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  • Emphysema Research Paper

    protected, it can create problems such as, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), orthopnea, and many other minor or major diseases that can cause a patient 's respiratory system to become infected. Emphysema is a lung disease (pulmonopathy) that affects the alveoli through breaking down the elastic fibers in the lung, mainly because of proteases, which are the chemicals from immune cells. In comparison to many forms of…

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  • Andy Anderson: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    pulmonary disease in the world, especially prominent in India. The disease is correlated with an exaggerated response to respiratory irritants. Some examples of irritants include cigarette smoke, dust, chemicals, and fuel fumes. There are two clinical phenotypes of COPD. They are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Chronic bronchitis leads to an abundance of mucus secretions and a productive cough that lasts greater than three months of the year, for at least two years in a row. When the…

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  • COPD Disease Analysis

    The disease of the lungs, COPD, can be traced back to the 1600’s. It was the year 1679 when Swizz physician, Bonet, defined the disease as “voluminous lungs.” About a century later Italian anatomist, Giovanni Morgagni, termed cases of the lungs as “turgid.” A series of illustrations of the emphysematous lung putting forth the pathology of the disease was published by Baillie in 1789, thus emphysema was known to be a part of COPD early one (Mandal 2013). Over the years, Chronic Bronchitis became…

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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Research Paper

    They are emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema involves extensive damage to the lungs over time. A way to test the progression is a pulmonary function testing (PFT’s). This test, tests the lung capacity of a person ("COPD"). This test is simple and is accurate. It involves a patient blowing out into a tube. The force and duration determines the condition of the lungs. With emphysema it is hard to blow out because air pockets form. To tell what stage a person is in most doctors use the GOLD…

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  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Case Study

    Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is any group debilitating, progressive, and potentially fatal lung diseases that have increased resistance to air movement, prolongation of the expiratory phase of respiration, and loss of the normal elasticity of the lung (Ignatavicius & Workman, 2012). Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Emphysema is when the air sacs of the lungs are damaged and enlarged. Chronic bronchitis is inflammation of the mucous…

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  • Biological Lung Volume Reduction Case Study

    the fraction of inspired oxygen as well as replacing nitrogen with a lower density gas (usually 79% Helium and 21% oxygen) that results in improving exercise performance and dyspnea throughout a decline in airflow resistance and airway turbulence.14 An increase in exercise tolerance time and an improvement in exercise performance with the administration of HX is a multi-factorial procedure that the most contributed mechanisms are such as reduction in operating lung volume and dyspnea intensity…

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  • Essay On Emphysema

    Emphysema is an incurable airway disease of the lungs. Emphysema is characterized by the destruction of the alveoli, its walls and elasticity. It is part of a group of disease that makes up COPD. Constant inflammation that occurs to our lungs will cause infection and existence of bacteria. Phagocyte that works in white blood cells to remove bacteria from our body will go to our lungs when they’re infected. Phagocytes release protein digesting enzyme elastase on their way to reach lungs from…

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  • End-Stage COPD Case Study

    1. Describe the procedure/surgery and/or treatment and include associated complications I assisted in the care of two patients while in the critical care unit today. One of my patients was suffering from end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, while the other was experiencing an outbreak of shingles. The patient with end-stage COPD was a 57-year-old female patient, who has been hospitalized for shortness of breath related to her COPD numerous times in the past few months. Throughout my…

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  • Main Cause Of Emphysema

    The respiratory system is accountable for taking in oxygen and expelling carbon dioxide which is found in the body. Diseases and conditions of the respiratory system are divided into two categories: viruses or bacteria and chronic (Zimmermann, 2014). Emphysema is a type of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Emphysema progressively damages the air sacs known as the alveoli, which causes shortness of breath. The alveoli in a healthy individual are clustered together. With emphysema,…

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  • Blood Tests Essay

    or other respiratory infections that can make emphysema worse. Arterial blood gases are also typically ordered to help doctors determine how much oxygen and carbon dioxide are in the blood. TREATMENT Even though there is no cure for emphysema, treatments can help relieve symptoms and slow the progression of the disease. Generally, a doctor will prescribe treatments in a stepwise fashion, based on the stage of the disease. Recommending that patients quit smoking cigarettes may ease the…

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