Symptoms And Treatment Of Copd Essay
Patient had presented to GP (general practitioner) a week ahead for dyspnea and had only worsen. Patient presented to POWH a week later for progressively worsening dyspnea. Patient had no productive coughs, fevers, rigors, night sweats, recent weight loss, and no chest pain. Patient also has no known cardiovascular disease. For the purpose of this assignment patient was seen on day 5 of treatment.
Past Medical History
Patient was diagnosed with COPD 5 years ago and has had 1 to 2 exacerbative episodes every year. Patient has hypertension, was also prescribed with O2 therapy at home but doesn’t use it. Patient had peripheral venous insufficiency with venous ulcers, solitary pulmonary nodule, sessile polyp of rectum, distal sigmoid pedunculated polyp, proximal descending colon pedunculated polyp, distal ascending colon perdunculated polyp (all excised) and…