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    Childhood Ketoacidosis Professional

    Complications Hypoglycaemia Hypokalaemia Systemic infections Aspiration pneumonia Appendicitis - consider if there is ongoing abdominal pain Others - eg, pneumothorax, in...

    Major Incident Plans Professional

    A person with a chest wound may be classified as P2 or P3 but, if a tension pneumothorax develops, this immediately becomes P1. When the tension is relieved, the classification is lowered aga...

    Aspergillosis Professional

    Complications Pulmonary cavitation Pneumothorax Segmental or lobar collapse Progressive respiratory failure Differential diagnosis of pulmonary aspergillosis The di...

    Ultrasound Scanning - Non-obstetric Professional

    It can be used in the acute diagnosis of pneumothorax . [ 20 ] It has been used for screening for osteoporosis , although dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is superior.

    Flying with Medical Conditions Professional

    Untreated pneumothorax is an absolute contra-indication to air travel. Travel can usually be carried out two weeks after effective treatment, provided there has been full expansion of the lun...

    Pulmonary Embolism Professional

    Pneumonia . Pneumothorax . Sepsis . Assessment [ 4 ] NB: treatment may precede investigations if the patient is very ill (see 'Initial management' below).

    Radiotherapy Professional

    Most tumours therefore require implantation of metal markers, which can lead to complications - eg, pneumothorax when treating lung cancers. Newer software can track some peripheral tumour...

    Sarcoidosis Professional

    Note that CXR may also demonstrate pleural involvement, such as a pneumothorax or pleural effusion. Stage 0 - normal findings on chest radiograph. Stage I - bilateral hilar lymphaden...

    Chlorine Gas Professional

    Low tidal volume ventilation reduces ventilator-associated lung injuries such as hyperinflation, alveolar rupture, pneumothorax and the release of inflammatory mediators. The associated hyper...

    Management of Childhood Asthma Professional

    In one study of children admitted to the PICU, there was a 22% complication rate (eg, aspiration pneumonia, ventilator-associated pneumonia, pneumomediastinum, pneumothorax and rhabdomyolysis...

    Electrical Injuries and Lightning Strikes Professional

    Additional complications Organ perforation may occur due to damage of the visceral walls and a pneumothorax has been described, two days after a significant electrical injury. [ 14 ] ...

    Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy Professional

    The CXR may identify other pulmonary disease, such as pneumonia, pneumothorax or lobar collapse. If these are negative, the patient needs to have a ventilation-perfusion (V/Q) lung scan or a ...

    Cystic Fibrosis Professional

    In the end stage, management focuses on the common complications, which include haemoptysis, pneumothorax and respiratory failure. Lung or heart and lung transplantation listing should be ...

    Systemic Sclerosis (Scleroderma) Professional

    Respiratory muscle weakness if there is severe myositis or extensive skin disease involving the chest. Pneumothorax . Cardiac features [ 7 ] The wide variety of abnormalities ma...

    Spinal Cord Injury Professional

    Treatment of pulmonary complications and/or injury in patients includes oxygen for all patients and appropriate treatment for pneumothorax and/or haemothorax. Further assessment and monito...

    Lung Cancer Professional

    There is a small incidence of pneumothorax, which may have serious implications for patients with already compromised respiratory reserve [ 23 ] .

    Bronchiectasis Professional

    Lung abscess . Pneumothorax from repeated coughing. Life-threatening haemoptysis. Respiratory failure .

    Abbreviations Professional

    % abv percentage alcohol by volume ac ante cibum (before food) AIIRA angiotensin-II receptor antagonist AAFB acid-alcohol fast bacilli AAS atomic abs...

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