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Genetics Home Reference: primary spontaneous pneumothorax by Posted Tue 06 Nov 2012 4:45pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed November 2012 What is primary spontaneous pneumothorax? Primary spontaneous pneumothorax is an abnormal accumula ... Read on »
Understanding Pneumothorax by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Wed 27 Aug 2008 8:33am Pneumothorax is the technical term for a collapsed lung. In the event of a collapsed lung or suspected pneumothorax medical attention must be sought immediately. People with CF or other chronic lung disease are likely to experience a collapsed lung at some point. The lungs and chest wall are connected within the chest cavity in such a way th ... Read on »
July 13, 2008 Think good thought's for Rusty's recovery from collapsed lungs. by Roxlyn Facebook Posted Sun 13 Jul 2008 4:04pm Rusty has been waiting for a set of lungs in Florida. Finally he took time to visit back home in the Carolina's. While driving, he went through a very smokey patch from forest fires. Later he had trouble breathing, with his FEV 1 down in the teen's... a trip to the ER. He has been there a month with collapsed lungs, and just recently transferred ... Read on »
Pneumothorax by Nathan L. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 7:17pm The xray came back and Tricia has a Pneumothorax (collapsed lung). It's moderate, which means she's still breathing with both lungs. As long as she sits in a certain position, the pain is Sometime today (soon), they'll be inserting a chest tube to drain the fluid/air and relieve the pressure. If all goes well, the leak will heal on it ... Read on »
Bingo!!!!! by Ambulance Nut .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:51pm I got it right!!! I was right! I am very excited and my fluctuating confidence has taken a boost! Arrived at the patient, some pain around his ribs, back and neck. Good colour, not in a huge amount of distress. Asked about the injury; he said he'd fallen 2 days ago and had just hoped it would go away, he got worried though as he had suf ... Read on »
Busted Ass Lung! by Nathan F. Posted Tue 24 May 2011 6:21am I was diagnosed at around 6 weeks old by a heel prick test as my older brother had cystic fibrosis. As a child you just had to do the normal nebs, physiotherapy and enzymes until i was about 10 then my health started its decline and hospital admissions became more frequent. When i was 16 i got a left side spontaneous pneumothorax, ( collapsed ... Read on »
Genetics Home Reference: DICER1 syndrome by Posted Tue 21 May 2013 1:42pm On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis Additional information Other names Glossary definitions Reviewed May 2013 What is DICER1 syndrome? DICER1 syndrome is an inherited disorder that increases the risk of a variet ... Read on »
Stabbed by InsomniacMedic Posted Fri 28 May 2010 6:38am Needle Thoracocentesis. Try saying that half way through your fourth night shift. Worse still - try doing it when you've only had 10 hours sleep in the last four days. And worst of all, despite being a paramedic for over four years - it's the first one you've ever done. It's not the sort of skill that is either requ ... Read on »
Different Types of Coughs by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:51pm Whether you've got one yourself or are sharing an elevator with someone who has one, a cough is an unwelcome disturbance. But did you know that not all coughs are alike, and not all people who cough are contagious? Let's consider the different types of coughs, ways to remedy them, and how to identify whether a simple cough may be something mor ... Read on »
Complications of Pneumonia by Cheri Fraker Posted Tue 02 Mar 2010 12:00am Abscess. An abscess in the lung is a thick-walled, pus-filled cavity that forms when infection has destroyed lung tissue. It is more commonly seen with aspiration pneumonia, when a mixture of organisms is carried into the lung. Untreated abscesses can cause hemorrhage (bleeding) in the lung, but targeted antibiotic therapy significantly reduces ... Read on »