Category Respiratory
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Tietze syndrome

Alexander Tietze (1864 - 1927) was a German surgeon. Tietze syndrome: Idiopathic benign inflammation of one or more of the costal cartilages (1921)
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Influenza and Pregnancy

Influenza and Pregnancy: known high incidence of morbidity and mortality in mother and foetus in H1N1 infection and severe community acquired pneumonia; multidisciplinary team approach: O&G, NICU, anaesthetics, ICU; planned delivery of foetus (although the teams may have conflicting interests)
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Nosocomial Pneumonia

Nosocomial or hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) is defined as pneumonia that is not incubating at the time of admission to hospital and develops in a patient hospitalised for >48 hours.
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Goals: resuscitation severity and stability of disease assessment of possible differentials including cardiac disease, influenzae, pertussis stabilisation and possible transfer to neonatal/SCBU if required
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Patient-Ventilator Dyssynchrony

OVERVIEWPatient-Ventilator Dyssynchrony occurs when the patient’s demands are not met by the ventilator, resulting from problems with: timing of inspiration adequate inspiratory flow for demand timing of the switch to expiration duration of inspiration VENTILATION STRATEGIES Total Ventilator-controlled Mechanical Support:…
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Pulmonary fibrosis DDx

Causes of pulmonary fibrosis can be divided into those that affect the upper lobes and those predominantly affecting the lower lobes
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Aspiration Pneumonitis

Aspiration pneumonitis, or Mendelson syndrome, is chemically induce inflammation of the lungs as a result of aspiration of gastric contents
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Open Lung Biopsy

Biopsy should be taken from a representative area, not one with a high likelihood of non-specific fibrosis (eg. dependent segments of RML) Biopsy should not be performed too late in disease process Risks versus utility of information gathered must be weighed carefully