Valley woman recounts ordeal on Everest after quake
One of the worst-case scenarios is high-altitude pulmonary edema, an often-fatal accumulation of fluid in the lungs that can unexpectedly strike otherwise healthy climbers. Base camp was supposed to serve as the Ercanbracks' home base for the next 50 ...
azcentral.com - Sun, 24 May 2015 22:03

Contralateral reexpansion pulmonary edema with ipsilateral collapsed lung ...
Reexpansion pulmonary edema is a rare but potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a collapsed lung reexpands, usually in the same side of collapsed lung. We present a rare case in which a 57-year-old Korean man had a large amount of ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release) - Thu, 07 May 2015 08:45



CardioBreak: PCSK9 Inhibitor, HF Drug Developments
Nitroglycerin might be safe for pulmonary edema and aortic stenosis patients in the emergency department, although guidelines caution against it. See the paper here. The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions released a tool for PCI ...
MedPage Today - Tue, 26 May 2015 07:26



Cowley only college in Kansas to offer 'Difficult Airway' course
Participants were presented with challenging patient scenarios such as elevated ICP, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, status asthmaticus, a foreign body in the airway, direct airway trauma, and multiple trauma with shock. The didactic and hands-on ...
Arkansas City Traveler - Mon, 25 May 2015 18:46



Denis Brown, 1951-2015
The expedition leader continued to within 150 m of the summit but fell ill with pulmonary edema, barely making it back to camp. Denis “went tent to tent hunting for spare oxygen tanks to keep [him] alive,” says Gill. Denis made his final Everest attempt ...
Macleans.ca - Tue, 26 May 2015 03:07



Should We Always Treat Edema?
Pulmonary edema may lead to respiratory distress. Ascites and increasing trunk girth result in discomfort, sensation of fullness, and breathing difficulties. Anasarca in nephrotic syndrome can limit physical activities. When we see mild ankle edema, we ...
Renal and Urology News - Sat, 25 Apr 2015 15:04

A fatal case of acute progression of generalized edema and simultaneous flash ...
Treatment of the acute phase is supportive, focusing on adequate but not overzealous fluid resuscitation, because pulmonary edema usually occurs in the recruitment phase.Case presentationA 65-year-old Japanese woman was admitted to our hospital ...
7thSpace Interactive (press release) - Sun, 26 Apr 2015 19:37

JB Burke's Legal Updates: Skilled Nursing Facilities – Q1 2015
The nursing staff administered supplemental oxygen but did not contact the physician until after the resident again complained of shortness of breath at 11 a.m. A chest x-ray at 1:30 p.m. showed congestive heart failure and mild pulmonary edema. During ...
JD Supra (press release) - Tue, 26 May 2015 07:48


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