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Respiratory 111 - Disease Report

2. Explore Your Topic

After thoroughly examining your assignment, now it's time to look for some initial background research on your topic.  Try a search in the following database for a brief overview of your disease. These articles are for your general knowledge only. They are not from journals and therefore will not count as one of your sources, however; they can be useful in understanding the basic facts of your disease.

Analyze Your Topic

Consider some of these aspects of the disease you are researching.

  • Etiology - How does the disease originate?
  • Pathophysiology - What effect does the disease have on the body?
  • Clinical presentation - What symptoms does the disease have?
  • Diagnostic - How is the disease identified?
  • Treatment - How is the disease treated, and why?