Lungs (Pulmonology) - Abdi Waluyo Hospital

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Lungs (Pulmonology)

Respiratory conditions refer to disorders of the lungs, nose, throat and other parts of the respiratory tract and diaphragm. This can range from simple conditions to potentially complex conditions requiring a multidisciplinary team of medical specialists such as trained intensive care and infectious disease specialist, thoracic surgeons  and radiologists.

Respiratory conditions include:

  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS)
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Airway disorders
  • Benign tumours
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Chest wall disorders
  • Chronic cough
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Drugs and inhalational injuries
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Lung cancer
  • Malignant pleural effusion
  • Malignant mesothelioma
  • Mediastinal disorders, tumours that form in the mediastinum
  • Multiorgan failure
  • Neuromuscular weakness
  • Occupational lung disorders
  • Infection-related pleural effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis
  • Pleural diseases
  • Pneumonia, an infection of the lung including that caused by Tuberculosis
  • Pneumothorax, or collapsed lung
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Pulmonary infections
  • Restrictive lung disorders, chronic lung conditions that limit the ability of the lungs to expand during inhalation

  1. Diagnostic procedures:
    • Bronchoscopy
    • Pleural biopsy
    • Lung biopsy
    • CT-guided biopsy
    • Exercise testing for asthma
    • Medical thoracoscopy
    • Lung function testing
    • Ultrasound-guided pleurocentesis
    • Skin prick test (for aeroallergy and food allergy)
    • Home ventilator management
    • Influenza vaccination
    • Pneumococcal vaccination
    • Sleep studies
  2. Treatments and services:
    • Long term oxygen therapy
    • Pharmacotherapy for smoking cessation
    • Thoracentesis (removal of excess fluid in lungs)
  3. Pulmonary rehabilitation

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