Respiratory

Respiratory

Asthma

Asthma

Asthma – Chronic reversible airway obstruction characterised by reversible airflow limitation, airway hyper-responsiveness to stimuli and bronchial inflammation
ByNat Fishman2 min read
Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis – Abnormal and permanently dilated airways that result in a build-up of excess mucus, increasing risk of infections
ByNat Fishman2 min read
COPD

COPD

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – A syndrome of irreversible airflow obstruction
ByNat Fishman2 min read
COVID-19

COVID-19

COVID-19 – A variant of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
BySabina Sadiq3 min read
Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis – Autosomal recessive mutation causing multisystem disease associated with abnormalities in salt and water transport across epithelial surfaces
ByJack Kevan2 min read
Influenza

Influenza

Influenza – An acute respiratory tract infection that is typically seasonal in nature with local community outbreaks, epidemics, and, rarely, pandemics.
ByJack Kevan2 min read
Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer – Uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in one or both lungs
ByLucy Trevis5 min read
Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma – A malignant growth of the mesothelial cells of the pleura, or more rarely the peritoneum or pericardium
ByKirsty Foster1 min read
Pleural Effusion

Pleural Effusion

Pleural Effusion – A collection of fluid in the pleural cavity
ByApril Perry3 min read
Pneumonia

Pneumonia

Pneumonia – An infective inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the alveoli
ByAlex Rosser3 min read
Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary Embolism – A blockage of the artery of the lungs by a substance that has moved from elsewhere in the body through the bloodstream (embolism)
ByRifat Hassan2 min read
Respiratory Failure

Respiratory Failure

Respiratory Failure – The inability of the lungs to perform sufficient gas exchange to oxygenate the arterial blood adequately and/or fails to prevent CO2 retention
ByAlex Rosser3 min read

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