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Transfusion Related Acute Lung Injury In Children
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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After CABG in icu 4 days po2 130 on 100%, diagnosis lung injury. heart stopped for 8s.recomnd pacemaker in GA in2 hrs. V concerned about lungs. Suggestions?
Time: Give it time and let the doctors do what they have to do. ...Read more
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
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
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?
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
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 ?
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
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
I was wondering about lung damage brought on by smoking, 10 a day, started at 17, quit at 21. I vigorously exercise now, will lungs completely heal?
Any damage done by smoking 10 cigs a day for 4 years is likely to heal completely over time. Congratulations on stopping!
for a timetable of how your body heals. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Tender over left side. I have lung damage on that side from repeated respiratory infections. No way this is connected, right?
Should be examined and x-ray
could have pleurisy from irritation or have a new problem in the area from lung, rib, soft tissue. ...Read more
I took my pro air hfa inhaler before my pulmonary function testing. Would this affect my results if I have COPD , lung damage, or other diseases ?
improve reversible airway obstruction, as in asthma. Chronic obstructive lung disease, e.g. emphysema, chronic bronchotis, fibrosis, othet, has much more of a permament, irreversible, and less reversible, component to the obstruction. Drugs like proair have less
of an effect. Lack of a response is one factor in making the diagnosis. ...Read more
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
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