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What Are the Causes of Shortness of Breath After Eating?

What Are the Causes of Shortness of Breath After Eating?

While anyone may feel short of breath after a strenuous activity, shortness of breath during or following meals may indicate a specific medical issue. Dyspnea, the feeling of breathing difficulty, results from mechanical abnormalities or biochemical stimuli that send a distress signal to the central
Symptoms of Pneumonia in Children

Symptoms of Pneumonia in Children

Pneumonia is an infection, often brought on by a bacteria or virus, that causes the lungs to become inflamed and irritated. In children, this can bring about a number of symptoms that are quite similar to a cold or the flu. This makes it difficult for parents to discern what is actually wrong with t
Aminoglycoside Use in Cystic Fibrosis: Therapeutic Strategies and Toxicity

Aminoglycoside Use in Cystic Fibrosis: Therapeutic Strategies and Toxicity

Aminoglycosides are commonly used to treat cystic fibrosis exacerbations, and CF-related infections. But the cost of this efficacy is toxicity, particularly with respect to the kidney and ear.
Determinants of Troponin T During Exacerbation of COPD

Determinants of Troponin T During Exacerbation of COPD

What factors are associated with hs-cTnT levels during acute exacerbations of COPD?
Vitamin E May Lower Women's Lung Disease Risk

Vitamin E May Lower Women's Lung Disease Risk

Long-term, regular use of vitamin E supplements appears to reduce the risk of chronic obstructive lung disease or COPD in women, according to a new study.
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Important It is possible that the main title of the report Alpha - 1 - Antitrypsin Deficiency is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report. ...
What is Postpneumonectomy Syndrome?

What is Postpneumonectomy Syndrome?

Postpneumonectomy syndrome is a rare complication that can occur months to years following a pneumonectomy. What is this syndrome?
SARS Fears Prompt Action on Campus

SARS Fears Prompt Action on Campus

The University of California at Berkeley has barred students from SARS-affected areas from attending summer classes.
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?
Novel PAH Drug Proves Effective in 2 Trials

Novel PAH Drug Proves Effective in 2 Trials

Two articles in the July 25 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine analyze the efficacy of a novel drug for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
Sedation for Bronchoscopy in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Sedation for Bronchoscopy in Mechanically Ventilated Patients

Appropriate sedation benefits patients by reducing the stress response, but it requires an appropriate method of assessment to adjust the dosage of sedatives in flexible bronchoscopy.
What Is Normal Pediatric Respiration?

What Is Normal Pediatric Respiration?

Respiration, the act of breathing, is one of the four vital signs that help indicate the level of physical functioning. The other vital signs include blood pressure, pulse and temperature. Because children frequently cannot articulate when something is wrong, doctors use respiration as one indicator
Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD

Pulmonary Rehabilitation for COPD

If you have COPD -- or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease -- can do for you.
What Is Third-Hand Smoke and Is It Dangerous?

What Is Third-Hand Smoke and Is It Dangerous?

What exactly is thirdhand smoke, can it be dangerous, and how can you avoid being exposed to it?
Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia

What is the definition of thrombocytopenia?
Exhaled Breath Collection for Volatile Organic Compounds

Exhaled Breath Collection for Volatile Organic Compounds

Exhaled breath volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis for airway disease monitoring is promising. Find out why the test needs to be standardized.
Drug May Ease Progressive Lung Disease

Drug May Ease Progressive Lung Disease

A drug available in Europe called roflumilast helps ease symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Near-Fatal Asthma: Recognition and Management

Near-Fatal Asthma: Recognition and Management

Near-fatal asthma continues to be a significant problem despite the decline in overall asthma mortality. This article looks at the recent advances in our understanding of near-fatal asthma.
Enterovirus 68 (EV-D68)-Care for your child

Enterovirus 68 (EV-D68)-Care for your child

How do you treat your child's respiratory infection at home?Give your child acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) for fever or pain. Be safe with medicines. Read and follow all instructions on the label. Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than 20. It has been linked to Reye syn
Tiotropium Safety: Powder vs Soft Mist Formula for COPD

Tiotropium Safety: Powder vs Soft Mist Formula for COPD

How does the soft mist formulation of tiotropium stack up against the powder formula in terms of safety and efficacy for COPD?