ACCP Pulmonary Medicine Board Review: 25th Edition by Multiple

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Immediately from the ACCP Pulmonary drugs Board evaluation 2009 direction, this article covers each subject in a concise, easy-to-use structure. Use as a self-study source to organize for the pulmonary drugs subspecialty board exam.

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Syndrome of venous insufficiency and the accompanying stasis changes can occur. The postthrombotic syndrome can occur in up to one half of patients with acute DVT. Its frequency is likely reduced by the use of compression stockings for 2 years after the initial event, but the underlying predisposition for the disorder is very poorly understood. Therefore, the prevention of DVT will prevent these complications. DVT Detection of DVT PE usually arises from the deep venous system of the body as a complication of DVT.

Chest 2007; 131:1917−1928. increased serum B-type natriuretic peptide levels. Patients with persistent poor functional class or exercise capacity, severely reduced right heart function, a right atrial pressure Ͼ 15 mm Hg, or cardiac index Ͻ 2l/min/m2 should be considered for lung transplantation. Either single- or double-lung transplantation are options, but surgeons in most centers prefer double transplantation because of concerns about postoperative reperfusion injury after a single-lung transplant.

Prediction of mortality in patients with CF. N Engl J Med 1992; 236:1187– 1191 In a cohort of 673 patients with CF, FEV1 was predictive of mortality; when it reached Ͻ30% of predicted, the 2-year mortality rate exceeded 50%. Kim TS, Han J, Koh W, et al. Thoracic actinomycosis: CT features with histopathologic correlation. AJR Am J Roentgenol 2006; 186:225–231 Radiologic, pathologic, and histologic images of patients with pulmonary actinomycosis infection. Kreider M, Kotloff RM. Selection of candidates for lung transplantation.

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