Epidemiology, Etiology, Pathophysiology, And Treatment Of Bronchiectasis Essay

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Bronchiectasis Vincent Hernandez, Robin Ignacio, Giovanni Salazar, Jod Decolongon, Elizabeth Martinez Concorde Career College RT 230 Clinical Medicine II Jerry Roper, RRT October 1, 2015 Outline Topic: Epidemiology, etiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of Bronchiectasis I. Definition of Bronchiectasis A. Overview II. Causes of Bronchiectasis A. Causes 1. Tuberculosis 2. Fungal Infection 3. Severe Pneumonia 4. Whooping Cough III. Diseases Associated with Bronchiectasis A. Cystic Fibrosis B. Chronic pulmonary aspiration IV. Common Causes V. Effects of bronchiectasis/pathophysiology A. Diagram B. Diagnosis VI. Symptoms & Treatment A. Symptoms 1. Cough 2. Sputum 3. Chest Pain 4. Wheezing/SOB 5. Clubbing B. Treatment VII. Conclusion Bronchiectasis This paper aims to explore the etiology, epidemiology, pathophysiology and the treatment of Bronchiectasis. This disease continues to affect various conditions that tend to affect and even cause damage to the lungs. For this paper, we will also present a variety of research studies, which will show statistics of this condition, and how it is being treated to reduce its effects among patients. Definition of Bronchiectasis According to the National Institute of Health (NIH) and National Heart, Lung, and Blood institute, Bronchiectasis is a condition where damage caused to the airways (tubes that carry air in and out of the lungs) causes them to widen,

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