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Dr. Tonga Nfor
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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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Dr. Hesham Hassaballa
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How long can someone stay alive with honeycombing of the lung?

How long can someone stay alive with honeycombing of the lung?

Possibly Long Time: "honeycombing" of the lung is the end of the scarring process. If the honeycombing is all over the lung, then it may affect breathing and oxygen level, and one may not live a long time. But, if it is only localized or in one spot, then potentially, someone can live with it for a long time. It may cause symptoms, like cough, but it may not necessarily be fatal. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Dansie
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If someone was hit in the chest hard and their lung collapsed. How long would the stay be?

If someone was hit in the chest hard and their lung collapsed. How long would the stay be?

A few days: Pneumothorax, or a collapsed lung is usually treated by hospitalization. This usually requires that a chest tube be inserted into the chest to reinflate the lung. Recovery time varies, but is usually only a few days. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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Someone i know got a punctured lung from the ordeal, how long will his hospital stay be?

Depends: Other injuries, overall condition, low long lung leaks, all affect length of hospital stay. ...Read more

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Dr. Ramesh Adabala
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If i inhale a bunch of dust, will my lungs somehow clean it out, or does it stay? How long to clean out if so?

If i inhale a bunch of dust, will my lungs somehow clean it out, or does it stay? How long to clean out if so?

Yes: If you inhale dust some of it can be trapped by the hair and mucous membranes, some of it can be exhaled out depending on the particle size, some of it gets trapped by the mucous glands and will be expectorated, some of it forms foreign body granulomas when it gets engulphed by macrophages. As far as the timeframe it may take a few seconds to few weeks. Hope this will answer your question. ...Read more

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Dr. Loki Skylizard
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How long do I need to stay in the hospital after a lung biopsy? I have one scheduled for next week and i need to know how much time to take off work?

How long do I need to stay in the hospital after a lung biopsy? I have one scheduled for next week and i need to know how much time to take off work?

Depends: There are many variables. It is important you speak with the physician performing the biopsy. Some biopsies are performed in radiology with ct guidance, some are performed in or, etc... The techniques used and complications, if any, will dictate the answer to your question. ...Read more

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How long does a kid stay typically inpatient after a lung biopsy during bronchoscopy for a trached 7yo? (crappy breathing, otherwise "ok")

Variable: A bronchoscopy with or without biopsy is fairly straightforward. The general description you've provided suggests a child that at baseline is chronically ill. Chances are the length of stay is more a matter of how long the child needs to recover from anesthesia in relation to baseline breathing challenges. Often this can be over night or it can be several days in a chronically ill child. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Brown
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Could it help you live longer if you stay on prednisone if you have idiopathic fibrosis of the lung?

Could it help you live longer if you stay on prednisone if you have idiopathic fibrosis of the lung?

Pulmonary fibrosis: To date, there has been no study published citing mortality benefit with the use of prednisone(or any type of steroids) in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis(ipf). That being said, some patients with ipf feel that respiratory symptoms are better with steroids, so we occasionally prescribe them chronically. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Does gastric reflux acid stay in lungs or throat for a long time?

Does gastric reflux acid stay in lungs or throat for a long time?

GASTRIC REFLUX: The acid usually comes up to the esophagus and sometimes when lying flat in bed it may regurgitate up to the throat ang irritate trachea and voice box(larynx), thereby causing cough or hoarseness in some cases.It does not get into the lungs. ...Read more

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Formaldehyde (Definition)

Water soluble gas with a suffocating odor usuall derived from methyl alcohol by oxidation. Its use is as a disenfectant and as a preservative in the manufacture ...Read more


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