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Get with the latest ARDS guideline

Experts tasked with updating guidelines on acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) found a lot of new data to incorporate.
1 Mar 2024

MKSAP Quiz: 1-week history of chest pressure

A 35-year-old woman is evaluated for a 4-month history of exertional dyspnea and a 1-week history of chest pressure. She has no sputum production, cough, or wheezes. She has never smoked. Following a physical examination, laboratory studies, electrocardiogram, and chest radiograph, what is the most appropriate initial test?
17 Mar 2020

Treat COPD symptoms, solve problems

Effectively managing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease means staying up to date on medications, devices, and delivery techniques.
1 Apr 2024

Relationships between primary care physicians, specialists may affect patient satisfaction

Patients gave higher ratings after a referral if the specialist trained with their primary care physician, a quasi-experimental study found.
10 Jan 2023

Learn to see signs of an often fatal disease

Pulmonary arterial hypertension can be recognized and treated. But it remains a diagnosis that is often missed, and the delay can lead to a rapidly progressing and fatal outcome. Learn the signs beyond a patient who reports “being out of breath.”.
1 Apr 2013

MKSAP Quiz: Posthospital evaluation for severe COPD

A 64-year-old woman is evaluated during a posthospital visit for severe COPD with an FEV1 of 30% of predicted. She has been admitted three times during the last year with acute exacerbations. Following physical and pulmonary exams, what is the most appropriate treatment to reduce this patient's COPD exacerbations?
20 Aug 2019

Just breathe: Assessing pulmonary function

This month's column offers observational pearls for obvious respiratory distress in the ICU and on the wards.
1 May 2023

MKSAP Quiz: Evaluation 10 days after an ED visit

A 40-year-old man is evaluated 10 days after an ED visit for a cough, chest tightness, wheezing, and shortness of breath. He reports a similar episode requiring an ED visit one year ago. Following a physical exam and cardiopulmonary exam, what is the most appropriate management?
29 Mar 2022

Decision-making rules for diagnosing PE may save lives

Early detection of pulmonary embolism is critical, which puts the primary care internist on the front lines of preventing a patient's continual deterioration that culminates in death. Patients are as likely to present in the office with symptoms as they are at the emergency department.
1 Mar 2013

MKSAP Quiz: 3-year history of dyspnea, cough

A 69-year-old man is evaluated for a three-year history of dyspnea and chronic productive cough. He was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) two years ago and has been treated for three exacerbations in the past year. He is taking tiotropium, fluticasone/salmeterol, and albuterol inhalers. Which long-term treatment is most likely to reduce exacerbations?
5 Mar 2019

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