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Pulmonary embolism (PE)

Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of Pulmonary embolism by professional health specialists.
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Pulmonary hypertension

Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of Pulmonary arterial hypertension by professional health specialists.
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Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS; acute alveolar injury; traumatic wet…

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is caused by a number of medical and surgical conditions that cause damage to the lungs, resulting in pulmonary oedema and severe respiratory failure. ARDS is also known as adult respiratory distress syndrome/failure, diffuse...
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Asbestosis

Asbestosis is a fibrotic disease of the lungs caused by chronic exposure and inhalation of asbestos fibres. Asbestos is mixture of chemicals that occurs naturally as a fibre substance and was widely used in the building industry for insulation, roofing and fireproofing....

Asthma

Asthma is a disease of the lungs. People with asthma experience episodes of asthma, or asthma attacks. This occurs when there is a narrowing and inflammation of the airways, which makes it harder to breathe. Asthma is an extremely common disease, and is the most common chronic...
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Common cold

Common Cold: The common cold is an acute infection of the throat and nasal passages. It may be caused by several different viruses, the most common of which are rhinoviruses. The term 'common cold' refers to a set of symptoms, rather than a specific disease.
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Pneumothorax

Pneumothorax is a disease of the lungs. The pleura are thin films of "connective tissue", which line both the outer surface of the lungs, and the inside of the chest cavity. The relationship of the pleura to the lungs and chest can be imagined as if the pleura were a balloon...

Malignant mesothelioma of the pleura (asbestosis)

Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of asbestosis or mesothelioma by professional health specialists.
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Lung cancer: Large cell carcinoma of the lung

Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of Large cell carcinoma of the lung (lung cancer) by professional health specialists.
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Lung cancer: Adenocarcinoma of the lung

Information on the symptoms, treatment and diagnosis of Lung Cancer by professional health specialists.