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shortness

[′shȯrt·nəs]
(metallurgy)
A form of brittleness in metal, designated as hot, cold, or red to indicate the temperature range in which brittleness occurs.
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And fourth, in people with HIV worse emphysema measured by CT scan meant worse coughing, worse shortness of breath, and a shorter distance on the 6-minute walk test.
Since this study was based on secondary data analysis,4 we did post-hoc sample size calculations using Open-Epi version 3.01 (Atlanta, Georgia).16 For determining the association of spirometric lung pattern, the sample size was calculated by using odds ratio (OR) of 2.44 (cough), 2.35 (phlegm), 6.33 (wheeze) and 2.35 (shortness of breath),17 using 95% confidence interval (CI) and 80% power.
"In the early stages of COPD, patients may only exhibit shortness of breath with exertion, such as when exercising or walking up stairs, and they may mistakenly attribute this to getting older or being 'out of shape.' When this is the case, patients frequently limit their activities to avoid these symptoms, and will therefore not report any shortness of breath when asked by their doctors.
He said that COPD is suspected in chronic smokers who develop shortness of breath with or without exertion, have chronic persistent cough with sputum production, and frequent episodes of infections of the lungs such as bronchitis or pneumonia.
Spontaneous endobronchial cartilage rupture is a rare clinical condition, which can present in patients with severe emphysema and cough with sudden onset shortness of breath.
"As of this afternoon, we have had transferred 552 cases of suffocation and shortness of breath," George Kettaneh, head of the LRC, told The Daily Star earlier Wednesday.
However, fasting could adversely affect patients with the following conditions: Heart patients who experience recurrent chest pain, patients with heart failure who experience fatigue or lack of energy and shortness of breath, as they need frequent dosages of diuretic medications, patients who have suffered heart attacks, who should not fast within the six weeks following the heart attack , open heart surgery patients, who should not fast within the six weeks following such surgery, patients with their heart's aortic valve is narrowed (stenosis) or inflamed, heart patients who are on blood thinners or anticoagulants, patients on malignant arrhythmia medications and patients with heart conditions that require constant professional observation.
In addition, patients who have COPD and are overweight have more shortness of breath than do those who have COPD and are not overweight.
Women are more likely than men to have heart attack symptoms unrelated to chest pain which include neck, shoulder, upper back or abdominal discomfort, shortness of breath, nausea or vomiting, sweating, lightheadedness or dizziness or unusual fatigue.
Respiratoryeare promises the temporary relief of shortness of breath, wheezing, upper respiratory or bronchial congestion, cough, mucous congestion, and tightness or pain in the chest due to bronchial discomfort.
Men usually experience what we know as the "classic" signs of a heart attack: heavy squeezing or chest pain; discomfort in areas of the upper body (arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach); shortness of breath; a cold sweat or nausea.