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Dacia Woessner NURS 6521 Week 4 Main Post Pharmacotherapy for Respiratory Disorders Chronic Bronchitis is a component of COPD and is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States (Arcangelo & Andrew, 2013). The standard hallmark signs of chronic bronchitis is a productive cough and sputum production for 3 months per year for at least 2 years. It effects mostly adults and occurs more on men than women (Arcangelo & Andrew, 2013). Chronic bronchitis is see in the 40 and older population but also very common in the elderly. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a syndrome comprising aspects of inflammatory chronic bronchitis (CB), including bronchiectasis, reversible airways disease with small-airway obstruction, and emphysema secondary to lung tissue destruction and loss of lung recoil, is a common disease of older adults (Albertson, Louie & Chan, 2010). Drugs, Treatment, and Risk Factors The goals of drug treatment for CB is to reduce the severity of the chronic symptoms and
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  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, obstructive pulmonary disease, elderly patients, chronic bronchitis

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