Benjamin’s first problem is Ineffective Airway Clearance characterized by increased production of thick sticky cough, SOB/DOB so the two interventions for this problem are Physical Airway Clearance therapies and Antibiotic medication. The Physical airway-clearance therapies augment the mobilization and expectoration of secretions and have long been considered the cornerstone of therapy for the prevention and treatment of CF airway disease (Schechter, 2010). Along with antibiotic therapy, physiotherapy management is an important component in the treatment of the respiratory problems seen and has been shown to be of benefit in the removal of excess airway secretions and in the treatment of sensations of breathlessness (SOB) and decreased exercise activity and tolerance. In combination with an effective cough, physiotherapy ACTs used in the treatment of paediatric CF can consist of a number of different modalities including use of gravity to aid mucus transport—postural drainage (PD), external application of forces against the chest wall—percussion, vibrations, shaking, high-frequency chest wall compression (HFCC), breathing techniques—active cycle of breathing techniques (ACBT) and autogenic drainage (AD), devices designed to introduce positive pressure and/or oscillation into the airways—positive expiratory pressure (PEP) masks, flutter, cornet and accapela, intrapulmonary percussive ventilation (IPV), and physical activity and prescribed systemic exercise programmes (Rogers & Doull, 2005). Aggressive antibiotic therapy of bacterial airway infection is one of the main reasons for the dramatic increase in life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis. In patients infected with P. aeruginosa, antibiotic therapy is guided both by the clinical course of the…
Living With Ovarian Syndrome
Each day I pray for a miracle that one day I would be able to conceive a baby to start a family, but because of PCOS also known as Polycystic ovarian syndrome, it is preventing me to do so. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a female endocrine disease that causes infertility, type two diabetes, and obesity which all are risks affecting 1 out of 10 women. PCOS has no cure but the health risks can be preventable and maintained.
Lack of ovulation is one of the most common…
Cystic Fibrosis is the most common lethal genetic disease in the U.S. that causes severe damage to the lungs and digestive system. It is an inherited disease that affects the cells that produce mucus, sweat and digestive juices. In affected individuals, the body produces mucus that is abnormally thick and sticky, so instead of acting as a lubricant, the mucus plugs up tubes, ducts and passageways, especially in the lungs and pancreas. As a result, a person living with cystic fibrosis…
Professor and classmates,
The article that I found is about Sarah Murnaghan, a 10 year old girl who was diagnosed at the age of 18 months, is dying from cystic fibrosis. In this article it states that under the current rules lungs from adults are offered to other adults and adolescents before they are offered to children that are younger than 12 years of age. Sarah’s parents challenged that rule, and U.S. Judge Michael Baylson took an unprecedented step by issuing a temporary order requiring…
CFTR: gene that produces an integral membrane glycoprotein that acts as a CFTR channel that transports s chloride, bicarbonate and glutathione.
Mucus: a slimy substance, typically not miscible with water, secreted by mucous membranes and glands for lubrication, protection.
What is Cystic Fibrosis?
A genetic disease resulting in abnormal secretions of the exocrine glands that influence a variety of clinical effects: chronic lung disease and pancreatic…
Importance of Cystic Fibrosis
Cystic Fibrosis a hereditary disorder affecting the exocrine glands. It causes the production of abnormally thick mucus, leading to the blockage of the pancreas ducts, intestines, and bronchi and often resulting in respiratory infections. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, life altering respiratory tract problems, sever or chronic lung infection, impaired growth or weight gain and extreme difficulty absorbing nutrients all due to this abnormally thick mucus. Healthy…
Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disorder and can affect many parts of your body such as your lungs, pancreas, and other essential organs by clogging them with sticky mucus. The mucus is very harmful to people with the disease because they cannot break down their food and have very troublesome time breathing. Cystic Fibrosis is a very serious disorder, because you do not live that long and there is no cure.
Some symptoms of Cystic Fibrosis include very salty-tasting skin, persistent…
Cystic fibrosis is a disorder genetically passed on. In order for a child to be born with this disorder, both parents must possess the recessive gene causing cystic fibrosis. A mutation on chromosome number 7 is the cause for cystic fibrosis. When the CFTR protein is defective, the epithelial cells fail to regulate chloride passing over cell membranes. This causes the mucus lining of the lungs to become hypertonic, making the normally thin layer of mucus thick, and sticky. Being…
Cystic Fibrous is an autosomal recessive genetic disorder that effects the body's human body's lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestines also known as mucoviscidosis mostly found in those with european ancestry. Cystic Fibrous targets the respiratory system and effects an person's lungs aggressively leaving them with short breath and difficulty breathing. Though this diesese…
Physical: The two organs most affected are the lungs and pancreas, where the thick mucus causes breathing and digestive problems. The thicker mucus has trouble moving out of the lungs, so bacteria can remain and cause infections, struggle to breathe may mean that you can’t take part in daily activities. You may also loss some self-confidence because you will experience bulky, light-coloured, foul-smelling bowel movements or diarrhoea (because food isn't being digested…
*Title: Cystic Fibrosis
*Specific Purpose: To inform my classmates about cystic fibrosis and how severe it really is.
*Thesis Statement: Cystic Fibrosis is a disease that is slowly killing our children and the question is how can we help these children in their times of need?
Attention-getter: How many people love children? how would you feel if you knew that a mass majority of our youth has been born with and/or died from cystic fibrosis?
Preview: Today I will be…