lower lung

lower lung

A functional division of the lungs which is based on differences in:
 
Physiology
Lower lungs receive most of the ventilation and perfusion and have a higher lymphatic flow; and

Pathology
Lower lungs are more often involved by fibrosing processes, including usual interstitial pneumonia, desquamative interstitial pneumonia and asbestosis.
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More recently, another study (MILD) found that among 4,099 people, ages 49 to 75, screening for a median of six years did not lower lung cancer mortality initially, but was associated with a 39% reduction in the risk of death from lung cancer at 10 years (Annals of Oncology, online April 1, 2019).
Air pollution also increases with a rise in humidity, and ozone molecules, with their detrimental effect on lower lung function, are a particular concern.
THURSDAY, July 18, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Ambient air pollution is associated with lower lung function and increased chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) prevalence, according to a study published online July 8 in the European Respiratory Journal.
The researchers found that outdoor air pollution exposure is directly linked to lower lung function and increased COPD prevalence.
The lung auscultation revealed rales in the right lower lung. Laboratory tests showed the WBC count of 18,400 [micro]l and CRP of 15.69 mg/dL.
High resolution chest CT done showed bronchial atresia of right middle and lower lobe bronchi with simultaneous hypoplasia of right middle and lower lung lobes.
Physical examination revealed a firm, swollen thyroid that did not cause pain, as well as slight wet rales in the left lower lung. Computed tomography (CT) of the chest detected bilateral diffuse miliary lung nodules and enlarged upper mediastinal lymph nodes [Figure 1]a.
KARACHI -- Excessive weight gain in the first years of life can be associated with lower lung function and a higher risk of childhood asthma.
Chest radiograph revealed a homogeneous mass lesion in the left lower lung field with obliteration of the costophrenic angle.
Furthermore, exposure to higher levels of mouse allergen in school was associated with increased asthma symptoms and lower lung function.
(5) The trial stopped early when reviewers noted a 20% lower lung cancer death rate and a 6.7% lower all-cause death rate in the LDCT arm.
did a comparison study among the children of different socioeconomic status, having same ethnic origin, the study concluded that those individual who have the poor socioeconomic status from rural areas having lower lung functions as compare to the individuals who are from the well stable families.

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