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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Shay Ward Purdue University Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease that encompasses a group of lung conditions that causes structural changes of the airways and alveoli, the dysfunction of cilia and an inflammatory response. It is a progressive disease that symptoms worsen over time and is characterized by an accelerated decline in lung function. Chronic bronchitis and emphysema...

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

COPD which is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease is known as a condition that progressively makes it harder to breathe because the airflow into and out of the lungs is reduced. This usually occurs because the airways and air sacs lose their elastic quality, the walls between the air sacs are destroyed, the walls of the airways become swollen, or if the airways are clogged because they made more mucus than usual. Three main conditions of this disease are emphysema, chronic obstructive bronchitis,...

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) refers to a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make breathing difficult. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are the two most common conditions that make up COPD. Chronic bronchitis is an inflammation of the lining of your bronchial tubes, which carry air to and from your lungs. Emphysema occurs when the air sacs at the end of the smallest air passages in the lungs are gradually destroyed. Damage to your lungs from COPD can't be reversed, but...

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Case Study

Henry Williams is a 74-year-old African American who was admitted for shortness of breath secondary to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease exacerbation. His past medical history is chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular disease, hyperlipidemia, asthma, hear loss, and hypertension. His neighbor brought him to the emergency room because he was having difficulty breathing and weakness. When he was brought to the emergency room, he was very weak and restlessness. Williams...

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, a Progressive Lung Disease

“Prolonged cold weakens out resistance to infection” is a statement that’s true whether or not you’re in a weakened state of health. For those that are, for instance, people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the effects of cold can be much more severe and potentially more likely to be permanently damaging. As is explained by Liesl Osmond, regarding a study conducted regarding temperature and sufferers of COPD, “This is the first time a direct relationship has been found between the...

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HCS 245 week 1 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Carrie "Shellie" Cobbs University of Phoenix Introduction to Health and Disease HCS 245 Mark Greeder February 16, 2013 Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, COPD, is a trending disease that is a common lung disease. Smoking is the leading cause of COPD but being a smoker does not mean that you will get COPD. Chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and asthma are obstructive diseases that impair breathing and cause symptoms...

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Emphysema Indoor Air

Emphysema is a lung condition in which tiny air sacs in the lungs-alveoli-fill up with air. As the air continues to build up in these sacs, they expand, and may break or become damaged and form scar tissue. Emphysema is a type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The main cause of emphysema is long-term, regular tobacco smoking. It may also be caused by marijuana smoking, exposure to air pollutions, factory fumes, and coal and salica dust. I rare cases, a patient may have inherited a defiency...

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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Has Positive Effects on Depression and Anxiety in Patient's with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary Rehabilitation has Positive Effects on Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Amy Butler Boise State University Abstract Symptoms of anxiety and depression are prevalent in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and are known to worsen patient-centered outcomes and quality of life. Evidence supports the use of pulmonary rehabilitation to effectively manage psychological morbidities in COPD.  This...

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Nursing Assessment of the Pulmonary System

Assignment: Summary essay on an evidenced based nursing research article on Nursing Assessment of the Pulmonary System. Title of article: Research to Support Evidence-Based Practice in COPD Community Nursing I found this article to be very interesting. The article explained how nurses have a vast selection of resources to strengthen their understanding and use of research and evidence in their practice. It was noted that community nurses in particular may greatly benefit from finding...

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COPD Respiratory disease paper

Respiratory disease paper Jean Izean HCS/245 May 25, 2015 Tynan Mara There are various forms of respiratory disease that not only debilitate, but claim the lives of millions of Americans each year. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Tuberculosis, Lung cancer, Asthma, emphysema, and bronchitis are just a few of the common respiratory infections that disrupt the functions of organs and tissues responsible for providing oxygen to the body. In this paper I will discuss Chronic obstructive pulmonary...

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