3 Things Your COPD Patients May Not Tell You
"I'm having trouble catching my breath." "I can't pay for my inhaler." "I'm just so sad." They may not tell us, so we need to ask. Here's my experience.
How to Manage COPD Exacerbations: A Few FAQs
Pulmonologist Jonathan Ilowite, MD, answers 5 of the many common questions he fields about COPD exacerbations and how to manage them.
A COPD Pop Quiz: 5 Tricky Questions
Try these 5 questions written by a pulmonologist and based on updates to the GOLD guidelines on how to classify and manage COPD.
Progressive Dyspnea & Chronic Cough: One Disease or Two?
Beth is age 52, smokes 2 packs of cigarettes a day, gets breathless in cold weather, and has had "bronchitis" twice this year. What's your diagnosis?
Mild Asthma, Poorly Controlled: A Case In Point
"Cindy" says she's using her albuterol inhaler up to 6 times a day, but her asthma is worse. A pulmonologist poses 4 questions that can lead to preferred Rx.
A Non-smoker with Progressive Dyspnea, No Cough
Dorothy is 55-years-old, has never smoked, and was well until 1 year ago when she first noticed mild dyspnea on exertion; it has gotten progressively worse.
COPD Exacerbations: Frequently Asked Questions
A pulmonologist answers some of the most common questions he hears from colleagues and students about COPD exacerbations and their management.
A Primary Care Approach to Interstitial Lung Disease
A pulmonologist describes an approach to guide the primary care clinician faced with a patient in whom interstitial lung disease is suspected.
A Case of Worsening Dyspnea and Cough
Hidden Respiratory Dangers at Home
Household bleach may not lead to COPD, as recently reported in the lay press, but a number of respiratory dangers are present in many US homes.
Mediastinal Benign Schwannoma
The mediastinal benign schwannomas is a nerve sheath tumor composed of Schwann cells. These tumors are often asymptomatic and found incidentally.
Worsening Shoulder Pain in a Man After a Fall on the Ice
Two weeks after injury to the right chest wall and shoulder, the patient continues to have pain. He also reports numbness and tingling in his hands bilaterally. What do the ED images reveal?
Tracheal Stenosis After Prolonged Intubation in an Adult Male
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