• PFTs
  • Subjects who were admitted to the smoking cessation out-patient clinic, underwent pulmonary function tests (PFTs) and completed at least 3 months of the cessation program following their admittance were included in the study. (rcjournal.com)
  • Respiratory therapists work in hospitals in the intensive care units (Adult, Pediatric, and Neonatal), on hospital floors, in Emergency Departments, in Pulmonay Functioning laboratories (PFTs), are able to intubate patients, work in sleep labs (polysomnograpy) (PSG) labs, and in home care specifically DME (Durable Medical Equipment) and home oxygen. (wikipedia.org)
  • symptoms
  • Symptoms of DPB include chronic sinusitis (inflamed paranasal sinuses), wheezing, crackles (respiratory sounds made by obstructions such as phlegm and secretions in the lungs), dyspnea (shortness of breath), and a severe cough that yields large amounts of sputum (coughed-up phlegm). (wikipedia.org)
  • Respirators
  • In the first NPRM of August 1987, NIOSH proposed extensive changes in the current performance test requirements for certifying respirators. (cdc.gov)
  • The principal technical issues addressed in the comments included the focus of the proposed regulation on respirators used in mines and mining, the requirement that certification applicants perform workplace or simulated-workplace tests demonstrating respirator safety and efficacy, the requirement that particulate respirators be performance tested against both solid and liquid aerosols, and the requirement that chemical cartidges be both preconditioned and performance tested at 85% relative humidity. (cdc.gov)
  • For example, employers must follow the medical evaluation requirements of OSHA's respiratory protection standard (29 C.F.R. 1910.134) when respirators are necessary to protect worker health. (wikipedia.org)
  • hypercapnia
  • Inhalation can be confirmed by one or more tests such as using a stethoscope to listen for abnormal lung sounds (diffuse 'wet' crackles and rhonchi), performing blood gas tests to confirm a severe loss of lung function (respiratory acidosis as a consequence of hypercapnia), and using chest X-rays to look for patchy or streaked areas on the lungs. (wikipedia.org)
  • COPD
  • The six-minute walk test is a good index of physical function and therapeutic response in patients with chronic lung disease, such as COPD or idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. (wikipedia.org)
  • The primary role of measuring ABGs in individuals that are healthy and stable is to confirm hypoventilation when it is suspected on the basis of medical history, such as respiratory muscle weakness or advanced COPD. (wikipedia.org)
  • clinical
  • http://www.reportlinker.com/p0922673/Endpoints---Clinical-Trials-in-Re...Endpoints - Clinical Trials in Respiratory Diseases - Pulmonary Functi. (bio-medicine.org)
  • Summary GBI Research in its report "Endpoints - Clinical Trials in Respiratory Diseases - Pulmonary Function Tests, Biomarkers and Quality of Life Questionnaires All Play Prominent Roles" presents the use of endpoints or outcomes measures in respiratory disease's clinical trials. (bio-medicine.org)
  • The report contains company profiles of major companies involved with marketing of major marketed drugs under respiratory drug franchise.Scope - The report starts with an executive Summary, providing insights about the prominent endpoint used in respiratory clinical trials. (bio-medicine.org)
  • This report deals with different types of endpoint used in respiratory clinical trials. (bio-medicine.org)
  • This report covers complete account of primary and secondary endpoints used in Phase III and Phase II clinical trials in above mentioned respiratory diseases. (bio-medicine.org)
  • This technology will use data from PFT, background clinical information and other testing to generate an automated diagnosis. (wordpress.com)
  • Specialized in both cardiac and pulmonary care, Respiratory Therapists often collaborate with specialists in pulmonology and anaesthesia in various aspects of clinical care of patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • physiology
  • NEDU describes its mission as: "The Navy Experimental Diving Unit tests and evaluates diving, hyperbaric, and other life-support systems and procedures, and conducts research and development in biomedical and environmental physiology. (wikipedia.org)
  • Work continued in deep saturation dives, equipment testing as well as thermal protection and physiology research throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. (wikipedia.org)
  • Minimum education requirements for the CRFS credential is a BSc in Respiratory Physiology and Science but more likely a Masters or PhD in Respiratory Science. (wikipedia.org)
  • occupational
  • On August 27, 1987, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) published in the Federal Register (52 FR 32401) a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for certification of respiratory protective devices. (cdc.gov)
  • assess
  • Sometimes, to assess the reversibility of a particular condition, a bronchodilator is administered before performing another round of tests for comparison. (wikipedia.org)
  • diagnose
  • Intensive care and operating room Respiratory therapists educate, diagnose, and treat people who are suffering from heart and lung problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • Physicians may also use the test results to diagnose bronchial hyperresponsiveness to exercise, cold air, or pharmaceutical agents. (wikipedia.org)
  • protective
  • 20025070 - 42 CFR Part 84, revision of tests and requirements for certification of respiratory protective devices, second notice of proposed rulemaking. (cdc.gov)
  • coal
  • Continued exposure to coal dust following the development of simple CWP may progress to complicated CWP with progressive massive fibrosis (PMF), wherein large masses of dense fibrosis develop, usually in the upper lung zones, measuring greater than 1 cm in diameter, with accompanying decreased lung function. (wikipedia.org)
  • System
  • This module considers the respiratory system. (coursera.org)
  • The things to do this week are to watch the 8 videos, to answer the in-video questions, to read the notes, and to complete the Respiratory System problem set. (coursera.org)
  • The animal respiratory system was represented as generic second order model. (cdc.gov)
  • NEDU tested and evaluated the replacement of Stillson's Mark V as the US Navy standard diving dress, the Mark 12 Surface Supplied Diving System, and eventually its replacement the Mark 21/ Superlight 17 in the 1970s and 1980s. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2002, certification of the Mark 16 Mod 1 rebreather was completed following improvement of systems including, extension of the working limit to 300 feet (91 m), new decompression tables for both nitrogen-oxygen and helium-oxygen diving including new repetitive diving capabilities for helium-oxygen, test of an Emergency Breathing System with communications, the addition of an integrated buoyancy compensation device, and an improved full face mask. (wikipedia.org)
  • patient
  • Respiratory therapists initiate and manage life support for people in intensive care units and emergency departments, stabilizing, treating and managing pre-hospital and hospital-to-hospital patient transport by air or ground ambulance. (wikipedia.org)
  • measurement
  • Measurement of maximal inspiratory and expiratory pressures is indicated whenever there is an unexplained decrease in vital capacity or respiratory muscle weakness is suspected clinically. (wikipedia.org)
  • cough
  • The sensitivity and specificity of the cough analysis method for men were equal at 0.93, and the area under the ROC curve, or test discrimination, was 0.97. (cdc.gov)
  • Involvement of respiratory muscles results in poor ability to cough and decreased ability to breathe well and leads to collapse of part or all of the lung leading to impaired gas exchange and an overall insufficiency in lung strength. (wikipedia.org)