Archive for the ‘pulmonology’ Category

Nimotuzumab for treatment of lung cancer

Few years ago there were very few treatment options available for lung cancer. Recent years have witnessed a dramatic increase in the selection of drugs that are effective against lung cancer. Some where during the last few years the mode of treatment for lung cancer have shifted from the traditional non-specific forms of chemotherapy to [...]

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Barotrauma and Mechanical Ventilation

Background Barotrauma is a well-recognized complication of mechanical ventilation.  Although most frequently encountered in patients with the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), it can occur in any patient receiving mechanical ventilation. In addition, barotrauma can occur in patients with a wide range of underlying pulmonary conditions (eg, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, interstitial lung disease, Pneumocystis jiroveci [...]

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Lung recruitment

Lung recruitment

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Pneumothorax

What is a pneumothorax? A pneumothorax is a collection of free air in the chest outside the lung that causes the lung to collapse. What are the types of pneumothorax? A spontaneous pneumothorax, also referred to as a primary pneumothorax, occurs in the absence of a traumatic injury to the chest or a known lung [...]

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Lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, among both men and women. It claims more lives each year than colon, prostate, lymph and breast cancers combined. Yet most lung cancer deaths could be prevented. That’s because smoking accounts for nearly 90 percent of lung cancer cases. Your risk of [...]

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GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF ADULTS WITH HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED VAP

Summary. Since the initial 1996 American Thoracic Society (ATS) guideline on nosocomial pneumonia, a number of new developments have appeared, mandating a new evidence-based guideline for hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP), including healthcare-associated pneumonia (HCAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP). This document, prepared by a joint committee of the ATS and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), focuses [...]

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