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Contrast enhanced. Best for nodules and mediastinal and pleural structures PULMONARY EMBOLISM PROTOCOL — contrast bolus timed for optimal imaging of pulmonary arteries.  16) Approach to Pulmonary Function Tests TERMINOLOGIES DLCO—carbon monoxide diffusion capacity FEF2575%—forced expiratory flow during the middle of an FVC maneuver, represents flow of small airways FLOWVOLUME LOOP PATTERNS NORMAL Expiration CLASSIFICATION OF PULMONARY DISEASES OBSTRUCTIVE—asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, bronchiolitis obliterans RESTRICTIVE PARENCHYMAL—sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pneumoconiosis, other interstitial lung diseases EXTRAPARENCHYMAL—neuromuscular (diaphragmatic paralysis, myasthenia gravis, Guillain–Barré syndrome, muscular dystrophies), chest wall (kyphoscoliosis, obesity, ankylosing spondylitis) TERMINOLOGIES CONT’D FEV1—forced expiratory volume during the first second of an FVC maneuver FVC—forced vital capacity, maximum volume exhaled after maximum inhalation MEP—maximum expiratory pressure MIP—maximum inspiratory pressure TLC—total lung capacity at maximal inhalation Flow Inspiration OVERALL APPROACH TO PFT INTERPRETATION 1.

Pleural loculation may occur as fibrin gets deposited from inflammation. Treated the same as empyema EMPYEMA—presence of bacteria in Gram stain or pus in drainage (culture not necessary). 2. For unloculated fluid, chest tube/ small-bore catheter drainage usually adequate. For loculated effusions, intrapleural thrombolytics (streptokinase or TPA) and DNase could be considered. Thoracoscopy represents an alternative to fibrinolytics. Open decortication is the last resort Chronic Cough SPECIFIC ENTITIES CONT’D TRAPPED LUNG—stable chronic effusion, especially with history of pneumonia, pneumothorax, thoracic surgery or hemothorax.

The Sleep Apnea Clinical Score requires further validation before use for screening in primary care JAMA 2013 310:7 INVESTIGATIONS POLYSOMNOGRAPHY ABG PFT MANAGEMENT LIFESTYLE CHANGES—sleep hygiene (avoid daytime napping, avoid caffeine, reduce alcohol intake, exercise regularly but not immediately before sleep, maintain regular sleep schedule, ensure comfortable sleep environment without noises or bright light), restrict body position during sleep TREAT UNDERLYING CAUSE—for patients with obstructive sleep apnea, recommend weight loss (diet, exercise, weight management program; consider referral for bariatric surgery if BMI >40 kg/m2 or >35 kg/m2 with serious comorbid disease), avoidance of alcohol/sedatives.

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