Emphysema Problems Charlene Case Study

Emphysema Problems Charlene Case Study Charlene is a 55-year-old female who has had emphysema problems for many years. She has a 20-year history of tobacco use.

Emphysema Problems Charlene Case Study
Emphysema Problems Charlene Case Study

Today, Charlene was seen in the clinic due today increased shortness of breath and non-productive cough over the past three days.

She has an SaO2 of 90% with most recent pulmonary function test findings indicating the following: FVC- 70% FEV1-69% FEV1/FVC ratio-69%.

Emphysema Problems Charlene Case Study  Discussion Questions

  1. What physical findings might be indicative of a patient with emphysema?
  2. What is the purpose and interpretations of the pulmonary function test?
  3. What are the pathophysiological findings specifying emphysema?
  4. What are the three functions of the respiratory center located in the brain stem?
  5. Please provide a description of the oxyhemoglobin dissociation curve?
  6. What are the pathophysiological findings specifying bronchitis?

Hematological Case Study  2-

Sarah is in today with a chief complaint of feelings of fatigue, pallor, dyspnea on exertion, and palpitations. Her laboratory report indicates that her hematocrit, hemoglobin, and reticulocyte counts are low; that her MCV is high; and that her MCH and MCHC are normal. Her diagnosis is pernicious anemia.

Answer the following questions regarding Sarahís anemia and provide the pathophysiology associated with the bodyís response to this disease process.

  1. What are the laboratory tests to be ordered in patients suspected of anemia?
  2. What are the clinical manifestations noted in a patient with pernicious anemia?
  3. What nonpharmacological therapies are associated with the treatment of pernicious anemia?
  4. What the lab findings indicative iron deficiency anemia?
  5. Please share possible complications of untreated pernicious anemia.
  6. What is the purpose of the Schilling test?

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