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Acetylcysteine: To treat pulmonary fibrosis  
Abstract: This handout explains acetylcysteine, a supplement used to help reduce lung damage from oxidation. Included are usual doses, where to buy it, and possible side effects.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2011
Activities of daily living after lung surgery: Sternal precautions (clamshell incision, sternotomy)  
Abstract: This handout gives activity guidelines to follow after having lung surgery. It includes photos and step-by-step instructions to protect the sternum when getting in and out of bed, standing up, getting dressed, and other activities of daily living.
Author: Occupational Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 9/2017
Azathioprine: To treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis  
Abstract: This handout explains azathioprine, a medicine used to help reduce inflammation. Included are usual doses, how to take it, possible side effects and special instructions.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2011
Bosentan (Tracleer): To treat pulmonary arterial hypertension  
Abstract: This handout explains Bosentan, a medicine used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Included are how to take it, possible side effects, and warnings.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2011
Bronchoscopy: How to prepare for your procedure  
Abstract: This handout explains how to prepare for a bronchoscopy at Pulmonary Diagnostics at University of Washington Medical Center. Included are directions for fasting before the procedure, when to arrive, what to wear, and the need for someone who can drive the patient home after the procedure.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 11/2007
Bronchoscopy: After your procedure  
Abstract: This handout describes care guidelines to follow after a bronchoscopy, possible side effects, when to call the doctor, and when results will be ready.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 7/2012
Cardio-pulmonary exercise test: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout describes a cardio-pulmonary test and explains how to prepare for it. This test is done to assess how well your heart and lungs work when you exercise.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 9/2017
Eating and breathing with COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease  
Abstract: This handout gives tips on how to minimize the symptoms of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) through watching how and what you eat.
Author: Food and Nutrition Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 2/2012
Exercise after lung surgery with clamshell approach: What you need to know  
Abstract: This handout supplies information to help recovery after lung surgery with clamshell approach. Included are incision precautions, instructions about restricted activities, tips on how to add or keep exercise in the lifestyle, and advice on when to slow down, delay exercising, or call the health care provider.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 7/2012
Exercise after lung surgery with thoracotomy incision  
Abstract: This handout supplies information to help recovery after lung surgery with thoracotomy incision. Included are incision precautions, instructions about restricted activities, tips on how to add or keep exercise in the lifestyle, and advice on when to slow down, delay exercising, or call the health care provider.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2007
Revised Date: 7/2012
Exercise after lung surgery with VATS incision: To help you live a healthy, active life  
Abstract: This handout helps guide recovery after lung surgery with a VATS incision. It includes precautions, exercise goals, and how to listen to what your body needs.
Author: Physical Therapy/Rehab Medicine
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2012
Revised Date: 7/2012
Influenza: the flu and kids  
Abstract: Discusses the effect of the flu on children, who should have a flu shot, who should not have a flu shot, common side effects of vaccination, and when to get the flu shot. Provides information on treating influenza with antibiotics, and offers a Web address for more information.
Author: Pediatric Care Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 9/2004
Inhaled colostin: Information and instructions for use  
Abstract: This handout gives instructions for mixing and using colistin, an antibiotic used to treat some bacterial lung infections. Colistin is taken as an inhaled solution through a nebulizer. Possible side effects are included. The clinician can check instructions for either 75 mg inhaled twice daily or 150 mg inhaled twice daily, depending on the patient's needs.
Author: Cystic Fibrosis Clinic/Med. Spec. Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2009
Revised Date: 10/2016
Lung surgery: What to expect before, during, and after your surgery  
Abstract: Discusses and illustrates thoractomy, sternotomy, and transverse sternotomy incisions used for lung surgery. Gives procedure instructions, explains the structure of the chest, what lung surgery is, and the five types of lung surgeries: biopsy, wedge resection, lobectomy, pneumonectomy, and lung volume reduction. Also includes instructions for pain control, breathing exercises, activities, medicines, and incision care after surgery.
Author: Surgical Specialties Center/Surgical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1998
Revised Date: 1/2010
Lung V/Q scan: How to prepare for your scan  
Abstract: This flyer explains a lung V/Q (ventilation and quantification) exam, a nuclear medicine test that produces a picture of lung ventilation and blood flow to the lungs. Included are how to prepare for the exam, how the exam works, how it is done, what the patient may feel during the exam, and how to get the results.
Author: Radiology/Imaging Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 11/2009
Lung volume reduction surgery: for the treatment of emphysema  
Abstract: This brochure describes the process for being considered for lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS) at UWMC. This surgery is done to remove parts of the lung that have been damaged by emphysema.
Author: LVRS Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 3/2004
Medications: A guide to medications for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)  
Abstract: This booklet discusses the basic actions and common side effects of medications used in the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Proper techniques for using inhalers are included.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
Methacholine challenge testing: How to prepare and what to expect  
Abstract: This handout describes a methacholine challenge test and how to prepare for it. This test is done to diagnose asthma.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 9/2017
Mycophenolate: To treat pulmonary fibrosis  
Abstract: This handout explains mycophenolate, an immunosuppressant medicine, which is used to reduce inflammation by making the immune system less active. Included are how to take it, special precautions, possible side effects, and when to call the doctor.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2011
Omalizumab (Xolair)  
Abstract: This handout describes omalizumab, an injectable medicine for patients who have allergic asthma. This medicine is used in combination with other inhaled asthma medicines. Side effects and the possibility of anaphylaxis are discussed.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2010
Revised Date: 1/2010
Postural drainage: A self-care pulmonary hygiene exercise  
Abstract: This handout describes postural drainage, which is done as a mucus-clearing exercise to reduce and prevent the buildup of excess mucus in the lungs.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
Prednisone: To treat pulmonary fibrosis  
Abstract: This handout explains prednisone, a steroid medicine used to reduce inflammation. Included are how to take the medicine and possible side effects.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2011
Pulmonary function tests: Basic information  
Abstract: This handout gives basic information about pulmonary function tests, which may be done to help diagnose lung conditions or diseases such as asthma, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or pulmonary fibrosis. The handout includes specific instructions to follow before the test and symptoms to watch for after the test that require a call to the doctor.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2013
Revised Date: 5/2013
Quad coughing  
Abstract: This handout explains how to do quad coughing, a way to help clear secretions from the airway. A helper is needed for this exercise.
Author: Rehabilitation/8N
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2004
Revised Date: 2/2012
Sildenafil (Revatio): To treat pulmonary arterial hypertension  
Abstract: This handout explains sildenafil, a medicine used to treat pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). Included are how to take the medicine, possible side effects, and specific warnings.
Author: Pulmonary Clinic/Med Spec Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2011
Revised Date: 5/2011
Stress management  
Abstract: This handout describes stress, its signs and symptoms, and what can be done to reduce stress.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
Suppliers of allergy environmental control products  
Abstract: This flyer provides a list of companies that provide environmental control products for people who have allergies or asthma.
Author: Medical Specialties Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2005
Revised Date: 3/2005
Take control: Managing your health and healthcare for patients with lung disease  
Abstract: This handout outlines numerous tips for managing health and health care for patients with lung disease. Topics such as medications, oxygen, fighting infections, avoiding environmental hazards, exercise, stress, diet, and rest are covered.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2004
Tracheostomy  
Abstract: This flyer explains the tracheostomy procedure, where an opening is made in the trachea (windpipe), and related care issues.
Author: Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Center
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 1999
Revised Date: 12/2009
Vital information about your anesthetic: details about your breathing . . .  
Abstract: This flyer contains vital information about breathing problems encountered during surgery. It is intended for patients to present before undergoing surgery requiring general anesthesia.
Author: Anesthesiology Clinical Services
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 5/2009
Pulmonary Rehabiliation: Welcome to Pulmonary Rehab  
Abstract: This handout provides an overview of the pulmonary rehabilitation program at University of Washington Medical Center.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
Why exercise? The benefits of an exercise program  
Abstract: This handout describes the many benefits of exercise for people with chronic lung disease.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2001
Revised Date: 12/2003
A guide through grief: Mourning the loss of a loved one  
Abstract: This document is the cover, welcome page, and table of contents for "Your Liver Transplant Guide: At University of Washington Medical Center." Chapters include Becoming a Candidate; Your Liver Transplant Team; Your Health Assessment, Labs, and Tests; Financial Planning; Social Work Services; Nutrition; Liver Transplant Surgery; Medicines; Care After You Leave the Hospital; and Resources.
Author: Transplant Services/4E-4SE/5E
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2003
Revised Date: 8/2015
Your lungs and COPD: a guide to how your lungs work and how COPD affects your lungs  
Abstract: This booklet provides an overview of the lungs and how they work. It also covers the causes of chronic obstruction pulmonary disease, as well as the symptoms and treatments for COPD.
Author: Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Publisher/Date: University of Washington Medical Center, 2000
Revised Date: 8/2004

 
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