Some experts divide patients in two separate phenotypes: The “L” phenotype characterized by a hypoxemic failure and “low elastance” lungs (high compliance) and the “H” phenotype with “high elastance and recoil” lungs (lower compliance).
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
Pneumonia in Pregnancy: 2 patients; treatment dependent on stage of pregnancy (first trimester: avoidance of teratogenicity, third trimester: prevention of pre-term labour)
signs of severe sepsis may be masked by normal pregnancy changes
The numbers of immunocompromised patients is increasing c/o improved solid-organ and haemopoietic transplants and the expanded use of immunomodulatory therapies. Pulmonary infections = most frequent complication with high mortality
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