Mehta Ishan

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Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis

Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis I. What every physician needs to know. Pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (PAP) is an exceedingly rare diffuse lung disease. It is characterized by abnormal accumulation of surfactant-related phopholipoprotein material within the alveoli. Classification and pathogenesis Significant advances in the understanding of the pathophysiology of PAP have occurred in the past decade, beginning with…

Invasive Mechanical Ventilation

I. Problem/Challenge. The most difficult challenge to face by a hospitalist in regards to invasive mechanical ventilation are when to intubate, what setting the ventilator should be set at and troubleshooting the ventilator. II. Identify the Goal Behavior. A hospitalist will need to identify when a patient needs intubation and then be able to successfully…

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