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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of tuberculosis, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.
More Women Than Men Die From COPD

More Women Than Men Die From COPD

Researchers say the lung disease COPD has been on the rise among women in recent years.
The Benefits of an Incentive Spirometer

The Benefits of an Incentive Spirometer

When people take account of necessities, they often consider things such as food, clean water, shelter. Of course, many may overlook the single most important necessity to the human body, the one whose absence renders all others moot: air. An incentive spirometer measures the intake...
In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A New Weapon in the Fight?

In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A New Weapon in the Fight?

This thought-provoking study finds that a novel drug therapy may improve outcomes on in-hospital cardiac arrest.
Clinical, Economic, and Humanistic Burden of Asthma in Canada

Clinical, Economic, and Humanistic Burden of Asthma in Canada

Find out more about decision making for asthma treatment and management guidelines.
British Man Dies From SARS

British Man Dies From SARS

A British man being treated for a new virus, called a novel coronavirus, has died.
How to Check Oxygen Saturation

How to Check Oxygen Saturation

The blood transports oxygen to provide energy to all cells in the body. Oxygen saturation peaks at 100%, and is checked in emergency situations and during hospitalization to recognize underlying pathologies. Oxygen cannula or intubation can remedy the loss of oxygen. Using a pulse oximeter on the fi
Pulmonary Hypertension With COLD and Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Hypertension With COLD and Pulmonary Fibrosis

Learn more about how severe pulmonary hypertension worsens the prognosis of patients with COPD or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Antibiotics for Pneumonia

Antibiotics for Pneumonia

Drug details for Antibiotics for Pneumonia.
Nebulizer for COPD Treatment-Topic Overview

Nebulizer for COPD Treatment-Topic Overview

What is a nebulizer?A nebulizer is a tool that delivers liquid medicine as a fine mist. You breathe in the medicine through a mouthpiece or face mask. This sends the medicine directly to your airways and lungs. Depending on your needs, you can get a small, portable nebulizer or one that sits on a ta
COPD Flare-Ups-Topic Overview

COPD Flare-Ups-Topic Overview

When you have COPD, especially if you have chronic bronchitis, you may sometimes have sudden attacks where your breathing and coughing symptoms suddenly get worse and stay that way. These attacks are called COPD exacerbations, or flare-ups. With treatment, many people recover and return to the same
Pleurisy-References

Pleurisy-References

Other Works ConsultedChestnutt MS, Prendergast TJ (2005). Pleural diseases section of Lung. In LM Tierney Jr et al., eds., Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, 44th ed., p. 295. New York: Lang Medical Books/McGraw - Hill.Staton GW Jr, Ingram RH Jr (2004). Disorders of the pleura, hila, and ...
Explain the Brain's Role in Respiration

Explain the Brain's Role in Respiration

The brain is the center of all the bodily functions. It controls everything that allows us to live, think and feel. Therefore, the brain plays a vital role in respiration.
Indacaterol on Dyspnea in COPD

Indacaterol on Dyspnea in COPD

Better breathing may be achievable and sustainable with indacaetrol, but what's the efficacy factor?
How to Spot Fluid on the Lung Symptoms

How to Spot Fluid on the Lung Symptoms

Fluid on the lung symptoms can be caused by many different difficulties. The most common is some form of pneumonia, but it can also be caused by lung cancer or most rarely, mesothelioma. As a result, it is wise to pay careful attention to fluid on the lung symptoms and get checked out by a physician
Breathing Exercises for Anxiety

Breathing Exercises for Anxiety

The process of breathing is very closely related to the nervous system, so it is no wonder that breathing exercises can greatly help reduce anxiety. When we experience anxiety, the body's reaction is to take quick, shallow breaths. This pattern of breathing can cause you to hyperventilate. Most brea
Interstitial Lung Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Interstitial Lung Disease: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

WebMD explains various types of interstitial lung disease and their treatment options.
WHO Issues SARS Travel Warning

WHO Issues SARS Travel Warning

The World Health Organization (WHO) now recommends that anyone planning travel to Hong Kong and the Guangdong province of southern China postpone all but essential travel due to the ongoing epidemic of SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome).
Chronic Lung Disease in Infants: Caring for Your Baby-Topic Overview

Chronic Lung Disease in Infants: Caring for Your Baby-Topic Overview

Home treatment is often needed for a baby who has been diagnosed with chronic lung disease. Before you take your newborn home from the hospital,you need to be able to: Recognize the symptoms and know what to do if your baby has difficulty breathing or stops breathing. Perform CPR in the unlikely eve
Former Smokers at Risk for Lung Cancer Decades Later

Former Smokers at Risk for Lung Cancer Decades Later

I'm often surprised by the response I get when I mention that the majority of people who develop lung cancer now are non-smokers. "What? You've gotta be