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PATH370 Pathophysiology
Week 4 Discussion
Using the video from Episode 4 on Mr. Jones, answer two of the following prompts: Please identify each prompt you answer by number and restate the question in bold letters.
Prompt 1: How many patients are suffering from COPD in the United States? Do COPD sufferers die of respiratory causes or other causes? (Be sure to cite the data.)
Prompt 2: What two separate diseases are the main COPD diseases? Give background on each disease.
Prompt 3: How does COPD correlate with left ventricular pressure and primary heart failure?
Prompt 4: What are the three types of bronchodilators, and how do they function to alleviate the symptoms of COPD? What are other possible treatments for COPD?
Prompt 5: Through which mechanism does bronchiolitis cause destruction of alveoli? Is emphysema genetic? Can environmental factors increase the risk of emphysema? Why or why not?
Prompt 6: Is lung transplantation a solution for emphysema? Can new technology be useful in the treatment of emphysema? Why or why not?
Please correlate your responses to Mr. Joness case. Content in this case scenario incorporates topics from Chapter 22.
1-2 references to support your responses.
1-2 full paragraph responses
Initial post due within two days after initial class
Minimum 2 Peer responses due before the next class.

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