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A size-based emphysema severity index: robust to the breath-hold-level variations and correlated with clinical ...

Dove Medical Press - Aug 4, 2016
Objective: To determine the power-law exponents (D) of emphysema hole-size distributions as a competent emphysema index. Robustness to extreme breath-hold-level variations and correlations with clinical parameters for chronic obstructive pulmonary ...

New disease gene linked to telomerase abnormalities in some cases of pulmonary fibrosis, emphysema

Science Daily - Aug 11, 2016
Patients with lung disease caused by short telomeres, such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and some cases of emphysema, can be very sensitive to certain medications, especially immune-suppressing drugs used during bone marrow and lung transplants.

Critical role of tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 in the pathogenesis of pulmonary emphysema in mice

Dove Medical Press - Jul 28, 2016
Abstract: COPD is a major cause of chronic morbidity and mortality throughout the world. Although tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) has a critical role in the development of COPD, the role of different TNF receptors (TNFRs) in pulmonary emphysema has not ...

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Ruppel's Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing, 10e

by: Carl Mottram BA RRT RPFT FAARC

Covering common pulmonary function tests and techniques, Ruppel's Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing, 10th Edition is not only an authoritative, on-the-job reference, but an excellent resource for preparing for the CPFT (certified pulmonary function technologist) and RPFT (registered pulmonary function technologist) specialty credentialing examinations. It includes information on pathophysiology, equipment, and quality assurance, so you can develop the testing skills you need to find and assess lung abnormalities and conditions including asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and cystic fibrosis.
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What is emphysema?

Emphysema is a chronic medical condition (most often caused by smoking and air pollution) where lung tissue is damaged and traps air inside the lung.

Emphysema. Symptoms and treatment of COPD

Emphysema occurs when air sacs of the lungs are gradually destroyed, leading to increasingly have trouble breathing. Emphysema and chronic bronchitis are ...

COPD (Emphysema) Explained Clearly

Understand COPD (Emphysema) with this clear explanation by Dr. Roger Seheult. Includes discussion on the prevalence, symptoms, incentive spirometry, and ...

Emphysema : Definition, Pathogenesis, Clinical Features, Diagnosis & Treatment (HD)

A brief discussion on Emphysema. Topics Include : - Definition of Emphysema - Causes of Emphysema - Types of Emphysema - Centriacinar Emphysema ...

Emphysema pathophysiology

Smoking and air pollution cause the alveoli in the lungs stiff and less stretchy, making it difficult for air to escape during exhalation. Learn how the destruction of ...