lung unit

lung u·nit

1. a respiratory bronchiole together with the alveolar ducts and sacs and pulmonary alveoli into which the respiratory bronchiole leads;
2. considered by some to include the terminal bronchiole and its subdivisions, and called a pulmonary acinus.
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The pilot, which began last month, is taking place at Wellington Regional Hospital's heart and lung unit and general surgery, and in rehabilitation at Kenepuru Hospital.
He secured help from the lung unit funded by the fund, which helped his progress from a special school into mainstream education.
A TOTAL of PS500,000 has been spent on a hugely-expanded lung unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital, enabling the treatment of double the number of patients.
Family flowers only please, donations if desired for the Lung Unit at the R.
When its heart and lung unit opened five years ago, then health secretary Andy Kerr predicted 15 heart swaps would be done every year.
It is never too late to quit," says Dr Mary O'Brien, head of the Lung Unit at London's Royal Marsden Hospital.
The appeal, in conjunction with Arsenal football club, is to fund a lung unit and is especially close to her heart.
I cannot praise highly enough the care taken by our GP, the urgency given to the situation by the specialist lung unit at University Hospital at Walsgrave, the swift and skilful work by the surgeons and the subsequent faultless care by the nursing staff.
Thus ageing may result in some lung unit closure in the gravity-dependent lung regions during normal tidal breathing (Leblanc et al 1970), which could potentially result in preferential ventilation of regions that are less gravity dependent, however, this has not been substantiated.
I was also told that no heart and lung unit in Britain would consider Jo because she has Down's syndrome and it was thought she could not comply with the strict drug regime during after care.
While lung unit opening and closure may or may not occur in ARDS, relatively high stretch of open units is virtually guaranteed.