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FSHN 450-3 copd

Compliance ability of lungs to contract and expand (highest at moderate lung volumes)
Increased compliance (decreased rebound) decreased expiratory flow, low rate of deep inspirations
Decreased compliance (increased rebound) rapid shallow inspirations
Bronchitis chronic inflammation and production of mucous which may lead to fibrosis
Fibrosis decrease in compliance (increased rebound) due to thickening and scarring of bronchial walls
2 main causes of COPD smoking, hereditary deficiency of alpha-1-protease inhibitor (elastase uninhibited)
diagnosis of COPD forced expiratory volume after 1 second/forced vital capacity <70-75%
medical complications of COPD right side heart failure and lower extremity edema
polycythemia body’s attempt to adjust decreased amounts of oxygen by increasing RBC production (clogs small blood vessels)
sputum mucous from COPD
hypomagnesia and hypophosphatemia effect decreased respiratory muscle strength
Created by: melaniebeale



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