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Bronchiectasis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7612755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Bronchiectasis is a chronic suppurative respiratory disease of declining prevalence but continuing morbidity due to recurrent respiratory infections and bronchial bleeding. Literature was reviewed through a Medline search for the past 4 years. Almost all reports are retrospective case summaries. This review focuses on the clinical assessment, stressing the recognition of an impaired host and infectious contributions. High-resolution computed tomography has supplanted bronchography as a key diagnostic tool. Treatment includes prompt attention to acute bacterial infections, aerosol bronchodilators and inflammatory agents, and bronchial hygiene. The role of surgery has declined at least by the number of literature reports. Except for cures for local bronchiectasis, surgical resection is now used to palliate disease activity by removing the most affected segments and lobes.
Authors:
A F Barker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in thoracic and cardiovascular surgery     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1043-0679     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin. Thorac. Cardiovasc. Surg.     Publication Date:  1995 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-08-18     Completed Date:  1995-08-18     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917640     Medline TA:  Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland 97201, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bronchiectasis* / diagnosis,  epidemiology,  therapy
Humans
Lung / radiography
Tomography, X-Ray Computed

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