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  • pulmonary
  • The hot smoke injures or kills by a combination of thermal damage, poisoning and pulmonary irritation and swelling, caused by carbon monoxide, cyanide and other combustion products. (wikipedia.org)
  • Approximately one third of patients admitted to burns units have pulmonary injury from hot smoke inhalation. (wikipedia.org)
  • Smoking is a major risk factor for heart attacks, strokes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) (including emphysema and chronic bronchitis), and cancer (particularly lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and mouth, and pancreatic cancer). (wikipedia.org)
  • Smoking most commonly leads to diseases affecting the heart and lungs and will most commonly affect areas such as hands or feet with first signs of smoking related health issues showing up as numbness, with smoking being a major risk factor for heart attacks, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), emphysema, and cancer, particularly lung cancer, cancers of the larynx and mouth, and pancreatic cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • fires
  • The September 11 attacks in 2001 and forest fires in U.S. states such as California and Nevada are examples of incidents that have caused smoke inhalation injury. (wikipedia.org)
  • according to the World Health Organization (WHO) some 1.6 million people, mainly small children die each year from a 'kitchen killer' - - disease brought on by inhaling smoke from cooking stoves and indoor fires. (burningissues.org)
  • There were also unprecedented levels of dioxins and PAHs from the fires which burned for three months. (wikipedia.org)
  • Three houses were damaged and a Western Sydney University campus was evacuated as a result of other fires burning near Castlereagh, Londonderry and Windsor Downs. (wikipedia.org)
  • 2001
  • HACKENSACK, N.J. - The terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001, caused a new respiratory syndrome - World Trade Center cough - which affected thousands of firefighters and forced more than 300 to end their careers early. (spokesman.com)
  • trauma
  • Joint base Balad was also home to the Air Force Theater Hospital, a Level I trauma center which boasts a 98% survival rate for wounded Americans and Iraqis alike. (wikipedia.org)
  • Burn patients may sustain single or multisystem trauma and should be evaluated accordingly. (uptodate.com)
  • Approximately
  • Each year approximately one million people in the United States seek medical care for burns, approximately one-third of these in the emergency department [ 1,4-6 ]. (uptodate.com)
  • failure
  • He reported that some of the hospitalized children had been suffering from kidney failure due to severe loss of body fluids caused by the burns. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr. Byron Thomashow, medical director of the Center for Chest Disease and Respiratory Failure at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia hospital said that "The drop-off in lung function initially is really quite significant and doesn't get better. (wikipedia.org)
  • disease
  • Cigarettes sold in underdeveloped countries tend to have higher tar content, and are less likely to be filtered, potentially increasing vulnerability to tobacco smoking related disease in these regions. (wikipedia.org)
  • A person's increased risk of contracting disease is directly proportional to the length of time that a person continues to smoke as well as the amount smoked. (wikipedia.org)
  • indoor
  • For consumers who are considering replacing their wood-burning appliances with gas-burning appliances, ALA recommends choosing vented appliances whenever possible, to minimize potential indoor air quality problems. (burningissues.org)
  • A major source of indoor air pollution in developing countries is the burning of biomass (e.g. wood, charcoal, dung, or crop residue) for heating and cooking. (wikipedia.org)
  • The only certain method to improve indoor air quality as regards second-hand smoke is the implementation of comprehensive smoke-free laws. (wikipedia.org)
  • lung
  • The American Lung Association recommends that individuals avoid burning wood in homes where less polluting heating alternatives are available. (burningissues.org)
  • In 1950, Richard Doll published research in the British Medical Journal showing a close link between smoking and lung cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Four years later, in 1954, the British Doctors Study, a study of some 40,000 doctors over 20 years, confirmed the suggestion, based on which the government issued advice that smoking and lung cancer rates were related. (wikipedia.org)
  • The association of smoking with lung cancer is strongest, both in the public perception and etiologically. (wikipedia.org)
  • With the postwar rise in popularity of cigarette smoking came a virtual epidemic of lung cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • problems
  • The number of injured jumped to 143 Wednesday after 22 people were admitted to hospitals with respiratory problems after having escaped the club apparently unharmed. (nwherald.com)
  • After the infant is born it may have poor weight gain, frequent infections, developmental delays and emotional problems. (wikipedia.org)
  • infant
  • A history of substance of abuse in the mother before the birth increases the likelihood that the infant will develop symptoms of withdrawal. (wikipedia.org)
  • An infant that is addicted to heroin is more likely to be born prematurely and have meconium staining. (wikipedia.org)
  • An infant born addicted to amphetamines is more likely to be born prematurely. (wikipedia.org)
  • chest
  • Chest pain may be a symptom of a number of serious disorders and is, in general, considered a medical emergency. (wikipedia.org)
  • An estimated 50-70% of patients presenting with chest pain in the emergency department will be placed in an observation unit or admitted to the hospital. (wikipedia.org)
  • Medications
  • Medications may be used to prevent symptoms or treat a flare up. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • Many different strategies can be used for smoking cessation, including quitting without assistance ("cold turkey" or cut down then quit), behavioral counseling, and medications such as bupropion, cytisine, nicotine replacement therapy, or varenicline. (wikipedia.org)
  • Behavioral counseling and Medications each increase the rate of successfully quitting smoking, and a combination of behavioral counseling with a medication such as bupropion is more effective than either intervention alone. (wikipedia.org)
  • Dr. Prezant noted the medications that are being given ease symptoms but are not a cure. (wikipedia.org)
  • system
  • While air goes into the larynx and the respiratory system, food and liquid are directed into the tube leading to the stomach, the esophagus. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Use an exhaust ventilation system or an approved respiratory protection device. (doctors-hospital.net)
  • The metabolism and elimination of the drug from the mother's system, and the length of time that the drug was taken will also impact the development of withdrawal symptoms in the newborn. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is common to provide the additional oxygen as a pure gas added to the breathing air at inhalation, or though a life-support system. (wikipedia.org)
  • secondhand
  • Additionally, smoke-free laws that ban smoking in public places such as workplaces, theaters, and bars and restaurants reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and help some people who smoke to quit, without negative economic effects on restaurants or bars. (wikipedia.org)
  • people
  • it has been estimated, for example, that only about 4% to 7% of people are able to quit smoking on any given attempt without medicines or other help. (wikipedia.org)
  • Outside its native region, hookah smoking has gained popularity throughout the world, especially among younger people, largely due to immigrants from the Levant, where it is especially popular. (wikipedia.org)
  • however
  • however, according to research conducted on behalf of the US Department of Veteran Affairs, there is insufficient evidence to connect those symptoms to burn pits. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, if someone stops smoking, then these chances gradually decrease as the damage to their body is repaired. (wikipedia.org)
  • smokers
  • Seventy percent of smokers would like to quit smoking, and 50 percent report attempting to quit within the past year. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is common for ex-smokers to have made a number of attempts (often using different approaches on each occasion) to stop smoking before achieving long-term abstinence. (wikipedia.org)
  • The American Cancer Society notes that "Studies in medical journals have reported that about 25% of smokers who use medicines can stay smoke-free for over 6 months. (wikipedia.org)