emphysema

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Related to emphysematous: emphysematous cholecystitis, emphysematous cystitis, emphysematous pyelitis
  • noun

Synonyms for emphysema

an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function

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Airway bypass improves the mechanical properties of explanted emphysematous lungs.
Emphysematous cystitis is characterized by gas collection within the bladder wall and lumen.
Emphysematous pyelonephritis is a potentially serious fulminant bacterial infection of the kidneys characterized by gas in the collecting system, renal parenchyma and perinephric tissues.
Observation and necropsy of affected seals revealed weakness, swollen, emphysematous necks, dyspnea, hemoptysis, interstitial pneumonia, and necrotizing tracheitis and bronchitis.
Possible explanations for this opposite phenomenon may include differences in animal strains or species, pathological conditions (type and/or degree of emphysematous inflammation), and/or DEP exposure protocols (route, dose, timing, duration, and/or terminal point).
True (A) or false (B)--click on the correct answer: HIV plus smoking predisposes to emphysematous lung disease in an additive way.
On the other hand, massive hemoptysis due to localised and mild lung contusion caused by a low-moderate chest trauma on an emphysematous lung is an extremely rare condition and has not been previously described.
Uptake Medical is developing the InterVapor System, a minimally invasive method of treating emphysematous lung tissue.
Ruptured mycotic aneurysm of the iliac artery complicated by emphysematous psoas muscle abscess; Report of two cases.
An imbalance of proteases and antiproteases to counteract the lytic effects on the connective tissue in the lungs results in emphysematous changes.
By analyzing compositional patterns statistically, using stepwise discriminant techniques, we expect to be able to identify air from emphysematous lungs as distinguished from air expelled from normal lungs.
If there are emphysematous changes in the lung involving the loss of elastic and reticular fibers from the release of excess trypsin from macrophages keyed by the response to particulate deposition, as in a smoker's lung, the bronchioles will not remain patent as the lung volume approaches residual volume (RV) and as the trans-pulmonary pressures increase.
A computed tomography (CT) scan revealed complete small bowel obstruction with a transition point in the distal ileum, associated pneumatosis intestinalis of the ileum, and emphysematous gastritis with air at the gastroesophageal junction and in the portal vein (Figures 1 and 2).
This is reflected in higher apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values, which have been shown to be larger when measured in emphysematous lungs, compared with healthy lungs (Radiology 2006;239:875-83).