bronchiectasis


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bronchiectasis

[¦bräŋ·kē′ek·tə·səs]
(medicine)
Dilation of the bronchi and bronchioles following a chronic inflammatory process or an infection attended by pus formation.
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It also reviews key players involved in the therapeutic development for Bronchiectasis and special features on late-stage and discontinued projects.
The launch of the Bronchiectasis Foundation was the result of many years' hard work and determination.
Increased mortality from lung cancer and bronchiectasis in young adults after exposure to arsenic in utero and in early childhood.
Conceivably, those patients could be "subject to different diagnostic and therapeutic approaches and, therefore, define a new phenotype": COPD with bronchiectasis, Dr.
From an etiologic standpoint, bronchiectasis is classified as either congenital or acquired.
Bronchiectasis is caused by damage to the bronchial tubes as a result of infection and inflammation, and is characterised by a build-up of mucus.
Heart and the other structures seemed to be normal except the macroscopic findings of the left lower lobe bronchiectasis.
Doctors said that can cause bronchiectasis in later life.
She died in that hospital from haemoptysis (the spitting of blood originating from the respiratory tract below the level of the larynx), aspergillosis (a lung condition) and bronchiectasis, known as Joab's Disease.
Summary of: Murray MP, Pentland JL, Hill AT (2009) A randomised crossover trial of chest physiotherapy in noncystic fibrosis bronchiectasis.
Among persons hospitalized with bronchiectasis as a secondary diagnosis, the prevalence was consistently higher in women than in men in all age groups, ranging from 3-fold higher in the 50-59-year age group to 4-fold in the 70-79-year age group (Figure 7).