Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory Tract Disease

From asthma to flu vaccination, you'll find an array of useful diagnostic and management tips on a range of respiratory disorders here.

Respiratory Diseases

The symptoms have worsened over a 2-month period. Past medical history is unremarkable. Here, review the ED chest x-ray and ECG. Do you see any clues to a diagnosis?

A 56-year-old man presents to the emergency department (ED) with gradually worsening dyspnea on exertion of 2 month’s duration.  He has had an occasional dry cough but no fever, chest pain or discomfort, leg swelling, melena, or other sym

They breathe in more air than do normal-weight persons, exposing them to more air pollutants and making them more vulnerable to asthma and other pulmonary diseases.

The patient presents 6 weeks after a prolonged hospitalization for pancreatitis. More details and the office spirometry tracing here.

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A 56-year-old man, Mr A, comes to your office 6 weeks after a long hospitalization for severe pancreatitis secondary to gallbladder disease.

A simple way to prevent asthma or treat wheezing may be to eat flaxseed or take some kind of probiotic.


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