• Respiratory Diseases
  • Restrictive lung diseases (or restrictive ventilatory defects) are a category of extrapulmonary, pleural, or parenchymal respiratory diseases that restrict lung expansion, resulting in a decreased lung volume, an increased work of breathing, and inadequate ventilation and/or oxygenation. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is defined by the American Thoracic Society and the European Respiratory Society as an evidence-based, multidisciplinary, and comprehensive intervention for patients with chronic respiratory diseases who are symptomatic and often have decreased daily life activities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Then-Governor of New York George Pataki signed legislation on August 14, 2006, to expand death benefits to Ground Zero workers who die from cancer or respiratory diseases, under the presumption that the cause was due to exposure during recovery efforts. (wikipedia.org)
  • silica
  • These include: Stopping further exposure to airborne silica, silica dust and other lung irritants, including tobacco smoking. (wikipedia.org)
  • The disease arises firstly through the deposition of silica or coal dust (or other dust) within the lung, and then through the body's immunological reactions to the dust. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diseases Associated with Exposure to Silica and Nonfibrous Silicate Minerals. (wikipedia.org)
  • Exposure to substances like flock and silica can cause fibrosing lung disease, whereas exposure to carcinogens like asbestos and beryllium can cause lung cancer. (wikipedia.org)
  • Farmer's Lung
  • Silo-filler's disease (not to be confused with farmer's lung associated with inhalation of biologic dusts) results from inhalation of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) gas from fresh silage. (wikipedia.org)
  • interstitium
  • Disease of the interstitium is recognized on imaging studies as a thick lace (sponge), sometimes symmetric, and in other types, scattered and irregular. (medicinenet.com)
  • bloodstream
  • These parts of the lung become inflamed and/or scarred, which leads to problems with getting oxygen out of the air and into the bloodstream. (caring.com)
  • The scarring associated with interstitial lung disease eventually affects your ability to breathe and get enough oxygen into your bloodstream. (mayoclinic.org)
  • typically
  • The scarring typically starts at the edges of the lungs and progresses toward the center of the lungs, making it more difficult for a person to breathe. (clevelandclinic.org)
  • In general, pulmonary rehabilitation refers to a series of services that are administered to patients of respiratory disease and their families, typically to attempt to improve the quality of life for the patient. (wikipedia.org)
  • restrictive
  • citation needed] In restrictive lung disease, both forced expiratory volume in one second (FEV1) and forced vital capacity (FVC) are reduced, however, the decline in FVC is more than that of FEV1, resulting in a higher than 80% FEV1/FVC ratio. (wikipedia.org)
  • The values for residual volume and total lung capacity are generally decreased in restrictive lung disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Pleural
  • 1955 there was a short case series of about 10 patients with RA whose autopsies showed that the pleural disease was much higher in rheumatoid patients than in the general population, and much higher than what they had previously seen clinically. (wikipedia.org)