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Build a table to compare and contrast asthma and COPD. Be sure to include signs and symptoms, causes, and treatment modalities. ASTHMA COPD Signs & Symptom s (S/S) Initial attack presents ( Huether & McCance, 2017) : chest constriction expiratory wheezing dyspnea non-productive coughing prolonged expiration tachycardia tachypnea Severe attacks presents ( Huether & McCance, 2017) : use of accessory muscles both inspiration and expiration wheezing tripod position pulsus paradoxus hypoxemia & respiratory alkalosis O 2 saturations <90% Huether & McCance (2017) notes that COPD is characterized by the following S/S: productive cough wheezing dyspnea barrel chest cyanosis polycythemia (increased red blood cell production) cor pulmonale (enlarged right side of the heart) chronic hypoventilation prolonged expiration history of smoking Causes According to Huether & McCance (2017), Hereditary disorder More than 100 genes makes the
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