Asthma
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...Asthma Introduction Asthma is known to be a chronic disease, encompassing varied and frequent symptoms resulting in impediment of reversible airflowdue to inflammation of inner walls of airways, generating sensitivity to irritations and thereby augments susceptibility to allergies. Swelling results in narrowing of air passage to and from the lungs causing bronchospasm, associated with puffing, cough, stiffness in chest and shortness of breath. Asthma is a result of deregulated immunological condition in respiratory mucosa; the condition is gaining prevalence across the globe and shows drastic augmentation since 1970s. It is reported that in 2009, 300 million people were influenced worldwide... ...
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...Asthma Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease that is characterized by the bronchial tubes becoming obstructed, which causes the production of excess mucus. This buildup of mucus can lead to the individual having difficulty in breathing, prompting coughing, shortness of breath, and tightening of the chest. While some individuals find asthma to be simply a nuisance, it can become a life-threatening problem for others. Asthma cannot be cured, but there are treatments available for symptoms. The most typical treatments for asthma sufferers include a short-acting beta-2 agonist that is inhaled, corticosteroids, glucocorticoids, and bronchodilators. It is important that therapists be familiar... ...
Asthma
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...Asthma is a chronic inflammation of airways characterized by continuous and developing inflammatory process that later produces variable clinical presentation such as cough, wheezing etc. Acute inflammation results in broncho-spasm while chronic inflammation affects airway caliber and airflow, thus causing bronchial hyper-responsiveness. Asthma influences the overall health status of individuals. Reportedly, patients experience worse self-assessed health, reduced physical functionality, sleep disturbances, low social and daily activities etc. Patients exhibit a tendency to go into depression (ACAM, 2008). 2. Historical Background of Asthma: Asthma originates from Greek word meaning... Introduction:...
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...Asthma al Affiliation Background: Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways that causes narrowing of the airways causing to obstruction of airflow leading to symptoms such as wheezing, dyspnoea, chest tightness and coughing. Asthma affects the quality of life of the patients and is and is an economic burden to the families due to medical expenses and hospitalisations. Asthma is prevalent in westernised environments as compared to rural areas. Aims and objectives: To identify ways in which asthma can be caused, its pathophysiology, prognosis, epidemiology, signs and symptoms, diagnosis, treatment,...
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...Asthma" Asthma is known to be a chronic disease, encompassing varied and frequent symptoms resulting in impediment of reversible airflow due to inflammation of inner walls of airways, generating sensitivity to irritations and thereby augments susceptibility to allergies. Swelling reasons narrowing of air passage to and from the lungs causing bronchospasm, associated with puffing, coughing, stiffness in chest and shortness of breath. Management comprises either a quick relief or rescue medicine or long term control medicine. inhalation of short acting beta 2-agonist e.g. salbutamol. Although it is a long term condition and can be controlled but there is no...
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...Asthma: Its Causes and Treatment Introduction Asthma is a disorder of the lungs that is receiving increasing attention by pulmonary researchers and clinicians as its incidence has risen to epidemic proportions worldwide. Currently, it is estimated that 300 million people are suffering from this chronic disease, which often begins in childhood. Epidemiological studies have shown that the incidence of asthma in the US is among the highest in the world. The incidence of asthma is much greater (up to 20%) in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and the Republic of Ireland. The global incidence is lowest (2-3%) in Eastern...
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...Asthma Introduction Asthma is known to be a chronic disease, encompassing varied and frequent symptoms resulting in impediment of reversible airflowdue to inflammation of inner walls of airways, generating sensitivity to irritations and thereby augments susceptibility to allergies. Swelling results in narrowing of air passage to and from the lungs causing bronchospasm, associated with puffing, cough, stiffness in chest and shortness of breath. Asthma is a result of deregulated immunological condition in respiratory mucosa; the condition is gaining prevalence across the globe and shows drastic augmentation since 1970s. It is reported that in 2009, 300 million people were influenced worldwide... ...
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...Asthma Definition and symptoms Asthma is a disease that affects people across all age groups and in most cases typically begins in childhood. Asthma is primarily characterized by periodic breathlessness accompanied by wheezing. The intensity of the attack may vary from one person to another and also have varying occurrence by the hour and days in an individual. The major cause of the disease is attributed to the inflammation of the bronchial passages and this in turn affects the sensitive nerve terminals resulting in their irritability and functional disruption. During an attack the bronchial linings become inflamed which causes narrowing...
Asthma
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...asthma are corticosteroids and other anti-inflammatory drugs. These drugs help to reduce inflammation, swelling and the production of mucus in the airways of an asthmatic person. This prevents asthmatic triggers and allows people with asthma to have better control over their condition. Long-term asthma control medications are taken on a regular basis to help control chronic symptoms and prevent asthma attacks. They include; inhaled corticosteroids, leukotriene modifiers... Use of Inhaled Corticosteroids The use of Inhaled Corticosteroids Corticosteroids help in a wide range of physiological processes and most importantly in this context to regulate inflammation (Brandon, 1962). Elements in treatment of...
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...Asthma Introduction Asthma is one of the major diseases which affect our lungs and our breathing passages. According to the National Heart Lung andBlood Institute (“Lung Diseases”) it is a disease where narrow airways become inflamed and later manifests with recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath and coughing. It manifests at almost any age but often starts as early as the childhood years. About 22 million people in the United States, with about 6 million of them being children, are afflicted with this disease. In fact it is the most common childhood illness in the United States (Schiffman, et.al., p. 1). This disease often...
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...Asthma Asthma is a long term lung ailment that inflames and constricts the airways. Asthma results into recurrent periods of wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath. The coughing frequently occurs during the night or real early in the morning. In addition, most asthma patients usually complain that the chest feels tight during asthmatic attacks (flare-ups or exacerbations). Asthma attacks may occur infrequently like once or even fewer times a month, or as frequent as a number of times a day (Murphy 5). An individual finds it extremely strenuous to take air in and out of the lungs during an asthma attack. This is because the inner layer of the tubes conveying... Biology Research Paper 26 November...
Asthma
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...Asthma, affects a total of 300 million people worldwide. The National Asthma Council of Australia defines asthma as a reversible narrowing of the airways of the lungs and symptoms include wheezing, coughing (particularly at night), chest tightness, difficulty breathing and shortness of breath (www.nationalasthma.org.au). Asthma is a treatable disease, however currently there is no cure. Asthma in Austrailia is among the highest in the world. It is estimated that 1 out 10 Australians, which is equivalent to over 2 million people in Australia live with Asthma. According to Health Insight 10-15% of all children and 10-12% of all adults in Austrailia have asthma... ...
Asthma
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...Asthma Content Plan Topic page I. Introduction……………………………………………………………3 A. Historical context………………………………………3 B. Prevalence of Asthma…………………………………..4 C. Whole body context…………………………………....5 D. The morbidity of asthma……………………………….5 II. Patho-physiology and pathology………………………………………5 A. Mechanisms responsible for causing asthma………….6 B. Symptoms of asthma…………………………………..7 C. Types of asthma……………………………………….8 III. Pre-hospital/Medical Management……………………………………9 A. Diagnosis of asthma……………………………………9 B. Family/Medical history of the victim………………….10 C. Taking a physical...
Asthma
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...Asthma Asthma Outline I. Introduction A. Definition of asthma B. Historical background C. Prevalence of Asthma II. Types of Asthma1. Classification by triggers A. Allergic asthma B. Seasonal asthma C. Non-allergic asthma D. Exercise-induced asthma E. Nocturnal asthma 2. Clinical classification A. Intermittent asthma B. Mild persistent asthma C. Moderate persistent asthma D. Severe persistent asthma III. Pathophysiology and pathology A. Inflammation of the airways B....
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...Asthma Asthma Outline Introduction 1 Definition of asthma 2 Historical background 3 Prevalence of Asthma 2 Types of Asthma2.1 Classification by triggers 2.1.1 Allergic asthma 2.1.2 Seasonal asthma 2.1.3 Non-allergic asthma 2.1.4 Exercise-induced asthma 2.1.5 Nocturnal asthma 2.2 Clinical classification 2.2.1 Intermittent asthma 2.2.2 Mild persistent asthma 2.2.3 Moderate persistent asthma 2.2.4 Severe persistent asthma 3 Pathophysiology and pathology 3.1 Inflammation of...
Asthma
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...Asthma - Asthma General Background What is Asthma Asthma is defined as a chronic respiratory disease characterised by episodes of acute airflow obstruction, increased mucous production, bronchial hypersensitivity and airway inflammation caused by a cascade of conditions and interactions. Each of the mentioned interactions is influenced to a great extent by the internal physiologic environment and external factors. The wheezing and shortness of breath experienced by an individual during an asthmatic attack are a result of physiologic interactions. The attacks are triggered by airway irritants such as cigarette smoke,...
Asthma Management
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...asthma on healthcare resource and utilization and costs. European Respiratory Journal, 23, 304-309. Retrieved January 27, 2009 from European Respiratory Journal database. To attain successful management of asthma, guidelines from internationally recognized organizations and institutions advocate the comprehensive and continuous patient education and regular follow up in addition to the maintenance treatment with inhaled corticosteroids. Follow ups are recommended to ensure that the patients and their caregivers receive patient education and reinforcement on the correct use of the prescribed drugs. In earlier... Kamps, A.W. et. al. (2004). Impact of nurse-led outpatient management of children with...
Asthma Essay
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...Asthma Nowadays, with the intensification of air and environment pollution, scholars (Evans et al, 1997) have d that various lung diseases are spreading widely among citizens, often regardless of their lifestyles and genetic predisposition. Asthma is a chronic disease of the lungs and airways, which affects about 17 million Americans. In most difficult cases asthma becomes a strong concern for the whole health care area, as it might have fatal outcomes (respiratory failure, suffocation). The disease annually kills more than 5,000 people in the United States, and about 450, 000 Americans need hospital treatment for acute symptoms. In...
Occupational Asthma
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...ASTHMA Occupational Asthma s Occupational Asthma Introduction Occupational asthma (OA) is the most common occupational disease in industrialized countries and it is estimated that approximately 15% of all adult asthma is occupational in origin. Correct diagnosis and early management are key factors affecting disease prognosis and socioeconomic consequences. The individual patient is not the only one affected when measures are taken; the consequent changes in working conditions can also prevent the appearance of other cases at the patient's workplace or other sites. Thus, the benefits are important for the health of the workforce and also for the economy, both of individual... Running Head: OCCUPATIONAL...
Children asthma
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...Asthma in Children Asthma in Children: Use of Nebulizer versus Metered dose Inhalers Using Spacers for delivering Albuterol in Acute Asthma in Children Name of the student: Under the guidance of: University: APA Format Word Count: Date of submission: Use of Nebulizer versus Metered dose Inhalers Using Spacers for delivering Albuterol in Acute Asthma in Children Introduction Asthma is a condition in which there is reversible obstruction of the airways secondary to hyperreactivity of the bronchi and chronic inflammation. It is a common respiratory condition and affects population of all age groups irrespective of race and gender. It constitutes about 2 percent of emergency room... RUNNING HEAD: Asthma ...
Children asthma
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...Asthma in Children Asthma in Children: Use of Nebulizer versus Metered dose Inhalers Using Spacers for delivering Albuterol in Acute Asthma in Children Name of the student: Under the guidance of: University: APA Format Word Count: Date of submission: Use of Nebulizer versus Metered dose Inhalers Using Spacers for delivering Albuterol in Acute Asthma in Children Introduction Asthma is a condition in which there is reversible obstruction of the airways secondary to hyperreactivity of the bronchi and chronic inflammation. It is a common respiratory condition and affects population of all age groups irrespective of race and gender. It constitutes about 2 percent of emergency room visits... ?RUNNING HEAD:...
Allergic Asthma
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...asthma Case study It is d, that asthma takes one of the leading positions among the allergic diseases, so widely spread at present. It is known to be one of the major reasons of chronic complications and disabilities in the world. 'Chronic allergic conditions can significantly decrease quality of life, patient well-being, employee productivity, and school performance and attendance'. (Barbee & Murphy, 1998) Thus, the aim of this work is to provide the basic analysis of the allergic asthma as diagnosis, its management and control on the basis of the real-case study. Prevalence and morbidity associated with allergic diseases In relation to the allergic asthma's discussion, it is worth... Allergic asthma...
Essay on Bronchial Asthma
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...Asthma I. Introduction A. Historical Background of Asthma B. Epidemiology of Asthma Worldwide 2. In the United Kingdom (UK) C. The Prevalence of Asthma in the UK 1. Worldwide 2. In the United Kingdom (UK) II. Physiology of the Respiratory System III. Pathophysiology of Bronchial Asthma A. Definition of Terms 1. Asthma 2. Bronchospasm 3. Inflammation 4. Correlation of Inflammation and Bronchospasm with Asthma IV. Clinical Presentation of Asthma A. Signs and Symptoms B. Clinical Manifestations 1. Mild Asthma 2. Moderately Severe Asthma 3. Severe Asthma C. Physical Diagnosis of Asthma V. Review of Literature on Asthma VI. Current Management and Therapy of Bronchial Asthma A. Advantages... ?TOPIC: Bronchial...
Asthma Case Study
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...Asthma Jason is among great population of children who suffer from asthma, as it is one of the most common childhood diseases. In fact asthma is one of the most popular chronic diseases of all age categories worldwide (Morris & Mosenifar, 2011). It is characterized by many symptoms; including shortness of breath, cough, wheezing, tightness of the chest (Symptoms of Asthma, n.d.). However, these symptoms are only outward indicators of the complex pathophysiology that is taking place within the body. Since asthma is a very common illness, not many people would think that it is the result of a highly complex process. Extremely mild cases of asthma may even be confused with a minor upper... ?Jason’s Asthma...
Asthma in the UK
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...Asthma is a disease of the human respiratory system in which the airways narrow, often in response to a "trigger" such as exposure to an allergen, cold air, exercise, or emotional stress. This narrowing causes symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing, which respond to bronchodilators. Between episodes, most patients feel fine.1 One of the main components of asthma, airway inflammation, is caused by the airways in the lungs being overly sensitive to certain triggers. These triggers will vary from person to person and time to time. The disorder is a chronic inflammatory condition often linked to allergies, in which the airways develop... HEALTH ISSUE-AN INTRODUCTION:...
ASTHMA: SYMPTOMS AND STAGING
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...ASTHMA: SYMPTOMS AND STAGING Asthma: Symptoms and Staging Asthma is a condition that affects both young and older generation. Asthma has been rampant in various societies around the world. Therefore, understanding symptoms at various stages are crucial to knowing how to control the condition. Asthma has been characterized by various stages. These stages include intermittent, mild persistent, moderate persistent and severe persistent stage. Each stage is characterized by various symptoms. In intermittent asthma, the symptoms are wheezing and coughing and occurs in two days a week utmost...
What is Asthma
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...Asthma Irregular contraction of the bronchial tubes within the body is more commonly known as Asthma, this is one of the most distressing ailments of the present era. Doctor’s term asthma as a “chronic inflammatory disease of the airway”. [1] Similarly some experts define asthma as “a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that is associated with recruitment of inflammatory cells and the clinical development of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and cough.”[2] For people who suffer from asthma it’s a day to day journey – referring to the most commonly used proverb ‘an apple a day keeps a doctor awake’; is exactly what an asthma patient has to go through – regular... ...
Asthma asthma and bronchospasm and inflammation
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...Asthma I. Introduction A. Historical Background of Asthma B. Epidemiology of Asthma Worldwide 2. In the United Kingdom (UK) C. The Prevalence of Asthma in the UK 1. Worldwide 2. In the United Kingdom (UK) II. Physiology of the Respiratory System III. Pathophysiology of Bronchial Asthma A. Definition of Terms 1. Asthma 2. Bronchospasm 3. Inflammation 4. Correlation of Inflammation and Bronchospasm with Asthma IV. Clinical Presentation of Asthma A. Signs and Symptoms B. Clinical Manifestations 1. Mild Asthma 2. Moderately Severe Asthma 3. Severe Asthma C. Physical Diagnosis of Asthma V. Review of Literature on Asthma VI. Current Management and Therapy of Bronchial Asthma... A. Advantages B....
Exercise Induced Asthma
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...Asthma in the Pediatric Population Due to the fact that children participate in exercise more often then adults, they are more likely to be afflicted with exercise-induced asthma (EIA), which is not actually caused by exercise but aggravated by exercise. Asthma is characterized by sudden attacks of bothersome or severe symptoms, separated by periods of mild symptoms or no symptoms at all. It is an inflammatory reaction that is triggered by external factors or certain conditions. Asthma, which is the most common chronic disease of childhood, usually begins in the early years when viral respiratory tract infections causes wheezing... . The epidemiology of EIA is limited. Many...
CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS: ASTHMA
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...Asthma Cultural Considerations: Asthma Introduction and Risk Factors Asthma is a long-termmedical condition which affects the respiratory system, notably the airways that produce extra mucus and swell, hence becoming narrow. The primary symptom of asthma is difficulty in breathing that comes about because of chest tightness. That notwithstanding, it is far-reaching to acknowledge the fact that the severity of the symptoms may vary in different patients based on the immunity of the affected persons. According to the CDC (n.d.), about 7% of the American population suffers from asthma. Additionally, some regions register a higher incidence of the condition than others... . An example of such a...
Essay on Asthma
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...Asthma Introduction Asthma is a chronic disease which has reached an extreme level in such countries as UK and its contemporaries. It is defined according to the frequency of specified symptoms, which could be atopic or non-atopic. The death rate because of this chronic breathing syndrome has been increasing day by day with a heavy percentage, and so now the experts consider it imperative to have a proper know how of asthma. Asthma is an ailment that causes the airways of the lungs to “swell and taper leading to puffing, shortness of breath, chest tautness, and coughing” (Ozier et al. 56). It occurs due to malfunctioning of airways, the pivotal parts of breathing, which results... in their...
Antioxidants And Asthma Therapy
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...Asthma Therapy Introduction: The term asthma is developed from a Greek word that refers to “panting” (Barnes 10). Asthma is a widespread persistent inflammatory illness of the airways which is illustrated by airflow obstruction and chronic, erratic symptoms. The airways of an asthma patient swell hence restricting the flow of air in and out of the lungs, thereby making breathing complicated. This disease is also characterized by extreme mucus production, coughing, wheezing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. This paper will describe asthma and its influence on antioxidant levels. This essay will also explain how the antioxidant supplements can help reduce asthma symptoms... ?Antioxidants and Asthma ...
The Asthma Trap
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...ASTHMA TRAP Asthma is a chronic lung disease that predominantly causes difficulty in breathing. This is mainly due to constriction, tightening of the muscles surrounding the airways, and inflammation, soreness, swelling and irritation of the airways in the lungs. Asthma is different for everyone. Some people may experience other symptoms and the intensity of which may also vary. However, some of the common symptoms are as follows: Chest tightness Coughing Shortness of breath Wheezing The diagnosis of asthma is made upon recognition of one or more of these symptoms and is verified if there is any evidence of variable or...
Pediatric Asthma Management
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...asthma management due: Pediatric asthma management The patient in this case studyis a 12 y/o Puerto Rican male, who was accompanied to the primary care facility by his mother. He presented with a cold that has persisted for a month, which has been occurring during spring and fall of each year. Moreover, he suffers from a cough when sleeping, nasal congestion and sneezing. His school grades were dropping because he fell asleep in school. He may have experienced the cough while riding his bike or playing outside with his friends. Also, he used albuterol at least 3-4 nights in a week. This paper will discuss a detailed management and workup plan for the pediatric asthma patient. Further... Pediatric asthma ...
Management of Asthma
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...Asthma First and foremost, I would like to welcome you into this mentorship session. I am a practicing pulmonologist and have been offering professional mentorship on respiratory diseases for fifteen years. I am a specialist in respiratory diseases. Apart from my general education as a pulmonologist, I took an extra three years of training in internal medicine. I have also been certified by the board in critical-care medicine. It is therefore my pleasure to give you professional guidance how live with asthma and I am confident that my advice will achieve you great improvements in your health life, especially as pertaining to asthma. The main goal of this mentorship is that you may... ?Management of...
Research proosal on ASTHMA
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...asthma. The research is being proposed to look at the role of parents within the cultural setting in their children’ access to healthcare as suggested by Wright and Newman-Giger (2010); and to formulate recommendations to enhance health outcomes among the children afflicted with asthma and improve their quality of life... in Mensah & Glover, 2007; Pamies & Nsiah-Kumi, 2009). The burden of asthma is an example of disparities in childhood in the US in a general sense (Akinbami & Schoendorf, 2002; Smith, Hatcher-Ross, Wertheimer & Khan, 2005; McDaniel, Paxson & Waldfogel, 2006). While Pamies and Nsiah-Kumi (2009) highlighted the disparities among children of color, Wright and...
Asthma worse in schoolchildren
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...Asthma Worse in Schoolchildren Introduction: One of the most chronic illnesses that affect children is asthma. Records in the United States reflect that almost around 5 million children who are less than 18 years of age, in the country are affected by the disease. As a result of the disease, children suffers difficulty in breathing, coughing, experiencing shortness of breath, chest tightness, and fatigue (Clay, 2004, pp.9-10). The present study overviews how asthma in schoolchildren is worsened from fungal spores in classrooms, affecting schoolchildren. Asthma in Schoolchildren Worsened by Fungal Spores in Classrooms: Research and studies have revealed that the conditions of asthma... in...
Asthma and medicine management
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...asthma and pharmacology of drugs for the treatment of asthma Introduction Asthma is a disorder that will turn out to be a life-threatening condition if it is not treated and controlled appropriately. The following are the important points in relation to the pathophysiology of different asthmatic conditions and pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of the drugs meant for the treatment of asthma with reference to the case scenario presented. 1) What is asthma? Asthma is a chronic inflammatory airway disorder marked by airflow obstruction and airway hyperresponsiveness to a multiplicity of stimuli. This widespread but variable airflow obstruction is caused by bronchospasm, edema... ?Pathophysiology of...
Asthma and nitric oxide
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...Asthma 7 Mechanism of Nitric Oxide and Asthmatic Attacks 8 Nitric Oxide and Treatment of Asthma 9 Conclusion 9 References 11 Copy of Articles 12 Introduction Nitric oxide (NO), once generally viewed only as hazardous to humans, has now become new promising means of identifying and treating respiratory diseases such as asthma. Several studies have indicated the usefulness of nitric oxide monitoring in managing asthmatic patients particularly children. With the tool, it allows for objective monitoring of asthma attacks without... Table of Contents Introduction 3 Nitric Oxide and the Human Body 3 Mechanism and Metabolism 4 Functions 5 Nitric Oxide and...
Asthma College Essay
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...Asthma Overview of Disease Definition Asthma has been defined to be a disease of the airways resulting from chronic inflammations of various aetiologies. In this disease, the tracheobronchial airways become extremely responsive to a variety of stimuli. As a result of this, there is widespread narrowing of the air passages leading to various respiratory symptoms mainly centred on breathing difficulties. This is very common disease with immense social impact (Enright, 2003). Epidemiology Bronchial asthma spares no ages with 50% of the cases developing before the patients reach the age of 10. The next most prominent group comprises of...
Advances in asthma management
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...Asthma Management of the Under the guidance of Word Count APA format Advances in Asthma Management PART-1: Exploration of the topic Introduction Reversible obstruction of the airways due to chronic inflammation and bronchial hyper-reactivity is known as asthma. Asthma is a common respiratory condition that affects people of all ages and sexes irrespective of region and race. This condition affects about 300 million people in the world including children (Bateman et al, 2008). It constitutes of approximately 2 percent of all emergency department visits (Morris, 2014). The condition is characterized by paroxysmal narrowing of the bronchial airways due to inflammation of the bronchi... Advances in...
Asthma and Allergies
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...Asthma: 4-5 Table 1: 5-6 Signs and Symptoms of Asthma: 6-7 Management of patients with Allergic Asthma; 7 Eczema: 7 Types of Eczema; 8-9 Medications for Eczemas Available to Medical Practitioners: 9-11 Urticaria: 11-12 Medications for Urticaria Available to Medical Practitioners; 12-13 References: 14-19 A Case Study of a Child with Asthma Thesis Working in the Children's Hospital offers challenges as well as benefits. It is important as an assistant practitioner to be able to have the necessary knowledge required in supporting... Subtopic Page Thesis: 2 Introduction: 2-3 Hay Fever: 3-4 Prevention and treatment of Hay Fever: 4 Allergic A...
Investigations in Asthma
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...asthma. Asthma is a clinical syndrome of unknown etiology characterized by three distinct components recurrent episodes of airway obstruction that resolve spontaneously or as a result of treatment; (2) exaggerated bronchoconstrictor response to stimuli that have little or no effect in nonasthmatic subjects, a phenomenon known as airway hyperresponsiveness; and (3) inflammation of the airways.(Drezen 2007). A large national study has revealed that in UK the incidence rate of asthma has decreased in the last few years from 6.9 per 1000 patient years in 2001 to 5.2 per 1000 patient years in 2005. This decrease is most prominent in children under 5 years of age. This group also shows... Investigations in...
Diploma Paper on Asthma
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...Asthma Introduction: Asthma is a disease of the airways that is characterised by increased responsiveness of the tracheobronchial tree to a variety of stimuli. Physiologically, this disease manifests itself with widespread narrowing of the air passages and clinically by episodes of dyspnoea, cough, and wheezing. The asthmatic patients do not suffer throughout the year, and it is, therefore, an episodic disease where acute exacerbations are interspersed with symptom-free periods. Typically, most attacks are short-lived, lasting minutes to hours, and clinically, the patient seems to recover completely after an attack. In my practice, however, I have seen some patients who... are in such a phase...
Dietary(Nutritional) recommendations for Asthma
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...Asthma: Healthy eating should be encouraged in patients of asthma by selection of good food choices. Like many other health disorders, there is no specific diet plan for asthma. But, diet based on processed or junk foods is not good for asthma patients. This is because more severe asthma is also associated with obesity and without a change in diet plan, obesity can soon become a worrisome issue together with asthma. Also, some foods are known to have allergic triggers for asthma like cow’s milk and eggs and should be avoided (NHS 2012). A wealth of research suggests that a diet rich in vitamin C, omega-3 fatty acids, magnesium, and beta-carotene reduces risk... Dietary (Nutritional) Recommendations for...
Asthma as a Chonic Illiness
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...Asthma as a chronic disease affiliation Asthma as a chronic disease Chronic diseases in the modern century are usual scenes in the medical field. With the sensitivity of the diseases, individuals have been given proper means and channels of consultation and treatment. This has increased the number of people coming up to get treatment for chronic diseases. According to Falvo (2009), these developments have helped to save the lives of individuals suffering from chronic illnesses. Different from the ancient centuries where the society had negative misconceptions on chronic illnesses, the public has now been sensitized on the positivity of the matter....
Asthma and its symphtomes
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...Asthma deaths continue to occur despite a greater awareness of the disease within the public sphere (Hannaway, 2004, p. 256). Asthma is a disease of the bronchial tubes, where constriction causes a person to lack an adequate intake of oxygen. The symptoms are well known among the public, and include coughing, wheezing and episodes of shortness of breath (someone, date, page). This paper will discuss the issue that, to date, despite sufferers, non-sufferers and health professionals having greater awareness of the disease, continued increases in morbidity rates from asthma occurs. Firstly, a brief revision of factors that may influence morbidity rates to remain high will be outlined. Secondly... ...
African Americans dealing with Asthma
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...Asthma) 19 June Introduction Black Americans have come a long way indeed since the days of slavery and the Civil War which was fought over the issue of slavery. It is also preferred that blacks are called their politically-correct term which is African-Americans. Black people are now enjoying all their civil and political rights guaranteed by the same American Constitution equally as the whites. The Civil Rights Movement achieved a great deal in terms of enforcing those political rights which President Kennedy had started but were fully implemented only during administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson in the 1960s. The Great Society programs of Pres. Johnson were... African-Americans (Dealing with...
Families of Patients with Asthma
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...Asthma" Clinical question: Does education of the patient and the family in self-care management result in improved healthand functional status in adult asthmatics The question broken into the PICO format yields the following search format: P= adult asthmatics, I= asthma education of patient and family C= no formal education program, and O= improved health and functional status. The search via the MEDLINE database through http://www.pubmed.gov was conducted in the PICO format. Keywords "asthma education" for the "I" in the PICO format was entered into the search box, and yielded 5483 articles. The next step in the search conducted was "improved asthma control" to isolate... "Families of patients with...
Evidence Based Paper (Asthma)
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...Asthma) Evidence-based practice (EBP) in nursing refers to one of the newly emerging paradigms or methodologies employed in clinical practice in nursing. Also known as empirically-supported treatment (EST), evidence-based practice has acquired great relevance in nursing practice in the United States and EBP has been emphasized by the leading professional organizations in the world such as the American Psychological Association, the American Nurses Association, and the American Occupational Therapy Association. “Evidence-based practice is the integration of best research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values to facilitate clinical decision making.” (DiCenso, Guyatt... ?Evidence Based Paper...
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