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Pulmonary function test findings in patients with acute inhalation injury caused by smoke bombs - Cao L, Zhang XG, Wang JG, Wang HB, Chen YB, Zhao DH, Shi WF, Xie LX.
This study aimed to determine the effects of smoke bomb-induced acute inhalation injury on pulmonary function at different stages of lung injury. METHODS: We performed pulmonary function tests (PFTs) in 15 patients with acute inhalation... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

Osmosis Question of the Week July 29, 2016 Osmosis Question of the Week July 29, 2016
Do you know what pulmonary function test findings to expect in a 67-year-old man who is out of breath? Osmosis (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Med Students Interactive Quiz Source Type: news

Lung disease in smokers who don’t have COPD
This study affirms that these people can experience serious health consequences, even without COPD. This finding also brings into question how we should classify chronic respiratory disease. So far, we haven’t determined a way of classifying those who have symptoms but don’t quite meet the usual criteria for COPD, and we also don’t have much data or guidance on how best to treat them. In the meantime, quitting smoking remains the best way to lower your chances of getting COPD — and the best way to lessen any respiratory symptoms you’re having. Most smokers who stop will feel better, with less ...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - June 9, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wynne Armand, MD Tags: Health Lung disease Smoking cessation COPD Source Type: news

Solving Addison’s puzzle: Uncovering a congenital heart defect
Addison is a smart, sweet and caring child who brings a smile to everyone she meets. She is known for her hugs and frequently doles them out to anyone and everyone. She loves elephants—and her heart is elephant-sized! However, until last fall, Addison’s heart was causing mysterious and persistent medical issues that prevented her from doing all the things she loves. Unbeknownst to my husband and me, Addison was born with a congenital heart defect. As a baby, Addison thrived but always seemed to have something going on. She had issues with reflux and did not enjoy tummy time or sleeping on her back. Waking sever...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - May 21, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Kristine Hogan Tags: Heart conditions Our patients’ stories cardiac surgery congenital heart defect congenital heart disease Heart Center Source Type: news

Hot Topics: COPD Tests and Treatment Planning
(MedPage Today) -- How do pulmonary function test results influence treatment in COPD? (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - November 19, 2014 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Finally, Some Good News!
Sarepta’s 120 week stability data on both the six minute walk test, as well as, pulmonary function is good news. (Source: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy)
Source: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy - February 10, 2014 Category: Neurology Source Type: news