannot be cured; this is the tiny air sacs of the lungs where oxygen is put into your blood. With emphysema your lungs become less able to take in good air and get rid of carbon dioxide. Chronic bronchitis occurs when the airways in the lungs become swollen; this causes more mucus than normal to be made in the

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    Case Study 3

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    Influenza Keren G Zepeda March 16, 2015 HCS/245 Tynan Mara There has been many, different illnesses that have had a huge impact on our society, especially illnesses related to the respiratory system. There is bronchitis, tuberculosis and asthma, just to name a few. One illness in particular that has impacted our society lately has been influenza or better known as “the flu”. Influenza has affected our society, as well as our resources. We will explore more in depth this

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    Patho Case Study

    required work for the course. The extra credit, which is not required, will be worth a total of 10 points. Both are due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Case 1 R.S. has smoked for many years and has developed chronic bronchitis, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He also has a history of coronary artery disease and peripheral arterial vascular disease. His arterial blood gas (ABG) values are pH = 7.32, PaCO2 = 60 mm Hg, PaO2 = 50 mm Hg, HCO3- = 30 mEq/L. His

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    Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

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    Chronic Bronchitis HCS/245 02/01/15 Cheryl Meaux Chronic Bronchitis Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation, or irritation, of the airways in the lungs. Airways are the tubes in your lungs that air passes through. They are also called bronchial tubes. When the airways are irritated, thick mucus forms in them. The mucus plugs up the airways and makes it hard for you to get air into your lungs. Symptoms of chronic bronchitis include a cough that produces mucus or sputum, trouble breathing and

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    attaching to hemoglobin, the carbon monoxide lessens the blood’s ability to carry oxygen. There are many effects of cigarette smoking on the actual smoker. They include lung cancer and other cancers, cardiovascular malfunctions, strokes, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Cigarette smoking may even lead to changes in the smoker’s appearance such as early wrinkling and yellowing of their teeth. Heart disease and cardiovascular malfunctions are also major effects of cigarette smoking. A chemical

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    Chronic Pulmonary Disease

    Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is one of the most common lung diseases which makes it difficult to breathe and causes damage to the lungs over many years, usually from smoking that leads to a combination of two diseases, Chronic Bronchitis and Emphysema. Chronic Bronchitis are airways which carry to the lings become inflamed and make a lot of mucus, and a long term cough with mucus. Emphysema involves destruction of the lungs over time, and the air sac are damaged and loses their stretch

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    ability of lungs to properly pump the blood. As a result the blood is not properly circulated all over the body causing several respiratory problems such as emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and bronchitis. For example the person suffering from chronic bronchitis can experience inflammation in the airways that connect the windpipe to lungs. Similarly, emphysema causes shortness of breath as a result of damaged air sac in alveoli of lungs. Such damaged air sac reduces the amount

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    Case 1 R.S. has smoked for many years and has developed chronic bronchitis, a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He also has a history of coronary artery disease and peripheral arterial vascular disease. His arterial blood gas (ABG) values are pH = 7.32, PaCO2 = 60 mm Hg, PaO2 = 50 mm Hg, HCO3- = 30 mEq/L. His hematocrit is 52% with normal red cell indices. He is using an inhaled ß2 agonist and theophylline to manage his respiratory disease. At this clinic visit, it is noted on a chest

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    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), also known as chronic obstructive lung disease (COLD), chronic obstructive airway disease (COAD), chronic airflow limitation (CAL) and chronic obstructive respiratory disease (CORD), refers to chronic bronchitis and emphysema, a pair of commonly co-existing diseases of the lungs in which the airways become narrowed. This leads to a limitation of the flow of air to and from the lungs causing shortness of breath. In clinical practice, COPD is defined by its

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    understand less, why smoking appeals to a person. The risk is higher than the benefits and I can’t seem to understand what people find in it that makes them want to continue smoking. My mother was a smoker and had high blood pressure, heart disease and bronchitis. After researching this, I found out that most of it could have been prevent if she did not smoke. The chemicals used to produce them have been researched and are the cause for many of the disease and the effects it has on your body. Some people

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    Air Pollution

    adversely. The presence of carbon monoxide in the air we breathe causes headache nausea and suffocation. Various other respiratory diseases such as tuberculosis, bronchitis and asthma are common in our country due to poor air quality. Dust in air causes asthma and allergies. In winter days fogs containing particulate matter causes bronchitis and cough. A different dimension of air pollution is the problem of ozone depletion. The presence of pollutants like fluorocarbons and chlorofluorocarbons (CFC)

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