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Pneumothorax, “Answers”

1. How good is CXR for detection of a pneumothorax? Ultrasound? When do you get a chest CT in someone you suspect may have a pneumothorax but has a negative CXR? The sensitivity of a chest radiograph (CXR) for the … Continue reading

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Pneumothorax, Questions

1. What is your first line imaging test to diagnose pneumothorax (PTX)? When do you get a CT? 2. How do you manage traumatic pneumothoraces found incidentally on CT (i.e., not clinically apparent, not on CXR)?  What if the patient … Continue reading

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Acute Pulmonary Edema: “Answers”

1. What is the basic pathophysiology of acute pulmonary edema (APE)?  How does this differ from a CHF exacerbation? APE is defined as the leakage of fluid from the pulmonary capillaries into the alveolar space due to increased hydrostatic pressure, … Continue reading

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Acute Pulmonary Edema: Questions

1. What is the basic pathophysiology of acute pulmonary edema (APE)?  How does this differ from a CHF exacerbation? 2. What medications do you use for immediate management of APE and why? 3. What is the role of non-invasive positive … Continue reading

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