What is the disorder of this 17-year-old student?
Is this primarily a restrictive or an obstructive disorder? Why?
Write the formula for determining residual volume (RV).
Determine the residual volume (RV) before and after the use of the bronchodilator (3.0 points).
RV before using the bronchodilator:
RV after using the bronchodilator:
Why is expiration more difficult than inspiration in this person?
Why does the bronchodilator exaggerate the tachycardia?
What causes the hypoxemia and the hypocapnemia in this person?
A beta2-adrenergic agent was prescribed for further use because it has less cardiostimulatory (beta1) effect. Based on your knowledge of beta1 and beta2 receptors, why is this a good suggestion?
An anticholinergic agent was also suggested as a possible nebulizer agent. How might this help the breathing problem?
Respiratory Case Study – Case II
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)....
Students of respiratory therapy programs will often have to study acute lung disease. Acute lung disease can come in many different types of respiratory problems. Often times, in a research paper on acute lung disease, the student will need to focus specifically on one type of . Keep in mind that acute lung disease generally occurs as a result of an illness or injury and is sometimes called acute respiratory distress syndrome. Therefore when doing your research paper be sure to define acute lung disease first and foremost.
There are many approaches that one can take to a research paper on acute lung disease. One avenue is from the perspective of the respiratory therapist and his/her role in the treatment of someone who has been diagnosed with acute lung disease. Generally the patient is in a state of medical emergency and a research paper needs to address how this condition may progress and what can be done depending upon your role as a healthcare provider.