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  • tissue
  • Lung abscess is a type of liquefactive necrosis of the lung tissue and formation of cavities (more than 2 cm) containing necrotic debris or fluid caused by microbial infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • infection
  • Although rare in modern times, can include spread of infection to other lung segments, bronchiectasis , empyema , and bacteremia with metastatic infection such as brain abscess . (wikipedia.org)
  • Examination of the coughed up mucus is important in any lung infection and often reveals mixed bacterial flora. (wikipedia.org)
  • abscess
  • Lung abscess is considered primary (60% ) when it results from existing lung parenchymal process and is termed secondary when it complicates another process e.g. vascular emboli or follows rupture of extrapulmonary abscess into lung. (wikipedia.org)
  • Those with a lung abscess are generally cachectic at presentation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mortality from lung abscess alone is around 5% and is improving. (wikipedia.org)
  • squamous-cell carc
  • Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lung is more common in men than in women. (wikipedia.org)
  • LCLC is, in effect, a "diagnosis of exclusion", in that the tumor cells lack light microscopic characteristics that would classify the neoplasm as a small-cell carcinoma, squamous-cell carcinoma, adenocarcinoma, or other more specific histologic type of lung cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • airflow
  • A clinical study into high-frequency chest wall oscillation vests - assessing their short-term impact on standard measures of lung function before and during use - challenges the view that these devices work through airflow bias in the lungs, the process responsible for mucus movement when breathing. (cysticfibrosisnewstoday.com)
  • None of the vest groups showed statistically significant increased airflow in the lungs. (cysticfibrosisnewstoday.com)
  • It has been claimed that one of the operating principles of HFCWO vests is creating 'airflow bias' in the lungs, but valid clinical evidence supporting that claim is lacking," he added. (cysticfibrosisnewstoday.com)
  • Based on the concept of increased cephalad airflow bias in the lungs during use of HFCWO devices, one might expect that the expiratory peak flow [PEF] should be increased," the study noted. (cysticfibrosisnewstoday.com)
  • Researchers say that there is good evidence that occasional marijuana use can cause an increase in lung airflow rates and lung volume. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • The lungs also provide airflow that makes vocal sounds including human speech possible. (wikipedia.org)
  • Spirometry, a measurement of lung function, can provide an assessment of the severity, reversibility, and variability of airflow limitation, and help confirm the diagnosis of asthma. (wikipedia.org)
  • COPD
  • Although COPD shares similar characteristics with all other obstructive lung diseases, such as the signs of coughing and wheezing, they are distinct conditions in terms of disease onset, frequency of symptoms and reversibility of airway obstruction. (wikipedia.org)
  • The residual volume, the volume of air left in the lungs following full expiration, is often increased in COPD, as is the total lung capacity, while the vital capacity remains relatively normal. (wikipedia.org)
  • The increased total lung capacity (hyperinflation) can result in the clinical feature of a "barrel chest" - a chest with a large front-to-back diameter that occurs in some individuals with COPD. (wikipedia.org)
  • A chest x-ray is often ordered to look for hyperinflation and rule out other lung conditions but the lung damage of COPD is not always visible on a chest x-ray. (wikipedia.org)
  • citation needed] The British Lung Foundation's COPD Project is a three-year project which was set up in January 2007. (wikipedia.org)
  • Support the delivery of COPD campaigns and publications, developed and produced by the British Lung Foundation. (wikipedia.org)
  • understanding my pain by sheilac242 , Sep 24, 2010 med help just helped me find out that my rib pain comes from my copd when the lungs are exp. (medhelp.org)
  • pleural
  • The pleural cavity normally contains a small amount of fluid that helps the lungs move smoothly in the chest when you breathe. (cancer.gov)
  • Each lung is enclosed within a pleural sac that contains pleural fluid which allows the inner and outer walls to slide over each other whilst breathing takes place, without much friction. (wikipedia.org)
  • Asbestos exposure can also cause pleural effusion, diffuse pleural fibrosis, pleural plaques, and non-mesothelioma lung cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • The hilum is the large triangular depression where the connection between the parietal pleura (covering the rib cage) and the visceral pleura (covering the lung) is made, and this marks the meeting point between the mediastinum and the pleural cavities . (wikipedia.org)
  • At the lower edge of each lung the pleural layers come into contact with each other and terminate in a free curved edge. (wikipedia.org)
  • cases of lung cancer
  • The vast majority (85%) of cases of lung cancer are due to long-term tobacco smoking . (wikipedia.org)
  • Most cases of lung cancer are caused by smoking. (familydoctor.org)
  • The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that in 1998, at least 172,000 new cases of lung cancer were diagnosed, and that lung cancer accounted for 28% of all cancer deaths, or approximately 160,000 people. (encyclopedia.com)
  • diagnosed with lung cancer
  • Overall, 17.4% of people in the United States diagnosed with lung cancer survive five years after the diagnosis, while outcomes on average are worse in the developing world. (wikipedia.org)
  • diaphragm
  • in order to meet this requirement, the thoracic diaphragm has a tendency to lower to a greater extent during inhalation, which in turn causes an increase in lung volume. (wikipedia.org)
  • Air is drawn into the lungs when the diaphragm (the muscular portion between the abdomen and the chest) and the intercostal muscles contract, expanding the chest cavity and lowering the pressure between the lungs and chest wall as well as within the lungs. (britannica.com)
  • SCLC
  • On relatively rare occasions, malignant lung tumors are found to contain components of both SCLC and NSCLC. (wikipedia.org)
  • Oxygen
  • The lungs bring oxygen into the body as you breathe in. (cancer.gov)
  • Acute lung injury (ALI) is a medical disorder with concentrated oxygenation capacity of the lungs in spite of administering oxygen in high concentrations. (tmrresearch.com)
  • the Himalayas ) that person can develop a condition called altitude sickness because their lungs remove adequate amounts of carbon dioxide but they do not take in enough oxygen. (wikipedia.org)
  • carcinogens
  • 7. RISK FACTORS side-stream smoke, environmental tobacco smoke, Second-Hand Smokepassive smoke.The lungs of anyone who breathes in air that contains tobacco smoke areexposed to its carcinogens. (slideshare.net)
  • treatments
  • Faron Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. is at present engaged in the development of pharmacological treatments for acute lung injury with the help of a consortium consisting European Commission, Traumakine program (University College London Hospital (UCLH) and University of Torino and University of Turku). (tmrresearch.com)
  • smokers
  • Journal of the American Medical Association put a dent in the arguments against Marijuana smoking today, with release of a new report showing casual pot smokers might even have stronger lungs than non smokers. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • A part of the increased capacity was put down to the way pot smokers usually take deep breaths when they smoke, but one joint per day is hardly giving your lungs great exercise. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • clinical
  • The FP-1201-lyo treatment for acute lung injury is now in the 3rd phase of clinical trials and is anticipated to obtain European marketing authorization in the near future. (tmrresearch.com)
  • organs
  • The lungs are a pair of cone-shaped breathing organs in the chest. (cancer.gov)
  • The lungs are the primary organs of the respiratory system in humans and many other animals including a few fish and some snails . (wikipedia.org)
  • The lung allocation score takes into account various measures of a patient's health in order to direct donated organs towards the patients who would best benefit from a lung transplant . (wikipedia.org)
  • inflammation
  • Inflammation from toxic substances, such as tobacco smoke, asbestos, and environmental dusts, can also produce significant damage to the lung. (britannica.com)
  • bronchiectasis
  • Although rare in modern times, can include spread of infection to other lung segments, bronchiectasis , empyema , and bacteremia with metastatic infection such as brain abscess . (wikipedia.org)
  • fluid
  • Ongoing research in the area of fluid conservation and lung-protective ventilation strategies have demonstrated improvements in survival rate of patients. (tmrresearch.com)
  • When the lungs are formed the fetus is held in the fluid-filled amniotic sac and so they do not function to breathe. (wikipedia.org)
  • thoracentesis (samples fluid that has built up around the lungs). (familydoctor.org)
  • causes
  • With marijuana use increasing and large numbers of people who have been and continue to be exposed, knowing whether it causes lasting damage to lung function is important for public-health messaging and medical use of marijuana. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • On the other hand, gravity causes a gradient in blood pressure between the top and bottom of the lung of 20 mmHg in the erect position (roughly half of that in the supine position). (wikipedia.org)
  • vascular
  • As augmented vascular leakage is a principal occurrence in the acute lung injury and thus, therapies are being targeted towards decreasing the leakage. (tmrresearch.com)
  • Lung abscess is considered primary (60% ) when it results from existing lung parenchymal process and is termed secondary when it complicates another process e.g. vascular emboli or follows rupture of extrapulmonary abscess into lung. (wikipedia.org)
  • main
  • It is known that THC, one of the main active cannabis oils in the herb, has anti inflammatory properties that may help to soothe the lungs. (medicalnewstoday.com)