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1

what is a better assessment of inflammation in a pleural effusion?

LDH

2

what would you see on CXR with pleural effusion instead of atelectasis?

contoured curve

3

what is the txment for hepatic hydrothorax?

get rid of ascites

4

what is pleuritic chest pain?

sharp pain when you take a deep breath in

5

what defines empyema?

pus in pleural space

6

what is complicated paraneumonic effusion?

pH <60, drain

7

what is uncomplicated parapneumonic effusion?

>7.21-7.29, consider drainage

8

what is the course of txment for empyema?

3 weeks

9

what are the pulmonary

microscopic polyangiitis
GPA (wegeners)
churg strauss
good pastures

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