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62 Possible Causes for Lung Function Testing Abnormal, Reversible Airway Obstruction

  • Asthma

    Asthma is a relatively common condition that is characterized by at least partially reversible inflammation of the airways and reversible airway obstruction due to airway[] Pulmonary function tests abnormalities included: high fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO), high lung clearance index (LCI), and elevated diffusing capacity of the lungs[] Asthma is a chronic disorder of the airways that is characterized by reversible airflow obstruction and airway inflammation, persistent airway hyperreactivity, and airway[]

  • Allergic Asthma

    It is characterized by chronic airway inflammation, reversible airway obstruction, airway hyper-responsiveness, and ultimately airway tissue remodeling.[] Abstract Allergic asthma, caused by inhaled allergens such as house dust mite or grass pollen, is characterized by reversible airway obstruction, associated with an eosinophilic[]

  • Hyperactive Airway Disease

    Given a reversible component of airway obstruction, the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute Expert Panel on Asthma supports the use of antiinflammatory therapy. 7 Hence[] […] hyperreactivity or some sort of reversible airway obstruction.[] When the patient is well again and if they are old enough to cooperate, you can consider pulmonary function testing to look for reversible airway obstruction. #4 Have a fancy[]

  • Bronchial Spasm

    In this case, d-penicillamine-induced reversible airway obstruction developed, despite the "go slow--go low" regimen as suggested to reduce the incidence of its side effects[] Corticosteroids and inhaled salbutamol in patients with reversible airway obstruction markedly decrease the incidence of bronchospasm after tracheal intubation .[]

  • Extrinsic Allergic Alveolitis

    They had abnormal lung function tests, abnormal chest radiographs and symptoms of lung disease such as breathlessness, cough, wheeze, fatigue and fever.[] […] without predilection for specific side or lung segment Presentation Cough Dyspnea Fever Chills Wheezing Malaise Laboratory Tests Pulmonary function tests may be abnormal[] function testing: • FVC • FVC L,CO • T L,CO Radiology: • Abnormal chest x-ray (nodular, patchy and/or diffuse ground glass pattern) • Abnormal HRCT (ground glass, nodular[]

  • Byssinosis

    They are reversible in the early stages, but prolonged exposure results in chronic airway obstruction, bronchitis, and emphysema with fibrosis, leading to respiratory failure[] function tests did not show the relevant abnormalities (no reduction in FEV 1 but small airway disturbance).[] Treatment Therapy for early-stage byssinosis focuses on reversing airway narrowing. Antihistamines may be prescribed to reduce tightness in the chest.[]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    OBJECTIVE: Introduction: Out of all respiratory diseases COPD is the leading cause of death and is characterized with diffuse non-reversible airway obstruction.[] Other test abnormalities may include Increased total lung capacity Increased functional residual capacity Increased residual volume Decreased vital capacity Decreased single-breath[] Participants were not included or excluded on the basis of reversibility of their airway obstruction.[]

  • Lymphangioleiomyomatosis

    Airway inflammation, present in 61% of the lung specimens, was not associated with reversible airway obstruction and did not correlate with the severity of airflow obstruction[] Previous studies have shown correlations among histological parameters, lung function abnormalities and prognosis in LAM.[] The engorgement of lymphatic ducts with chyle probably reduces lung compliance and worsens small-airway obstruction, and perhaps the lymphatic obstruction that causes this[]

  • Obstruction of the Lung

    Patients with COPD are generally thought to have little or no reversibility of airway obstruction, while airway obstruction in asthma patients is often fully reversible [[] Asthma being a reversible obstruction of airways is often considered separately, but many COPD patients also have some degree of reversibility in their airways.[] Reversible airway diseases, such as asthma and some forms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) that have a reversible obstructive component, have increased in prevalence[]

  • Recurrent Pulmonary Embolism

    It is characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, reversible airflow obstruction, and bronchospasm.[] This test scans for abnormal blood flow through the lungs after a radioactive tracer has been injected and you breathe a radioactive gas. Pulmonary angiogram .[] Aortic aneurysm Respiratory [ edit ] Asthma - is a common long-term inflammatory disease of the airways of the lungs.[]

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