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Respiratory Emergencies | Part Four | Pneumonia & Pulmonary Edema

Pneumonia: acute inflammatory condition of the lungs, Bacterial, fungal or viral, 5th leading cause of death. Group of infections due to many different agents. Disorder of ventilation due to infection of the lung parenchyma >> sometimes atelectasis. Community acquired: not as severe Hospital acquired: pseudomonas = gram negative bacteria Risk factors: Cigarette smokers Alcoholics Cold […]

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