Bronchoscopy is a procedure during which a patient's lung, airways, voice box, vocal cord, trachea, and many branches of the bronchi may be evaluated. There are two types of bronchoscopies, a flexible fiberoptic bronchoscope and a rigid bronchoscope. Bronchoscopy can be used for diagnosis and treatment. Some indications for bronchoscopy include: persistent unexplained cough, bloody sputum, abnormal chest x-ray, evaluation of possible lung infection, remove foreign bodies in the airway, place a stent to open a collapsed lung, or to remove a mass or growth blocking the airway.
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Pulmonary Fibrosis Article
- Pulmonary fibrosis facts
- What is pulmonary fibrosis?
- What causes pulmonary fibrosis?
- What are symptoms of pulmonary fibrosis?
- How is pulmonary fibrosis diagnosed?
- How is pulmonary fibrosis treated?
- What are the complications of pulmonary fibrosis?
- Can pulmonary fibrosis be prevented?
- What is the prognosis for pulmonary fibrosis?
- Where can I get information to improve the quality of life for those with pulmonary fibrosis?
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COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Article
- COPD facts
- What is the definition of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)?
- What causes COPD?
- What are the signs and symptoms of COPD?
- What increases your risk for developing COPD?
- What are the four stages of COPD?
- What other diseases or conditions contribute to COPD?
- What kind of doctor treats COPD?
- When to Seek Medical Care for COPD
- How is COPD diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for COPD?
- What lifestyle changes (diet, exercise) and home remedies and care are recommended for people with COPD?
- What medications treat COPD?
- What other supplemental therapies help treat COPD complications and symptoms?
- What surgery is available to treat COPD?
- Can COPD be prevented?
- What is the prognosis for a person with COPD?
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- Sarcoidosis facts
- What is sarcoidosis?
- What are causes and risk factors of sarcoidosis?
- What are signs and symptoms of sarcoidosis?
- Who gets sarcoidosis?
- What do we know about sarcoidosis? Is sarcoidosis contagious or hereditary?
- What are some things we don't know about sarcoidosis?
- What types of doctors treat sarcoidosis?
- What tests do health-care professionals use to diagnose sarcoidosis?
- What do laboratory tests for sarcoidosis show?
- What is the treatment for sarcoidosis?
- What is the prognosis of sarcoidosis?
- Is it possible to prevent sarcoidosis?
- Where can a person find more information on sarcoidosis?