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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury

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Are there any known ways to treat transfusion related acute lung injury?

Are there any known ways to treat transfusion related acute lung injury?

Supportive care: The good news is that trali is treatable. Prevent more damage by reducing the tidal volume on a ventilator and gradually reduce oxygen to minimum. Reduce amount of water. Keep the lungs dry. The lungs will recover with rest. There is no specific medicines. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What exactly is transfuion related acute lung injury (trali)?

What exactly is transfuion related acute lung injury (trali)?

It can be really bad: It's thought to be immune mediated. It usually occurs within 6 hours of receiving a blood product (red cells, platelets, cryoprecipitate, or plasma) and has a mortality rate approaching 10% in some studies. It causes significant pulmonary edema usually requiring intubation. It usually resolves in 2-4 days with just supportive care alone. ...Read more

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What is transfuion rlated acute lung injury (trali)?

What is transfuion rlated acute lung injury (trali)?

Rare transfusion rxn: Trali is a rare reaction to transfused plasma or platelets. It happens when the donor has formed antibodies to white blood cells. When the transfusion is given, the antibodies attack cells in the person receiving it, causing microscopic injury to the lungs. The can result in breathing difficulties and the need for a ventilator for a period of time. ...Read more

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Can I fly back home while recovering from lung injury?

Can I fly back home while recovering from lung injury?

Depending on surgery: Recent lung resection for cancer vs none cancerous disease vs treatment for recurrent pneumothorax. Just call your surgeon and discuss with him/her about your travel plan. ...Read more

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Could you explain the difference between active lung disease & lung injury?

Could you explain the difference between active lung disease & lung injury?

Ongoing damage: Active lung disease refers to a process that is not under control and can lead to ongoing damage or injury to the lung. Lung injury when acute is a one time event, but when chronic is likely caused by that active lung disease. ...Read more

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How long does a pulmonary edema caused by lung injury take to develop?

How long does a pulmonary edema caused by lung injury take to develop?

Lung injury edema: Depends on the nature and severity of injury but if it's going to occur normally would be apparent within a few days. ...Read more

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What is the difference between active lung disease. Lung injury?

What is the difference between active lung disease. Lung injury?

Cause and Effect: Lung disease can be caused by many factors like cigarette smoking, tuberculosis, lung cancer, asthma, and others. Lung injury could occur from lung disease, trauma to the chest wall/lungs, or inhalation of toxic substance.
So, a lung injury can happen from an isolated sudden accident or it could happen as a result of a disease process. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the difference between lung injury and active lung disease?

What are the difference between lung injury and active lung disease?

Same result: The end result of some interstitial lung disease is the same even though the causes are different. ...Read more

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How do active lung disease&lung injury differ?

How do active lung disease&lung injury differ?

Continuum: An active process can be limited or ongoing-chronic. It can be inflammation, tumor, or trauma or combined.

An injury can be trauma and acute, or chronic like smoking.
Stab wound is acute and an injury.
These words are adjectives describing the situation.
Active- something happening.
Injury a problem, damage etc.
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Can a old punctured lung injury cause chest pain later in life?

Can a old punctured lung injury cause chest pain later in life?

Not usually: If you have new persistent onset of chest pain esp on left side, it is crucial that you inform your doctor soon to grt a throughout evaluation. ...Read more

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Is there alternative medicine to repair lung damage from smoking?

Is there alternative medicine to repair lung damage from smoking?

Unlikely: Cigarette smoking can cause lung damage from day 1. Stopping today, however, can help to reverse damage caused by smoking; and after 6 months of no smoking, studies have shown that your heart-attack risk can revert to that of a non-smoker! ...Read more

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Please answer! What damages can weed smoking cause you other than lung damage.?

Many: Possible effects of marijuana: anxiety, depression, fear, panic, delusions, paranoia, hallucinations, losing touch with reality, inattentiveness, short-term memory problems, disturbances of thought processes. Fatigue, poor concentration, slowed reaction times ; slowed problem solving. Some people develop a dry mouth, have a rapid heart rate, develop respiratory irritation or may feel hungry. ...Read more

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Can drinking black tea help prevent lung damage?

Can drinking black tea help prevent lung damage?

QUESTIONABLE: I wouldn't bank on it. The following article : http://www. Themedguru. Com/20130326/feature/black-tea-good-diabetes-86147778.Html states “ black tea has a special property to block dna damage associated with tobacco and other toxic chemicals.” red tea & white tea have more health benefits than black tea. If you want healthy lungs then you need to take care of your lungs. Don't smoke. Do exercise. ...Read more

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Is the lung damage from meconium aspiration permanent?

No: Meconium aspiration, per se, is uncommon, and many cases of so-called meconium aspiration are simply other forms of respiratory distress noted in newborns who also passed meconium prior to delivery. True meconium aspiration does cause acute lung injury but most, if not all, cases heal completely within days to weeks. ...Read more

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Do people with lung damage from asthma/repeated bronchitis ever need lung transplants? If so, are they cured of asthma? How bad can lung damage get?

Rarely: Only patients with severe lung damage will need lung transplantation. Lot can be done for COPD using medicines, exercise and not smoking. ...Read more

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Is lung damage during breast radiation permanent?

Is lung damage during breast radiation permanent?

Generally yes: Acute radiation pneumonitis/lung inflamation can be treated and improve. However, radiation causes longterm injury and progressive fibrosis. This process continues long after the radiation treatment is completed. ...Read more

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Chances of lung damage from breast cancer radiation?

Chances of lung damage from breast cancer radiation?

Low, but depends: The overall risk of lung damage resulting in breathing problems is less than 1-2%, but depends on the size of the radiation field, whether nodes are being treated, the technique (2d, 3d, or imrt), use of chemo during radiation (unusual), and issues with the patient (history of interstitial lung disease, etc). Ask your doctor what techniques they will use to reduce the amount of lung treated. ...Read more

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How long do you have to smoke to do permanent serious lung damage?

How long do you have to smoke to do permanent serious lung damage?

Different for all: Human beings are biochemically individual, and thus react to health insults like smoking at different rates and in different ways. Maybe the real question is, how long do you have to hurt yourself before you realize that you're making a stupid choice? Stop smoking, your lungs will start recovering (and the rest of you too!). ...Read more

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Does vicodin cause lung damage if taken regularly?

Does vicodin cause lung damage if taken regularly?

No: While opioids can affect the respiratory centers in the brain, use of them do not directly effect or damage your lungs. Acetaminophen does not damage your lungs either, unless you count late stage liver failure, but again, that is a secondary relationship; it will not cause damage to your lungs. If you have copd, it can affect your breathing though, again centrally, so be cautious. ...Read more

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Name natural, homeopathic remedies for lung damage?

Name natural, homeopathic remedies for lung damage?

Have your case taken: There are many homeopathic remedies which are known for "lung damage, " but you can't use homeopathic remedies in a generalized way. (that is, if you want real benefit). Please consider working with an experienced homeopath who can review your case thoroughly, and find a remedy that applies specifically to you -- all of you, not just your lungs. You are a whole being, and your lungs live in you. ...Read more

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My lung x-rays looked normal, does that mean I have no lung damage?

My lung x-rays looked normal, does that mean I have no lung damage?

No: Damage from what? Ct is much more sensitive than is a standard x-ray to look for damage caused by a wide variety of causes. ...Read more

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How can I determine whether I have lung damage from silicate inhalation?

See your doctor: The most effective test would be pulmonary function studies, which will show how your lungs are functioning now. If you had a previous set done, comparison would show what the effects of exposure are. ...Read more

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Once had severe bronchitis. Coughed up small, white solid things. Now have lung damage. Was that a sign? If not, what was I coughing up?

Unknowable: Likely small mucus plugs after the bronchitis was clearing.
They can be white or yellow and fairly solid as they dry up. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a mild/starting aspiration pneumonia and a severe one. Is there less lung damage if caught and treated early? Thanks!

Yes: Identify the cause?
Stroke, swallowing abnormality,
regurgitation, hiatal hernia, esophageal diverticulum, obstruction etc.

Fix the problem. Left alone, recurrent pneumonia, lung abscess sepsis are serious. ...Read more

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Is 96 to 98% oxygen levels good I've stopped smoking 10 weeks now is this ok or signs of lung damage and COPD?

Normal.: Anything around 95% or above is normal. 92% can be acceptable for certain disease states, such as copd. To evaluate your lung you'll need to undergo a pulmonary function test (pft), which will help the physician determine if your lungs are functioning within an acceptable range. Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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How much lung damage is done in 14 years via 2 parents secondhand smoking? Also, how long does it take for my lungs to recover?

Depends: Some people's lungs are very susceptible to tobacco smoke, others much less sensitive. In general, most smokers' lungs recover to a certain extent in 5 to 6 years after cessation of exposure. However you cannot reverse any permanent damage that may already be present. ...Read more

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My husband is suffering from asthma for 15-16 years. He is non-smoker and he has a heel in his lung. What can he do for repairing his lung damage?

See pulmonary!: Good morning, your husband needs to consult a lung specialist as there is lung tissue related scar. If there are symptoms of allergy, allergy consultation is suggested. ...Read more

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On pulseoxeter my oxygen level is between 95-98 I have stopped smoking have COPD new diagnosed are these levels good even though I've lung damage?

Ok: Great that you stopped smoking.
Encourage others to avoid smoking and copd.
You will be ok at 95 on room air but likely short of breath with exercize.
Over time you may stabilize or improve a bit. ...Read more

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Coughing extremely hard. Could this be lung damage?

Variety: Commonly viruses and upper respiratory irritation
sometimes bacterial
there are allergies, inhalants, and some lung diseases that evolve.
Your best answer will be to tell the whole history to a doctor and get examined fir other signs of trouble and likely get an xray. ...Read more

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What helps gastropareses when it has already caused lung damage?

There r options!!!!: There are medications which can help with improving the gastric motility, if that fails Gastric pacemaker is another option which does not work in everyone, in some cases a bypass between stomach and intestines may be helpful if medical management has failed. This issue needs assessment by a team of physicians including gastroenterologist and a surgeon with experience in this field. ...Read more

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Can LPR reflux cause lung damage?

Only if: Although it may cause a cough and worsen the symptoms (not lung function) of asthma, lung damages occurs only when aspiration into the lungs occurs. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Transfusions (Definition)

Sometimes babies are given whole blood to supply what they are lacking, and sometimes only components of blood, such as platelets or ...Read more