Posts Tagged ‘computed tomography’

A Woman with Dyspnea

Posted by • June 10th, 2016

Bronchiolitis is a disease of the small airways, which are defined as airways less than 2 mm in diameter and without cartilage. The bronchioles are especially vulnerable to infectious or inhalational insults because of their narrow diameter. A 60-year-old woman was seen in a pulmonary clinic because of increasing dyspnea. Chest imaging revealed bronchiectasis and mild,… Read More…

Traumatic Intracranial Hypertension

Posted by • May 30th, 2014

The latest article in the Critical Care series reviews the methods of monitoring and treating traumatic intracranial hypertension in intensive care settings. An elevation in intracranial pressure can be a medical or surgical emergency. There are many possible conditions that can lead to elevated intracranial pressure on either an acute or a chronic basis. Clinical Pearls •… Read More…

Lung-Cancer Screening

Posted by • May 24th, 2013

In participants who underwent initial screening in the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial, low-dose CT scanning showed positive results three times as frequently as did chest radiography (27% vs. 9%) and detected more than twice as many stage I cancers (158 vs. 70). Lung cancer is the largest contributor to mortality from cancer. The National Lung… Read More…