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Analysis of a Drug that was Used for Research in Asthma - This topic played a very important role in ethics and clinical practice. Since the drug, hexamethonium, was not FDA approved for the research in asthma, it should have never been approved as an experiment in the first place (Suber, 2001). The Internal Review Board should have done more research on the experiment and recognized that the drug had not been tested in humans without asthma before implementation into humans with asthma. In response to the death of the student, the Office for Human Research Protections put a halt on all human-based research at Johns Hopkins University....   [tags: asthma, hexamethonium, clinical practice]
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Preschool Asthma - Hearing the word, asthma stops a mom in her tracks, sends her heart into palpations and sends her mind into a whirlwind. Asthma means a child cannot breathe and if the child cannot breathe, surely, the child will die. To the untrained parent, that is the take home message from the child’s pediatrician visit. However, in the vast majority of the cases, dying from asthma is simply not the case. Asthma is a chronic lung disorder that does not have to define the child but rather be part of the many identities that make up a child much like blue eyes....   [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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The Anatomy and Physiology of Respiratory System and the Diagnosis of Asthma - Respiration consists mainly of two processes.Respiration Internal or cellular respiration is the process by which glucose or other small molecules are oxidized to produce energy: this requires oxygen and generates carbon dioxide. External respiration (breathing) involves simply the stage of taking oxygen from the air and returning carbon dioxide to it. “Anatomy and Functions of Respiratory System and its Components” The respiratory tract, where external respiration occurs, starts at the nose and mouth....   [tags: respiration, asthma, oxygen]
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Exercise-induced Asthma - Exercise-induced asthma is an acute transient airway narrowing that occurs during and most often after exercise. It is objectively defined as a 10% fall in forced expiratory volume in the first second from baseline that may be measured up to thirty minutes following exercise (M&M). Exercise-induced asthma occurs not only in elite athletes and asthmatics, but it can also be found in non-asthmatics. The stimulation of exercise-induced asthma can range anywhere from inhaling allergens to hyperventilation or intense exercise....   [tags: Exercise-induced Asthma]
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Histopathology of Asthma - The respiratory system processes oxygen using the lungs and airways, with the smallest functional unit being alveoli. The main functions of the respiratory system are air conduction, air filtration, and gas exchange (Ross 664). These functions are sometimes disrupted by disorders of the respiratory system, one of which is asthma. Asthma is characterized by chronic coughing, wheezing, tightness of the chest, and shortness of breath, but some people may not experience these symptoms. Asthma is diagnosed with a physical exam, a lung function test called spirometry, chest x-rays, an allergy test, and a bronchoprovocation test to measure sensitivity to various common triggers (“What is Asthma?”)....   [tags: respiratory system disorder]
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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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Pollution and Asthma: Is There a Connection? - ... Children aged from 0-17 years old have a greater chance of having asthma than adults do. Adults have a 7.7% asthma prevalence while children on the other hand have a 9.5%. Females have a higher asthma prevalence (9.2%) than males (7.0%).Among racial groups, people of multiple race have the greatest chance of having asthma. “Persons of black (11.2%) and American Indian or Alaska Native (9.4%) races had higher asthma prevalence compared with white persons (7.7%) (Akinbami, 2012, p. 2.) One of the most surprising finds though is the fact that income affects the chances of having asthma....   [tags: disease, airway, causes, environment] 2429 words
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The Impact of Asthma on the Patient - ... Airflow obstruction results from twitchiness of the muscles in the airways and inflammation resulting in swelling of the airway walls as well as accumulation of secretions (Asthma UK, 2014) over time symptoms might vary. In young children symptoms in the severity Asthma triggers and response to medications does not affect individuals in the same ways. Moreover it is not always simple to manage due to its affectability on people on age, sex and ethnic background (Cockett,2003). However, specialist nurse can achieve a successful outcome by ensuring that management plans are tailored to suit each patients/clients needs....   [tags: respiratory system, mucus, airways] 1692 words
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Care Management of Adolescents with Asthma - Care Management of Adolescents with Asthma Care Management of Adolescents with Asthma Asthma is a chronic condition associated with inflammation, constriction and swelling of the airways, and increased mucus secretion making if difficult to breath (Kaufman, 2012). In the United Stated, approximately 7 million children had asthma in 2010 (Centers for Disease Control [CDC], 2012a). This means that 1 in every 11 children suffers from this chronic inflammatory disease (CDC, 2012a). Data from 2006-2008 was analyzed to calculate 12-month incidence rates....   [tags: inflamation, constriction & swelling of airways]
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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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Breathless and Wheezing With Asthma - The World Health Organisation (WHO)(2013) describes asthma as a major noncommunicable disease characterised by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing, which vary in severity and frequency from person to person INTRODUCTION Information gained from David, 30, determines he has had a confirmed diagnosis of asthma since childhood and over the past 2 weeks he has been having frequent respiratory symptoms and is using his reliever inhaler most days. The purpose of this assignment is to accurately establish possible reasons why David is having an exacerbation of his asthma and what can be done to control his current symptoms and manage his asthma longer term....   [tags: inhaler, treatment, triggers] 1832 words
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What is Asthma and How Is It Treated? - ... Rationale: When the patient understands the disease process and the factors that aggravate episode. She can put efforts on reducing or eliminate the triggers. More so, understanding the disease process reduces anxiety and advance participation in management plan. Intervention: Discuss self management plans with the patient and intensify that the triggers may occur from diet, medication therapy, exciting circumstances, exercise induced, allergens, and high/dry temperature. Then educate on how to avoid the triggers that could contribute to the attack....   [tags: bronchial, mucous, breathing] 651 words
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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: A Major Health Concern - ... There isn't a cure for asthma and it can only be control. Air pollutants and irritants, such as smoke can trigger asthma. Asthma is a major health concern for nursing because most asthma-related deaths occur in lower-middle income countries. The percentile of adults that have been diagnosed with asthma by a health professional in Greenpoint is 8.5% – 10%. This is a better percentile than neighboring community Williamsburg (UHF 211). But in other communities in Queens that are nearby like Astoria (UHF 401) and West Queens (UHF 402) less people get diagnosed with asthma....   [tags: superfund site, poor countries, pollution] 861 words
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Symptoms and Management of Asthma - What is Asthma. According to WebMD (2014), “asthma is a chronic disease of the airways that makes breathing difficult. With asthma, there is inflammation of the air passages that results in a temporary narrowing of the airways that carry oxygen to the lungs” (WebMD, 2014, para. 1). Asthma Manifestation The signs and symptoms of Asthma ranges from wheezing, chest tightness, Shortness of breath, fatigue with breathing and use of accessory muscles. Also severe asthma can results in decrease activity levels....   [tags: respiratory, lungs, medication]
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Pathology of Asthma and its Symptoms - ... These irreversible changes can include involvement of the small airways but generally do not involve the bronchioles. The sputum of asthmatics may contain Creola bodies (epithelial cell clusters), Charcot-Leiden crysals (eosinophils), and Curschmann’s spirals. Triggers of asthma exacerbations in children include viral respiratory infections, such as human rhinovirus. Most of the HRV-A and HRV-B serotypes of the rhinovirus bind to respiratory epithelial cells, the primary site of inoculation and replication, via ICAM-1, while some of the HRV-A serotype bind to the VLDL receptor....   [tags: Respiratory, Allergens] 599 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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Asthma and Its Types - What do Steve Allen, Bill Clinton, Dennis Rodman, Lindsay Lohan, Billy Joel and Ludwig Van Beethoven all have in common. They all have or had Asthma. Asthma has been part of the world for many of years and anyone can have Asthma. According to the Center for Disease Control 18.7 million adults and 7.1 million children in the United States alone suffer from Asthma. Over 3,300 people die from Asthma each year. Asthma is also called hyperactive airway disease. It affects the airways (breathing tubes)....   [tags: Respiratory, Disease]
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Causes and Treatments of Asthma - Asthma is a chronic disorder of airways categorized physiologically as a reversible airflow obstruction, and pathologically with bronchoconstriction, the narrowing of the airways in the lungs due to the constriction of the surrounding smooth muscle. Asthma affects children and adolescent worldwide, caused by environmental, host, genetic factors and a variety of potential triggers. The sign and symptoms of asthma include chest tightness, wheezing, coughing, and dyspnea. One of the symptomatic treatments involves relaxing lungs smooth muscle, most commonly with inhaled β2-agonists (salbutamol)....   [tags: inflammatory, broncial, beta-2 agonists] 647 words
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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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Cronic Disease Paper: Asthma - Asthma is a condition where the patient’s airways are narrow and swell to produce extra mucus. This makes breathing difficult and in turn triggers coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath. For certain people asthma is a minor thing but for other people it can be major and a life-threatening situation. Asthma can be cured and controlled; because asthma is a changing disease make sure the patient works with the doctor so he/she can keep their asthma under control. “In the U.S. more than 25 million people have asthma, 7 million are children” (What Causes Asthma)....   [tags: chronic respiratory disease] 850 words
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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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Allergic Asthma: An Overview - Asthma, one of the most common lung diseases, affects 300 million individuals around the world today. (Global Initiative for Asthma, 2012) However, what exactly is this ailment, which affects so many people. Asthma is a prolonged disease that constricts the airways in the lungs. “There are air-conducting passageways: left bronchus and right bronchus and many small air passageways they branch into, the bronchioles, which deliver air to the lungs.” (Krogh, 2011, p. 584) While normal functionality of the lungs carries oxygen through these passageways, during an asthma attack, the bronchioles become inflamed and constrict the flow of oxygen....   [tags: Lung, Disease, Epidemiology] 1508 words
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Quiet Breathing and Asthma - Normal inspiration and expiration, also known as quiet breathing, is the type of breathing that occurs when a person is in a state of rest (McKinley, 2013). Pressure variations between the atmosphere and the thoracic cavity are produced by changes in lung volume (McKinley, 2013). Boyle’s law describes the inverse relationship between the pressure of a gas and the volume of a container (McKinley, 2013). Asthma is one of many conditions that can affect the pressure gradient in the lungs and cause problems with breathing....   [tags: Lungs, Pressure, Atmosphere]
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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? - The word Asthma, in its original Greek form (ἅσθμα, or ásthma) (akin to aázein) means “panting” or “to breath hard”. Panting and heavy breathing are common visible symptoms of an individual who has Asthma. “Asthma is fairly common, and can be described as chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm” (NHLBI, 2007). The most common symptoms of this disease are coughing, wheezing, and shortness of breath, which are all visible as well as a feeling of tightness in the chest....   [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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Obesity and Asthma and Other Health Hazards - Obesity and asthma Obesity is associated with several well-known health hazards, including diabetes and heart diseases. Furthermore, evidence from recent year suggest that obesity is a risk factor for asthma, which means there is a relationship between them. Many studies show that obesity is a risk factor for asthma, and it has a positive correlation between increase in body mass index BMI and the development of asthma. Obesity has the ability of reducing lung compliance and disturbing the ventilation perfusion relationship....   [tags: bmi, weight, inflammation]
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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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Causes and Treatment of Exercise Induced Asthma - Asthma is a disease of the lung that is usually either inherited or it may develop as a severe allergic reaction to a variety of causes. Not everyone who has allergies develops asthma though and not everyone who has asthma has allergies. It is a chronic inflammatory disease 3,5 and it can be very frustrating and difficult to live with if not treated properly. Exercise induced asthma (EIA) is also known as exercise induced bronchoconstriction (EIB). The term exercise induced asthma has been around for quite some time and has been described with symptoms such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, tight feeling in the chest and fatigue....   [tags: Allergy, Disease, Respiratory]
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Understanding Asthma: What Patients Need to Know About Asthma - The chronic inflammation disorder in the airways is called Asthma. It involves inflammation of the pulmonary airways and bronchial hyper responsiveness which results the clinical expression of a lower airway obstruction that usually is reversible (Fireman 2003). Bronchial hyper responsiveness occurs when bronchial airflow is decreased after bronchoprovocation with methacholine or histamine. When the airways are exposed to substances that trigger a reaction, immunoglobulin E (IgE) antibodies produced by B-cells help facilitate the release of inflammatory mediators including histamine and leukotrienes from mast cells (Fireman 2003)....   [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 - The Most Effective Treatment for an Asthma Exacerbation Ensuring the best treatment course for our patients with asthma is vital, and sometimes this involves research to determine the best course of treatment. Along with ensuring the patients are receiving the best treatment available, considering the continuation of treatment at home if needed is important, as well as the cost effectiveness of different treatments. According to Doan, Shefrin, and Johnson (2011), asthma is one of the top reasons children come to the emergency room....   [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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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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Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons and Association with in Uterine Exposure and Asthma - Scientists have studied the effects of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in regards to many health defects in humans, one of them being asthma. Asthma is a chronic condition regarding the respiratory system. Muscles in the respiratory system, specifically the lungs and the trachea, tighten causing a narrowing of the passageways in which air flows through. The constrictions of the respiratory organs can cause many symptoms that include strained breathing and tension of the chest (Friis, 2012). In the United States alone, asthma is considered to be the most common long-term disease that affects particularly and most frequently children (Al-Daghri et al....   [tags: Medical, Health, Medicine]
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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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What Parents Need to Know About Asthma - According to Barnett and Nurmagambetov, from the time period of 2002-2007, 886 children under the age of 15 died due to asthma. Using the 2009 figure for value of an average life of any of those children, the grand total for loss of life in the world for just those 5 years is almost 1.2 billion dollars. (145-152) Child-onset asthma may not be the greatest killer of children to plaque this planet but it is a real and terrifying experience for both children and their parents. Mothers and fathers can fight against this illness but they need to know how to deal with asthma and what to do when an attack happens can help prevent these deaths from happening....   [tags: breathing disorders]
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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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Lipinski’s Rule of Five and Drug Likeness Scores - A series of new 10-(alkylamino)-8-methyl-2,6-dihydroimidazo[1,2-c]pyrimido[5,4-e]pyrimidine-5(3H)-thiones (4a-g) were subjected to molecular property prediction (drug-likeness, lipophilicity and solubility parameters) using Osiris Property Explorer, ALOGPS 2.1, Molinspiration and ACD/Chemsketch 12.0 software programmes. The calculated drug-related properties of the designed molecules were similar to those found in most marketed drugs. Amongst the proposed analogues, four promising candidates were chosen (4a-d) for synthesis on the basis of Lipinski’s ‘Rule of Five’ and drug likeness scores....   [tags: antihistaminic, asthma, bronchodilator] 711 words
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The Effects of Increase Carbon Dioxide on Children - “ Children are the world's most valuable resource and its best hope for the future” as mentioned by John F. Kennedy (1961), former president of the United States of America. Although it is known that greenhouse gases are necessary for the survival on earth, without these greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide the earth would be lifeless. However, we still have to deal with anthropogenic causes which drastically intensified the greenhouse effects in the atmosphere. These anthropogenic causes such as burning fossil fuels increase carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions while producing coal, oil and gas....   [tags: asthma, mitigation, climate] 670 words
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How Anti-inflammatory Corticosteroids Act - Report – Asthma –How anti-inflammatory corticosteroids act Joe presented to a general practitioner detailing symptoms consistent with asthma. Joe uses Salbutamol (a short acting selective beta-2 adrenoceptor agonist (SABA)) alongside an inhaled anti-inflammatory inhaled corticosteroid therapy (ICS, possibly Beclomethasone, Ciclesonide, Fluticasone or Budesonide). He noted that after increased usage of Salbutamol there was no noticeable decrease in frequency or severity of symptoms and that he has developed a hand tremor and has an increased heart rate....   [tags: asthma, cells, dna] 1215 words
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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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Diet and Respiratory Care Research - From the various studies carried out on dietary induced weight loss on asthmatic obese and overweight children, the outcomes reveal that a dietary intervention is able to stimulate acute loss of weight in asthmatic children within duration of just 10 weeks. Notably, heightened dietary-stimulated weight loss is coupled with a considerable progress in asthma control, static lung function, and self reported quality of life in this faction of children. Results show that dietary intervention is significant in reducing the z-score of body mass index by a statically significant BMI-SDS of 0.2....   [tags: obese and non-obese groups, asthma] 543 words
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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 - Introduction In this paper I will examine the different aspects of a new treatment for asthma, known as the Bronchial Thermoplasty. This paper identifies how this treatment works, and the benefits as well as negative effects surrounding this new treatment. Introduction to Asthma Asthma is a chronic, respiratory disease which makes it difficult to breathe. Asthma is characterized through muscle spasms which occur in the bronchi of the lungs. (1) Figure 1.1 shows a healthy airway with a normal amount of smooth muscle surrounding it....   [tags: asthma, chronic respiratory disease]
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The Impact of Poverty on the Health of African American Children - Cigarette Smoke: Research has shown that another factor affecting child health in low-income families is cigarette smoke. Factors such as low income, renting a home, a blue-collar job, and less than a high school education lead to stresses that contribute to the higher percentage of African American smokers (Siegal & Faigeles, 1996). Individuals living below the poverty level are more likely to smoke (32%) and less likely to quite smoking that those that live above the poverty level (23.8%) (Flint & Novotny, 1997)....   [tags: smoking, living conditions, asthma, bad nutrition]
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Asthma Case Study - Important Attributes for Registered Nurse: The practical application of healthcare system requires certain type of training and ability of an individual to work in that particular setting; moreover, these training modules, which are available for nurses, are primarily for the purpose of enhancing the quality of work, satisfaction and quality of treatment. The role of a Registered Nurse cannot be neglected in the provision of quality and safe care to patients and adopt procedures adequate for the condition of the patients because they work at the front line level....   [tags: important attributes for registered nurse]
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The Educator Side of Nursing Practice - ... In the green zone, TP is absent of wheezes and difficulty in breathing. The child would just need to take his regular maintenance medication, Symbicort, and continue with his regular daily activities, while trying to avoid his triggers, such as tobacco smoke. If TP were to go into the yellow zone, he would be experiencing coughing and wheezing, intolerance to regular activities, and he would be using his rescue inhaler more than two times a week, not counting the use before physical activities....   [tags: health care professionals]
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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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Pollution: Different Types of Pollutants - ... Ground-level ozone also known as particulate matter and nitrogen oxide are identical and is created by chemical reactions with nitrogen and other organic compounds. These compounds come from motor vehicles, gasoline, and other industrial facilities. Exposure to ground-level ozone can cause asthma, bronchitis, and even emphysema (Environmental Protection Agency). Carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that comes from combustion sources such as stoves and heaters. Effects of exposure to carbon monoxide also known as CO, can reduce oxygen delivery to any of the body’s organs especially the brain and the heart....   [tags: carbon monoxide, sulfur oxides, ashtma] 702 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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Patient With Severe Dyspnoea - I met a 47-year-old male, who presented to the secondary to consult for evaluation and management of severe dyspnoea. His difficulties became apparent about 6 months prior to the consultation, where he began to experience dyspnoea when walking up the stairs and into village, associated with chronic productive cough and cyanosis. 2 days prior to the consultation, his condition further deteriorated with worsening of dyspnoea that was present every day, and progression of chronic cough with increased phlegm production from 2-3 tablespoons to approximately 1 cups daily....   [tags: Differential Diagnosis] 1143 words
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The Long Term Effects of Childhood Obesity - Children can experience numerous complications in relation to their obesity, and it is important to understand these long-term effects on their body. Childhood obesity has been shown to persist into adulthood, causing an increase in morbidity and early mortality for those affected. Illnesses that were historically unheard of in pediatrics are occurring more frequently. Metabolic syndrome was once a predictor of adult cardiovascular disease and diabetes, but has recently been used for pediatrics....   [tags: morbidity, diabetes, metabolic, pediatric]
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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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