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What is the meaning of acute copd?

What is the meaning of acute copd?

Possibly...: Perhaps, you are referring to an acute exacerbation of copd? This occurs when a COPD patient experiences a sudden worsening of symptoms like shortness of breath, cough, wheeze, etc. An acute exacerbation of COPD can be caused by an infection, among other etiologies. See your doctor if you have a sudden worsening of your symptoms so diagnosis and treatment can be given! ...Read more

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Copd (Definition)

COPD may include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or both. Chronic bronchitis is the production of increased mucus caused by inflammation. Bronchitis is considered chronic if you cough and produce excess mucus most days for three months in a year, two years in a row. Emphysema is a disease that damages the air sacs and/or the smallest breathing tubes in the lungs. ...Read more


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What is the meaning of chronic and subcute arthropathy?

What is the meaning of chronic and subcute arthropathy?

See below: Chronic over a long time uaually about 6 weeks sub acute recent or within 3 weeks problems with a joint. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of acute asthma?

What is the treatment of acute asthma?

Several medications: Bronchodilators such as albuterol (ventolin, proventil) or xopenex (levalbuterol) enlarge the diameter of the airways to help air flow and mucus come out of the lungs. Patients with cough-variant asthma, exercise-induced asthma, or regular asthma also use steroid inhalers (such as flovent) to reduce swelling, mucus, and "sensitivity" in the airways. Singulair is an additional medication that can be started. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bronchoscopic?

What is the meaning of bronchoscopic?

Procedure: Bronchoscopy is the procedure where a lung doctor looks into your airways with a camera. Bronchoscopic is anything that is done using that method - could be obtaining a culture or doing a biopsy ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bronchoscopic?

What is the meaning of bronchoscopic?

Procedure: Bronchoscopy is the procedure where a lung doctor looks into your airways with a camera. Bronchoscopic is anything that is done using that method - could be obtaining a culture or doing a biopsy ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of emphysema and COPD?

What is the medical definition of emphysema and COPD?

Same thing: copd refers to the decreased airflow seen in the disease. emphysema is the pathologic process in the lung seen with copd. however the terms are used interchangably when discussing tobacco related lung disease. patients fear the term emphysema and prefer copd or chronic bronchitis ...Read more

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What is the meaning of pseudo claudication?

What is the meaning of pseudo claudication?

See below: Painful leg cramps that are not caused by peripheral artery disease (true claudication) but rather by spinal, neurologic, or orthopedic disorders, such as spinal stenosis, diabetic neuropathy, or arthritis. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of dermatosclerosis?

What is the meaning of dermatosclerosis?

Dermatosclerosis: An autoimmune disease that affects the blood vessels and connective tissue; fibrous connective tissue is deposited in the skin. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of transient hypertension?

What is the meaning of transient hypertension?

Blood pressure : It is a high blood pressure event which resolves back to normotension, we all occassionally will have something that will cause it, like perhaps running into a grizzly bear on a hike..... If it happens a lot, chances are you need treatment for hypertension or anxiety. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bradycardia?

What is the meaning of bradycardia?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia is slow heart rate.....less than 60 beats a minute is bradycardia ...Read more

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What symptoms do people with COPD usually have?

Shortness of breath: Typically, patients with COPD have shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. Fatigue, decreased energy, and decreased ability to do normal activities are also quite common. Sometimes, patients can get dizziness related to the shortness of breath. If you have these symptoms, definitely see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of bradycardia?

What is the meaning of bradycardia?

Bradycardia: Bradycardia is slow heart rate.....less than 60 beats a minute is bradycardia ...Read more

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What is the difference of asthma and acute asthma?

What is the difference of asthma and acute asthma?

Chronic disorder: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the airways that can flare up from time to time with increased intensity of symptoms, which is called severe acute asthma or acute exacerbation of asthma. Many conditions/stimuli can trigger acute asthma in someone with a diagnosis of asthma. Anti-inflammatory medications can help control inflammation & prevent/reduce the number of acute asthma episodes. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of embolectomy?

What is the meaning of embolectomy?

Removal of a clot: an embolus is something (usually clot) that originates somewhere else and gets lodged in a distant artery. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of embolectomy?

What is the meaning of embolectomy?

Removal of a clot: Removal of a thrombus ( clot) which has traveled from one location to another. An example of embolectomy would be removal of a leg artery thrombus that traveled from the heart. ...Read more

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What is the cause of pulmonary fibrosis?

What is the cause of pulmonary fibrosis?

SILICA,ASBESTOS,BIRD: Fibrosis in the lungs has many causes 1inhalation of silica dust, asbestos, grain dust, bird and animal droppings 2 radiation therapy for breast cancer 3medications like chemotherapeutic drugs and amiodarone, methotrexate, nitrofurantoin 4 secondary effect of other diseases likeinterstitial lung disease 5 idiopathic when no cause can be found 6 sarcoidosis and wegnors granulomata 7 connective tissue di. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of term RA factor? What is the normal range?

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What is the meaning of term RA factor? What is the normal range?

RA test: This test measures rheumatoid factor, which is an antibody in the blood that's present in many people with ra. It is not absolutely diagnostic as it is only positive is 70-80% RA patients. A positive test may also indicate a different rheumatologic disorder. The normal range is determined by the lab and is usually <10, when measured in units. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of sars?

What is the meaning of sars?

It is: Severe acute respiratory syndrome. There were outbreaks in Hong Kong in 2003. It is like the flu and you can die from it. For the last 11 years no worries about it. ...Read more

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What is the meaning of ms?

What is the meaning of ms?

Multiple Sclerosis: For doctors, ms usually means multiple sclerosis, a disease that affects the brain and spinal cord, resulting in loss of muscle control, vision, balance, and sensation (results in numbness or paresthesia). With multiple sclerosis, the nerves of the brain and spinal cord are damaged by one's own immune system, so ms is called an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (Copd) (Definition)

A group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe. ...Read more