Flashcards in Lecture 12 COPD Deck (36)
____ decreases dramatically;
What happens to the ratio?
Is COPD due to obstruction of inflow or obstruction of outflow?
Bronchitis vs Emphysema:
patients are overweight and cyanotic =
patients are older and thin =
Peripheral edema is common =
Increased AP diameter of chest =
bronchitis (blue bloater);
emphysema (pink puffer);
____ lose their shape and become clogged with mucus;
walls of ____ are destroyed.
bronchitis vs emphysema:
enlargement of air spaces =
loss of elastic recoil =
hyperplasia of mucus secreting glands =
barrel shaped chest =
90% of patients with COPD are ____
what is required to establish diagnosis of COPD?
What spirometric finding tells you how severe the COPD is?
FEV1; ie more decreased FEV1 = more severe disease
COPD vs asthma:
which is reversible?
persistent and productive cough seen in =
what genetic deficiency should be screened for in patients with COPD of a young age?
alpha 1 antitrypsin
CXR of patient with COPD shows a ____ diaphragm
most important therapeutic option in treating COPD
2 autonomic drugs used in treatment of COPD
beta 2 agonists, anticholinergics
____ corticosteroids are used in short term inhalers. ____ corticosteroids are used during periods of COPD exacerbation.
_____ inhibitors are specifically used in bronchitis patients
what treatment is recommended at all stages of COPD?
exercise rehab helps with improvements in _____ tolerance and symptoms of ____ and ____
exercise; dyspnea, fatigue
e.g. breaks the "spiral of disability/deconditioning"
what COPD treatment has been shown to increase survival in patients with severe, resting hypoxemia?
oxygen therapy (at least 15 hours a day)
non-invasive ventilatory support should be used in patients with pronounced day-time _____
hypercapnia (ie increased CO2)
Lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) is more efficacious in patients with ____-lobe _____ and low _____ capacity
what is indicated in patients with a PaO2 less than 55 and a SaO2 less than 88%?
long term oxygen therapy
what is "P" pulmonale?
tall peaked P waves;
indicates R. atrial enlargement
most common cause of exacerbation of COPD?
also edema, PE, pneumothorax, non-compliance
in patients with COPD exacerbation, ____, ____, or bleeding may be present on whole blood count
anemia, polycythemia (due to decreased O2)
what kind of test is not recommended during COPD exacerbation?
What is the target saturation of oxygen for treatment of patients with COPD exacerbation? Why not higher?
want to avoid CO2 narcosis
3 cardinal symptoms of bacterial COPD exacerbation (anthonisen criteria):
increased dyspnea, increased sputum volume, increased sputum purulence
antibiotics should be given
2 other indicators that antiobiotics should be given to a patient with COPD exacerbation:
mechanical ventilation; CXR indicative of pneumonia
nicotine is _____ but does not cause _____
addictive, lung damage