THE CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE ON PASSIVE SMOKERS

Danisa Okpitasari

Abstract


Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a disease characterized by persistent airflow which progressive and related with increase in chronic inflammatory airway response and lungs to particles and dangerous gases. Woman, 52 years old, weight 48 kg. From the anamnesa, she has got cough with sticky white sputum, persistance dispnea with wheezing, and weight loss. On physical examination the respiration rate 26x/ minute, barrel chest, dilatation of intercostal space, hipersonor percussion, auscultation there is wheezing at all lung fields. Patients was diagnosed with COPD. Management inclding pharmacological and non pharmacological treatment to reduce patient‘s morbidity, also required the support of the patient's family. The results of the intervention found patient‘s improvement and can do light activity again. [J Agromed Unila 2014; 1(2):180-184]

Keywords: assisted families, passive smoker, the chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.


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