Acute Asthma Exacerbation

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Acute Asthma Exacerbation by Mind Map: Acute Asthma Exacerbation

1. Pathophysiology

1.1. Inflamed airways

1.2. Swollen and sensitive airway

1.3. muscle contractions

1.3.1. Inspire someone about your topic?

1.3.2. Specific grade?

1.3.3. Do your best work?

1.4. Narrowing of bronchial tubes

1.5. Overly sensitive immune system from exposure to pollen, mold, dust, URI, tobacco smoke, exercise, cold air, GERD, etc.

2. Diagnosis

2.1. Physical exam

2.1.1. Find examples

2.1.2. Find relevant quotes

2.1.3. References

2.1.3.1. Books

2.1.3.2. News sources

2.1.3.3. Blogs

2.1.3.4. Supporting Data

2.1.3.4.1. Expert reports

2.1.3.4.2. Third party research

2.1.3.4.3. Survey data

2.1.3.4.4. Size of topic

2.2. Pulmonary function test

2.3. Blood gases

2.4. Imaging

2.5. Sputum test

3. Treatment

3.1. Oxygen

3.2. Quick relief meds atrovent and beta agonist

3.3. Oral corticosteriods

3.4. Atrovent

4. Epidemology

4.1. All ages are affected

4.2. More prevalent in childhood

4.3. 24.6 million Americans affected

4.4. 7 million children are affected

4.5. Boys are affected more than boys

4.6. Hazards such as exposure to irritants, chemicals, and dust increase risk

5. Clinical Presentation

5.1. Shortness of Breath

5.2. Chest tightness or pain

5.3. Cough

5.4. Wheezing

5.5. Whistling sound on expiration

5.6. Worsening symptoms despite use of rescue inhaler