By Claudia S. Plottel
Should you be afflicted by bronchial asthma, or have a chum or relative who does, this booklet bargains support. the single ebook to supply the doctor’s and patient’s view, a hundred Questions & solutions approximately bronchial asthma promises authoritative, useful solutions for your questions about therapies, coping recommendations -- for either sufferer and relatives, assets of help, and masses extra. Written by way of a world-class bronchial asthma professional and that includes "insider’s" suggestion from an exact sufferer, this e-book is a useful source for a person dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this debilitating illness.
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The methacholine challenge is also used for research purposes to study airway hyperreactivity. Under special circumstances it plays a role in the clinical arena. It is one type of a class of specialized tests called bronchoprovocation tests. Cold-air exercise tests are another example of a bronchoprovocation test. A bronchoprovocation test might be ordered in the evaluation of suspected asthma. It is not considered a “routine” test. Usually, the patient describes subtle symptoms suggestive of asthma.
Aspirin-sensitive” asthmatics must avoid aspirin and the nonsteroidal, anti-inflammatory class of medicines. Viral respiratory infections Yearly influenza vaccination should be recommended (unless contraindicated). Occupational exposures Importance of a safe workplace environment: proper ventilation, avoidance, and when appropriate, personal protective respirators. 33 Plottel_02 11/12/04 2:55 PM 1 0 0 Page 34 Q U E S T I O N S & A N S W E R S A B O U T A S T H M A active VCD, however, the vocal cords close instead of opening during inspiration.
FOB is often used diagnostically in the investigation of masses or abnormalities seen on chest X-ray studies. 46 Plottel_02 11/12/04 1 0 0 2:55 PM Q U E S T I O N S Page 47 & A N S W E R S A B O U T A S T H M A Symptoms and Diagnosis A rigid bronchoscopy is always performed in the operating room by a thoracic (chest) surgeon with the patient unconscious under anesthesia. The rigid bronchoscope is larger and less maneuverable than the flexible scope. It is considered superior to the flexible scope in two specific settings: when dealing with bleeding within the lung, and when retrieving larger aspirated (inhaled) foreign bodies.