Flashcards in Scenario 8 - breathlessness Deck (7)
Recall one important risk factor for pneumothorax
What is the drug symbicort?
Steroid and LABA
What is the drug tiotropium?
muscarinic acetylcholine receptor antagonist
What are the 2 most likely differentials in sudden-onset SOB?
Recall the management of pneumothorax, depending on type and size
<2cm: primary = discharge and repeat CXR, secondary = aspirate
>2cm: primary = aspirate + drain if unsuccessful, secondary = chest drain
Recall 3 possible differentials for SOB that has a minutes to hours onset
1. Airway inflammation
2. Chest infection (produces pus in lungs)
3. Acute heart failure (produces fluid in lungs)