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Ventilator Associated Pneumonia

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Community acquired pneumonia (CAP): Clinical diagnosis based on patient’s history, physical exam, and CXR. Can only be diagnosed in patients who have not been hospitalized or lived in a long-term care facility for the 14 days before presenting. Healthcare associated pneumonia (HCAP): Pneumonia in any patient who was hospitalized for two … Read more

Transudative Effusion

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Pleural effusion: excess fluid in the pleural space (area between visceral and parietal pleura). Exudative effusion: Based upon Light’s criteria. If any one of these are present the fluid is likely an exudate. Ratio of the pleural fluid protein to the serum protein >.05, Sensitivity: 98%, Specificity: 83% Ratio of the … Read more

Respiratory Failure

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Type I: Acute hypoxemic respiratory failure due to alveolar filling leading to intrapulmonary shunt. Type II: Alveolar hypoventilation resulting in inability to eliminate CO2 effectively. Type III: Lung atelectasis; also known as perioperative respiratory failure. Type IV: Hypoperfusion of respiratory muscles in patients in shock. Etiology Type I: Pulmonary edema, pneumonia, … Read more

Respiratory Bronchiolitis Associated Lung Disease

Inpatient Management Guide Definition There are over 200 causes of interstitial lung disease (ILD), also known as diffuse parenchymal lung disease (DPLD) including environmental exposures, drugs, connective tissue disease (CTD), immunosuppression, infections, vasculitides, and idiopathic causes (UIP, etc.) Idiopathic interstitial pneumonia (IIP) describes a subset of interstitial lung diseases which can be grouped into three … Read more

Pulmonary Function Test Basics

Inpatient Management Guide Definitions Spirometry: Measures the volume and flow of air that is inhaled and exhaled. The results from spirometry are used to calculate the FEV1, FVC, and FEV1/FVC ratio. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second (FEV1): The volume of air that is breathed out in the first second of forced inspiration after a … Read more

Pneumonia

Inpatient Management Guide Definition Community acquired pneumonia (CAP): Clinical diagnosis based on patient’s history, physical exam, and CXR. Can only be diagnosed in patients who have not been hospitalized or lived in a long-term care facility for the 14 days before presenting. Healthcare associated pneumonia (HCAP): Pneumonia in any patient who was hospitalized for two … Read more

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