Find out what the best practice bundles include --for patients with community-acquired pneumonia.
The FDA has approved a new inhaled drug for the treatment of the lung disease COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
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What is SARS?Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a recently identified respiratory illness that first infected people in parts of Asia, North America, and Europe in late 2002 and early 2003. SARS is caused by a previously unknown type of coronavirus, a family of viruses that often cause ...
Pneumonia is a serious bacterial infection of the lungs. People develop pneumonia from the symptoms of minor colds or by inhaling certain kinds of bacteria. According to MedicineNet.com, pneumonia is the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States. There are a variety of holistic treatments fo
Rales -- also called crackles -- and wheezing are breath sounds produced by the lungs. These sounds can be distinguished with auscultation, the use of a stethoscope. Lung sounds can be heard in all parts of the chest from the collar bone to the bottom of the rib cage. Rales and wheezing are two of
On your lung cancer pathology report what do terms such as gross examination and microscopic examination reveal, and how does this affect your care?
Compare inhalation parameters with empty versions of the two devices, and to investigate the effects of enhanced training designed to encourage faster inhalation.
Leukotrienes play a helpful role in the immune system, but abnormal responses can cause allergies and asthma.medicine spray for treating asthma isolated image by dinostock from Fotolia.comLeukotrienes belong to a group of biochemicals responsible for causing the hypersensitivity...
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N95 respirators are the most basic of all the respirators available. N95 is the rating, meaning the respirator filters out 95 percent of the particulates that come into contact with it. The respirators are useful in protecting you from nuisance dust and are used in the medical industry to minimize
Pneumonia is an inflammation of a person's lungs that develops from an infection. These infections are caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses and other means. Pneumonia leads to symptoms such as coughing, fluid in the lungs, and high fevers and can be deadly under the right circumstances. Over 60,000 Am
The term "cellular memory" relates to a hypothesis concerning the body's proposed ability to store information outside of the brain. Activated cellular memory, therefore, refers to a person's hypothetical ability to recall and act upon that information. While there is much anecdotal evidence for the
Is the ACE gene D/I polymorphism associated with severity of cystic fibrosis?
Why me? Thatâ€™s what Cal asked himself over and over after he was diagnosed with severe COPD 5 years ago. "I spent the first 2 years moping around the house,feeling sorry for myself," he says. "I didn't go anywhere,I didn't do anything. I just sat in front of the TV and ...
Flexi-rigid pleuroscopes are now widely available as an alternative to conventional rigid thoracoscopes. Which is the better instrument?
The highly contagious SARS virus has been found in human tears, a new study shows.