Category Respiratory
Pulmonary Puzzler 340

Pulmonary Embolus pondering

A 52 year old bricklayer is transferred from another hospital with an acute episode of dizziness, palpitations and tachycardia. 2 days prior, he had bilateral total knee replacements for osteoarthritis.
Ultrasound cases top 100 340

Ultrasound Case 035

Potentially difficult intubation of man with a receding chin and unusual jaw anatomy. You decide to watch the intubation with ultrasound.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

ABC of CXR Interpretation

Additional reading from Normal CXRs; Eric Strong Interpretation series; the DRABCDE approach; CXR for the OSCE and of course the Top 150 CXR to try your luck!
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DRSABCDE of CXR Interpretation

Chest X-Rays (CXR) are routine investigation in clinical practice and consequently it is important for medical students and clinician’s alike to know how to interpret them. There are many approaches to CXR interpretation, each trying to ensure that key abnormalities are identified and no area is overlooked.
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Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis

The eponym 'Wegener Granulomatosis' has been replaced with the term 'Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA)'. This transition was in part to achieve nomenclature symmetry with Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA) and Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA, Churg-Strauss); and to remove any historical association with Friedrich Wegener following revelations of his association with the Nazi Party in World War II
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Friedrich Wegener

Friedrich Wegener (1907-1990) was a German pathologist. Affiliated with Wegener granulomatosis, now termed granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA)
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Lung Ultrasound: Pneumonia

Pneumonia is an inflammatory, most commonly infectious process involving the lungs. Typically the alveoli in intensely inflamed areas fill with inflammatory fluid or pus, and this is known as consolidation. The changes may be widespread, patchy or lobar. Ultrasound can…

Ultrasound cases top 100 340

Pneumothorax Case 4

A 32 year old man presents with a 4 day history of increasing right sided chest pain and associated shortness of breath.
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Lung ultrasound: Empyema

Empyema is a purulent pleural effusion. Seeding of the pleural space by bacteria or rarely fungi is usually from extension from adjacent pulmonary infection.