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MEDIASTINUM WIDENING—right paratracheal stripe >4 mm, azygous region >4 mm, hilar APPROACH TO CHEST XRAY INTEPRETATION CONT’D involvement, AP window, tracheal deviation, carina angle widening 6. HEART · · 7. LUNGS · · · · · 8. 65) BILATERAL HILAR ADENOPATHY—neoplasm (lymphoma, metastases), infections (viral, TB, fungal), nonspecific inflammation (sarcoidosis, silicosis, Berylliosis, connective tissue disease) LUNG MASS ABUTTING THE HILUM MEDIASTINAL MASSES SUPERIOR MEDIASTINUM (above horizontal line drawn between sternomanubrial joint and T4 vertebra)—thyroid goiters, cystic hygromas, adenopathy, aneurysm ANTERIOR MEDIASTINUM (in front of heart border) ★5 T’s★ Thymoma Thyroid (retrosternal) · Teratoma · Terrible lymphoma · Tumor—bronchogenic carcinoma MIDDLE MEDIASTINUM (between anterior heart border and vertebral bodies)—infections (TB, fungal), neoplastic (bronchogenic, lymphoma, metastases, neurogenic, mesothelioma), sarcoidosis, aneurysm, cysts (bronchogenic, pericardial, esophageal), Castleman’s disease (giant LN hyperplasia) POSTERIOR MEDIASTINUM—neural tumors (sheath tumors [schwannomas, neurofibromas], ganglion cell tumors [neuroblastoma, ganglioneuroma]), non-neural tumors (mesenchymal, vertebral, lymphoma), Bochdalek’s hernia · · 25 Approach to Pulmonary Function Tests SIGNS FOR DISEASE PROCESSES HEART FAILURE—vascular redistribution/bat wings, cardiomegaly, peribronchial cuffing, Kerley B lines, pulmonary edema, pleural effusion COPD—hyperinflation, hemidiaphragm height <1 cm on lateral film, large retrosternal airspace, peripheral vessels end bluntly CYSTIC FIBROSIS—hyperinflation (flattened diaphragms, large retrosternal airspace), prominent interstitial markings (upper lobes progressing to the lower lobes), bronchiectasis (peribronchial cuffing, “tram tracks,” ring shadows), cysts, scarring (retraction of hilar regions), pulmonary arterial hypertension (pulmonary arteries dilatation), pneumothorax CT CHEST PROTOCOLS HIGH RESOLUTION—1 mm cut every 1 cm (10% of chest only).
Thus, every effort should be made to treat with CPAP Can Respir J 2011 18:1 TREATMENT ISSUES PATIENTS WITH OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA AND HF—optimization of HF therapy first, then consider trial of CPAP therapy for 3 months if OSA still persists; CPAP can ↑ ventilation during sleep, ↓ hypoxemia, ↑ sleep quality, and ↑ cardiac function (↓ LV transmural pressure and improves cardiac output) SPECIFIC ENTITIES OBESITY HYPOVENTILATION SYNDROME (OHS)—also known as Pickwickian syndrome. Defined by hypoventilation (awake PaCO2 >45 mmHg) in the absence of other causes of hypoventilation.
16) Approach to Pulmonary Function Tests TERMINOLOGIES DLCO—carbon monoxide diffusion capacity FEF2575%—forced expiratory flow during the middle of an FVC maneuver, represents flow of small airways FLOWVOLUME LOOP PATTERNS NORMAL Expiration CLASSIFICATION OF PULMONARY DISEASES OBSTRUCTIVE—asthma, COPD, bronchiectasis, cystic fibrosis, bronchiolitis obliterans RESTRICTIVE PARENCHYMAL—sarcoidosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, pneumoconiosis, other interstitial lung diseases EXTRAPARENCHYMAL—neuromuscular (diaphragmatic paralysis, myasthenia gravis, Guillain–Barré syndrome, muscular dystrophies), chest wall (kyphoscoliosis, obesity, ankylosing spondylitis) TERMINOLOGIES CONT’D FEV1—forced expiratory volume during the first second of an FVC maneuver FVC—forced vital capacity, maximum volume exhaled after maximum inhalation MEP—maximum expiratory pressure MIP—maximum inspiratory pressure TLC—total lung capacity at maximal inhalation Flow Inspiration OVERALL APPROACH TO PFT INTERPRETATION 1.
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