Essays Tagged: "Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease"

The Lungs; How they work and diseases related to them.

because it is poisonous to the body.Several diseases can destroy or deteriorate the lungs. Some are chronic bronchitis, emphysema and lung cancer.Emphysema is when a person has damaged the alveoli and ... e blood. Eventually the person may feel breathless. Emphysema is caused from being exposed to smoke.Chronic Bronchitis is when the lungs become infected from a viral infection or some type of pollutio ...

(2 pages) 67 0 5.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology > Human Biology

Maximising Health in Admission Assessment and Diagnosis of Patients with C.O.P.D.

last ward based placement.During this placement the majority of patients admitted to the ward were Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) sufferers of which there was quite a rapid turnover, th ... ican Thoracic Society. Standardisation of spirometry. 1998 update :-1285-1298*Bellamy D, Brooker R. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in Primary Care. 2000 :-23-32*Bradget RG, Tanaka DJ. Is Screen ...

(8 pages) 244 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Telemedicne: Quality of Care and Efficacy

e of its progression as well. This point can be illustrated by comparing the diagnostic process for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) to that of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. A missed diag ... to that of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. A missed diagnosis in the early stages of a progressive, chronic disease like COPD may not result in adverse health outcomes in the patient. On the other han ...

(6 pages) 168 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Science Essays

Lack of Exercise Causes Psychological as Well as Physical Setbacks

ise Causes Psychological as Well as Physical Setbacks". It states that a group of older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease participated in a 10-week exercise rehabilitation program, the ...

(2 pages) 58 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Research paper on smoking

e smoking contributes to a remarkable number of diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), peripheral vascular disease, peptic ulcer disease, and ... but not entirely reversed by quitting. Smoking is the primary risk factor of developing COPD, i.e. chronic bronchitis, emphysema (American Thoracic Society, 1996). Emphysema is characterized by perma ...

(7 pages) 391 2 4.1 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Nursing case study

hat may occur.The cause of Jack's symptoms was determined to be that he was suffering from moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Jacks observations were recorded every four hours incl ...

(8 pages) 742 0 4.7 Jun/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Reasearch on smoking

e smoking contributes to a remarkable number of diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), peripheral vascular disease, peptic ulcer disease, and ... but not entirely reversed by quitting. Smoking is the primary risk factor of developing COPD, i.e. chronic bronchitis, emphysema (American Thoracic Society, 1996). Emphysema is characterized by perma ...

(6 pages) 59 1 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sports

Under what circumstances should test marketing be used? Under what circumstances should you be reluctant to use test marketing?

s to participate in the process.For example as a nurse practitioner, and specialized in respiratory disease Glaxo-Welcome (now GlaxoSmithKlein) brought together a focus group of nurse practitioners wi ...

(3 pages) 59 0 5.0 Aug/2005

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Marketing

The effects of second-hand smoke.

oms of emphysema include shortness of breath, cough and a limited exercise tolerance. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis frequently co-exist together to comprise chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (C ...

(2 pages) 41 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The Effects of Smoking.

s are just some of the health problems smoking causes but there are many more, such as, gingivitis, chronic bronchitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, osteoporosis, stroke and heart disease.An ...

(2 pages) 62 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

A&P Chapter test #2 (answers along with sources)

by lymph node removal or radiation. Sometimes it resolves on its own, but the condition can become chronic.Source:Text page 664www.oncologychannel.com/breastcancer/mastectomy/preop.shtmlQuestion 3The ... over the inflamed areas.Text pages 713-714Question 6The diagnosis the doctor would make would be a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Chronic bronchitis or obstructive emphysema are the be ...

(8 pages) 67 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Chronic Bronchitis

The disease chronic bronchitis is defined in clinical terms as a conditionin which a chronic productive cough is ... tive years (Egans p. 140). The definition also includes thereis no other known cause for the cough. Chronic bronchitis can occur withoutairflow obstruction. However, signs and symptoms usually only be ... bstruction. However, signs and symptoms usually only becomesignificant when there is an obstruction.Chronic bronchitis is more prevalent among heavy smokers.The most common sign of chronic bronchitis ...

(3 pages) 25 0 1.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Indoor Air Pollution: "Home is Where the Hazard is"

he entirety of their lives. According to the American Journal women form such countries suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other diseases equivalent to that of a tobacco smok ...

(7 pages) 95 1 4.8 Jun/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Atmospheric Sciences

Principles of Assessment

nto hospital with complaints of right iliac fossa pain for 3 days. His medical history consisted of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Increased shortness of breath and has had an above the knee a ...

(11 pages) 320 1 2.5 Jul/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Harmful Effects of Teen Smoking

(MTGUS). It contributes to remarkable number of diseases, including coronary heart disease, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), peripheral vascular disease, peptic ulcer disease, and ... but not entirely reversed by quitting. Smoking is the primary risk factor of developing COPD, i.e. chronic bronchitis, emphysema. Emphysema is characterized by permanent structural changes in the lun ...

(6 pages) 82 0 4.6 Feb/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Drugs

Pathophysiology of COPD

This assignment will explain the pathophysiology of the disease process chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). It will examine how this disease affects an individual ... using a spirometer. John was notified by his GP that he had COPD which, John was informed, was both chronic bronchitis and emphysema (National Lung Health Education Program, 2005).The World Health Org ... d associated with abnormal inflammatory response of the lungs to noxious particles or gases. John's chronic bronchitis is defined, clinically, as the presence of a chronic productive cough for 3 month ...

(15 pages) 310 0 4.6 Mar/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Acute Care of Breathlessness

last few hours that his breathing had become unmanageable. He explained that he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which the doctor stated was emphysema, the year previo ... prescribed oxygen as any higher may cause respiratory depression (National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions, 2004) he was subsequently reassessed when his blood gas results returned and his ...

(14 pages) 270 0 3.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Influenza and the Human Body

fects all age groups it occurs highest in school children.The very young, or elderly and those with chronic diseases. Influenza could also lead to death. In 1918 Influenza was estimated to have killed ... t, headache, a non productive cough, occasionally laryngitis, and lack of energy. It can also cause chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Treatment for Influenza is bed rest, high fluid ...

(1 pages) 843 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine

Chronic Diesease

Page OneChronic Disease ManagementChronic Illness in America has become a large issue and burden on our nati ... he hours of 9am and 5 pm Monday thru Thursday? Not many, and with Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, and Hypertension on the rise in America it is concerning that ... For many Americans the hospital emergency room is used as a means for treatment of their unmanaged chronic illnesses that have grown to become acute exacerbations. Many of times these hospital admiss ...

(4 pages) 53 0 0.0 Apr/2010

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Social, cultural, economic, legal and political differences among nations affect international business

is the volume of air that can be exhaled after taking a deep breath and is an important measure of pulmonary (lung) function. FEV1 is the forced expiratory volume exhaled in the first second. Researc ... es 2 = both parents smoke Source: Tager, I.B., et al (1979) Effect of parental cigarette smoking on pulmonary function in children. American Journal of Epidemiology (adapted) Question 1 (6 marks) a) A ...

(14 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers