Asthma Papers

  • Prevention And Treatment Of Pulmonary Diseases

    1597 words, 7 pages

    Prevention and Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases: A Review of the Literature Carlos Villalobos English 306B Florence Petrofes June 3, 2008 Prevention and Treatment of Pulmonary Diseases A Review of the Literature Every year, millions of people around the world are infected with viruses that attack their respiratory system, particularly the lungs. These viruses are responsible for millions of deaths every year as well. With viruses like the avian flu spreading around the world, prevention and treatment of pulmonary diseases has to be a priority for every hu

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    Emphysema

    1467 words, 6 pages

    Emphysema is a progressive lung disease that eventually destroys the alveoli, which are tiny air sacs in the lungs. Within the walls of the air sacs are tiny blood vessels (capillaries) where oxygen is added to your blood and carbon dioxide — a waste product of metabolism — is removed. The air sacs walls also contain elastic fibers that help the very small airways leading to the air sacs expand like small balloons when you breathe. You have about 300 million air sacs in each lung. When you inhale, air travels to your lungs through two major airways off the windpipe (tra

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    Problem Formulation

    1911 words, 8 pages

    Problem Formulation MGMT 8101, Theory Building & Research Design Notes by Prof. Andy Van de Ven Plan for Class • Questions & ideas about problem formulation – chapter 3 • Moves in formulating a problem • Student examples of research problems (as time permits) © Andrew H. Van de Ven, Carlson School, U. of Minnesota, MGMT8101 Theory Building & Research Design PhD Seminar, Spring 2007 Questions & Ideas about Problem Formulation • Problem formulation is the anchor of a research proposal – It applies to either problem-driven & theory-driven research • Discuss key questions or problems

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    Asthma And Its Effects On The Body

    1249 words, 5 pages

    Abstract This paper discusses asthma and its effect on the body. This paper also discusses the different type of treatments used for a person having an asthma attack. Some of these treatments include albuterol inhalers, methylprednisolone IV medication, as well as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) and biphasic positive airway pressure (BiPAP)(Sanders, 2007). Asthma is a disorder that effects around 4-5% of the United States population. Asthma is a disorder that affects a person’s lungs. Asthma can make it very hard for a person to breath and possibly perf

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    Asthma

    1003 words, 5 pages

    Asthma is one of the most common disorders affecting many people especially in the developing countries. It is an inflammatory disorder of the lungs causing a narrowing of airways due to an allergen (Rang and Dale, 1996). The common causes of asthma are dust mites, pollens and animal fur. Among developing countries, New Zealand, Austria and the United Kingdom (UK) have the highest rates of asthma, 1 in 6 New Zealanders are affected by asthma (Smith, 2003). In the UK around 2 million people are affected by asthma (Aldrudge and Peitroni, 1987). No one knows why these co

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    Identify Circumstances Where Children And Young People May Require Urgent Medical Attention

    1003 words, 5 pages

    TDA 2.2 Safeguarding the Welfare of Children and Young People Unit 2.3 Identify circumstances where children and young people may require urgent medical attention Illness | Description | Asthma | One of the most common conditions in the schools is asthma. In some schools there may be as many as one in four children with this condition. Asthma affects the airways of the lungs. The symptoms are wheezing and coughing. Most children with asthma manage the illness well and carry an inhaler with them. | Epilepsy | Children with epilepsy may rarely have attacks, but it

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    Lab 12 B

    1003 words, 5 pages

    EXPERIMENT 10: Solubility of Ionic Compounds Aim: How can we determine the solubility rules of ionic compounds? Materials: dropper bottles containing aqueous solutions of CaCl2, NaI , Na3PO4, AgNO3, CuSO4, NH4OH, , NaOH, and Na2CO3, plastic spot plates Introduction: A precipitation reaction occurs when two ionic compounds react in an aqueous solution to produce a precipitate, an insoluble (not soluble) substance which falls out of the solution. These reactions are a type of double-replacement, because the cations and anions of the reactants “change partners” in

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    The Common Cough

    996 words, 4 pages

    The Common Cough Dangers CM107 It’s that time of year again, when the trees begin to their change color and the crunching of leaves is heard all around. It is one of the greatest times of year. It is also the time of year for runny noses and colds to take over the northern hemisphere; as the human body adjusts to the cold weather. One of the biggest annoyances of this time a year is the common cough that comes with colds. It ruins the fun throughout the day for many kids, and even adults. It also may prevent a goodnight sleep for some. The common cough is something

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    Respiratory Therapist

    1250 words, 5 pages

    Respiratory Therapist Brooke Nyman Introduction to Nursing Sherrie Williams RN, BSN Respiratory Therapist Breathing is an involuntary process of taking air into the lungs and pushing it out again. Without being able to breathe, either by oneself or with the help of a machine, a person could not live. Respiratory therapists or RTs are there to “evaluate, treat, document, and care for patients with pulmonary disorders” (Karg, Bubulj, Esche, Geiseler, Bonnet, & Mäder, 2008). Before choosing this exciting, demanding career a person should know the education and license requiremen

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    Asthma A Common Condition

    1266 words, 6 pages

    Asthma is a common condition that has increased in prevalence throughout the world over the past 30 years. There is no precise universally Agreed definition of asthma, though there is a general consensus that asthma can be labeled as a common chronic disorder of the airways that is complex and characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, airflow obstruction, bronchial hyper responsiveness (bronchospasm), and an underlying inflammation. “Asthma is an airway disease that can be classified physiologically as a variable and partially reversible obstruction to air flo

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    The Lungs Components And Common Ailments

    1521 words, 7 pages

    Every component of the body is absolutely necessary for proper function, but there are only three organs you cannot function without for more than a few minutes, one of these are the lungs. Air enters through the mouth and nose, it travels down the trachea (windpipe), the trachea then branches off into the right main stem bronchus, the left main stem bronchus, and it then further divides into the bronchi, bronchioles, and finally the alveoli. The lungs are one of the most important components of your body, it is also very much over looked, unless you have a disease such as COPD, asthma, or

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    Misuse Of Respiratory Inhalers And Patient Education

    1779 words, 8 pages

    Patient with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) face a multitude of challenges. One of those challenges is the responsibility of the health care professionals to provide and teach proper inhaler techniques to their patients. Studies have shown patient education plays an important role in patient achieving self management of their chronic disease for effective treatment and best possible health (Batterink, Dahri, Aulah & Rempel ,2010; Kiser, Jonas, Warner, Scanlon, Shilliday, & Dewalt, 2011; Press, Arora, Shah, Lewis, Charbeneau, Naureckas & Krishnan, 2012). In the current

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    Asthma

    1783 words, 8 pages

    Asthma is a lung disease that affects approximately ten million people in the United States. people with asthma, the airways of the lungs are hypersensitive to irritants such as cigarette smoke or allergens. When these irritants are inhaled, the airways react by constricting, or narrowing. Some people with asthma have only mild, intermittent symptoms that can be controlled without drugs. In others, the symptoms are chronic, severe, and sometime life threatening. Although researchers have learned more about the underlying causes of asthma in recent years, a definitive treatment is still unava

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    Asthma

    1786 words, 8 pages

    Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts in childhood. In the United States, more than 22 million people are known to have asthma. Asthma is a lung disease that affects approximately ten million people in the United States. (Cramer 2) In people with asthma, the airways of the lungs are hypersensitive to irritants such as cigarette smoke or allergens. When these irritants are inhaled, the airways react by constricting, or narrowing. Some people with asthma have only mild, intermittent symptoms that can be controlled without drugs. In others, the symptoms are chronic, se

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    Asthma

    2061 words, 9 pages

    What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic disease long-term lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Asthma causes recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, and coughing that often occurs at night or early in the morning. Asthma affects people of all ages, but it most often starts in childhood. In the United States, more than 22 million people are known to have asthma. Virtually six million of this people are children. Asthma is often classified into categories or groups based on the triggers. But no matter what type of asthma a person may have, the right treat

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