Faces of Work-related COPD: COPD and Quality of Life

>>Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, affects over 16 million Americans. COPD causes lung damage that obstructs air flow, interferes with the lungs taking up oxygen and removing carbon dioxide. And produces symptoms, such as productive cough, wheezing and exercise limitations, due to shortness of breath. In the U.S., tobacco smoke is the most common…

“Function of Surfactant” by Brian Walsh for OPENPediatrics

Function of Surfactant, by Dr. Brian Walsh. So what is surfactant? Endogenous surfactant is a biochemical compound composed of phospholipids, neutral lipids, and proteins that form a layer between the terminal airways, alveolar surfaces, and alveolar gas. Surfactant is secreted by type II pneumocytes and functions to reduce collapse during end exhalation by decreasing surface…

When would I visit a pulmonologist?

I think the correct answer to the question when you should visit a specialist such as a pulmonologist or respiratory consultant, the correct thing to say is that patients should always visit their primary care physician first. Because often these problems can be resolved simply without the need for specialist care. However – in any…

L’Arte di Respirare in IPF

The great Italian, Leonardo Da Vinci, was a Universal Genius and a forward thinker. His detailed studies anticipated the future and were years ahead of his time. He was gifted with a special talent for arts and the sciences. And without knowing it, we still use today in daily live objects that can be attributed…

“Anesthetic Considerations in Pulmonary Hypertension” by Stephanie Grant for OPENPediatrics

Anesthetic Considerations in Pulmonary Hypertension, by Dr. Stephanie Grant. Hello. My name is Stephanie Grant and today I’m going to be talking to you about pulmonary hypertension. The goals of today’s talk are to talk about perioperative management of pulmonary hypertension, including during the pre-operative, intra-operative, and post-operative time. We will also talk about pulmonary…