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1 A Case Study of an Asthmatic Patient Wilfredo Concio University of Phoenix NRP/507: Advanced Pharmacology Dr. Linda Alvarez DNP September 8, 2020
2 A Case Study of an Asthmatic Patient Analysis of asthma stage 1. Synthesize the patient’s overall social and medical history, clinical symptoms, and clinical assessment to classify her asthma using EBG. Which of the 4 categories (intermittent, persistent mild, persistent – moderate, persistent – severe) does she fall under? Explain your justification.
3 spirometry values in determining asthma severity. In contrast, GINA does not use spirometry values to guide medication selection after the diagnosis of asthma is confirmed, except for a forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV 1 ) <60 percent of predicted (Fanta, 2020). Based on the given data, the patient is suffering from severe persistent asthma as evidenced by nocturnal awakening due to coughing spells every day, using the SABA inhaler several times a day, extreme limitation in activity due to shortness of breath when climbing stairs or walking to the mailbox and a spirometry predicted value of 58%. The presence of 3 of the following features together with the FEV1 predicted value of < 60% makes her fall in the severe persistent classification (Fanta, 2020). Considering that she has to come back for an appointment in the medical office after 4 months with exacerbation, her asthma control is poor due to the fact that

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