What is general pulmonary medicine?

What is general pulmonary medicine?

Pulmonary medicine focuses on the prevention, diagnosis and management of conditions that affect the respiratory system. We care for patients with a broad spectrum of conditions including COPD/emphysema, asthma, interstitial lung disease and blood clots within the lungs (pulmonary embolism), to name a few.

What is pulmonology treatment?

Pulmonology often involves managing patients who need life support and mechanical ventilation. Pulmonologists are specially trained in diseases and conditions of the chest, particularly pneumonia, asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, and complicated chest infections.

What is the life expectancy for someone with COPD?

Depending on the disease severity, the five-year life expectancy for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ranges from 40%-70%. That means 40-70 out of 100 people will be alive after five years of diagnosis of COPD. COPD is a chronic, gradually progressing lung disease that is not completely curable.

What are 3 conditions treated by a pulmonologist?

Diseases commonly evaluated and treated by pulmonologists include asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD), emphysema, lung cancer, interstitial and occupational lung diseases, complex lung and pleural infections including tuberculosis, pulmonary hypertension, and cystic fibrosis.

Do pulmonologists treat asthma?

Pulmonologists are essential to proper lung care for people living with asthma because this type of provider specializes in every condition that affects your lungs, your upper respiratory system, your chest, or thoracic cavity, and your chest wall.

Can pulmonologist treat cough?

Pulmonologists diagnose and treat different conditions of the respiratory system. This may include a troublesome cough, whether it’s acute (lasting less than three weeks) or chronic (longer than three weeks).

What do lung specialists do?

Pulmonologists specialize in the respiratory system and treat breathing-related conditions. If you’re struggling with shortness of breath, your doctor might refer you to a pulmonologist. These doctors specialize in the respiratory system. They understand how the lungs work.

Do artificial lungs exist?

Artificial lungs could provide a stopgap for people recovering from severe lung infections or waiting for a lung transplant – although a transplant would still be a better long-term solution for those with permanent lung damage. Yet making artificial lungs has proven harder than making a mechanical heart, say.

What disqualifies you from a lung transplant?

There are several absolute contraindications that can preclude a patient from being considered for a lung transplant, such as: HIV infection. Bone marrow failure. Liver cirrhosis or an active hepatitis B infection.

What is the HBRA of Central CT?

Learn what the HBRA of Central CT has to offer. A non-profit Association comprising some 400 companies in the home building industry. Our members include home builders, remodelers, developers, trade contractors, suppliers and related industry professionals based in Hartford, New Haven, Tolland and Middlesex Counties of Connecticut.

Why choose the Harron Lung Center?

The Harron Lung Center is dedicated to providing accurate diagnoses of lung conditions, thorough treatment plans and thoughtful second opinions. Providing expert diagnosis and treatment for patients with pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary vascular disease

How do I contact MOH about my HBRA compliance?

If you have any questions or concerns about your compliance with the HBRA, please write in to MOH at the following email address [email protected] Am I handling human tissue and conducting tissue banking activities regulated under the Human Tissue Framework?

Why choose children’s healthcare of Atlanta for pulmonology?

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is home to the leading pediatric pulmonology program in Georgia. Our pediatric-trained providers are skilled at diagnosing and treating children and teens with a wide range of respiratory problems, from common to complex. Some of the conditions we treat, include: