Pulmonary Disease

Common Name(s)

Pulmonary Disease

Pulmonary disease is any problem in the lungs or that prevents the lungs from working properly. The three main types of lung disease are airway diseases, lung tissue diseases and lung circulation diseases.

Airway diseases are diseases that affect the tracts that carry oxygen or other gases to the lung. Some examples are asthma or bronchiectasis. Lung tissue diseases are the ones that affect the tissues of the lung, causing for example inflammation. Lung circulation diseases are the ones that affect the blood vessels in the lungs, which may also affect heart function. Many lung diseases involve a combination of these three types.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Pulmonary Disease" returned 4113 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

99mTc-MIBI Lung Scintigraphy in the Assessment of Pulmonary Involvement in Interstitial Lung Disease and Its Comparison With Pulmonary Function Tests and High-Resolution Computed Tomography: A Preliminary Study.
 

Author(s): Mehrzad Bahtouee, Jamshid Saberifard, Hamid Javadi, Iraj Nabipour, Alireza Raeisi, Majid Assadi, Mohammad Eftekhari

Journal: Medicine (Baltimore). 2015 Nov;94(47):e2082.

 

The differentiation of active inflammatory processes from an inactive form of the disease is of great value in the management of interstitial lung disease (ILD). The aim of this investigation was to assess the efficacy of 99mTc-methoxy-isobutyl-isonitrile (99mTc-MIBI) scans in distinguishing ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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The terms "Pulmonary Disease" returned 801 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

[Cellular effectors of the inflammatory response in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)].
 

Author(s): Rafael Silva O, Juan F Montes, José García-Valero, Jordi Olloquequi

Journal: Rev Med Chil. 2015 Sep;143(9):1162-71.

 

Approximately 3 million people in the world die every year as a consequence of COPD, which is associated with an abnormal inflammatory response of the lung to noxious particles and gases. This inflammatory pattern causes pathological changes leading to a narrowing of small airways ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2015

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Role of oxidative stress & transient receptor potential in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
 

Author(s): Protiti Bose, Rashmi Bathri, Lalit Kumar, V K Vijayan, K K Maudar

Journal: Indian J. Med. Res.. 2015 Sep;142(3):245-60.

 

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) affect millions of people worldwide and is known to be one of the leading causes of death. The highly sensitive airways protect themselves from irritants by cough and sneeze which propel endogenous and exogenous substances to minimize airway ...

Last Updated: 13 Oct 2015

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Clinical, humanistic, and economic burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in Canada: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Tam Dang-Tan, Afisi Ismaila, Shiyuan Zhang, Victoria Zarotsky, Mark Bernauer

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Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic, irreversible disease and a leading cause of worldwide morbidity and mortality. In Canada, COPD is the fourth leading cause of death. This systematic review was undertaken to update healthcare professionals and decision makers ...

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2015

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Smoking Cessation in Primary Health Care Patients With Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Smoking; Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

 

Last Updated: 19 Feb 2010

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Resveratrol In Overweight Mild To Moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Patients (CARMENS-trial)
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive; Overweight

 

Last Updated: 22 Sep 2015

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Effect of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Outcomes in Patients With Mild/Moderate Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Pulmonary Disease, Chronic Obstructive

 

Last Updated: 2 Dec 2011

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