Friday, December 02, 2005

Update on abnormal CxR and hypoxemia

This is the 58-year-old white male with the ICD, and pulmonary infiltrates. Good pick up on the Amio (I thought about just listin "antiarrhythmics" but that seemed unfair). We followed along the same ideas posted: gentle diuresis, continued BiPAP and then a bronch. He had alveolar spaces filled with foamy macs full of phospholipid complexes. Amio was discontinued and he was placed on steroids. He went to a SNF and eventually came off O2. His PFTs normalized and his CxR cleared up.

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