Marcos I. Restrepo, Author at Clinical Pain Advisor

Marcos I. Restrepo

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Community-acquired pneumonia

What every physician needs to know: Community acquired pneumonia (CAP), defined as an infection of the alveoli, the distal airways, and the lnterstitium of the lungs acquired while the patient is in the community, is associated with significant morbidity, mortality, and cost. Clinical stratification is important in assisting clinicians to admit the patient to the…

Aspiration syndromes, Aspiration, Abscess, Pulmonary Abscess

Aspiration Pneumonia and Lung Abscess Synonyms Aspiration, Abscess, Pulmonary Abscess Related Conditions Aspiration pneumonitis Empyema 1. Description of the problem What every clinician needs to know Aspiration can lead to any of four distinct syndromes: pneumonitis (which is not discussed further in this chapter); necrotizing pneumonia; lung abscess; or empyema (which almost always overlaps with…

Community-Acquired Pneumonia; Bacterial pneumonia, lower respiratory tract infection

Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) Synonyms Bacterial pneumonia, lower respiratory tract infection Related Conditions Bacterial pneumonia, lower respiratory tract infection 1. Description of the problem Important details Community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) is defined as an infection of the alveolar, distal airway and interstitium of the lungs acquired while the patient is in the community. CAP is associated with…

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