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Preschool Asthma - ... The risk factors for asthma are varied. GINA’s research states, “Epidemiologic studies have identified a number of risk factors associated with the development of asthma, including (but not limited to) sensitization to aeroallergens, maternal diet during pregnancy and/or lactation, pollutants (particularly environmental tobacco smoke), microbes and their products, and psychosocial factors.” According to GINA, “Symptoms in this age group that may indicate a diagnosis of asthma include wheeze, cough, breathlessness (typically manifested by patterns of activity limitation), and nocturnal symptoms/awakenings....   [tags: Asthma Essays]
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Is Improper Use of the Inhaler Related To Poor Asthma Control? - The control of asthma in both adults and children has proven to be a challenge owing to the intricacy involved in the management of the disease. According to the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA 1), the term refers to a clinical syndrome of “intermittent respiratory symptoms triggered by viral upper respiratory infections, environmental allergens or other stimuli and is characterized by nonspecific bronchial hyperesponsiveness and airways inflammation.” The severity of the disease is measured based on an individual’s lung function (FEV1), the number of times a patient uses a bronchodilator, and the symptoms a patient portrays at night (GINA 1)....   [tags: Asthma, Respiratory System]
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Exercise-induced Asthma - ... It is suggested that airway hyperreactivity is caused by the overactivity of the alpha-adrenergic component of the sympathetic nervous system. The cortisol response to exercise is dependent on the workload and on the clearance of glucocorticoid hormones from the circulation (HR). Proposed mechanisms for exercise-induced bronchoconstriction have included lactic acidosis, hypocapnia, metabolic imbalance, mediator release, imbalance of components of the autonomic nervous system, activation of pharyngeal receptors, carotid body stimulation, and airway cooling....   [tags: Exercise-induced Asthma]
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Asthma in School - In my early childhood classroom each student that walks through the door will have their own individual personality with their own individual needs. Some of my students will have disabilities that will need extra care and patience. Asthma is one of the more common conditions that Americans suffer from, more then 17 million are suffering from asthma one third of these are children (Girish Sharma, 2011) Asthma is effects a persons ability to breath, due to coming in contact with asthma triggers....   [tags: Health, Education]
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Case Management: Living with Asthma - Living with asthma requires significant participation by the patient with self-care and management of their chronic illness. The focus of this research is to educate and promote health in patients with asthma, with nursing interventions. Education is vital for a patient with asthma and involves a collaborative partnership between the nurse and the patient. Because of the chronic nature of asthma, nurses have a vital role in educating patients on how to recognize when asthma is worsening, and when to respond appropriately to improve their outcome....   [tags: Health Care, Nursing Interventions] 2047 words
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Determining the Underlying Causes of Asthma - Asthma is the most common worldwide chronic condition that affects both young and old. It is a condition in which the air way passages are narrowed leading to symptoms of wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and cough (Bijanzadeh, Mahesh, Nallur 1). Asthma is caused by increased infiltration of inflammatory cells into the airway, constriction, airway smooth-muscle hypertrophy, and mucous hypersecretion in the bronchiolar walls of the lung (Bijanzadeh, Mahesh, Nallur 1). Most asthma attacks are short, a few minutes to a few hours, and the person recovers completely this is called episodic asthma disease....   [tags: Health ]
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Asthma - Asthma is such a common disease. For instance, a negative response to an emotional stress can cause an asthma attack (Mark 1007). Have you actually seen someone have an asthma attack. It is the scariest thing because you cannot do anything about it. They say that there are no cures for asthma, and they also claim that there is some natural therapies that may help to manage symptoms of asthma. Weather your asthma is completely manageable and only shows up from time to time, or if you only have to deal with it on a daily basis, either way you have probably gone through your fair share of prescription medications....   [tags: Health, Diseases] 2406 words
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Asthma - Introduction Asthma is considered as one of the most common chronic and complex respiratory conditions which involve both environmental and genetic factors (1,2). It is such a condition of the airways presents as constriction of the bronchi and bronchioles in response to irritants. The vascular resistance of the pulmonary system will increase as constriction leads to a smaller vascular diameter (3,4). The prevalence of the disease is predicted to rise making it one of the major life-threatening disorders....   [tags: Medical Science]
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Automobile Emissions, CO and Asthma - Automobile Emissions, CO and Asthma Auto emissions are byproducts from the engine combustion process and from the vanishing of fuel. Despite the ever-growing number of vehicles on the road, studies show that ten to thirty percent of vehicles cause the majority of vehicle-related air pollution. This fact sheet lists some of the air pollutants associated with vehicle emissions. Because contact to these pollutants can cause serious health problems, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has established air quality standards to protect our health Asthma is an illness that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and...   [tags: environment, fuel, carbon monoxide]
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Makeup and Testing of Asthma Medication - Introduction Asthma is a persistent airway inflammatory disease; a condition that brings about persistent inflammation, remodeling and hyperresponsiveness in airways (AHR) (Royce et al., 2009 & Mookerjee et al., 2006). These processes results to fibrosis (deposition of collagen) in the airways which leads to their obstruction as noted by Tang et al. (2009) and Mookerjee et al. (2005). Holgate et al. (2009) further indicates that common environmental allergens like pollen and ovalbumin leads to production of IgE antibody which is also believed to cause asthma, thus putting it in allergic disorders’ category....   [tags: Mice Models, Nebulization]
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Examining the Physiology of Asthma - Asthma is considered as one of the most common chronic and complex respiratory conditions which involve both environmental and genetic factors (2). It is such a condition of the airways presents as constriction of the bronchi and bronchioles in response to irritants. The vascular resistance of the pulmonary system will increase as constriction leads to a smaller vascular diameter. Normal healthy individuals exhale 75-80% of their vital capacity. In cases of people with obstructive lung diseases, this figure is reduced proportionally to the state of airway pathology (1)....   [tags: nursing, health, medical]
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The Disease of 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, severe, and sometime life threatening. Although researchers have learned more about the underlying causes of asthma in recent years, a definitive treatment is still unavailable....   [tags: Papers] 1372 words
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Pediatric Asthma - Relevance of the Practice of Respiratory Therapy: I have long been aware of the illness called asthma. It’s usually the children who contacted asthma and therefore it’s called pediatric asthma. I have seen a few patients suffering from asthma attack. It’s only pathetic if the patient doesn’t have any surrounding him that can give him first aid or provide him with the necessary procedures that will give him a sigh of relief. I feel delighted on the contrary if I see anyone who’s acting in a capacity of a respiratory therapist that is able to help the patient rescue from farther danger....   [tags: Medical Research ]
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A Cure for Asthma - A Cure for Asthma While the reality of a cure for asthma is a long ways off, the idea keeps many asthmatics hopeful and healthy. A cure is far down the road, but possible and very real. Asthmatics should realize both of these statements are true and keep their feet planted firmly on the ground while dreaming of the possibilities. The media plays a large role in how people view the possibility of a cure. Sometimes, news articles portray the positive side of a cure, showing how new developments and advancements are bringing us closer and closer to a cure....   [tags: Health Research Term Papers] 765 words
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Symptoms of an Asthma: How Can You Tell If You have Asthma? - ... How can you tell if you have asthma. Symptoms of an asthma attack include coughing, shortness of breath, chest tightness and trouble exhaling air. I personally have asthma, and the most common issue for me is expelling air. It can often feel like you don’t actually have air in your lungs or like your throat closes when you try to exhale, kind of like breathing through a small straw. Asthma can be particularly hard to diagnose in children and older adults. For example; in young children it can be difficult to judge the severity of the problem, and kids are not always very good at expressing what is wrong or bothering them....   [tags: allergies, chronic desease, treatment]
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Asthma Pathophysiology - Asthma Pathophysiology Asthma is the leading cause of chronic illness in children and is responsible for nearly 10% of the Emergency Room visits for children <15 year of age. It occurs in as many as 10%-12% of children in the United States and is gradually growing. Asthma can begin at any age , but most children have their first symptoms by age five. Because Camp Wapiti is for children ages 8-13 exclusively, this report will focus primarily on childhood asthma. Asthma itself is an inflammatory disease characterized by increased airway responsiveness due to a variety of stimulus....   [tags: Health]
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Asthma During Pregnancy: - Asthma in pregnancy is a common problem. Women, who never had asthmatic tendencies, may also experience them for the first time. Although, there are several treatments and handy home remedies to cure it, one must take the basic precautions to prevent asthma during pregnancy. Asthma may be a common problem to many women. In most cases, they do not know how to deal with asthma during pregnancy. Although there is no doubt that severe asthma attack can be harmful for your pregnancy, it can however be resolved with proper treatment....   [tags: Health Care ] 923 words
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Understanding Asthma: What Patients Need to Know About Asthma - ... It is also important to assess client’s experience and information about client’s support group that is relatives and close friends. In Joseph’s case, he seems to be unaware about his learning needs. Best approach to assess this scenario is to ask relevant questions to identify his and family learning needs and provide information about asthma according to their level of understanding. 2. The participants’ motivation to learn: Motivation plays very important role in learning and teaching process....   [tags: inflammation disorder, pulmonary airways]
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Early Stages Detection of Asthma in Children - A bout of breathing difficulty in people gasping to breathe is a painful sight among asthmatics. Statistics say more than 25million people in this world including 6.5 million children are suffering from this problematic condition which can be life threatening at times. The figure is constantly on rise and children are the most vulnerable individuals to diagnose with this medical condition. Asthma is an allergic condition of the upper respiratory tract consisting of lungs and connecting airways....   [tags: breathing, allergic condition, relief drugs] 898 words
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The Most Effective Treatment for an Asthma Exacerbation - ... Step 3: Synthesize the Best Evidence According to Osmond, Gazarian, Henry, Clifford, and Tetzlaff, (2008), although they are not used in most emergency rooms for treating asthma in pediatric patients, metered dose inhalers used with a spacer have been proven to be as effective as a nebulizer treatment. There is a hesitant switch due to preferences of family members, physicians and nurses, and although the research shows evidence to this fact, all are reluctant to believe this is true (Osmond, Gazarian, Henry, Clifford, and Tetzlaff, 2008)....   [tags: Rosswurm and Larrabee Model, data]
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Childhood Asthma: Developing New Therapies - Asthma is the leading cause of hospital admissions during childhood. Kumar and Robbins give an accurate definition of asthma as “a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and cough, particularly at night and/or early in the morning” (489). Asthma is a terrifying disease, especially in children, because of the sudden attacks that could claim lives if not treated immediately and effectively. Despite recent advancements in available drugs and overall therapy, the incidence of childhood asthma is rising (Dolovich 373)....   [tags: Medical Technology ]
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Living with Asthma - Living with Asthma missing works cited The weather in Boston is just beginning to feel cooler as Maeve Vaillancourt, a Northeastern University sophomore rushes to her first class of the day. Although she is already behind schedule, she huddles in a corner to take a dose of her Abuterol inhaler, then finishes her ten-minute walk and slips into class late. “I hate taking my inhaler in public, because it is embarrassing, but after quick walks like that, I need to or else I feel as if I can’t breathe,” said Vaillancourt....   [tags: Medical Medicine Respiratory Essays] 1708 words
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Pshycology of Asthma - In September of 1991, I had a severe asthma attack. The first couple of sentences I heard when I woke from passing out earlier were, “Zachary, what have you been doing. You gotta cut out playing basketball and those other sports so hard buddy,” a nurse said. I was only eight when a nurse told me this. For a week I laid in the hospital thinking down on myself. I was moving closer and closer to believing that I couldn’t be an effective athlete. My father always told me that I could do all things as long as I put my head and heart into it....   [tags: essays research papers] 4222 words
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Can Childhood Asthma be Outgrown? - Can Childhood Asthma be Outgrown. Today asthma is the most common chronic childhood disease, with the number of children with asthma increasing every year. In 1995, the Environmental Protection Agency reported that 5.5 million children in the United States had asthma. Now an estimated 6.1 million children under 18 in the United States currently suffer from asthma, according to the American Lung Association. However, some asthma sufferers manage to “out-grow” their childhood asthma. “By the time high school was over I found that I wouldn’t need to use my inhaler anymore and I haven’t used my inhaler in about three years,” said Jen Nelson, sophomore journalism major at Northeastern University....   [tags: Health Respiratory Essays] 1761 words
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Characteristics and Treatments for Asthma - Characteristics and Treatments for Asthma Asthma is very common, but it isn’t well understood. Current treatments for the disease are getting to be more effective. In the future, hopefully advances in medical research will lead to even better treatments then the ones we currently have. We use our lungs to breathe they work by taking oxygen from the air we breathe in and then disposing it as carbon dioxide; Carbon Dioxide is a deadly waste product made by the cells of the body. Once this exchange has taken place, Carbon dioxide is removed from the body by breathing it out, or exhaling....   [tags: Papers] 805 words
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asthma - Introduction Most of you may not think of asthma as a killer disease, yet more that 5,000 Americans die of asthma each year. According to the Mayo Clinic web page, asthma also accounts for more that 400,000 hospital discharges annually. As the number of people with asthma increases, the more likely you are to come in contact with a person who has the disease. As far as I can remember, I have had asthma my whole life. My mother and one of my sisters also have asthma, so I have a first hand experience with it....   [tags: essays research papers] 925 words
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Asthma - Asthma is a respiratory disorder marked by breathing difficulty caused by temporary narrowing of the bronchi, the airways branching from the trachea to the lungs. Attacks usually are brought on by allergic reaction to ANTIGENS such as grass and tree pollens, mold spores, fungi, animal dander, and certain foods but may also be caused by chemical irritants in the atmosphere or by infections of the respiratory tract. Susceptibility to an asthma attack is based on hyperactivity of the bronchial muscles, which constrict on exposure to one or another of these agents....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Asthma - Asthma / Grant 1 Asthma in a Fitness/School Setting For some, the agony of asthma may be an affliction only during childhood; for others, the illness persists throughout adulthood. The least fortunate are those who fall mortal victims. Asthma can kill. Medical science can offer only temporary relief at best. The deviousness of the disease defies almost all attempts at discovering a cure. Asthma can be mild; it can be devastating. Sometimes the symptoms disappear for many years but surface again with even greater severity....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Asthma - Asthma is a condition of the bronchial tubes characterized by episodes of constriction and increased mucous production. A person with asthma has bronchial tubes that are super sensitive to various stimuli, or triggers, that can produce asthma symptom.In other words, asthmatics have special sensitivity that causes their lung tissue to react far more than is should to various stimulating factors or triggers. For this reason, people with asthma are said to have "twitchy airways."Some symptoms that people with asthma commonly experience are chest tightenings, difficulty inhaling and exhaling, wheezing, production of large amounts of mucous in their windpipes and coughing.Coughing can...   [tags: essays research papers] 691 words
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Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and Association with in Uterine Exposure and Asthma - ... Tang organized her research to verify her hypothesis and did so by researching lung cells and T lymphocytes and their correlation with asthma and PAH exposures. Before Chu’s experiment, she and her colleagues had theorized that consumed PAH levels would negatively affect lung β2AR gene expression and airway hyperreactivity. The experiment consisted of mice that were exposed to two types of air, one contaminated and the other not contaminated. The mice were exposed in utero from the 1st day of pregnancy to the approximately the 20th day of pregnancy or until the birth date of the young....   [tags: Medical, Health, Medicine]
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Asthma - Asthma is a disorder of the respiratory system in which the passages that enable air to pass into and out of the lungs periodically narrow, causing coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. This narrowing is typically temporary and reversible, but in severe attacks, asthma may result in death. Asthma most commonly refers to bronchial asthma, an inflammation of the airways, but the term is also used to refer to cardiac asthma, which develops when fluid builds up in the lungs as a complication of heart failure....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Asthma - Asthma Breathing is a vital process for every human. Normal breathing is practically effortless for most people, but those with asthma face a great challenge. During an asthma attack, breathing is hampered, making it difficult or even impossible for air to flow through the lungs. Asthma is an increasingly common problem, and has become the most common chronic childhood disease. At least 17 million Americans suffer from it(1), and although it can be fatal, it is usually not that severe(4)....   [tags: Science Scientific Research Essays]
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Asthma - In a report released on Wednesday, scientists have found out that dust mites from your house et may cause asthma in children who do not yet have the disease. About 17.3 million Americans have asthma, a respiratory disease that causes suffering, horrible coughing, and wheezing and also leaves them gasping for air. Since 1980, the number of people who have asthma has risen over 75%. This was in the report released by the Institute of Medicine that studied just how big a role the air in peoples’ homes can play in the disease....   [tags: essays research papers] 434 words
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Asthma - Asthma is a chronic illness that affects many people. Asthma affects approximately 155 million people around the world. The pharmaceutical industry approximates $5.5 billion in sales for asthma medication per year for a condition that is incurable. Asthma is an inflammatory disease of the airways. The narrowing of airways occurs due to inflammation and excessive mucous secretion. The constriction of the airway gives rise to common asthmatic symptoms of wheezing, coughing, tightness in the chest, and shortness of breath....   [tags: essays research papers] 410 words
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Sensitization to Plant Food Allergens in Patients with Asthma - Although hypersensitivity to fruits and vegetables is assumed to play a role in the etiology of asthma and deteriorating of symptoms in some asthmatic patients, however, little is known about allergy to some fruits and vegetables in patients aforementioned. The purpose of this study was to identify probable sensitization to eggplant, Shiraz grape, melon and mango among asthma sufferers. The study included 50 patients with moderate to severe persistent asthma and 50 healthy individuals with no history of asthma and other atopic diseases....   [tags: fruits, vegetables, asthmatic patients]
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Albuterol vs. Levalbuterol: The Preferred Treatment for Asthma - Introduction Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. It is a reversible airway obstruction, occurring 8 to 10% of the population worldwide. According to a study in 2005, asthma affects over 15 million Americans, with more than 2 million annual emergency room visits. Asthma patients have a hyper-responsiveness in their airways and generally and increase in their airway smooth muscle cell mass. This hyperplasia is due to the normal response to the injury and repair to the airway caused by exacerbations....   [tags: Medical Research]
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The Effects of Environmental Tobacco Smoke Among Children with Asthma - This paper will discuss the effects of Environmental Tobacco Smoke (ETS) or known as Second Hand Smoke (SHM) among children. In addition, it will focuses on the how ETS becomes a problem for Children in American household as well as in other well developed nations. It will describe the effects that has among children living in contaminated environment by Second Hand Smoke. One of the health effects can be Asthma, which is provoked by their parents who smoke in their vicinity. Furthermore, there will be a discussion where as a public health practitioner trying to improve the health of these children and to educate their parents to lessen their cigarette consumption near children....   [tags: Health, Respiratory Desease]
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Personal Narrative: Overcoming My Asthma and Completing a Marathon - Overcoming my Asthma and Completing a Marathon It all started when I was first born, “ Mr. And Mrs. Sadler I’m sorry to inform you but your son has asthma.” After that my life was going to become a roller coaster of medication, emergency room visits, and life long lessons along the way. There are many life long messages that I could explain to people, doing the right thing comes with consciences, being nice doesn’t always get you first but you feel better about yourself, and probably coming to the most important one in my thought would be, Never let someone tell you that you can’t do something because if you put your mind to something than you can accomplish anything....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 2240 words
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General Asthma - Asthma is a long-term, otherwise known as a chronic disease, which occurs in the respiratory system. The disease causes inflammation, spasms, or tightening in the bronchial tubes, which are the passage way to the lungs, that also carry air directly to the lungs. The inflammation caused by asthma educes difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, and coughing. Asthma cannot be cured, and the true cause of asthma is unknown. Most of the population that is diagnosed with asthma finds some way to be able to control the asthmatic symptoms with treatment....   [tags: Health] 791 words
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Explaining Asthma - Explaining Asthma Asthma is a disease of the lungs and of the air tubes leading to them. Asthma causes the walls of the bronchioles (the tiny airways in the lungs) to swell and produce mucus so that it becomes difficult to breathe. The bands of muscle around the outside of the bronchioles tighten, further blocking the flow of air. What causes asthma and who is at risk. No one is sure what causes asthma, but the bronchioles of many people who have asthma are more sensitive than usual to certain triggers....   [tags: Free Essays] 381 words
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Exploring Asthma - Exploring Asthma Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways in which many cells and cellular elements play a role, in particular, mast cells, eosinophils, T lymphocytes, macrophages, neutrophils and epithelial cells. In susceptible individuals this inflammation causes recurrent episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing, particularly at night or in the early morning. These episodes are usually associated with widespread but variable airflow obstruction that is often reversible either spontaneously or with treatment....   [tags: Papers] 1840 words
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Exercise Induced Asthma - Exercise Induced Asthma "Asthma is a pulmonary disease with the following characteristics: 1) airway obstruction that is reversible in most patients either spontaneously or with treatment; 2) airway inflammation; and 3) increased airway responsiveness to a variety of stimuli" (Enright, 1996, p. 375). There presently exist many varieties of asthma that differ in the severity, means of induction, and methods of treatment. One type is exercise-induced asthma. "Exercise-induced asthma (EIA) is a temporary increase in airway resistance and acute narrowing of the airway that occurs after several minutes of strenuous exercise, usually after the exercise had ceased" (Spector, 1993, p....   [tags: Papers] 1859 words
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Relationships between Asthma and Air Pollution - Relationships between Asthma and Air Pollution Professor’s comment: This student’s research paper synthesizes the results of a well-selected group of articles that explore relationships between asthma and air pollution. That laboratory science is at base a social enterprise is nicely exemplified by the focus of the studies she reviews. In drawing from the articles she reviews and in organizing her paper, the student maintains a good balance between discussing air-borne pollutants themselves and their physical effects, between analysis and implication....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Humidity and the Effects on Life - Humidity is measured by the amount of vapor in the air not by the total amount of vapor and liquid. Global climate is flexible by humidity and water vapor which are both very important to the global climate. Humidity, water vapor is important in the global climate. Air quality inside and out are important for people to understand. There are various effects because of humidity that can make it comfortable inside the home and what to stay away from outside the home. Not only can humidity affect the health of others it can also affect household goods and collections....   [tags: Global Climate, Humidity Effects, Asthma]
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Overcoming Asthmatic Disparity - Introduction Asthma is chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways characterized by recurring episodes of wheeling and breathlessness. It often exists with allergies and can be worsened through exposure to allergens. In fact, asthma is complicated syndromes that have neither single definition nor complete explanation to the point. In light of its treatment, it is worthwhile to notice that asthma cannot be cured, instead can be only managed by avoiding exposure to allergens and/or by using medications regularly....   [tags: asthma, inflammatory disorder, health, race]
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Salmeterol : The Optimization of an Asthmatic Drug - Salmeterol: The Optimization of an Asthmatic Drug Abstract: Asthma can be found in so many people all across world. Asthma is not biased; sex, race, or country does not matter. Asthma affects a large percent of the global population. Becoming aware of this is the first step. Now, using a drug in use, salmeterol, I want to optimize this drug to make it better by giving it different analogs, which will give it different properties. Using the latest technology in the Chemistry Lab, Gaussview and Gaussian 03W aided me in creating models for these analogs and optimizing them....   [tags: Medical Biology Asthma Medicine]
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Bronchial Thermoplasty - ... (2). Doctors usually recommend two different types of asthma medication to patients. The first type is medication is for the long term treatment of asthma. Thus, this treatment is taken every day regardless of whether symptoms are experienced. (4) The other type is medicine to be used during an asthma exacerbation, to prevent the attack while it is occurring. Both of these forms of medication are usually taken orally by use of a nebulizer. A nebulizer, also known as an inhaler, is a tool that vaporizes the dose of medication within a saline solution, thus it is able to be inhaled by the patient....   [tags: asthma, chronic respiratory disease]
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Describe The Main Limitations Suffered By Those With Chronic - One of the major public health problems facing Australia today is Asthma. It is disturbing that there has been an apparent increase in its prevalence and severity, and increased rates of hospital admissions. (E.J.Comino, 1996) For the diagnosed patient, the degree to which he or she suffers is related to severity of the condition, compliance with recommendations by medical experts, the immediate environment and the effectiveness of education programs. Like other major health problems, asthma has varying degrees of symptoms....   [tags: essays research papers] 2871 words
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The Invisible Epidemic - The Invisible Epidemic The rise of asthma in urban communities is beginning to reach epic proportions. It is a disease that is not limited to the United States, but is endemic to all developed nations and is especially prevalent in urban communities. The drastic rise in asthma and related pulmonary illnesses is surprising because benchmark studies have resulted in an as yet unknown understanding of the disease. All scientists agree, however, that this is a pathology whose etiology can be traced as an overt effect of a modern Western culture....   [tags: Papers] 960 words
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Smoking Prohibited with Minors in Vehicles - Smoking Prohibited with Minors in Vehicles Children do not have a choice whether or not an adult smokes while driving a vehicle. According to Chest magazine, 4.8 million American children have been diagnosed with asthma. The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta report that in 1993, 159,000 children under the age of fifteen were hospitalized for acute asthma, and 5,300 people died. The American Lung Association states that the annual health care cost for asthma is 12.6 billion dollars. "The value of reduced productivity due to loss of school days represented the largest single indirect cost related to asthma, approaching $1 billion." The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disea...   [tags: Papers] 490 words
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Drugs and Bronchospasms - Drugs and Bronchospasms Bronchospasms induced by drugs can be managed beneficially through knowledge of causative agents and knowledge on treatment of the disease. Bronchospasms are "an excessive and prolonged contraction of the smooth muscle of the bronchi and bronchioles, resulting in an acute narrowing and obstruction of the respiratory airway. The contractions may be localized or general and may be caused by irritation or injury to the respiratory mucosa, infections, or allergies or drugs. A cough with generalized wheezing usually indicates the condition....   [tags: Medical Research]
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A Jail at Hunts Point in the South Bronx? - The Gory State of the South Bronx An area associated with lots of social problems, with over half of the population living below the poverty line, the South Bronx has become a community that people associate with prostitution, crime, and poverty. With two (2) juvenile detention centers, fifteen (15) waste transfer stations, and four (4) jails, the plan of the government to build a new jail in Hunts Point is most strange and unwelcome at that. “The city’s Economic Development Corporation is negotiating with Oak Point Energy to purchase a 28-acre parcel of former industrial land in the Hunts Point section of the South Bronx to be used for a new detention center to relieve overcrowding on Riker...   [tags: Criminal Justice, Prison] 1831 words
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Smokers’ Social Responsibility: Supporting Cigarette Ban in Outdoor Areas - Smokers’ Social Responsibility: Supporting Cigarette Ban in Outdoor Areas Audience: Smokers in the city Genre: An article in local newspaper Results of many researches have proven that concentrations of tobacco smoke in outdoor areas possess the risk to individuals, kids and environment. Even cigarette butts are equally hazardous for environment and many creatures, especially in sea. Therefore, the recently laid ban on smoking in outdoor area in our city is a good move. However, the support of smokers is very much needed to make it successful....   [tags: Social Responsibility Essays] 1010 words
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Childhood Obesity Among African American Girls - Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions with the one of largest subpopulations being African American girls. According to the (The American Public Health Association [APHA], 2003) nearly 22 percent of African American girls ages 6-11 years of age are overweight. Childhood obesity is a considerable predictor of obesity in adulthood and can lead to deleterious consequences if left untreated. Improving the health needs of this vulnerable populations needs to be paramount not only for the overall wellbeing of the individual, but to avoid placing additional burden on the health care system....   [tags: Health ]
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The Impact of Weather and Climate on Health in New Zealand - Weather can affect human health in a variety of ways. For New Zealand, some of the specific health issues that are linked to weather and climate include melanoma skin cancer, weather-sensitive rheumatism, asthma, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and stress in farmers caused by weather extremes. Several studies have been done in New Zealand investigating the link between particular health problems and the weather. There are limitations to such studies, including the obstacle of trying to isolate cause and effect, but it is clear that weather and health correlations do exist....   [tags: New Zealand Health Culture Environment Essays]
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The Effects of Smoking Tobacco - Although it remains a large portion of the U.S’ economy, tobacco smoking can lead to a variety of diseases and disorders that affect the user. The effects of smoking tobacco not only affect the user but surrounding people as well: permanently destroying their lungs and children, increasing the chances of diseases and of cancer. Diseases caused by the effects of smoking or second hand smoke may lead to emphysema. To start, even after only a few years of smoking, one’s lungs could be affected for the rest of his/her life....   [tags: Drugs, informative, expository]
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Cough in the Pediatric Population - Cough in the Pediatric Population INTRODUCTION Cough is the most common presenting symptom to general practitioners and persistent cough is one of the most common problems referred to pediatricians and respiratory physicians. Although most of these consultations are likely for acute cough (cough lasting less than 2 weeks), a significant number of consults are for chronic cough. This article concentrates on chronic cough defined as cough present for more than 4 weeks.1 PREVALENCE According to data published, prevalence of chronic cough in primary school-aged children (6-12 years) is 5% to 10 %....   [tags: Health] 2349 words
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Conventional Medicine vs. Alternative Medicine - The dictionary states that conventional medicine is offered by hospitals and practiced by those who have a medical doctor degree; it is also called western medicine. The opposite of conventional medicine is called complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). Complementary and Alternative medicine can be considered holistic medicine, which is usually not prescribed by physicians a part of hospitals. There has been an increase in those that have an aversion to conventional medicine that is offered by hospitals (Astin, 1998)....   [tags: Medicine]
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Animal Testing For Scientific Purposes - ... Humans are not the only ones who have benefited from the results of animal testing. Animals have been helped too. If vaccines were not tested on animals, millions of animals would have died from a variety of diseases such as rabies, tetanus, anthrax, distemper, and more. People and animals share around fifty of the same diseases because of this animal testing can be beneficial to both animals and humans at the same time. In fact, animals and humans both suffer from asthma. Animal experimentation led to the development of asthma inhalers and other asthma medications for humans and animals alike....   [tags: Animal Experimentation, History, Polio, Rubella]
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