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My spirometry:slight restrictive shape of curve.Moderate expiratory limitation.Examination for extrathoracic obstruction & expiratory trachealstenosis?
HRCT: Extrathoracic obstruction may result in changes in airflow both on inspiration and expiration depending on where the obstruction is located. If your physician is investigating an extrathoracic cause, an HRCT is indicated. Sometimes enlarged lymph nodes may impinge on the airway as one possible cause. The restriction is mild and may be due to a number of causes such as fibrosis or scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Spirometry results essentially normal spirometry. Hyperinflation questionable the single breath diffusing capacity is moderately impaired. COPD?
Possible: A reduced DLCO/Va points to damage or scarring in the lung tissue and emphysema (especially if you have been a smoker) or other interstitial lung diseases may be the cause. The normal lung function however is not compatible with COPD but then I don't understand what you meant by hyperinflation in the presence of normal lung function test. See a pulmonologist. ...Read more
How do atrovent (ipratropium) & albuterol act differently in the lungs? My 5yo seems to do better when we add atrovent (ipratropium) nebs between her albuterol & pulmicort.
Mutually complement: Good morning, airway spasm in asthma results from net reduction in adrenergic (dilating) effect, or increase in bronchospastic (vagal) force. Albutrol promotes dilating force , while atrovent (ipratropium) blocks the constricting force - thus complementing the net beneficial effect on bronchial tubes. In asthma the symptoms are caused by decreased diameter of bronchial tubes. ...Read more
My method: The pocket chamber spacer has a lot going for it - small size, smaller price. Like all modern inhaler devices it has a one-way valve so your exhaled breath does not return to the holding chamber. (1) activate inhaler (2) begin inhaling within 1 second (3) inhale slowly to a count of 5 (1, one thousand, 2...) (4) hold breath to count of 10 (5) exhale (6) wait 30 seconds (7) repeat with 2nd dose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to move sputum from bottom of lungs if patient can't cough? Broncholoscopy lavage not worked.Suction & neb not working. Any suggestions appreciate
More information : Human cough is the most powerful tool for maintaining adequate pulmonary hygiene. Everything else is inferior. However feeble cough due to severe neuromuscular disorders ( myopathhies, lou gehrig's disease) may need adjunct therapies such as vest( vibrating and percussion from a wrap around the chest to keep the mucus moving ). Once again only useful in the above conditions not in normal humans. ...Read more
Age 33. Diagnosed with asthma / small airway disease. Prescribed advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) 250/50 and proair hfa. Took a peak flow meter test and blew 350 l/min. Is that bad? Recommendations on how to improve?
Don't look: The peak flow rate is based on your height and sex and thus can't tell whether yours is bad or not. The more important point is how much has it changed from your pfr when you not have breathing problem. As suggested by dr pizzo, you should consult an allergist to help manage your problem. There is a chance that the atenolol may adversely impact your asthma. Fev-1 is superior to pfr. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Manual for the kit: The device should have come with a user's manual and it would be prudent to consult that information. ...Read more
Hbot: caretaker in chamber w/ pt breathes room air at 2.4 ata + pt exhaled pco2. No o2 mask provided for caretaker. What are risks to latter?
Silly question i'm sure, but does the use of a cpap machine help increase lung capacity? Endurance?
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Electronic Stethos: They are used in the same manner as regular stethoscopes. Electronic stethoscopes, besides being used as a traditional stethoscope, may include wifi technology and interacts with it own app. The doctor can download it easily on his Smartphone and Tablet. It may amplify the cardiac/respiratory sound, may apply filters to select the cardiac or pulmonary noise, record and display sounds, etc. ...Read more
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