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Respiratory System

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Diseases: Asthma | Broncheal Diseases | Lung Diseases | Mediastinal Diseases | Pleural Diseases | Respiratory Infections

Other Topics: General Respiratory System | Anatomy | Diagnostic Procedures | Lung Surgery | Lung Transplantation | Respiration Disorders | Respiratory Disease Management

Respiratory Disease Management

(Jump to: Asthma Management | Devices for Inhaled Medications | Mechanical Ventilation | Oxygen Therapy | Pulmonary Rehabilitation )

Devices for Inhaled Medications
Devices for Inhaled Medications:National Jewish Medical and Research Center
Asthma Inhalers: Which One's Right for You:Mayo Clinic
Metered-Dose Inhaler: How to Use It Correctly:American Academy of Family Physicians
Asthma Inhaler Techniques in Adults:UpToDate Patient Information
Asthma Inhaler Techniques in Children:UpToDate Patient Information
How to Use a Nebulizer:Aetna InteliHealth

Mechanical Ventilation
Mechanical Ventilation:ATS
Speech for People With Tracheostomies or Ventilators:American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Oxygen Therapy
Why Do I Need Oxygen Therapy:ATS
Home Oxygen Therapy:American Association for Respiratory Care
Supplemental Oxygen on Commercial Airlines :UpToDate Patient Information

Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation for Lung and Airway Disorders:Merck Manual, Home Edition
Pulmonary Rehabilitation:ATS

Lung Surgery

(Jump to: Overviews | Chest Tube Insertion | Lung Removal | Lung Volume Reduction Surgery | Mediastinoscopy | Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery )

Patient's Guide to Lung Surgery:USC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Surgery for COPD:ATS
Lung/Thoracic Surgery (Surgery for Lung Cancer):STS

Chest Tube Insertion
Chest Tube Thoracostomy:ATS

Lung Removal
Types of Surgery for Lung Cancer:Cancer Research UK
The Thoracotomy Procedure:USC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Pneumonectomy:Aetna InteliHealth

Lung Volume Reduction Surgery
Lung Volume Reduction Surgery:USC Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery

Mediastinoscopy:Harvard University

Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery
Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery:Harvard Medical School

Lung Transplantation

Lung Transplantation Information:United Network for Organ Sharing
Getting a New Lung: Facts About Lung Transplants:American Society of Transplantation [PDF]
Keeping Your New Heart or Lung Healthy: Facts About Transplant Medications:American Society of Transplantation [PDF]
Lung Transplantation (in Children):Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Lung Transplantation:MedlinePlus
Heart/Lung Transplantation, see Cardiovascular, Heart and Heart/Lung Transplantation
General Transplantation Information, see Treatment, Organ Transplantation

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