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    1. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Treatment Overview

      Doctors use antibiotics to treat pneumonia caused by bacteria, the most common cause of the condition. You usually will continue to take antibiotics for 5 to 14 days, although you may take them longer if you have an impaired immune system.

    2. Lung Biopsy

      A lung biopsy removes a small piece of lung tissue for diagnostic tests.

    3. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Topic Overview

      What is COPD? Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a group of long - term (chronic) lung diseases that makes it hard to breathe. In COPD, airflow through the airways leading to and within the lungs (bronchial tubes) is partially blocked, resulting in difficulty breathing. As the disease gets worse, breathing becomes more difficult, and it may become hard

    4. Sputum Cytology

      Sputum cytology examines a sample of sputum (mucus) under a microscope to determine whether abnormal cells are present. Sputum is not the same as saliva. Sputum is produced in the lungs and in the airways leading to the lungs.

    5. Tuberculosis (TB) - What Increases Your Risk

      Having a blood clot in the deep vein of your leg and having a previous pulmonary embolism are the two greatest risk factors for pulmonary embolism.

    6. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Topic Overview

      When you see your doctor with chest pain from pleurisy, he or she will check:Your temperature. If pleurisy is caused by a viral infection, typical viral symptoms of fever, headache, and muscle aches may be present.Your breathing. You may be taking rapid and shallow breaths to avoid the chest pain of pleurisy.Whether the pain varies depending on your actions. The chest pain of pleurisy is usually worse with coughing, sneezing, or during sudden movements. It may ease when you hold your breath or apply pressure to the painful area.Where the pain is. The chest pain of pleurisy may be on only one side of the chest or may extend to a shoulder or the belly. Your doctor also will listen to your chest for:Dull thuds heard when the chest is tapped (percussion dullness).Sounds made when the two layers of the pleura rub together (pleural friction rub).

    7. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Cal's story

      Why me? That’s what Cal asked himself over and over after he was diagnosed with severe COPD 5 years ago. "I spent the first 2 years moping around the house,feeling sorry for myself," he says. "I didn't go anywhere,I didn't do anything. I just sat in front of the TV and tried not to think about anything." Then one day Sonny,his 5-year-old granddaughter,walked up to him as he sat in his ...

    8. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Exams and Tests

      Learn about exams and tests used in diagnosing pulmonary embolism.

    9. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - What Happens

      After you've been infected with a pneumonia-causing organism, it takes as little as 1 to 3 days or as long as 7 to 10 days for symptoms to appear.

    10. Beta2-Agonists for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

      Drug details for Beta2-agonists for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

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