Spirometry

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  • Early Childhood Asthma

    asthmatic episodes and maintaining a better lifestyle. Diagnoses The diagnosis for asthma is not an easy one to make but physicians do several tests in order to ensure that asthma is in fact the disease. First the doctor will ask a serious of questions about family health history in order to narrow down what could be happening to the patient and eliminate other respiratory infections. The doctor will then perform a series of tests starting with a physical exam which consists of listening to the lungs and breathing patterns. If the patient is suspected of having asthma the doctor will perform a spirometry test. The spirometry test checks on the lungs to make sure they are working properly with measuring how fast the patient can blow air in and out. During the test if the patient is having trouble breathing out the doctor will perform a second test then once again will perform the spirometry test to see if there is a difference. The patient with asthma will have no change from the first time it was tested. Prevalence Merced County Currently have asthma after prior diagnosis by doctor Male Female All % 95% CI % 95% CI % 95% CI Currently has asthma 82.9* 60.4 - 100.0 82.3* 57.4 - 100.0 82.6* 66.0 - 99.1 No longer has asthma 17.1* 0.0 - 39.6 17.7* 0.0 - 42.6 17.4* 0.9 - 34.0 Total 100.0% - 100.0% - 100.0% - Asthma in California Had asthma symptoms within past 12 months (diagnosed asthma) Male Female All % 95% CI Population % 95% CI Population % 95% CI Population…

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  • Case Study Of Upper Respiratory Infection (URTI)

    with chronic cough and wheeze, dyspnea upon exertion due to increase work of breathing, air trapping, and progressive airflow obstruction (MacNee, 2006). Respiratory fatigue and alveolar hypoventilation decreases oxygenation leading to hypoxemia, hypercapnia, and respiratory acidosis which are usually late signs of disease progression (see Fig. 1). Respiratory failure and death may occur with increased hypoxia due to increased pulmonary vasoconstriction and pulmonary hypertension. Cor pumonale…

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  • COPD Case Study Examples

    Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung disease (GOLD, 2017) are frameworks that provide guidance for members of the MDT (multi-disciplinary team) to adhere to when diagnosing and treating patients. Both guidelines use spirometry alongside FEV1/FVC ratio, also known as the Tiffeneau-Pinelli index to diagnose COPD. However, in terms of diagnosis, senior healthcare professionals Gruffydd-Jones and Loveridge (2011) highlight the controversy that stands as to whether a fixed FEV1/FVC (forced…

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  • Essay On Spirometry

    two stages which are inspiration when air is moving into the lungs and expiration when air is moving out of the lungs. If the air pressures between the inside and outside of the body do not equal then this is what causes the problems with pulmonary ventilation. Sometimes these conditions are based on a person’s size, sex, age, and physical condition. Some conditions can be inherited from a person’s parents. To detect respiratory problems there are test that can be given to a person to check the…

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  • Example Of Dedication Essay

    Reversibility test positive patients had all the cardinal symptoms of asthma. Conclusion The prevalence of asthma symptoms in Al-Doum village near the refinery was more than the general populations in Khartoum state Introduction Environmental exposure to petroleum refinery products poses a great threat to human health and the long-term effects of ambient air pollution on lung function have been investigated in many cross-sectional and some cohort studies. (1) Lung function is an objective…

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  • Case Study Of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)

    Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) – the most common form of idiopathic interstitial pneumonia – is a chronic, progressive fibrotic lung disease that affects older adults. IPF is characterized by a continuing decline in lung function, poor survival, and limited therapeutic options. The invasive proliferation of fibrous tissue and scarring of the interstitium lead to a decline in forced vital capacity (FVC) (Richeldi et al. 2014). IPF has a poor prognosis; the median survival for the disease is…

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  • Essay On Incentive Spirometry

    However, this effect is not consistent with all patients. In the use of incentive spirometry, patients are required to inhale at a predetermined flow and sustain the inhalation process for a predetermined length of time, preferably at least five seconds. A device is used to monitor this process. Nurses are required to instruct patients in how to use the device. It is advised that patients hold the device in an upright position and breathe normally. Their lips need to be placed tightly around the…

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  • St. Mary's Hospital: A Case Study

    24). To that end, the 6S hierarchy of evidence suggests searches would begin at the systems level (DiCenso et al., 2009, p. 99); but, as a student, this level of evidence is inaccessible. Accordingly, the search commenced at the summaries level and progressed down the hierarchy of evidence toward the studies level until appropriate evidence was obtained. To accomplish this, the following search engines and databases were used: TRIP database, MacPLUS Federated Search, PubMed, Google Scholar,…

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  • Nursing Case Study On Asthma

    Looking back at her lung function tests through the Austin Hospital over the last 13 years, she had numerous test over the period of 2003-2006 and this always showed normal spirometry with normal gas transfer factor and normal acute bronchodilator response. In 2013, when she was diagnosed with cryptogenic organising pneumonia, she had her first tests with the Austin Hospital since 2006 and this showed restriction and decreased gas transfer factor which would be consistent with cryptogenic…

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  • Case Study Asthma

    Diagnosing a child with asthma is clinical and based on history, examination and assessing the response to treatment. There is no single diagnostic test for asthma in children, but a number of tests may be done to confirm the diagnosis. Doctors can diagnose children over the age of 5 years with the same tests they would do on an adult. They may ask if the child has eczema or hay fever as these usually come hand in hand with asthma. These tests are called pulmonary function tests. A…

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