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Doctor insights on: Increased Transfer Factor On Lung Function

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Could there be negative affect on lung function slightly below average performance 1yr after being on heart and lung machine for Open Heart Surgery?

 Could there  be negative affect on lung function slightly below average performance 1yr after being on heart and lung machine for Open Heart Surgery?

Yes, brain, heart &: brain, etc. because clots form in blood while being moved through the long plastic, non-endothelium lined tubing between your chest & within the heart lung machine a few feet away from your body. Thus heparin is infused into the blood shortly after leaving you body (too much would cause excess bleeding) yet can never prevent all microscopic clots which block microcirulation after returned to body. ...Read more

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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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What would cause on lung function tests, DLCO 60-75%, increased TLC and narrowing of air tubes? Finger o2 monitor 90%. Heart is fine, NAD on chest ct

What would cause on lung function tests, DLCO 60-75%, increased TLC and narrowing of air tubes? Finger o2 monitor 90%.  Heart is fine, NAD on chest ct

See below: It would be difficult to say without all the numbers. But, if your TLC is high, then that's an indication of hyperinflation, which goes along with COPD. So does the decreased DLCO. But again, this is just generalities; would be glad to review all you results with you if needed. ...Read more

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Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?

Does higher level of c reactive protein increase the risk of getting diseases like cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, and lung cancer?

Limited usefulness: C-reactive protein is very useful in making the diagnosis of a couple of uncommon illnesses, such as temporal arteritis, in which it is much elevated. It is neither sensitive nor specific for anything else, and especially, as a pathologist i'm unimpressed with it as a screen for any health risk -- it's neither sensitive nor specific, and generates useless worry. Live healthy ; forget it. ...Read more

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Why does residual volume decrease in restrictive lung diseases?

Why does residual volume decrease in restrictive lung diseases?

Scarring: As the lungs scar and lose volume, both the vital capacity and residual lung volume decrease. That is the nature of restrictive lung disease. ...Read more

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What area of the brain has the greatest effect on visceral functions (e.g. heart rate and hormone production)?

What area of the brain has the greatest effect on visceral functions (e.g. heart rate and hormone production)?

Hormones: Please go online to Yahoo Images or something similar and look for images of the Pituitary Gland. There is usually a small comment with the images. Fell free to contact me again if there are things on the web you don't fully understand. You can of course also discuss these items with your doctor. ...Read more

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Pft shows high dlco and frc, normal volumes, mild obstructive ventilatory defect, increased capillary blood volumes, in context of ctd and cryofibrinogenemia (no asthma or smoking), what can be cause?

Pft shows high dlco and frc, normal volumes, mild obstructive ventilatory defect, increased capillary blood volumes, in context of ctd and cryofibrinogenemia (no asthma or smoking), what can be cause?

Unrelated: Ctd is usually associated with a diffusion problem in the lung but your showed above normal dlco. The study also showed mild airway obstruction which, along with the elevated dlco and FRC may well be from asthma. I am not away of any cryofibrinogenemia link to your lung function findings. See an allergist or pulmonologist. ...Read more

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Angioendema?Can it be caused by ACE inhibitors.Can a ACE test level be decreased in other conditions.Emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis.Copd ?

Angioendema?Can it be caused by ACE inhibitors.Can a ACE test level be decreased in other conditions.Emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis.Copd ?

ACE Inhibitors: Angiotensin converting enzyme (ace) inhibitors are the leading cause of drug-induced angioedema in the U.S. Because they are widely prescribed. Most common is swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, although episodic abdominal pain due to intestinal angioedema may occur. Urticaria and itching are notably absent. The rest of the question is too complex to address here. Thanks. ...Read more

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Does smoking increase the risk of lung cancer?

Does smoking increase the risk of lung cancer?

Yes!: While cancer can occur in the lungs of non-smokers (specifically, pulmonary adenocarcinoma or metastatic carcinoma from another primary site), it is difficult to dispute the data that show lung cancer is more common in smokers than non-smokers. ...Read more

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Does circulating IGF-1 increase as a result of ovarian cancer (in other words, does the cancer itself cause the increase in IGF-1)?

Does circulating IGF-1 increase as a result of ovarian cancer (in other words, does the cancer itself cause the increase in IGF-1)?

Yes, it can: I'm not an expert but I have seen some literature to suggest that IGF1 may be one of the markers released by certain ovarian cancer cells, as well as several IGF receptor proteins. It looks as if this might increase the virulence of the cancer. If you are concerned about yourself, ask the doctor who tested you for more guidance. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small lung linear density in my left lung which result to 14 mm ppdswelling how high is the risk?

Small lung linear density in my left lung which result to 14 mm ppdswelling  how high is the risk?

If ur immune: System is strong and u don't have risk factors such as hiv, diabetes, autoimmune condition etc. I won't worry much about it.Follow ur dr's advice. God bless u! http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=26083. http://www.doctoroz.com/slideshow/boost-your-immunity-naturally. ...Read more

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If a stage four lung cancer patient is spread to the bones, would having a bone marrow transplant increase the likelihood of survival?

If a stage four lung cancer patient is spread to the bones, would having a bone marrow transplant increase the likelihood of survival?

No: Bone marrow transplant would not treat the primary tumor and would be ineffective. A bone marrow transplant would introduce such high risks that it would most likely hasten the patient's demise. ...Read more

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Would lung cancer cause enlarged hilar and mediasternal nodes, GGO on Chest CT and impaired gas exchange. Other lung function tests are normal?

Would lung cancer cause enlarged hilar and mediasternal nodes, GGO on Chest CT and impaired gas exchange. Other lung function tests are normal?

Possibly: There are many different forms of lung cancer however the most common types usually appear as a solitary nodule or mass on CT. GGO can be seen with lymphatic involvement as is suggested by the enlarged lymph nodes described. This can be from infection, cancer or autoimmune diseases such as sarcoidosis and even heart failure. A biopsy of an enlarged lymph node may be required. ...Read more

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What percent of lung volumes on tlc is bad also rv frc and vc?

What percent of lung volumes on tlc is bad also rv  frc and vc?

Less than75%is reduc: Lung volumes are calculated based on ht, wt, age , sex and race.Therefor reduced volumes are related to your predicted values and not spesific numbers.Less than 75% would suggest a reduced volume.There are many causes of restrictive disease. ...Read more