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Occupational Lung Disease

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Occupational Lung Disease Peter G. Tuteur Barbara Lutey Introduction The workplace contains a wide range of materials and conditions that can potentially aggravate pre-existing conditions or cause pulmonary disease in…

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Interstitial Lung Disease

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Interstitial Lung Disease Catherine Chen Adrian Shifren General Principles Definition Interstitial lung disease (ILD) describes a heterogeneous group of over 200 diseases affecting the pulmonary interstitium with varying degrees of…

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing

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Sleep-Disordered Breathing Tonya D. Russell General Principles Sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) is comprised of multiple different entities: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) Central sleep apnea (CSA) Sleep-related hypoventilation Definitions An apnea is…

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Pleural Diseases

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Pleural Diseases Alexander C. Chen Daniel J. Brown General Principles The pleural lining is a serous membrane covering the lung parenchyma, chest wall, diaphragm, and mediastinum. The pleural membrane covering…

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Pulmonary Hypertension

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Pulmonary Hypertension Murali M. Chakinala Adam Anderson General Principles Definition Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is defined by a mean pulmonary artery pressure (PAP) >25 mm Hg.1 Discrimination of the type of…

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Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Venous Thrombosis

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Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Venous Thrombosis Hannah Otepka Mannem Roger D. Yusen General Principles Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) is a commonly diagnosed condition with a morbidity and mortality rate that…

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Pulmonary Vasculitis

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Pulmonary Vasculitis Amit Patel Alfred H. J. Kim Vasculitis Overview General Principles This chapter discusses the pulmonary features of systemic vasculitides, primarily focusing on the antineutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated small-vessel…

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Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage

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Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage Amber A. Afshar Richard D. Brasington General Principles Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) encompasses a heterogeneous group of pulmonary and nonpulmonary disorders characterized by widespread intra-alveolar bleeding. DAH…

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Hemoptysis

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Hemoptysis Daniel R. Crouch Tonya D. Russell General Principles Definition Hemoptysis refers to the expectoration of blood originating from the lower airway or lung. Massive hemoptysis is defined as the…

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Cystic Fibrosis

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Cystic Fibrosis Robert Guzy Daniel B. Rosenbluth General Principles Definition Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive disorder caused by mutations in the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator gene (CFTR),…

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