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Respiratory Presenting Complaints Notes

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This is an extract of our Respiratory Presenting Complaints document, which we sell as part of our Clinical Respiratory Notes collection written by the top tier of Bristol University students.

The following is a more accessble plain text extract of the PDF sample above, taken from our Clinical Respiratory Notes. Due to the challenges of extracting text from PDFs, it will have odd formatting:

Respiratory Presenting Complaints
? ? ? ? Shortness of breath o Acute
? Pulmonary embolus
? Pneumothorax
? Asthmatic attack o Chronic
? Pneumonia
? Heart failure
? Anaemia
? ? ? ? Cough o Usually
? URTI
? Smoking o Chronic
? Asthma
? Carcinoma
? Interstitial disease (pneumonia, fibrosis, pneumonitis)
? Bronchiectasis
? GORD
? Post nasal drip o Types
? + HOARSE VOICE= LARYNGITIS
? DRY & VERY PAINFUL= TRACHEITIS
? SHARP PAIN CHEST WALL= PLEURISY
? TICKLY= POST NASAL DRIP
? CHRONIC, PAROXYSMAL, WORSE AFTER EXCERSISE/NIGHT=
ASTHMA
? DRY & NAUSEATING (OFTEN A.M.)= GORD
? NAUSEATING/WORSE AFTER EATING=
TRACHEOOESOPHAGEAL FISTULA
? 'BARKING'= EPIGLOTTITIS
? 'BOVINE' HOLLOW, BRASSY= LARYNGEAL NERVE PALSY
? PRODUCTIVE & WORSE LYING FLAT= LEFT HEART FAILURE
? DRY= ACE INHIBITORS
? ? ? ? Sputum o White/Grey= ASTHMA; SMOKING o Green/Yellow= BRONCHITIS; BRONCHIECTASIS o Green & offensive= BRONCHIECTASIS; ABSCESS o Sticky & rusty= LOBAR PNEUMONIA o Frothy & pink= CONGESTIVE CARDIAC FAILURE o Separates to 3 layers= SEVERE BRONCHIECTASIS o Very sticky, often green= ASTHMA o Sticky with plugs= ALLERGIC ASPERGILLOSIS (ASTHMA)
? ? ? ? Haemoptysis o Bronchitis o Pulmonary embolus o Carcinoma o Infective o Infarction

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