Guidelines: Support your responses with scholarly academic references using APA style format. Assigned course readings and online library resources are preferred. Weekly lecture notes are designed as overviews to the topic for the respective week and should not serve as a citation or reference.
In your discussion question response, provide a substantive response that illustrates a well-reasoned and thoughtful response; is factually correct with relevant scholarly citations, references, and examples; and that demonstrates a clear connection to the readings.
1) Differentiate between the presenting signs of symptoms of a 55-year-old suffering from acute bronchitis and a 55-year-old suffering from pneumonia. In your response, discuss the most typical community-acquired pathogens involved with each of these illnesses. Include some comments related to potential cultural influences on managing the illnesses. Provide evidence for your response as a reference
2) Discuss and differentiate between the causes of acute and chronic abdominal pain in a 20-year-old versus a 50-year-old male. Provide a rationale for including the appropriate differential diagnoses in each age group.