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Monday, September 1, 2014
For patients with lung disease, breathing without effort is often impossible. The Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Division at University Hospitals provides a breath of hope through diagnosis and treatment medical conditions of the lungs, including asthma, emphysema, sleep disorders, interstitial lung diseases (any number of lung diseases in which the accumulation of cells or noncellular material gather within the lungs' air sacs and interfere with normal breathing) and pneumonia.
The division also provide comprehensive care for lung transplant and lung cancer patients, and individuals with pulmonary vascular disease, providing patients with the support and education that will help them live as comfortably and independently as possible. This division also manages the Medical Intensive Care Unit at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.
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