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CXR - left sided pneumothorax and surgical emphysema

In this Chest X-Ray we can identify a left sided pneumothorax - there is absence of lung markings in the periphery and we can also see a shadow which outlines the edge of the lung. A pneumothorax is caused when air enters the potential space between the viceral and parietal pleura and causes the lung to collapse down under the pressure of it's elsatic recoil. In this case it is likely that the pneumothorax has been caused by trauma as we can see air in the soft tissues on the left side (surgical emphysema - clinically feels like bubble wrap). A pneumothorax can be a life threatening condition. The patient presents in respiratory distress with decreased expansion on the affected side. There will be hyperresonance to percussion on that side but absent breath sounds. The emergency treatment is decompression with a large bore cannula in the 2nd intercostal space mid-clavicular line followed by insertion a chest drain in the 5th intercostal space mid-axilllary line  
Rhys Clement
almost 10 years ago
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Respiratory Distress & Status asthmaticus in Paediatrics

A detailed presentation about Respiratory Distress & Status asthmaticus in Paediatric patients  
DR. AMY
over 7 years ago
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Airway Management

Guide to airway management by the clinical skills tutors at the University of Liverpool  
Mary
almost 7 years ago
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Respiratory System Song

Here is a song I created to help my 6th grade students study. I hope you enjoy.  
YouTube
over 5 years ago
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Respiratory examination OSCE

The respiratory examination aims to pick up on any respiratory (breathing) pathology that may be causing a patient’s symptoms e.g. shortness of breath, cough, wheeze etc  
OSCE Skills
over 5 years ago
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COPD (Emphysema) Explained Clearly

Understand COPD (Emphysema) with this clear explanation by Dr. Roger Seheult. Includes discussion on the prevalence, symptoms, incentive spirometry, and diag...  
YouTube
over 5 years ago
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Oxygen Hemoglobin Dissociation Curve Explained Clearly

Understand the Oxygen Hemoglobin Dissociation Curve with this clear explanation from Dr. Seheult. This is video 1 of 1 on the oxygen hemoglobin dissociation ...  
YouTube
over 5 years ago
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The Causes of Clubbing - A Poem/Rap

During my GP placement of this year a different GP to the one who normally taught us called us into his consulting room to see a lady with lung cancer and subsequent clubbing. He then suddenly sprung on us the challenge "Name me 17 causes of clubbing!". My colleugue and I fumbled around with some random suggestions, thrown by the acute onset of the task. We were well and truly embarrassed. As a result, I vowed to devise a way to force the causes of clubbing to stay in my head, and this poem (or rap) is the result. Ideally it would have been in the form of a video with a trendy, young rapper delivering it, but I'm right in the middle of exams and time is precious.  
Nicole Edwards
about 7 years ago
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Complete blood count

This is a teaching resource that aids undrestanding the details of the CBC.  
Kamal Eldirawi
over 6 years ago
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Respiratory physiology

Surface tension - van de Waals forces of adjacent water molecules - Two forces: - Circumferential - Tangential (radial) = wall tension - Opposite force = gas p…  
Nicole Chalmers
over 5 years ago
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Cough - Clinical perspectives and therapy

Cough: Clinical perspectives and therapy.  
Ting Joe Li Yah
almost 5 years ago
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Capnography for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism; a Useful Tool or a Load of Hot Air?

What benefit does a recent meta-analysis show for the use of ETCO2 in the diagnosis of PE? A review of the results and a refresher on the use of likelihood ratios in clinical practice.  
heftemcast.co.uk
over 5 years ago
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Thoracic trauma

PowerPoint on management of thoracic trauma.  
slideshare.net
over 4 years ago
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Asthma steroids 'could stunt growth' - BBC News

Young children given asthma medication before the age of two may not grow to their full height in later life, a preliminary report suggests.  
bbc.co.uk
almost 4 years ago
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Tension pneumothorax explained in 1 min

We discuss the causes and presentations of pneumothorax in the Emergency Department.  
youtube.com
almost 4 years ago
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Interstitial and restrictive lung diseases

A synopsis of common interstitial lung diseases  
James Harper
almost 11 years ago
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DVT and pulmonary embolisms

This 3D medical animation shows a blood clot forming in a lower leg vein, creating a deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. When the thrombus breaks free of the valve, it is called an embolus, and travels toward the heart and lungs. The animation ends by showing the embolus lodging in the lung tissue forming a life-threatening pulmonary embolism (PE).  
Liz Walker
over 9 years ago
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Upper Respiratory Tract. The Pharynx

This a tutorial outlining the basics of the the pharynx and other elements of the upper respiratory tract.  
Mr Raymond Buick
over 7 years ago
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Non-invasive ventilation - BiPAP

Teaching session on NIV, specifically BiPAP. Discuss definition, use, indications, contraindications, setting up, monitoring, escalating, weaning and palliation. Ends with some clinical scenarios to consolidate learning.  
Zara Edwards
almost 7 years ago