restrictive disease

restrictive disease

a respiratory disorder characterized by restriction of expansion of the lungs or chest wall, resulting in diminished lung volumes and capacities. Causes include impaired neuromuscular contraction, impaired lung expansion, thoracic deformities, and pleural-based diseases.
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CP is treated surgically with pericardial stripping, while restrictive disease is managed medically.
A retrospective review of the literature reveals that bypass has been needed more often in patients with a history of restrictive disease than with obstructive disease.
Lakeland Pharmacy specializes in non-invasive and invasive applications that treat patients suffering from chronic respiratory failure and thoracic restrictive disease.
Constrictive disease differs from restrictive disease by having normal tissue Doppler velocities on echocardiogram and discordance of right and left ventricular systolic pressures on cardiac catheterization.
It's a very restrictive disease and the lifestyle I used to have - well, I just don't have that any more.