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TITLE:

ROLES OF FAMILY PHYSICIANS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF ACUTE BRONCHITIS IN PRIMARY CARE

AUTHORS:

Dr.Ahmed Saeed Alzahrani , Dr.Fahad Ayesh Almutairi , Dr.mohammed thabet alharthi , Dr.Turki Saleh Almajnoni, Dr.Marwai Mohammed Mahnashi, Dr.Shaker Hammad Alsaadi , Dr.Abdullah Saeed Al-Ghamdi

ABSTRACT:

Acute bronchitis is one of the commonest medical problems managed by health services, and one of the important clinical questions is how to diagnose it in primary care, and differentiate from other disease and careful step of management to resolve disease. In this review we discuss management strategies by family doctor. Electronic databases (PubMed/ Embase) were searched up to NOVEMBER, 2018, for relevant literature in the management of Acute bronchitis in primary care by family doctors. Acute bronchitis is a widespread disease identified by fever and coughing that is usually wheezy in nature which may or may not be productive. The condition occurs when the bronchi end up being inflamed because of either viral or microbial infection. Signs normally last for 2 weeks, however the connected cough can last for as much as 8 weeks. Acute bronchitis needs to be separated from acute inflammation of the tiny airways- asthma or bronchiolitis- which normally provides as modern coughing accompanied by wheezing, tachypnea, respiratory distress, and hypoxemia. It ought to also be distinguished from bronchiectasis, a unique phenomenon associated with irreversible dilatation of bronchi and chronic cough. The diagnosis of acute bronchitis is developed in a patient that has the unexpected beginning of coughing, with or without sputum expectoration, and without evidence of pneumonia, the common cold, acute asthma, or an acute exacerbation of chronic bronchitis.

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