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An Overview of Bronchiectasis by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 04 Aug 2010 10:15am Associated Content Health and Wellness Ectasia is the medical term for dilatation and expansion. Thus, bronchiectasis is a medical term taken from the word, Ectasia, to describe dilatation of the bronchi (air passages in the lungs). Bronchiectasis causes sac-like pockets in the lung tissue. These pockets become the ... Read on »
What is Bronchiectasis? by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Mon 25 Aug 2008 7:27pm 1 Comment Cystic fibrosis is a chronic condition in which a mutation of the cystic fibrosis trans-membrane regulator (CFTR) protein causes the body to produce abnormally thick, sticky mucus. When this mucus becomes lodged in the respiratory passages, infection is likely to result. Blockage and subsequent infection can cause the airways to become weak a ... Read on »
Welcome to Bronchiectasis. by meggzzie Patient Expert Posted Fri 22 Jan 2010 9:57am Fuck. I know CFers generally end up with this as it's scar tissue, and we cough a hell of a lot/have lots of infections which causes scar tissue and all that fun stuff. I didn't think my lungs had gotten to that point though. I mean, I saw my last xray, and sure, there was loads of apparent scar tissue all over these damn lungs. But bronchi ... Read on »
Aradigm Enrolls First Patient for Bronchiectasis Treatment Trial by COPDsurvivor Patient Expert Posted Fri 05 Mar 2010 5:47am Aradigm Corporation (OTCBB:ARDM) (the “Company”) today announced that it dosed the first patient in the U.S. as part of its ORBIT-1 (Once-daily Respiratory Bronchiectasis Inhalation Treatment) trial, an international, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase 2b study designed to evaluate the Company’s inhaled liposomal ciprofloxac ... Read on »
Bronchiectasis and Aspiration by Cheri Fraker Posted Sun 24 Oct 2010 6:59am http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/dci/Diseases/brn/brn_whatis.html This is information from the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. I just returned from the pediatric Feeding course in Cincinnati. The pulmonologist, Dr. Boesch, talked about aspiration. His lecture was amazing and he takes aspiration of food as seriously as we therapists do ... Read on »
Clubbed! by Dr. Indian Medic .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 18 Jan 2009 1:54am A 68 year old gentleman, presenting with severe breathlessness, Tachycardia with a heart rate of 170/min and running a fever of 104 degrees. Giving h/o breathlessness, cough with mucopurulent expectoration and low to moderate grade fever on and off since 3-4 years. Absolutely denied smoking. But look at that clubbing!!! Different ... Read on »
Life – it’s not a dress-rehearsal, and no-one gets out alive. by Ron Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Sep 2009 8:17pm I know this is going to be controversial so, please, I’d ask you to think about it, rather than just react and post a snotty comment. Constructive comments, though, are very welcome. . This was written primarily from the perspective of a Myalgic Encephalopathy (ME), sufferer (that’s me), though it applies equally to other chronic ... Read on »
Mixed Messages: When the Sweat Test Is Negative but the Symptoms Look Like CF by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 6:59pm The sweat test used to be the gold standard for determining whether a person has cystic fibrosis. With the advent of more definitive diagnostic procedures such as pre-implantation, prenatal and newborn screening for cystic fibrosis, getting a correct diagnosis is far easier than it used to be. But what happens when you or ... Read on »
Lung disease related to collagen vascular disease. by Jan Posted Tue 29 Dec 2009 12:00am By Lynch DA. Collagen vascular disease is one of the most common causes of chronic infiltrative lung disease. Patterns of lung injury from collagen vascular disease include nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP), usual interstitial pneumonia, organizing pneumonia, bronchiectasis, obliterative bronchiolitis, and pulmonary arterial hyper ... Read on »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »