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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But the plans have been delayed as NHS chiefs have not yet worked out how to staff the new chest and lung unit along with a major trauma centre - a 24-hour facility for the most critically-ill casualties - which will open at the University Hospital Wales, Cardiff, in April 2020.
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.
Chest and Lung Unit: PS60 In loving memory of May Hamilton, born in Scotland, died January 11, 2014, in Canada.
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.V.I.
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.
(APRV is definitely a poor choice for ventilating patients with exacerbated COPD, bronchospasm or acute asthma.) While lung unit opening and closure may or may not occur in ARDS, relatively high stretch of open units is virtually guaranteed.