Pulmonary embolism / Tromboembolismo pulmonar

Think about it whenever you have a patient who presents with abrupt unexplained shortness of breath, tachypnea and tachycardia, specially in the setting of deep venous thrombosis, recent surgery, having to wear a cast on the leg, prolonged immobilization (like after a long trip), or active cancer. After a careful examination, you may find out…

Management of COPD exacerbations

Patients with a chronic pulmonary obstructive disease will suffer exacerbations from time to time. It’s defined as an increase in symptoms beyond the normal day to day variability that then leads to a change in medication. It may also be defined as a worsening of the usual dyspnea, wheezing, tight chest feeling, coughing and expectoration…