Restrictive Lung Disease
Restrictive Lung Disease

Restrictive Lung Disease

by Carlo Raj, MD

Restrictive lung diseases are a group of pulmonology pathologies diagnosed via spirometry, demonstrating a “restrictive” pattern. This pattern of pathology demonstrates reduced lung distensibility, a key barrier to lung expansion, and thereby leads to reduced total lung capacity (TLC) and an increased ratio of expiratory to inspiratory capability on spirometry. Restrictive lung syndromes can be caused by intrinsic, or pulmonary, causes, which involve the lung parenchyma itself, while extrinsic restrictive lung diseases originate from neuromuscular disorders, obesity, and other extraparenchymal disorders. Developing a standardized approach to the evaluation of lung disease that involves history, physical examination, the use of pulmonary function testing, and imaging (when appropriate) is extremely useful in diagnosing restrictive lung disease.

Course Details

  • Videos 13
  • Duration 0:53 h
  • Quiz questions 45
  • Concept Pages 8


Your Educators of course Restrictive Lung Disease

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

Dr. Carlo Raj is a Physician and Lecturer at Becker’s Healthcare, in Illinois, USA, and the CEO and founder of Indus Intellect Virtual MedEd, a medical education consulting company.
He obtained his MD from Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and is an international lecturer and public speaker.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Raj teaches courses on Pathology.

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By Mehmet emin B. on 20. December 2021 for Restrictive Lung Disease

Dr raj is an OG man. ? am glad that ? have him and his lessons

didnt speak about polymyositis
By Abdulaziz A. on 15. July 2021 for Dermatomyositis and Polymyositis

The title says dermatomyositis and polymyositis. HE DIDNT EXPLAIN OR BRING UP POLYMYOSITIS. this lecture series is rushed and done poorly.

he is great Dr Raj
By Jean Robert M. on 04. February 2020 for Restrictive Lung Disease

i like it very much ,he explains very well.thanks Lecturio

By Lina O. on 11. August 2019 for Lung Pathology in Lupus and in Rheumatoid Arthritis

It lacks some explanation and context of what the lecture is about.