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Pulmonary Functions Test done, near 20% drop in lung function, orders update by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Oct 2009 10:02pm my vmax 229 Yesterday (technically, dammit sleep patterns and backlog from sleep study) we went for my Pulmonary Functions Test. This test is vital in the big current decision of deciding whether I am ready to tracheostomy & ventilator or tracheostomy and wait on the ventilator or do nothing. Honest opinion here I am expecting a tracheosto ... Read on »
June 15, 2009 PFT pulmonary function test-what will it say? by Roxlyn Facebook Posted Mon 15 Jun 2009 4:11pm PFT pulmonary function test-later today, I will talk with my pulmonalogy specialist. I want to know WHY I am coughing so excessively. I wonder if my COPD is "progressing" a little after 6 years. Every muscle in my body aches from it. I haven' t been working on my indoor machines lately...ummm, you might say our family room is overloaded, but t ... Read on »
The Pulmonary Function Test by rita359 Posted Sun 28 Apr 2013 9:28am If the doctor has sent to you to a pulmonary function test, and you are wondering what exactly it is, here is a short resume for your information. The pulmonary function test is rather a group of physical tests, which are performed to measure the ability of the lungs and airways to inhale and exhale, and the way they are able to intake oxyg ... Read on »
Cardio-Pulmonary Function Test by Robert S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 07 Aug 2009 6:28pm My Cardio-Pulmonary Function Test has been rescheduled for August 21st because my INR (international normalized ratio => used to determine blood coagulation) is too low. Ah, well.... Read on »
Orders list update, Pulmonary Function Tests scheduled. Oximetry Exception by Strapples Patient Expert Posted Fri 09 Oct 2009 10:02pm Orders List Sleep Study <DONE> Pulmonary Functions Test (monitor respiratory status / evaluate for trac h) <SCHEDULED OCT 14 > Cardiac Monitor <IN PROGRESS> ETCO2 Monitor <PENDING FIGHT WITH INSURANCE… YAY!) we are also waiting on a few other things to be ordered after the completion of these, the next ... Read on »
Pulmonary Function test by Margaux H. Posted Mon 27 Sep 2010 3:07pm In one week, Ben will go in for his first PFT. We are very fortunate that our clinic does infant PFT’s. They are harder to perform on young children but will be very helpful to have a baseline for Ben’s lung function. He will have them done yearly. We can compare his numbers from year to year thus allowing us to add medicines/treatments as need ... Read on »
CT Scans for Lung Cancer Screening May Be Beneficial in Detecting COPD by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 10:04pm Among men who were current or former heavy smokers, undergoing lung cancer screening with computed tomography (CT) scanning identified a substantial proportion who had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), suggesting that this method may be helpful as an additional tool in detecting COPD, according to a stu ... Read on »
COPD Essentials for Health Professionals - from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Sun 14 Dec 2008 7:48pm Note from Karen - This publication by theNHLBIis being promoted as a “Pocket-sized reference card for health professionals containing COPD essentials and listing risk factors and diagnosis and treatment options.”Certainly there is a valuable amount of information presented in a succinct format on this page. I’m grateful, as I’m sure the rest of t ... Read on »
What is a Pulmonary Exacerbation? by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 6:59pm Pulmonary exacerbation [pull-moh- NARE- ee eks-a-sur- BAY -shun] is defined simply as a temporary worsening of the lung function due to an infection or inflammation. Although no formal definition exists, an exacerbation is generally characterized by the following symptoms: 1. Shortness of breath 2. Fatigue 3. Increased cough ... Read on »
Reclaiming Your Life Through Pulmonary Rehab by Jane M. Certified Respiratory Therapist Posted Mon 22 Sep 2008 10:48pm Probably one of the biggest issues faced by people with COPD is loss; the loss of their former level of activity, the loss of the ability to do what they used to do, and perhaps the biggest concern of all, the loss of control over their breathing - and their lives. In another COPD blog, "Now What? Six Steps to Breathing Better with COPD," we talk ... Read on »