Notes Diagnoses & Therapeutics III RESPIRATORY DISORDERS 1

Notes Diagnoses & Therapeutics III RESPIRATORY DISORDERS 1

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Notes Diagnoses & Therapeutics III RESPIRATORY DISORDERS Challenges and Concepts Pulmonary disorders are classified as Upper and Lower Pulmonary disorders are restrictive or Obstructive in nature Diagnostic tests help differentiate PFT aids in diagnoses and management Pulmonary disorders are Acute and/or Chronic. Co-morbidity is important to consider Pulmonary disorders present differently by age. Treatment differs by age and condition PFT: Pulmonary function test Obstructive- reduced air flow rates: -Restrictive- reduced Lung volume Asthma - Pulmonary infiltrate Emphysema -Lung Resection Chronic Bronchitis -Chest wall deformity Cystic Fibrosis -Neuromuscular disease Types of PFT Spirometry- measures Forced Vital capacity: FVC, FEV. PEFR Lung Volume study- TLC;FRC;RV; Office Spirometry: Indications Baseline if over 40, particularly if in a risk group (smokers, occupational exposure)
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Unformatted text preview: If symptomatic, or abnormal PE findings Early Detection of lung Dysfunction Follow up for patients with asthma, COPD: » Response to therapy Prior to and 10-14 days after initiating oral steroids for lung problems To assess patients on medications that are potentially pleurotoxic Pre-operative evaluation Want to see if steroids work – if not, not worth the side effects. Pleural toxicity – ex: bleomycin Office Spirometry: Indications Smokers Restrictive lung disease Occupational risk (fumes, dust, particles) Preoperatively to check for occult lung disease if surgery will lead to post-op impairment of breathing and coughing Smokers – can assess for decreased functioning, also may motivate them to quit. Restrictive lung disease – ex. pulmonary fibrosis – may need additional special testing....
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  • Spring '14
  • AlbertGrazia
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Pulmonary Disorders, Diagnoses & Therapeutics III

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