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  1. Home Lung Function Test

    A home lung function test uses a peak flow meter to monitor and evaluate any breathing problems you may have on a daily basis.

  2. Angiogram of the Lung

    An angiogram of the lung is an X-ray test that uses fluoroscopy to take pictures of the blood flow within the blood vessels of the lung.

  3. Thoracentesis

    Thoracentesis is a procedure to remove fluid from the space between the lungs and the chest wall called the pleural space.

  4. Mediastinoscopy

    Mediastinoscopy is a surgical procedure to examine the inside of the upper chest between and in front of the lungs (mediastinum).

  5. Sputum Culture

    A sputum culture is a test to detect and identify bacteria or fungi that are infecting the lungs or breathing passages. Sputum is a thick fluid produced in the lungs and in the airways leading to the lungs.

  6. 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.

  7. Lung Biopsy

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

  8. Bronchoscopy

    Bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows your doctor to look at your airway through a thin viewing instrument called a bronchoscope.

  9. 10 Signs of a COPD Exacerbation

    A COPD exacerbation can be life threatening and can have a long-term effect on lung function and the worsening of COPD symptoms. Early response to a COPD exacerbation is crucial for minimizing those risks. WebMD lists 10 signs that an exacerbation is imminent. Find out which COPD symptoms require immediate attention.

  10. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) - What Increases Your Risk

    Risk factors for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) include those you can control, such as smoking, and others that you cannot control, such as inherited factors (genes).Risk factors you can controlTobacco smoking is the most important risk factor for COPD. In comparison, other risk factors are minor.At least 10% to 15% of all cigarette smokers develop COPD with symptoms; some studies ..

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