Core Topic: Thoracic-Respiratory

Croup (Laryngotracheobronchitis)

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This post explores the diagnosis and management of croup.
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Routine Admission CXR (RACXR)

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Routine CXRs are commonly requested by admitting teams on ED patients but the way and is it really necessary questions are rarely asked.
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Hemodynamically Unstable Pulmonary Embolism

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This posts delves into diagnosis + management of HD unstable (Massive) PE with a focus on thrombolytics.
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Supplemental O2 in COPD Exacerbation

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Does supplemental oxygen harm patients with COPD exacerbations? We explore the basis of this dogmatic teaching.
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Life-Threatening Asthma

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Adept management of the life-threatening asthmatic patient reduces morbidity and mortality. We review the keys to management.
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Basic Asthma Management

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Basic management of asthma exacerbations relies optimal medical management with inhaled beta agonists and systemic steroids in the ED.
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