Epidemiology, Etiology, Pathophysiology, And Treatment Of Bronchiectasis Essay

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Vincent Hernandez, Robin Ignacio, Giovanni Salazar,
Jod Decolongon, Elizabeth Martinez
Concorde Career College
RT 230 Clinical Medicine II
Jerry Roper, RRT
October 1, 2015

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

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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