Tag Archives: Emphysema

Impaired Left Ventricular Filling in COPD and Emphysema: Is it the heart or the lungs?:
COPD

Impaired Left Ventricular Filling in COPD and Emphysema: Is it the heart or the lungs?:

Abstract   Chest. 2013. doi:10.1378/chest.13-0183 Background:  Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure with preserved ejection fraction overlap clinically, and impaired …Read the Rest

Effects of cannabis on pulmonary structure, function and symptoms
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Effects of cannabis on pulmonary structure, function and symptoms

Conclusions: Smoking cannabis was associated with a dose-related impairment of large airways function resulting in airflow obstruction and hyperinflation. In …Read the Rest

Patient Education Guides from Chest
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Patient Education Guides from Chest

Excellent resource for patients and health workers.   Some recent info: January 01, 2004 Advanced Lung Cancer: Issues To Consider …Read the Rest

Lung Valves Have Some Benefits for Emphysema
COPD

Lung Valves Have Some Benefits for Emphysema

By Todd Neale, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Published: September 22, 2010 Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of …Read the Rest

Advanced Mechanical Ventilation (powerpoint)
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Advanced Mechanical Ventilation (powerpoint)

: Mechanical ventilation expands the lungs and chest wall by pressurizing the airway during inflation. The stretched lungs and chest …Read the Rest

Gene Therapy To Prevent Progression Of Emphysema Discovered By Researchers
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Gene Therapy To Prevent Progression Of Emphysema Discovered By Researchers

Gene Therapy To Prevent Progression Of Emphysema Discovered By Researchers: “Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have discovered …Read the Rest

PFT: Principles of diffusing capacity of the lung
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PFT: Principles of diffusing capacity of the lung

DLCO: The diffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide, also known as TLCO : Transfer factor of the lung …Read the Rest

What is BNP?
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What is BNP?

A blood test for diagnosing heart failure By Richard N. Fogoros, M.D., About.com When a patient shows up in the …Read the Rest

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