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What is pulmonary fibrosis?

What is pulmonary fibrosis?

Scar tissue: The short version is scar tissue caused by inflammation in the lung. There are many different causes and subtypes though making it pretty complicated. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more


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What is pulmonary fibrosis?

What is pulmonary fibrosis?

See below: It's a spectrum of diseases that cause a scarring of the lung. There are many causes from not knowing what causes it, to medications, dust exposure, autoimmune diseases, etc. Some of the types of fibrosis are progressive, some aren't. Some respond to treatment and some do not. ...Read more

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What is a pulmonary focal infiltrate?

What is a pulmonary focal infiltrate?

Infiltrate : A pulmonary infiltrate is usually used to describe a chest x-ray. A focal infiltrate means that it is localized to only one area of the lungs, as opposed to diffuse infiltrates which occurs throughout one or both lungs. This description most commonly is used to describe a pneumonia or area of inflammation within the lung. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary fibrosis like?

What is pulmonary fibrosis like?

Scarring: Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is an inflammatory process affecting lung parenchyma and resulting in loss of lung storage and resulting in low diffusin capacity and restrictive lung disease. Cardiovascular effect inckude pulmonary hypertension and cor pulmonale. The disease is slowly progressive and unresponsive to all current therapy. Lifespan can be in months(hamman-rich) to a few years. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary interstitial markings?

What is pulmonary interstitial markings?

Lung markings: Hi HajjM, that is a very general term used to describe what is going on within the tissue of lung when seen on a chest xray. In the lung you have airbags (alveoli) and tissue(interstitium). The tissue has blood vessels, lymph vessels, and many cells that make up the framework of the lung. When seen on xray, it could mean several things. Talk with your doctor about the findings. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

What is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis?

Lung condition: Ipf is a dangerous condition where scar tissue replaces normal lung tissue choking off normal air units and causing breathlessness. It is a progressive disease with no effective treatment at present. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a pulmonary infiltrate?

Anyone know what is a pulmonary infiltrate?

X-ray: It is something inside the lung that causes a white appearance on x-ray... Many causes. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary emphysematous changes?

What is pulmonary emphysematous changes?

Sounds like: You are reading a chest x ray report. Ask the doctor who ordered the test. Emphysema is damage to lung tissue that prevents normal elasticity, caused usually by smoking, or more rarely chronic lung infection or exposure to toxic substances. You might be headed toward full emphysema. ...Read more

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What is lungs opacificification?

What is lungs opacificification?

Descriptive term: This is a term used to describe the lung fields on an x-ray that show little change in degree of density between normally dense areas like heart and bones and the lungs.Dense areas like bone show up white, if the lung areas that are supposed to be filled with air show up white instead of dark, it implys that the lung tissue is filled with dense material like water making it opaque., . ...Read more

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What is hyperaeration both lungs?

What is hyperaeration both lungs?

Emphysema: Hyperaeration means that the lungs appear more radiolucent on chest x-ray and over expanded. This is due to enlargement of the airspaces caused by destruction of the walls of the alveoli(air sacs). This finding is seen in Emphysema, a form of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease. ...Read more

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What is pleural malignancy?

What is pleural malignancy?

Mesothelioma: A nasty malignancy of the cells lining the chest (or abdominal) cavity, causes fluid build up, it is related to abestos exposure. Hard to detect early, few have good outlook with surgical removal. ...Read more

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What is pulmonary emboli?

What is pulmonary emboli?

Clot in lungs: A pulmonary embolus is when a blood clot (usually in the leg) break breaks free and goes to the lungs. Risk factors for DVT include immobilty, underlying malignancy, hypercoag state, and having surgery. This clot can block blood flow in your lungs, which can strain your heart and lungs. This pulmonary embolism is a medical emergency and can cause pain, shortnessof breath, and even death. ...Read more

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What is bibasilar subsegmental ateleclasis and is it serious?

What is bibasilar subsegmental ateleclasis and is it serious?

No: It's simply a finding on a chest x-ray that in the absence of any symptoms, is nothing to worry about. People tend to develop atelectasis when they are in bed for a long time or not taking deep breaths frequently enough. ...Read more

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What is a lung apice?

What is a lung apice?

The very top: Part of the lung is called the apex. Pleural of apex is apicies. ...Read more

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What is bronchospastic pulmonary disease?

What is bronchospastic pulmonary disease?

Broad category: Bronchospastic refers to the small muscles that wrap around the small to medium airways in the lungs. These tiny muscles can constrict when there is inflammation triggered like cold, exercise, smoke, viruses, allergies, etc. This is typically seen in asthma or copd. ...Read more

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What is retroperitoneal fibrosis?

What is retroperitoneal fibrosis?

Chronic scarring: Idiopathic retroperitoneal fibrosis is a chronic non-specific inflammation of the retroperitoneum, which can entrap and obstruct important structures, notably the ureters. The average age of diagnosis is about 55 years and the male:female ratio was 3:1. Options for treatment include corticosteroids, other immunosuppressive and hormonal treatment (such as tamoxifen), as well as surgery. ...Read more

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What is interstitial pulmonary disease?

What is interstitial pulmonary disease?

IPF ?: It's a disease characterized by thickening of the membrane of the lungs causing difficulty of the oxygen molecule from passing into the blood. Symptoms are usually related to shortness of breath and cough. Cause is unknown. ...Read more

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What is hyperaeration without focal infiltrates?

What is hyperaeration without focal infiltrates?

larger lungs: Lungs filled with air that appear larger than normal but no evidence of pneumonia. ...Read more

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