Disease Information for Bronchitis, chronic

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Accentuated S1 heart sound
Blue lips
Clubbing
Clubbing of fingers/toes
Clubbing with Cyanosis
Cyanosis
Bronchospasm signs
Cellophane crackles/rales at bases sign
Cough
Cough Chronic
Cough Chronic Productive
Cough, productive
Dyspnea
Dyspnea on exertion
Dyspnea, chronic progressive
Hemoptysis
Pulmonary Crackles
Rales
Recurrent chest infections/bronchitis/sign
Sputum copious/settles three layers/standing
Sputum/copious amounts
Tobacco Habit/Excess
Voluminous phlegm production
Wheezing
Wheezing in Elderly
Wheezing with bronchitis
Chronically ill patient/signs
Clinical Presentation & Variations
Presentation/Wheeze Cough Dyspnea Adult
Disease Progression
Course/Chronic disorder
Course/Chronic only
Demographics & Risk Factors
Occupational Factors
Occupation/Coal miner
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Lifestyle/Tobacco/cigarette smoking
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Male
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Decreased
pH, arterial blood (Lab)
pO2, arterial blood (Lab)
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
CEA/Carcinoembryonic antigen (Lab)
Globulin, serum (Lab)
Hematocrit (Lab)
Diagnostic Test Results
Other Tests & Procedures
PFT/Abnormal pulmonary function tests
PFT/Non-reversable obstructive/pulmonary FX
Pathology
BX/Lung biopsy/Inspissated mucus
Electrodiagnosis
Pulse oximetry/low O2 saturation
EKG (ECG)
EKG/Peaked tall P Waves 2,3,F leads (ECG)
X-RAY
Xray/Chest abnormal
Xray/Bronchial cuffing sign/Chest
Xray/Bronchial lesion/Chest
Xray/Chest/Lung fields/Abnormal
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Acidosis
Asthma
Bronchiectasis
Emphysema/COPD/Chronic lung disease
Hypersensitivity pneumonitis
Associated Disease & Complications
Actinomycosis, thoracic
Amyloidosis, secondary
Aspergillosis/bronchopulmonary hypersensitivity
Bronchiectasis
Bronchitis, chronic
Carcinoma, bronchogenic
Emphysema/COPD/Chronic lung disease
Hyperglobulinemia
Hypoxemia
Hypoxia, systemic
Mucoid impaction/bronchus
Nocardia, pulmonary
Pneumonia
Pneumonia, bacterial
Pneumonia, pneumococcal
Pneumonia, recurrent
Pneumonia, staphylococcus
Pneumonia/Bronchopneumonia
Polycythemia
Atelectasis in Child
Disease Synergy - Causes
Synergy/Tobacco smoking
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Specific Agent
AGENT/Infection/Purulent/pyogenic/suppurative (ex)
Class
CLASS/Bronchus involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Pulmonic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Excess bronchial secretions
Pathophysiology/Obstructive pulmonary disorder
Process
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Amoxicillin (Amoxil)
RX/Ampicillin (Polycillin)
RX/Beta/adrenergic inhaler
RX/Inhaled/Atropine
RX/Inhaled/Bronchodilator
RX/Iodide (SSKI)
RX/Terbutaline (Brethair)
Other Treatments
TX/Chest physical therapy.
Definition

A subcategory of CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE. The disease is characterized by hypersecretion of mucus accompanied by a chronic (more than 3 months in 2 consecutive years) productive cough. Infectious agents are a major cause of chronic bronchitis.

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