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Fingernail Clubbing: A Sign of Lung Cancer?
Nail clubbing may occur with many conditions. In these two patients, it heralded lung cancer.
Drug-induced and Other Lung Diseases: A Photo Essay
Drug-induced hypersensitivity pneumonitis, drug-induced organizing pneumonia, radiation-induced lung injury, allergic fungal rhinosinusitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, empyema—this week’s slide show sheds light on several presentations.
Stop and Catch Your Breath: A Respiratory Photo Essay
Pulmonary edema, tracheal stenosis, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary sarcoidosis, respiratory bronchiolitis interstitial lung disease, giant bullous emphysema—a close look at a variety of troublesome lung conditions.
Chest Pain After Hemopneumothorax
Recovery from a hemopneumothorax had progressed well for this 29-year-old man until today when he presents to the ED with dyspnea and pleuritic chest pain. What do you see on the chest x-ray?
Persistent symptoms of hemothorax or pneumothorax, in the absence of new x-ray findings require further inquiry, including chest CT, to rule out PE.
COPD Risk Inflated by Obesity, and Underweight
A new study shows that the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease increases with obesity. Yet, the risk was increased in underweight persons as well.
Melanoma—or Something Else?
This week’s quiz questions challenge you to determine the cause of an infant’s “strange breathing” based on a chest film, to come up with the most common cause of chronic cough in children, to be a dermatologic detective, among other things.
Video: Using Inhalers and Puffers in Asthma
A clinical nurse consultant demonstrates best practices for inhalers and puffers, with an emphasis on pediatric asthma patients.
Video: Conducting Spirometry in Children
Prof. Dominic Fitzgerald, a pediatric respiratory and sleep physician, reviews the basics about spirometry, and explains its use in children.
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