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Flashcards in SIM Pneumothorax Deck (7):
1

Most common exam finding with spontaneous pneumothorax?

Tachycardia

2

What is the percussion finding?

hyperresonnance

3

Is ultrasound or CXR more sensitive?

What about specificity?

Ultrasound is more sensitive

Both are highly specific

4

What happens to the A-a gradient?

Increased

5

How long does it take spontaneous pneumothorax pain to resolve?

24 hours

6

Most common age for spontaneous pneumo?

10-30

7

What is the patients acid-base status?

Respiratory alkalosis