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    1. Anticholinergics for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

      Drug details for Anticholinergics for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

    2. Splenectomy - Cause

      Pulmonary embolism is caused by a blocked artery in the lungs. The most common cause of such a blockage is a blood clot that forms in a deep vein in the leg and travels to the lungs, where it becomes lodged in a smaller lung artery.

    3. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - Exams and Tests

      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can usually be diagnosed using a medical history and lung function tests, such as spirometry. Your doctor will also conduct a physical examination and may suggest a chest X - ray to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms, such as asthma. Some tests are done to rule out other diseases or conditions that may make COPD worse and its treatment more

    4. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Bronchitis: Should I Take Antibiotics?

    5. Respiratory Problems, Age 12 and Older - Medications

      Learn about medications for respiratory syncytial viral (RSV) infections.

    6. Breathing Exercises: Using a Manual Incentive Spirometer

      Breathing can be hard after you've had surgery,when you have pneumonia or a lung disease like COPD,or if you're on bed rest. You may find that you can only take small,shallow breaths. Breathing this way makes it harder to get air into your lungs and can cause fluid and mucus to build up in your lungs. This could cause a serious lung infection like pneumonia. Using an incentive spirometer ...

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

      Learn about tests for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV).

    8. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. COPD: Learning to Breathe Easier

    9. Oxygen Therapy: Using Oxygen at Home

      If you need oxygen therapy at home,it is important to learn how to use it and take care of your equipment. This information will help you get the most from your oxygen therapy. Key points Breathing extra oxygen can help you feel better and lead a more active life. You can travel even though you use oxygen,but you will need to plan ahead. Oxygen is a fire hazard. It is important to follow ...

    10. Pulmonary Embolism - Topic Overview

      What is healthcare-associated pneumonia? Healthcare-associated pneumonia (nosocomial pneumonia) is pneumonia that you get when you are in a hospital or nursing home. Experts generally consider it a more serious illness than pneumonia that people get in daily life (community-associated pneumonia). This is because the person with healthcare-associated pneumonia may already have a serious illness. ...

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