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NR-601 Primary Care of the Maturing and Aged Family. NR 601 Week 2: COPD Case Study: Part 1

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J.D. is a 62 y/o Caucasian male that presents to the office today with the CC of persistent cough for the past 6 months with a recent onset of SOB. Cough is intermittent and frequent and is noted to b... e worse in the AM. Cough is productive. The sx are aggravated by activity and are relieved by rest. Tx has been Robitussin DM OTC without any relief of sx. Severity of sx; he is unable to walk greater than 20ft w/o stopping to catch his breath. Pt states, “I routinely walked 1 mile a day without difficulty.” Upon ROS the patient denies fever, chills, or weight loss. Denies any sx associated with HEENT. He denies chest pain and LE edema. However, he reports a persistent productive cough with white-yellowish phlegm; that is worse upon waking and SOB upon activity. PMH is positive for primary HTN. He is currently taking Metoprolol succinate ER 50 mg qd for HTN and a MV qd. PSH includes cholecystectomy and appendectomy. KDA PCN (hives). He is married with 3 children and works at a risk management firm as a Senior accountant. He is a former smoker with a 20 pack-year hx; denies ETOH or illicit drug use. FH is positive for diabetes and HTN. Father deceased at age 59 of MI and CHF. Father was a smoker; pt quit “cold turkey” at that time. Mother living and siblings all in good health. Upon PE, J.D. appears his stated age, is A&O x4, NAD, and is able to speak in full sentences. T. 98.1, P. 66, RR. 20, BP 156/94., O2 sat 94 % on RA, Ht. 68.9 “, Wt. 258, with BMI of 38.2 (obese). Cardiopulmonary exam reveals S1 S2 with no murmurs or additional heart sound, BBS clear to auscultation with faint forced expiratory wheezes in bilateral bases. R are even and unlabored. No BLE edema noted. PE otherwise normal and unremarkable. [Show More]

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