Ch 20: Conditions of the Lungs

About This Chapter

Expand or refresh your knowledge of conditions that affect the lungs using the lessons in this chapter. You can use this information for personal enrichment, as a study aid for your classes, or as a tool for test preparation.

Conditions of the Lungs - Chapter Summary

These lessons focus on conditions and disorders of the lungs. You will find in-depth information concerning atelectasis, pulmonary fibrosis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Let our skilled instructors guide you through these lessons, then take the quizzes and chapter test to monitor your progress and provide self-assessment. Bright and informative writing, well-researched information and ready access to instructors make learning easy and fun, while our online format puts everything you need at your fingertips. The lessons cover the following information:

  • Definition, types, causes and treatment of atelectasis
  • Pulmonary fibrosis: stages, symptoms, treatment, and prognosis
  • Causes and definition of acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Symptoms, treatment, prognosis and mortality rate of acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Prognosis and stages of atherosclerosis

18 Lessons in Chapter 20: Conditions of the Lungs
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What is Atelectasis?

1. What is Atelectasis?

Have you ever heard of atelectasis? You may have read that it's a collapsed lung. But that's not the whole story. This lesson explains exactly what this problem is and how it's classified.

Atelectasis: Symptoms & Treatment

2. Atelectasis: Symptoms & Treatment

The phrase collapsed lung may sound scary, but it does not have to be. As you'll learn in this lesson on atelectasis, sometimes it has no symptoms and needs no treatment, but other times it does.

What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

3. What is Pulmonary Fibrosis?

What do old balloons have to do with our lungs? Well, if you're interested in learning about pulmonary fibrosis, you'd also be interested in learning the connection between the two. This lesson explains what this condition is and the general mechanism behind why it occurs.

Pulmonary Fibrosis: Stages & Prognosis

4. Pulmonary Fibrosis: Stages & Prognosis

In this lesson, you will learn about pulmonary fibrosis. Pulmonary fibrosis can greatly impact a person's quality life and we will review the different stages of the disease. Pulmonary fibrosis is a life limiting disease and we will discuss the prognosis associated with each stage.

Pulmonary Fibrosis: Symptoms & Treatment

5. Pulmonary Fibrosis: Symptoms & Treatment

Pulmonary fibrosis is a serious disorder that can be caused by many inciting factors. This lesson focuses on pointing out the many different signs and symptoms of this disorder as well as possible treatment options.

What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

6. What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis?

There is a broad disorder called pulmonary fibrosis. However, there is also a very specific form of it called idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. This lesson teaches you about its definition and the traditional and current explanations for its existence.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Definition & Causes

7. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Definition & Causes

Inhaling too much water when nearly drowning is one way to cause fluid to buildup in your lungs. Can you think of any other ways from internal or external causes? Find out about many other ways as you learn about acute respiratory distress.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Prognosis & Mortality Rate

8. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Prognosis & Mortality Rate

There are many conditions that can be very deadly without treatment and one of them is called acute respiratory distress syndrome. Find out how deadly it may be and what its prognosis carries.

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

9. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome: Symptoms & Treatment

Acute respiratory distress syndrome is an extremely dangerous condition. Death can be avoided if signs and symptoms are recognized and the person is treated immediately. Find out what to look for and how this condition is treated.

Atherosclerosis: Stages & Prognosis

10. Atherosclerosis: Stages & Prognosis

In this lesson, we will explore the stages of atherosclerosis. We will also discuss lifestyle changes and treatment options to obtain the best prognosis of this potentially fatal disease.

Inhalation Injury: Signs & Treatment

11. Inhalation Injury: Signs & Treatment

Inhalation injuries can be deadly. Find out what these injuries are, what their signs and symptoms might be, as well as some of the potential treatment options for them.

Smoke Inhalation: Dangers & Prevention

12. Smoke Inhalation: Dangers & Prevention

This lesson goes over many of the dangers posed by smoke inhalation. It will also go over some preventative strategies people (at home or work) can use to minimize these dangers.

Smoke Inhalation & Pregnancy

13. Smoke Inhalation & Pregnancy

Have you ever considered that smoke inhalation may occur from sources other than smoking? In this lesson we will explore sources of smoke inhalation and associated health risks to a pregnant woman and the unborn child.

Lung Contusion: Definition & Symptoms

14. Lung Contusion: Definition & Symptoms

This lesson describes lung contusions. You'll learn exactly what they are as well as the major reasons for how and why they occur. You'll also learn what signs and symptoms this may lead to.

Lung Contusion: Treatment & Recovery Time

15. Lung Contusion: Treatment & Recovery Time

A lung contusion is a bruise in the lungs that can be due to a blunt force to the chest. Learn about the treatment options for lung contusion and discover the recovery time and prognosis for this condition.

Lung Contusion: Management & Complications

16. Lung Contusion: Management & Complications

This lesson defines lung contusion. It also goes over the two major complications, how lung contusions may need to be managed, and specific considerations that must be taken into account.

Bronchial Rupture: Signs & Diagnosis

17. Bronchial Rupture: Signs & Diagnosis

A bronchial rupture is a break or tear in the bronchi, which are part of the respiratory tract. In this lesson, learn about the signs and diagnosis of this type of injury.

Bronchial Rupture: Management & Treatment

18. Bronchial Rupture: Management & Treatment

The trachea and bronchial branches of the respiratory system are essential in the process of respiration. In this lesson, we will discuss how to manage and treat bronchial rupture.

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