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Blood Institute. (n.d.). Pneumonia. Retrieved from http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/pnu/pnu_all.html * World Health Organization. (2011). Pneumonia. Retrieved from http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs331/en/index.html Pneumonia By: Sami Greif, SN What is Pneumonia * Infection of the lungs * Fluid & pus fills alveoli * Source: more than 100 different germs can cause pneumonia. ...

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respiratory distress syndrome) & Pneumonia – airways fill with fluid and pus. Some questions to think of or how to pursue the topic: What is Pneumonia? What is community acquired pneumonia and ? What are some signs or symptoms of Pneumonia? How is Pneumonia diagnosed? What treatments are available for people with Pneumonia? What other organizations have information about Pneumonia? What causes Pneumonia? How common is Pneumonia? The presentation should...

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 Pneumonia Human Anatomy & Physiology Pneumonia Pneumonia is an inflammation of one or both lungs, which is usually caused by an infection. This inflammation causes the tiny air sacs, called the alveoli, within the lungs to become filled with fluid, making it harder for the lungs to function properly. To fight this infection, the body sends white blood cells to the lungs, but although this helps kill the germs it can also make it harder for the lungs to pass oxygen into the...

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How do people "catch pneumonia"? Some cases of pneumonia are contracted by breathing in small droplets that contain the organisms that can cause pneumonia. These droplets get into the air when a person infected with these germs coughs or sneezes. In other cases, pneumonia is caused when bacteria or viruses that are normally present in the mouth, throat, or nose inadvertently enter the lung. During sleep, it is quite common for people to aspirate secretions from the mouth, throat, or nose. Normally...

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Pathophysiology of Pneumonia

Pharynx and Trachea Microorganism enters and affects both airway and lungs Bacteria will lie on the alveolar sacs in the lungs Sacs swell fill with fluid exudates Inflammation of the lungs PNEUMONIA S/S: Fever, Chills, Chest Pain, Difficulty in Breathing Red blood cells and fibrin will begin to enter the alveoli Lung tissue will appear redden and firm Difficulty or Rapid breathing Fibrin and dying red and white blood...

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Pneumonia Notes

Pneumonia is a lower respiratory problem. It is an acute inflammation of the lung, caused by viral, chemical, bacterial, fungal agents. Usually happens in people with compromised immune systems, or people who have compromise to the structures that protect the airway (i.e. the nares dry up and can't humdify air anymore, bronchioles shrivel and can't filter the air) If anything occurs with the mucocilliary system, the epiglottis, or the nares, we are inviting pneumonia into our bodies. Aging also...

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Dealing with Childhood Pneumonia

Dealing with childhood pneumonia in developing countries: how can we make a difference? The past few years have seen renewed attention focused on the persistent burden of childhood mortality globally. Of the 10.6 million deaths of children under 5 every year, the vast majority occur in a mere 42 countries of the developing world. It is also apparent that despite advances in understanding the pathophysiology and significance of the major causes of child death, most of the known killers such as diarrhoeal...

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A Student Nurse's Bibliography on Pneumonia

"A Student Nurse's Bibliography on Pneumonia" Early Intervention for the Pneumonia Patient: An Emergency Department Triage Protocol Preventing Nosocomial Pneumonia I. Background/Rationale Pneumonia is a respiratory disease that causes an inflammation of the lung parenchyma commonly caused by microbial agents such as Streptococcus pneumoniae and Haemophilus influenzae. The disease is acquired through inhalation of the microorganism in respiratory droplets, as well as aspiration of secretions...

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Pneumonia and Cough Mechanism

Well my paper is on pneumonia. The little I do know about pneumonia is that it is caused by an infection. You can recover from pneumonia with the right treatment. Pneumonia is more serious with people with weak immune systems. But to further my knowledge on pneumonia I did some research. What is pneumonia? Pneumonia is a common lung infection caused by bacteria, a virus or fungi. The infection inflames your lungs' air sacs, which are called alveoli. The air sacs may fill up with fluid...

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Pneumonia: the Silent Killer

Running Head: PNEUMONIA: THE SILENT KILLER Exploring Pneumonia: A Silent Killer Abstract This paper explores Pneumonia and the respiratory disease process associated with bacterial and viral pathogens most commonly located in the lung. The paper examines the process, symptoms and treatments most commonly viewed in patient cases of Pneumonia. My goal is to educate the reader and to warn of the Exploring Pneumonia: A Silent Killer Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. Many...

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