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Pneumothorax: Practice Essentials, Background, Anatomy

Pneumothorax is defined as the presence of air or gas in the pleural cavity (ie, the potential space between the visceral and parietal pleura of the lung). The clinical results are dependent on the degree of collapse of the lung on the affected side.  
emedicine.medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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UNOS Approves Child Priority Policy for Lung Transplant

The U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) and the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Board of Directors revised its pediatric lung allocation policy at its December 1-2 meeting.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Pulmonary Hypertension No Bar to Single-Lung Transplant

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) does not significantly affect outcome of single-lung transplantation, possibly increasing the number of potential recipients, according to Wisconsin-based researchers.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Updates in Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Lung Infections

Lung diseases caused by nontuberculous mycobacteria are seldom effectively diagnosed and promptly treated.  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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News Quiz: 2015 an Important Year for the Lungs

New drugs for COPD, asthma, and cystic fibrosis made headlines this year. Experts debated the apnea treatment vacuum and what to do about tricky pulmonary fibrosis and contaminated bronchoscopes. Test how well you kept up with the news this year  
medscape.com
almost 5 years ago
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Newer Spirometry Reference Standards Can Improve Asthma Treatment

Switching from the older Zapletal reference values to the newer Global Lung Function Initiative (GLI) values can result in improved asthma treatment, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Cancer of Unknown Primary Increases Cancer Risks

First-degree relatives of people with cancer of unknown primary are at greater risk for cancer of an unknown primary, as well as cancers of the lung, pancreas, and colon and rectum.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Smokers urged to quit in 2016 to avoid lung disease - BBC News

Public Health England is urging smokers to quit their habit in 2016 to avoid developing serious lung conditions that can be debilitating.  
bbc.co.uk
over 4 years ago
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Early-Life Organophosphate Exposure and Later Impaired Lung Function

Exposure to organophosphate (OP) pesticides in the first few years of life is associated with impaired lung function at age 7, researchers report.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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ELF5 Protein Tied to Lung Metastasis in Breast Cancer

ELF5, a protein that controls milk production in the breast after pregnancy can go rogue in breast cancer and prompt spreading to the lungs, according to international investigators.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Organ transplantation may link to deaths from cancer, study finds

Patients who receive kidney, liver, heart, or lung transplants are at higher risk of dying from cancer than the general population, research published in JAMA Oncology has found.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Coils implanted into lungs show promise for emphysema

Implanting tiny coils in the lungs of patients with severe emphysema improves exercise capacity at six months, although the short term costs of treatment are high, researchers have reported in JAMA.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Coils implanted into lungs show promise for emphysema

Implanting tiny coils in the lungs of patients with severe emphysema improves exercise capacity at six months, although the short term costs of treatment are high, researchers have reported in JAMA.1  
feeds.bmj.com
over 4 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 187 Answer

The chest x-rays shows an expanded medial end of the right clavicle with irregular margins. The lung fields and rest of the bony skeleton appears normal.  
emergucate.com
over 4 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 188

The following chest x-ray is from a 68 year old with history of chest pain. What abnormality can be seen in the left lung field?  
emergucate.com
over 4 years ago
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LUNG US AND BNP

A small study in Ann Intensive Care reminds me that lung ultrasound is  good at detecting heart failure and differentiating against other causes of acute dyspnoea.  
scancrit.com
over 4 years ago
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Imaging Case of the Week 188 Answer

The chest x-ray exhibits a well circumscribed opacity in the left upper lobe with ‘popcorn’ calcification. This is a feature of pulmonary hamartoma, which is a benign neoplasm of the lung.  
emergucate.com
over 4 years ago
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Prenatal Vitamin D Has a Weak Effect on Wheezing

Women did not significantly reduce the risk of wheezing in their children by taking vitamin D during their pregnancies in two new studies, but they did reduce the risk for some other lung problems.  
medscape.com
over 4 years ago
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Inhaled non-steroid anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for children and adults with bronchiectasis | Cochrane

People with bronchiectasis experience chronic inflammation of the lungs. Anti-inflammatory effects of inhaled non-steroid anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) may be beneficial for patients with bronchiectasis. However, short-term and long-term benefits in adults and children must be investigated, in addition to potential side effects of NSAIDs used over the long term.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago
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Does adding tiotropium, a long-acting muscarinic antagonist (LAMA), to combination therapy (LABA/ICS) help to control asthma? | Cochrane

Adding the LAMA tiotropium Respimat inhaler to combination LABA/ICS inhaler may reduce the need for rescue oral steroids. A noticeable benefit on quality of life is unlikely, and we couldn't tell if it reduced hospital admissions, but adding tiotropium has some benefit on lung function, asthma control, and non-serious side effects.  
cochrane.org
over 4 years ago