Nursing Student Class Projects (Formerly MSN)



Academic Term

Summer 8-14-2020

Document Type


Course Number

NURS 6810

Course Name

Advanced Pathophysiology

Professor’s Name

Dr. Chovan


Asthma, Inflammation, Immune System, Pathophysiology

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing


This poster will investigate the pathophysiology of Asthma, and the importance of understanding how asthma is developed. The pathophysiologic relationship between the immune system, inflammation and asthma occurrence is explored in this poster. Asthma is caused by many environmental and genetic factors that lead to inflammatory mechanisms in the airway. There are many different risk factors that can cause an increased likelihood of developing asthma, such as childhood illness, pollutants, obesity, poor nutrition, and having allergies. There are many risk factors for the development of asthma, and cases across the world continue to grow. Although there is not an exact cause of asthma, the morbidity of asthma and high number of hospitalizations proves it to be a necessary topic to be explored. Asthma affects many people, and it is important for health care providers to help prevent asthma exacerbations. Quality research in the pathophysiology of this disease is crucial in decreasing the number of incidences each year. The importance of using current evidence to provide information about the pathology of asthma is necessary to help determine how to help prevent and treat this lung disease. The environmental influence has shown to play a large role in the immune response that occurs in asthma, and the recognition of these environmental exposures could help provide education for early prevention of asthma.

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