George Mansour

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Cystic fibrosis

Cystic Fibrosis Pulmonary Exacerbation Management I. What every physician needs to know. Cystic fibrosis (CF) is an autosomal recessive multi-system genetic disease characterized by abnormal transport of chloride and sodium across epithelium, leading to thick, viscous secretions in the sinuses, lungs, pancreas, liver, and intestine (See Figure 1). This comes in the form of: Figure…

Adult respiratory distress syndrome

Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome I. What every physician needs to know. Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) also known as, adult respiratory distress syndrome (previously non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema) is a syndrome of acute respiratory failure characterized by bilateral diffuse alveolar infiltrates on chest radiography and resulting hypoxemia. ARDS begins with an injury that results in an…

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