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Reactive Airway Disease In Children
Yes: Children with Tracheobronchomalacia have a weakness in the airway. This predisposes them to airway obstruction because of the accumulation of mucus. Their inability to properly clear the airway of mucus might result in irritation of the bronchial mucosa and bronchospasm. The child needs to be under the management of a Pediatrician, who will prescribe the appropriate treatment, as needed. ...Read more
Is small airway disease showing obstruction in the small airways the same as copd, asthma or something else? Prognosis?
Asthma: In the past small airways disease did not have its own code but listed under asthma. It is almost like in between the reactive airways and asthma, showing up mainly when someone has a trigger like an upper respiratory infection or bronchitis. It may not show the same inflammatory reaction in blood tests like asthma, but is seen in the pft as reversible process like asthma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Respiratory support: Chronic Lung disease of prematurity (bronchopulmonary dysplasia) has a specific set of criteria for diagnosis. The basic concept is that the baby is born premature and requires some form of respiratory support (oxygen, CPAP, mechanical ventilation) at one month of age or beyond 36 weeks corrected gestational age. Chronic lung disease outside of this definition is a less defined phenomenon. ...Read more
Which malignancies and/or granulomatous conditions are seen in individuals that only have IgG subclass 3 (igg3) deficiency?
Is flovent and proventil (albuterol) normally prescribed to someone who is suffering from COPD or reactive airway disease?
Born at 26 weeks, 2 relaspses of MRSA infections, NEC, chronic lung disease, does my child have a immune inefficiency or disorder?
Doubt it: Sounds like common complications of a 26 week preemie. ...Read more
This is: too long of a discussion for Healthtap. One needs to do their own research. ...Read more
Not alwasy: The more inefficient the damaged lung becomes at eliminating co2 the more you have to work to breath and the more work the more co2 you make. Once co2 is up for a period of time your body stops responding to theco2 &switches to o2 for the drive. Thus co2 rises even more as the body stops response to co2. This makes o2 dangerous to use. Most COPD get no rise in co2. You need a blood test to know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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