University of Mississippi Medical Center's pulmonary and critical care program provides clinical care and consultative services at University Hospital. The care team provides specialized treatment patients with lung diseases, such as COPD (emphysema), asthma, pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary fibrosis.
COPD is a term that refers to a group of lung diseases that can interfere with normal breathing. It is estimated that more than 13 million Americans suffer from COPD. It is the third leading cause of death in the United States. The two most common conditions of COPD are chronic bronchitis and emphysema.
Evaluation and diagnosis
- Physical examination and evaluation
- Blood testing
- Bronchoscopy and interventional bronchoscopy
- Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
- Medical therapy
- Management of chronic conditions, including cystic fibrosis