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COPD, GERD and Pneumonia: A Case Study
This paper presents the case study of a patient diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pneumonia, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and migraine headaches.
# 99251 | 2,019 words | 10 sources | MLA | 2007 | US
Published on Nov 02, 2007 in Medical and Health (Medical Studies) , Medical and Health (General)

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The paper describes chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a progressive respiratory disease affecting between 14 - 20 million people. The paper presents the case of Mr. Jones, a 62 year old married male with COPD, pneumonia, GERD and migraine headaches. The paper conducts an examination of prior providers' treatment plans and offers recommendations for change.

Case Study
New Treatment Recommendations
Appropriate Laboratory Monitoring

From the Paper:

"According to Dewan (2002), over 16 million office visits are placed to clinics or doctors, 500,000 hospitalizations and 110,000 deaths can be directly attributed annually to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Tiep (1997) reports that between 14 - 20 million individuals suffer from COPD and the number of new diagnoses is rising at alarming rates with an associated annual cost upwards of $40 billion. COPD is regarded as the fourth leading cause of death in the United States (Simmons & Simmons, 2004; Tiep, 1997)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boulet, L. P. (2006). Future directions in the clinical management of cough: ACCP evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Retrieved on August 11, 2006 from
  • Dewan, N. A. (2002). COPD exacerbations: To x-ray or not to x-ray. Chest. Retrieved on August 11, 2006 from
  • Lieberman, D., Lieberman, D., Gelfer, Y., Varshavsky, R., Dvoskin, B., Leinonen, M. & Friedman, M. G. (2002). Pneumonic vs. nonpneumonic exacerbations of COPD. Chest. Retrieved on August 11, 2006 from library/doc3.asp?DOCID=1G1:94121389&ctrlInfo=Round20%3AProd%3ADOC%3AResult&ao=
  • Linking COPD to GERD. (2001). Family Practice News. Retrieved on August 11, 2006 from doc3.asp?DOCID=1G1:77375064&ctrlInfo=Round20%3AProd%3ADOC%3AResult&ao=
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