Flashcards in Pulmonary Deck (17):
% deaths by lung diseases in low and middle income countries
% of population with asthma
% of all GP visits asthma
3% of all GP visits asthma
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diagnosis of COPD is made when the FEV1/FVC ratio is less than
Two types of COPD
Shortness of breath caused by copd
Destruction of alveoli reading to breathlessness
Chronic bronchitis is one type of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). The inflamed bronchi produce a lot of mucus. This leads to cough and difficulty ...
Alpha 1-antitrypsin Deficiency. Prevalence in australia
One in every 2500 people in Australia
- 1-antitrypsin inhibits a wide variety of proteases. It
protects tissues from neutophil elastase. In its absence, neutrophil elastase is free to break down elastin which
contributes to the elasticity of the lungs, resulting in
respiratory complications such as emphysema.
• Chronic inflammation of the lungs characterized by recurrent reversible airway obstruction
Asthma has a relatively low fatality rate compared to
other chronic diseases; most asthma-related deaths occur in low- and lower-middle income countries.
What is the prevalence of asthma for Australian males and females, respectively?
COPD prevalence worldwide
COPD ranking of leading cause of death
COPD affects man and women equally
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