schizophrenia

Schiz much easier to handwrite/draw this than type heh

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copd

COPD: persistent respiratory symptoms & airflow limitations due to airway and/or alveolar abnormalities usually caused by smoking - chronic & irreversible split between emphysema (destruction of terminal airways = useless airsacs) & chronic bronchitis (mucus = cough) s/sx: dyspnea, chronic cough, chest tightness, wheezing, depression, anxiety, ankle swelling, weight loss, fatigue, rib fractures; see loss... Continue Reading →

asthma

what is asthma? it's a heterogenous disease, usually characterized by chronic airway inflammation, defined by the history of respiratory symptoms like wheezing, SOB, chest tightness, cough, & expiratory airflow limitation that varies, and is usually diagnosed in children etiology: SES, family size, second-hand smoke, allergen exposure, urbanization, RSV infection, low birth weight, male, parental smoking... Continue Reading →

allergic rhinitis

allergic rhinitis: IgE, inflammatory, post-allergens exposure *mast cell are in the nasal mucosa - degranulate when histamine shows up -more likely to have if: FH of AR, atopic dermatitis, asthma; exposed to allergens, eczema, secondhand smoke -symptoms: sneezing, clear rhinorrhea, nasal congestion, fatigue, post nasal drip, itchy nose/eyes -classification: intermittent: <4 days/week OR <4 weeks/year... Continue Reading →

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