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Sound of Silence by Rebecca .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 Jul 2008 7:13pm Sickness makes you quiet. When you’re first diagnosed with a serious condition, most likely you’ll fall into a stunned silence. The silence will thrum in your ears and in your brain. It will undo language; it will deconstruct the words and letters that give form to your thoughts. Imagine the straight line that anchors the loop of the lette ... 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 »
Feb 24 2011 Struggle for diagnosis-meds+self care by Roxlyn Facebook Posted Thu 24 Feb 2011 8:31pm The mystery - WHAT is happening to you?  Getting a diagnosis can sometimes take years,  you think you are only getting older andweaker…isn’t that natural?  Should you complain about it?   YES!  Every little change in your habits can bea clue for the doctor.   Finally gettingdiagnosed with a progressive lung disease(or any other disease)  is ... Read on »
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 »
Antioxidant therapy in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis: hope is kindled by Jan Posted Sat 01 May 2010 12:00am A. U. Wells CORRESPONDENCE: A. U. Wells, Royal Brompton Hospital, Fulham Rd, London SW3 6HP, UKFax: . E-mail: The new American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society classification of the idiopathic interstitial pneumonias 1 has redefined entities previously grouped as "idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis" ( ... Read on »
VIDA Diagnostics Launches Apollo Pulmonary Analysis Software for Major Lung Disease by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Fri 27 May 2011 10:24pm Vida Diagnostics Press Release VIDA Diagnostics, a leading developer of quantitative pulmonary imaging software, announced today the launch of its new Apollo™ Software for the evaluation of pulmonary disease including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), asthma, and lung cancer, here at the 2011 International C ... Read on »
May 27, 2009 COPD & DLCO - Diffusion from lungs into blood by Roxlyn Facebook Posted Wed 27 May 2009 10:05pm Photo above is of a PFT - pulmonary function testing chamber. DLCO =diffusion is the on-line support groups hot topic: That is my problem (along with bullous emphysema��� diffusion below 60% at altitude causes some patient' s to require greater supplemental oxygen sooner, than at sea level. Note in reading, often folks with pure asthma or chroni ... Read on »
Home Mold Levels May Precipitate Lung Disease by A4M Posted Fri 23 Nov 2012 10:09pm Posted on Nov. 20, 2012, 6 a.m. in Respiratory Environment Characterized by the development and growth of tiny clumps of inflammatory cells in different areas ... Read on »
Doesn't look like Sarcoid :) by Diana .. Posted Thu 04 Mar 2010 11:47am I am definitely a happy camper today because the Sarcoid Pulmonary specialist is pretty certain that I don't have Sarcoidosis. I am extremely happy about that :-) He is going to do a pulmonary function on me in September when I go back to see him. He also took a bunch of blood and is repeating the ACE test, will look at Calcium and will look a ... Read on »
The World’s Longest (and Most Overdue) Blog Entry by Rebecca .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 17 Jan 2010 8:24pm 2 Comments In my last entry to this blog, I promised myself and my readers that I would be showing up here in Chronic Town more regularly. I’ve certainly stretched the limits of what “regularly” means, haven’t I? If it counts for anything, though, I have thought about finishing and posting this essay I started back in 2009 nearly every day. Par ... Read on »