Category Respiratory
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Pneumothorax CCC

Spontaneous – primary (no disease) and secondary (underlying lung disease) Traumatic - non-iatrogenic and iatrogenic (barotrauma and procedure related)
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Routine Daily Chest X-ray

Routine Daily Chest X-ray: controversial issue; viewed as an essential tool but is subject to overuse and misinterpretation; no evidence of harm from a more restrictive strategy
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Cryptogenic Organising Pneumonia

Cryptogenic Organising Pneumonia (COP) is also known as bronchiolitis obliterans organising pneumonia (BOOP); not the same as bronchiolitis obliterans; the rapidly progressive form has a very poor prognosis
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Paediatric Asthma

See RCH Melbourne Guidelines: Acute Asthma Asthma discharge pack Asthma devices photoboard Using a puffer and spacer to treat acute asthma
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Bronchopleural Fistula

Bronchopleural fistula is an unnatural communication between the bronchial tree and pleural space as evidenced by continued leak post-pneumothorax. Can be life-threatening and difficult to manage
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Decompression Sickness

Decompression sickness, is a form of decompression illness, where a reduction in ambient pressure ('decompression') leads to de no intravascular and extravascular bubble formation with pathological consequences
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SARS, MERS and the Coronaviruses

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) are novel coronaviruses that cause severe viral pneumonia in humans Most coronavirus infections are mild respiratory tract infections
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Wheeze DDx

Wheeze indicates lower airway obstruction, which can be due to the following factors: luminal; intramural; extramural
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Co-oximeter

Co-oximeter: a device that uses spectrophotometry to measure relative blood concentrations of oxyhemoglobin, carboxyhemoglobin, methemoglobin, and reduced haemoglobin