Patient Education - Respiratory Medicine

Asthma in Children

Asthma is a condition that causes breathing problems. Kids may cough, wheeze, or be short of breath. This happens because airways in the lungs get swollen, smaller, and filled with mucus..

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Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis is a lung condition that causes a cough (often with mucus), shortness of breath, and other symptoms. In people with this condition, the airways (the branching tubes that carry air within the lungs)..

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Insomnia

Insomnia is defined as difficulty in falling asleep, difficulty staying asleep, or waking up early in the morning and not being able to return to sleep. In general, people with insomnia sleep less or sleep poorly..

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Intercostal Tube Insertion

In between the ribs, a tube is placed into the pleural space (space between the lung and the chest wall) to drain the air or fluid from that space. Your medical condition will determine the position of insertion..

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Mannitol Challenge Test

Challenge tests are types of tests that measure if your lung function changes after you breathe in specific chemicals. A challenge study with Mannitol may be done to see if you have exercise-induced asthma or how well your asthma medicine is working..

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Pleural Tap-biopsy

After using an injection of local anesthetic, the needle goes through the skin, between the ribs and into the pleural space. A sample of fluid is taken and sent to the laboratory for testing..

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Polysomnography

Polysomnography (PSG) is a sleep test to learn if you have a sleep-related breathing disorder (SRBD), such as obstructive sleep apnea. Your hospital PSG test will be done in a sleep room that looks like a bedroom..

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Sleep Apnea In Adults

Normally during sleep, air moves through the throat and in and out of the lungs at a regular rhythm. In a person with sleep apnea, air movement is periodically diminished or stopped.

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