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Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA (Pulmonology, Critical Care)

Dr. Aguila graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has trained in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Internal Medicine at Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has served as Assistant Professor since 2010.

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Eisaku Kamakura, MD (Pulmonology)

Dr. Kamakura graduated from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, School of Dentistry, and the Niigata University School of Medicine. He trained at Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital and held positions in the Respiratory Medicine departments at Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Ome City General Hospital, and Musashino Red Cross Hospital. In 2021, he became the specially appointed assistant professor at the Department of General Medicine, Niigata University School of Medicine.

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  • Whistling when I breathe

  • Respiratory wheeze

  • Loud breathing

  • Tickly cough

  • Stridor

  • Pain in my forehead

  • Cough with phlegm

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What is Bronchiectasis?

A condition where the airways of the lungs become abnormally wide. There are various causes, including infections, but sometimes the cause is unknown.

Typical Symptoms of Bronchiectasis

  • Blood in saliva

  • Noisy breathing; e.g. wheezing, rattling

  • clubbed finger

  • Cough

  • Nose pain

  • Blocked nose

  • Phlegm

  • Difficulty breathing when lying down, which improves when sitting up

Doctor's Diagnostic Questionson Bronchiectasis

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this disease:

  • Is there blood in your phlegm?

  • Is your breathing noisy, like wheezing or rattling?

  • Do you have a cough?

  • Do you have pain in your nose?

  • Are you congested in your nose?

Treatmentof Bronchiectasis

Bronchiectasis cannot be reversed. Treatment focuses on preventing infections and flare-ups through a combination of medication, chest physical therapy, and lifestyle changes like quitting smoking. In some cases, oxygen therapy or surgery may be needed to treat complications.

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  • Wheezing

  • Cough

  • Nose pain

  • Stuffy nose

  • Phlegm

References

  • Chang AB, Bush A, Grimwood K. Bronchiectasis in children: diagnosis and treatment. Lancet. 2018 Sep 8;392(10150):866-879. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)31554-X. Erratum in: Lancet. 2018 Oct 6;392(10154):1196. PMID: 30215382.

    https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31554-X/fulltext

  • O'Donnell AE. Bronchiectasis update. Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2018 Apr;31(2):194-198. doi: 10.1097/QCO.0000000000000445. PMID: 29489526.

    https://journals.lww.com/co-infectiousdiseases/Abstract/2018/04000/Bronchiectasis_update.14.aspx

  • Magis-Escurra C, Reijers MH. Bronchiectasis. BMJ Clin Evid. 2015 Feb 25;2015:1507. PMID: 25715965; PMCID: PMC4356176.

    https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4356176/

  • Amati F, Simonetta E, Gramegna A, Tarsia P, Contarini M, Blasi F, Aliberti S. The biology of pulmonary exacerbations in bronchiectasis. Eur Respir Rev. 2019 Nov 20;28(154):190055. doi: 10.1183/16000617.0055-2019. PMID: 31748420.

    https://err.ersjournals.com/content/28/154/190055

  • Visser SK, Bye P, Morgan L. Management of bronchiectasis in adults. Med J Aust. 2018 Aug 20;209(4):177-183. doi: 10.5694/mja17.01195. PMID: 30107772.

    https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.5694/mja17.01195

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Reviewed By:

Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA

Phillip Aguila, MD, MBA (Pulmonology, Critical Care)

Dr. Aguila graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. He has trained in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and Internal Medicine at Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahnemann University at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He has served as Assistant Professor since 2010.

Eisaku Kamakura, MD

Eisaku Kamakura, MD (Pulmonology)

Dr. Kamakura graduated from the Tokyo Medical and Dental University, School of Dentistry, and the Niigata University School of Medicine. He trained at Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital and held positions in the Respiratory Medicine departments at Yokosuka Kyosai Hospital, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Ome City General Hospital, and Musashino Red Cross Hospital. In 2021, he became the specially appointed assistant professor at the Department of General Medicine, Niigata University School of Medicine.

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