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Best of Five MCQs for the Acute Medicine SCE$
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Nigel Lane, Louise Powter, and Sam Patel

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780199680269

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199680269.001.0001

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Respiratory

Respiratory

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(p.59) Chapter 3 Respiratory
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Best of Five MCQs for the Acute Medicine SCE
Author(s):
Nigel Lane, Louise Powter, Sam Patel
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199680269.003.0007

A 28-year-old male bartender presented to the acute medical unit with pleuritic chest pain and breathlessness, which came on at rest. He had no significant past medical history. He had a 14-pack year smoking history, and continued to smoke. He took no recreational drugs and was taking no medication. He consumed 20 units of alcohol per week.

His temperature, pulse, and blood pressure were all normal. His respiratory rate was 22 breaths per minute and oxygen saturation 95% on air. Clinical examination demonstrated decreased breath sounds over the right side of his chest.

Keywords:   acute type, breathlessness, chest X-ray, flumenazil, haemoptysis, levofloxacin, mesothelioma, pleural effusion

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