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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Sedation: We usually perform bronchoscopy using moderate sedation. This can definitely make the procedure more comfortable for patients. Ask your lung doctor about this.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Yes: It can be used to both diagnose and stage lung cancer. Navigational bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound (ebus) can be especially useful.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Yes: Yes, it's usually due to septic encephalopathy. It can affect up to 70% of patients with septic shock.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Depends: It completely depends on the organism that caused sepsis.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Depends: Generally, a chronic cough is defined as one lasting more than 8 weeks. The most common causes include post nasal drainage, reflux, and asthma. Depending on the cause, the treatment is different. For example for asthma, inhaled corticosteroids are the mainstay. It's best to see your doctor for testing to determine cause. Your smoking status is also important.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Yes but...: Yes but see your pulmonolgist for further testing. You may have asthma that is worsened by smoking. If you truly have COPD then further testing to look for potential alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency would be important.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
No: There are many causes. Use of biofuels is a major cause of COPD in less developed countries. There is certainly data showing a relationship with COPD and air pollution.
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Biofuels: Burning biofuels is a significant cause of COPD especially in less developed countries.
A male asked:
Dr. Peter Hahn
Pulmonary Critical Care 24 years experience
Doesn't matter: But most end up holding their breath.
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