Flashcards in Resp Long Answer Deck (14):
What is the clinical term for coughing up blood?
A 62 year old male smoker has coughed up blood 4 times during the past month. His appetite has been poor and he has lost 1 stone during this period.
Clinical signs of lung cancer in the hands
clinical signs of lung cancer palpating the abdomen
clinical signs of lung cancer examining his neck
give two imagines techniques you would use to define the extent of the. lesion
apart from imaging - what investigations would you do
biopsy (percutaneous or bronchoscope)
4 main histological types of lung cancer
large undifferentiated cell
4 organs lung cancer usually spreads to
An 18 year old student present to his GP with a three day history of pleuritic chest pain, a productive cough, increasing SOB, fever and anorexia
give 6 possible clinical signs of lower lobe pneumonia / consolidation
reduced expansion of left chest
dullness to percussion at left base
bronchial breathing at left base
increased vocal resonance
3 micro-organisms which may cause pneumonia
Investigations for pneumonia patient
sputum for culture
legionella urinary antigen
pneumococcal urinary antigen
two classes of antibiotics that could treat the pneumonia before a bacterial infection?