• trachea
  • In some cases, a bronchoalveolar lavage may be carried out - an endoscope is used to look down the trachea, and mucus and cells are washed out of the lower airways for analysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diseases
  • This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Tracheobronchial airway obstruction. (rightdiagnosis.com)
  • We developed novel methods for analysing inert gas washout curves, and showed that the parameters derived are repeatable, capture the full information content of the curve, and may be superior to standard parameters in distinguishing between subphenotypes of airway diseases. (bl.uk)
  • lungs
  • When the horse inhales these particles, they cause an inflammatory reaction in the small airways of its lungs. (usask.ca)
  • When an inflammatory reaction occurs in the horse's lungs, the airways narrow and there's an excessive production of mucus secretions - both of which contribute to airway obstruction and difficulty in breathing. (usask.ca)
  • However, bacteria in the lungs may perpetuate the condition and contribute to damage of the airways. (usask.ca)
  • To perform a BAL, your veterinarian will pass a long tube up the horse's nostrils and down into the lungs until it wedges in one of the small airways. (usask.ca)
  • The airway is a complex system of tubes that conveys inhaled air from your nose and mouth into your lungs. (aarp.org)
  • An obstruction may partially or totally prevent air from getting into your lungs. (aarp.org)
  • airflow
  • Significant treatment effects were observed with respect to spirometric airflow obstruction and air trapping, as well as with a number of MBW parameters. (bl.uk)
  • Lymphatic fluids deposited into the airspaces become gelatinous as they cool, forming large string cheese-like casts of the airways, which can obstruct airflow. (wikipedia.org)
  • collapse
  • Simple chest roentenograms may reveal collapse due to airway obstruction. (wikipedia.org)
  • As the muscle tone of the body ordinarily relaxes during sleep, and the airway at the throat is composed of walls of soft tissue, which can collapse, it is not surprising that breathing can be obstructed during sleep. (wikipedia.org)
  • clinical
  • INTRODUCTION: Airway disease in PSS is reported to be frequent but its severity and clinical relevance remain unclear. (ersjournals.com)
  • Clinical and chest CT scan characteristics of patients with airway obstruction were compared with normal PFT patients. (ersjournals.com)
  • The response of small airway biomarkers to an intervention was assessed within a clinical trial of a novel anti-eosinophilic agent. (bl.uk)
  • laryngotracheal
  • This creates a diagnostic pitfall in which many patients with laryngotracheal stenosis are incorrectly diagnosed as having asthma and are treated for presumed lower airway disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • tissues
  • It is often worse when the infant is on his or her back, because the floppy tissues can fall over the airway opening more easily in this position. (wikipedia.org)
  • physician
  • Given the imminent threat of an airway obstruction, you page the rapid response team (RRT), request an oxygen set-up and code cart from the charge nurse, and tell the unit secretary to page the physician immediately. (americannursetoday.com)
  • chest
  • Additional tests may include a CT scan of the head, neck, or chest to determine other sources of obstruction, such as epiglottitis. (aarp.org)