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Respiratory system diseases

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Types of pulmonary diseasesRespiratory distressRespiratory distressStreptococcus pneumoniae and flu vaccines
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What is asthma?Asthma pathophysiologyAsthma diagnosisAsthma severityAsthma shortterm treatmentsAsthma longterm treatment
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What is emphysema?Emphysema pathophysiologyEmphysema diagnosisDiffusing capacity of the lung for carbon monoxide (DLCO)Centriacinar emphysema vs panacinar emphysemaEmphysema treatment
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What is chronic bronchitis?Chronic bronchitis pathophysiologyChronic bronchitis treatment
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What is cystic fibrosis?Cystic fibrosis pathophysiologyCystic fibrosis diagnosisCystic fibrosis treatmentsCystic fibrosis complications
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Occupational asthma and mesotheliomaAsbestosis, silicosis, sick building syndrome
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What is pulmonary hypertension?Pulmonary hypertension symptoms and causesHypoxic vasoconstrictionPulmonary hypertension diagnosis Swan Ganz catheterizationPulmonary hypertension diagnosisPulmonary hypertension treatment
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What is pneumonia?Streptococcus pneumoniae and flu vaccinesPulmonary abscessPneumonia vs. pneumonitis
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What is a pleural effusion?Pleural effusion diagnosis and treatmentTransudate vs exudateNeurovascular bundle
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What is lung cancer?Lung cancer diagnosisLung cancer typesLung cancer complicationsLung cancer metastasisLung cancer stagingLung cancer treatment
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What is an upper respiratory infection (URI)?What is allergic rhinitis?Allergic rhinitis diagnosis and treatmentNasal polypsWhat is sinusitis?Sinusitis diagnosis and treatment
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TonsillitisPharyngitisTonsillopharyngitis - Complications, diagnosis, and treatmentWhat is a tonsillectomy?
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What is epiglottitis?Epiglottitis diagnosis and treatmentHib vaccineWhat is laryngitis ?Laryngitis diagnosis, treatment, and preventionLaryngomalaciaVocal cord growths
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What is bronchiolitis?Bronchiolitis pathophysiologyBronchiolitis diagnosisBronchiolitis treatment

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If any part of the respiratory system isn’t working properly, a person can be left feeling short of breath. The lungs are also exposed to the outside environment, making them prone to infections. Learn more about diseases of the lungs and how modern medicine helps to keep them healthy!