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

      Pulmonary embolism can be fatal. Find out how pulmonary embolism unfolds.

    2. COPD: Handling a Flare-Up - Topic Overview

      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) weakens the structure of the lung and may also damage the tiny air sacs (alveoli) in the lung. When these air sacs break down,larger airspaces known as bullae are formed. Bullae sometimes can become so large that they interfere with breathing and may cause complications: They can burst,leading to a collapsed lung ( pneumothorax ). A collapsed lung ...

    3. 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.

    4. Anticholinergics for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

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

    5. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - Prevention

      Daily use of anticoagulant medicines may help prevent recurring pulmonary embolism by stopping new blood clots from forming and stopping existing clots from growing.

    6. Arterial Blood Gases

      An arterial blood gas (ABG) test measures the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the blood to determine how well your lungs are working.

    7. Pulmonary Embolism - 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. Eating a steady amount of vitamin K when you take warfarin (Coumadin) ...

    8. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) - 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. Cystic Fibrosis: Helping Your Child Cough Up Mucus

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

      Forced expiratory volume (FEV) measures how much air a person can exhale during a forced breath. The amount of air exhaled may be measured during the first (FEV1),second (FEV2),and/or third seconds (FEV3) of the forced breath. Forced vital capacity (FVC) is the total amount of air exhaled during the FEV test. Forced expiratory volume and forced vital capacity are lung function tests that are ...

    10. 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 ...

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