COPD tutorial for exam 4

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COPD tutorial for exam 4
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  1. What part of the body controls expiration and inspiration?
    Medulla Oblongata
  2. two causes of COPD
    • smoking
    • Alpha1-antitripsin Deficiency
  3. Alpha1- antitrypsin deficiency
    -inherited disorder

    •   -protective
    • material produced in liver and transported to lungs to help combat inflammation

    •   -leads
    • to destruction of alveoli
  4. Characteristics of: 
    Chronic Bronchitis
    • Cough with phlegm
    • Shortness of breath
    • Exercise Intolerance
    • Expiratory phase of respiration long
    • Wheezes and Crackles on auscultation
    • Inability to maintain stable arterial blood gases
    • Hypoxemia
    • Doesn’t strike suddenly
    • Damage occurs before patients seek treatment
    • Pulmonary hypertension
    • Right heart failure with peripheral edema
  5. Chronic Bronchitis Diagnosis
    • Mucus producing cough most days of the month, three months of a year for two
    • consecutive years (ALA).

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