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Respiratory Diseases

Respiratory Diseases

The enterovirus story continues to evolve: here are 6 things clinicians need to know now.

When you want to distinguish between asbestosis and silicosis, what imaging finding is inconsistent with the former disease?

Drug induced lung disease

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.

Pulmonary edema

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.

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.

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.

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