Definition of acute cough
< 3 weeks
Definition of chronic cough
> 4-8 weeks
consequences of missed FB
recurrent pneumonia, bronchiectasis
clinical signs of CF
meconium ileus, hyponatremic hypochloremic metabolic alkalosis, rectal prolapse, resp symptoms, clubbing, bronchiectasis, nasal polyps
diagnosis of CF
sweat chloride >= 60 mEq/L
Prognostic factors in CF
males do better than females, FEV1, burkholderia cepacia, pneumothorax, nutritional status (growth, diabetes)
how do you diagnose PCD?
refer to resp for electron microscopy
definition of recurrent pneumonias
>= 2 in 1 year or >=3 in lifetime radiologic clearing between episodes
congenital lobar emphysema
Side effect of MgSO4 for asthma
newborn screen for CF tests...
immunoreactive trypsinogen level
when and how should you screen for CF related diabetes?
yearly after age 10, by 2hr OGTT
PFT pattern in CF?
(advanced disease: restrictive)
CF patient coughing up brown, rust-colored sputum. What are you worried about?
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis (ABPA)
three causes of post-infectious bronchiectasis?
most common cause of bronchiectasis