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Pulmonology

Pleural Effusions: Transudate vs. Exudate

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Classifying Pleural Effusions A pleural effusion is an accumulation of fluid within the pleural space Determining the underlying cause is facilitated by thoracentesis and pleural fluid analysis The pleural fluid may...

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Typical Community Acquired Pneumonia

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Community acquired pneumonia (CAP) is an acute infection of the lung parenchyma acquired outside of the hospital or less than 48 hours after hospital admission. CAP is classified into typical and atypical subtypes,...

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Pulmonary Hypertension

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Pulmonary hypertension (PH) refers to increased pressure in the pulmonary circulation. It develops when pulmonary vessels become constricted and/or obstructed, which can occur in a wide variety of conditions. The...

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Tension Pneumothorax

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Tension pneumothorax develops as air accumulates in the pleural space, compresses the lung, and shifts the mediastinum. The air that enters the pleural space is trapped and cannot escape during expiration. Tension...

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Adventitious Breath Sounds

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Adventitious breath sounds are abnormal sounds that are superimposed over normal breath sounds. Detection of these sounds can aid in the diagnosis of various pulmonary and cardiac conditions. Crackles (Rales) are...

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Lung Volumes and Capacities

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Lung volumes and capacities refer to the changes in lung volume during inspiration and expiration, and the absolute volume of air that the lungs hold during the respiratory cycle. These relationships are recorded...

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