Antibiotics are not recommended for routine use Most cases of acute bronchitis

Antibiotics are not recommended for routine use most

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and symptom control are the cornerstones of care. Antibiotics are not recommended for routine use. Most cases of acute bronchitis are viral infections. However, there is insufficient evidence to support the use of antibiotics to treat acute bronchitis in the general adult population and the potential adverse effects of antibiotics should be considered when making treatment decisions (Tanner & Roddis, 2018). The most common viruses implicated in acute bronchitis are the same as those that cause URIs and include coronavirus, rhinovirus, respiratory syncytial virus, and adenovirus. In some younger populations of military recruits and college students, other pathogens such as Chlamydia pneumoniae and Mycoplasma pneumoniae have been isolated from patients with acute bronchitis. However, these pathogens have been identified in only a minority of patients with acute bronchitis, and it is unclear if these agents are involved in causing the symptoms. Several medications or environmental exposures can also cause acute cough. These include the use of ACE inhibitors or occupational exposures to dusts or chemicals. In many of these cases, such as ACE inhibitor use, the cough is nonproductive. In occupational exposures, symptoms are generally restricted to the cough, without any other systemic symptoms such as fever, headaches, or lethargy. References Blush, R. R., III. (2013). Acute bronchitis: evaluation and management. The Nurse Practitioner , (10), 14. Retrieved from ? (27), 41–43.
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WEEK 4 NURS 6501 Week 4 Discussion Initial post Cardiovascular diseases combine many diseases that affect the heart, responsible for pumping blood in the circulation. It is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States (National Institute of Health, 2016). The cardiovascular disease chosen for the current week discussion is Myocardial Infarction (MI). The pathophysiology, behavior, and delineated on how it can confer the pathogenesis would be analyzed. Myocardial Infarction otherwise called, a heart attack is the death of heart muscle because of prolonged oxygen deficiency (Hammer & McPhee, 2014). The occluding blockage is typical because of ulceration or rupture and thrombosis of wabbly plaque from atherosclerosis and is a combination of proteins, cholesterol, fat, calcium, and white blood cells (Huether, & McCance, 2017). Additional causes of ischemia and possible infarction are because of reduced blood flow and oxygen, for example, anemia, coronary spam, dysrhythmia, hypotension, and hypoxemia (Huether, & McCance, 2017). And the impacts of dyslipidemia will as well be analyzed and discussed on how it could prompt a Myocardial Infarction.
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