small airways

small airways

A term for membranaceous bronchioles–noncartilaginous conducting airways with a fibromuscular wall and respiratory bronchioles–airways in which the fibromuscular wall is partially alveolated. See Small airways disease.
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Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the large and small airways of the lungs causing wheezing, coughing and other symptoms that make it difficult to breathe.
He said: "These pipes are designed to break down hardened mucus blocking the small airways, which is then easily expelled, making breathing easier".
The clinical implication is that these patients tend to have more frequent exacerbation, worse lung function, and infection," he said, noting that nascent research using imaging to determine biomarkers in functional small airways disease also is occurring.
The results of the present study demonstrate that high-dose NAC given for 1 year improved small airways function and decreased the exacerbation rate in patients with stable COPD.
Due to the small airways, an asthma attack in kids is more serious," she said.
Made from shape-memory Nitinol, the RePneu Coil is designed to compress hyperinflated tissue and tether small airways to prevent airway collapse without blocking airways or inducing fibrosis.
In COPD, remodeling of the small airways and lung parenchyma contributes to obstructions in air flow (Skold 2010), whereas in asthma, airway obstruction may originate predominantly in the larger airways.
Get Smart About Asthma aims to increase understanding of how inflammation in both the large and small airways plays an important role in asthma persistence or severity, in addition to providing tools and educational resources to help minimize and manage the symptoms associated with persistent asthma.
In particular, children below five years can get very sick because they have small airways.
This is a misleading picture for the continuing professional development article as, without spacers, only 20 per cent of the medication reaches the small airways, which is not very beneficial.
The company's technologies are intended to access, image, measure and diagnose anatomy in small airways and vessels residing at, or below, 3 millimeters in diameter.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, RSV is the leading cause of bronchiolitis, an inflammation of the small airways in the lung, in infants under the age of 1.

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