Tagged: Asthma

Status Asthmaticus

Status Asthmaticus

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways. It involves airway obstruction that causes wheezing, cough and dyspnea. With treatment, however, it can be alleviated and controlled. In some...


Asthma Case Study

INTRODUCTION: Asthma is a chronic, reversible, obstructive airway disease, characterized by wheezing. It is caused by a spasm of the bronchial tubes, or the swelling of the bronchial mucosa, after...

Pathophysiology of Asthma

Pathophysiology of Asthma

1. An asthma attack may occur spontaneously or in response to a trigger. Either way, the attack progresses in the following manner: There is an initial release of inflammatory mediators...


Nursing Care Plan – Bronchial Asthma

Bronchial asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways, associated with recurrent, reversible airway obstruction with intermittent episodes of wheezing and dyspnea. Bronchial hypersensitivity is caused by various stimuli, which innervate the vagus nerve and beta adrenergic receptor cells of the airways, leading to bronchial smooth muscle constriction, hypersecretion of mucus, and mucosal edema.

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