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Respiratory Emergencies | Part Three | Asthma & COPD

Obstructive Airway Diseases are Asthma (4-5%) and COPD: sometimes divided into emphysema and chronic bronchitis (20% of adult males). Contributing factors: Stress Infection Exercise Tobacco smoke can cause asthma and COPD Allergens: food, animal dander, dust, mold, pollen Drugs: reactions to beta blockers Occupational hazards: latex allergy Pathophysiology of obstructive lung disease: Smooth muscle spasm/bronchospasm: […]

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