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what is the importance of using bronchopneumonia as a case study, especially in the Philippines?

how can we help the Filipino people by studying about bronchopneumonia? Why is it the best thing to choose as a case study?

Because of the environmental factors, bronchopneumonia is extremely prevalent in the Phillipines.  (+ info)

What is a bonemarrow/fat emboli of the brain w/ severe acute bronchopneumonia?

My brother recentl passed away at 49 and this is what the coroner said caused his multiple organ failure leading to his death.

Sorry to hear that. A fat embolism usually occurs after a long bone fracture (usually the femur). When the bone breaks the marrow inside is released and it travels into the bloodstream where it can lodge in various organs including the lung and brain. This will cause respiratory failure and neurologic dysfunction. Unfortunately there aren't really any treatments for fat embolism. The patient is usually placed on a ventilator to support the lungs and other supportive therapies are used however there is no definitive treatment. Hope this was helpful.  (+ info)

my 3 years child infected with bronchopneumonia.what is the cause of this problem and how can it be infected?

already doctor has started antibiotic and she is recovering now.also we are doing continuous nebuilization.doctor told she has bit weezing problem too.is there any problems after recovering too?what are the precautions to be made?

Your doctor probably already told you it is a bacterial infection.Is she in daycare? Unfortunately you can get the bacteria anywhere people cough without covering their mouths and very few people grab a kleenex before they sneezeUsually a course of antibiotics cures the problem and recovery in children is fast.Major thing you can do is teach her to wash her hands after handling doorknobs,or putting her hands on most anything.Children touch contaminated things and then touch their faces.Keep toys clean and she should be alright.Like I said earlier frquent handwashing can help!  (+ info)

Why would yougive 10cc of morphine every hour in about 8hours to a elderly patient that has bronchopneumonia?

I would like a qualify doctor or nurse practitioner to answer my question...thank-you!

Morphine decreases respiratory/oxygen demand, and a patient with bronchopneumonia would have difficulty breathing and require more oxygen.

Basically, the doctors are using it to put her in morphine-induced respiratory depression. It will also keep her from getting too anxious and using up oxygen because shes anxious and nervous, and sparing that oxygen to use for vital functions of her body.  (+ info)

What's the best way to treat bronchopneumonia?

My mother has been in the I.C.U for 2 weeks now, and she's on a ventilator to help her breath, but now she's using more oxygen than before. The doctor's don't seem to know how to treat it, I really want my mother to get well, so I'd appreciate any help I can get. Thanks in advance! FYI my mother is 62 years old, and she doesn't have any auto-immune diseases e.g. hepatitis

Treatment of Pneumonia
Treatment depends on the severity of symptoms and the type of organism causing the infection.

Bacterial pneumonia (caused by the streptococcus pneumonia bacteria) is often treated with penicillin, ampicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin) and erythromycin. Bacterial pneumonia (caused by the hemophilus influenza bacteria) is treated with antibiotics, such as cefuroxime (Ceftin), ampicillin-clavulanate (Augmentin), ofloxacin (Floxin), and trimethoprim-sulfanethoxazole (Bactrim and Septra). Bacterial pneumonia (caused by legionella pneumophilia and staphylococcus aureus bacteria) are treated with antibiotics, such as erythromycin.

Viral pneumonia does not respond to antibiotic treatment. This type of pneumonia usually resolves over time. If the lungs become infected with a secondary bacterial infection, the doctor will prescribe an appropriate antibiotic to eliminate the bacterial infection.

Mycoplasma pneumonia is often treated with antibiotics, such as erythromycin, clarithromycin (Biaxin), tetracycline or azithromycin (Zithromax).

In addition to the pharmaceutical intervention, the doctor will also recommend bedrest, plenty of fluids, therapeutic coughing, breathing exercises, proper diet, cough suppressants, pain relievers and fever reducers, such as aspirin (not for children) or acetaminophen. In severe cases, oxygen therapy and artificial ventilation may be required.

The course of pneumonia varies. Recovery time depends upon the organism involved, the general health of the person and how promptly medical attention was obtained. A majority of sufferers recover completely within a few weeks, with residual coughing persisting between six and eight weeks after the infection has gone.  (+ info)

What are the nursing diagnosis for bronchopneumonia?

Please see the web pages for more details on Bronchopneumoia.  (+ info)

Can silent aspiration during general anaesthesia cause bronchopneumonia and mortality?

It's possible, I guess. If the endotracheal tube is correctly placed, there should be no opportunity for aspiration. The only thing I can think of would be if the balloon at the end of the tube popped and the anethesiologist didn't realize it.
Most surgeries are planned, and the patient has had no food or drink for 24 hours before the operation, for that very reason (to prevent aspiration during intubation). In the case of emergency surgery, it may be a bigger issue, but as long as ET placement is correct, and there is suction available, then it is a very low risk.
The bigger danger is in prehospital medicine, where the patient just had a big meal, and the paramedic doesn't have the benefit of a well lighted operating table to intubate. The danger is more what happened before the intubation attempt (the possibility that the patient may have already aspirated before EMS arrival), Once that tube is placed correctly, it essentially seals off the lungs so vomitus can't get in there. The only way in and out of the lungs is through the tube.
Once aspiration has happened, the danger of aspiration pneumonia is very high. The mortality for that condition is significant, which is why we need to do everything possible to prevent it.
Hope this helps (I didn't know what your educational standpoint was - if you have any further questions just edit them in there and I will try to answer)  (+ info)

How is bronchopneumonia transmitted?

What's the cause of this sickness? In what way/s would a person get this sickness?
I don't like to have this sickness so i want to know how would i prevent myself from having this.

Pneumonia simply means "a condition of the lungs". Many things, from bacterial infection to aspiration, can cause pneumonia. Your best bet is to keep yourself healthy so your immune system is strong and practice good hand hygiene, to avoid viral or bacterial infection that can bring about what is known as "community acquired pneumonia".
That is, wash your hands after handling food, caring for an ill person, touching an animal and using the bathroom. Wash them before eating, touching your face or eyes and before caring for an ill person (to avoid passing infection to them).
If you have chronic disease such as Heart or lung disease, or any disorder that may weaken your immune system, ask your doctor about a pneumonia vaccination.
P.S. while trichinosis can cause a "pneumonia"- that is, a condition of the lungs-it is rarely seen in developed countries these days.  (+ info)

what are classical signs and symptoms of bronchopneumonia?

Classical symptoms of infectious pneumonia include coughing green or yellow sputum and a high fever. Chills are also common tohether with shortness of breath. It often features pleuritic chest pain, a sharp or stabbing pain, either felt or worse during deep breaths or coughs. People with pneumonia may cough up blood, experience headaches, or develop sweaty and clammy skin. Other symptoms may include loss of appetite, fatigue, blueness of the skin, nausea, vomiting, and joint pains or muscle aches. Physicians diagnose pneumonia based on symptoms, personal examination, chest X-rays, blood tests and sputum tests. Broncopneumonia is more patchy than lobar pneumonia which is concentrated in one area of the lung.  (+ info)

what are the nursing interventions in bronchopneumonia?

most importantly GET A SPUTUM SAMPLE!!!! my dad was in hospital for 3 weeks with pneumonia and none of the antibiotics worked! when I asked for the sensitivities of his sputum sample guess what! none had ever been taken and tested, so 3 week admission could of been prevented!!!  (+ info)

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