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Respiratory Notes

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

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Medicine & Surgery Respiratory COPD Chronic bronchitis - cough & sputum production on most days for 3 months of 2 successive years Emphysema - histologically enlarged air spaces, distal to terminal bronchioles with destruction of alveolar walls COPD or Asthma, not both 10-20% of over-40s

* PINK PUFFER o Increased alveolar ventilation o Normal PaO2 o Low PaCO2 o Breathless but not cyanosed o Type 1 respiratory failure

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BLUE BLOATER Reduced alveolar ventilation Low PaO2 High PaCO2 Cyanosed but not breathless May develop Cor Pulmonale

Acute exacerbations Infection Polycythaemia Respiratory failure Cor pulmonale Pneumothorax Lung carcinoma

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Clinical features Complications

Investigations Lung function tests o FEV1:FVC is reduced CXR is often normal

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CT Hb level can be raised due to hypoxaemia ABG o Hypoxaemia o Hypercapnia Sputum for exacerbations o Strep. Pneumonia o H. influenza ECG ECHO

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