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Patient may be orthopneic and have swelling of feet cytoxan 50mg line, On examination there is increase in respiratory rate generic 50 mg cytoxan otc, tachycardia, flapping tremor and drowsiness ( if retention of carbon dioxide). Some patients who have predominant chronic bronchitis show features of chronic corpulmonale (Blue Bloaters) like pedal edema, raised jugular venous pressure, puffy face, central cyanosis, loud pulmonary heart sound and parasternal heave due to right ventricular hypertrophy. On the other patient with predominant emphysema (Pink Puffers) are usually thin built, plethoric due to associated secondary polycythemia, disproportionately dyspneic, features of hyper-inflated lungs like obliteration of liver and cardiac dullness, silent chest. Look for features of past tuberculosis Pulse Oximetry Sputum for gram stain, Culture and sensitivity, Acid Fast Bacilli stain. Watch for tachycardia or arrhythmias 4 o Inhaled beta 2 adrenergic receptor agonists in patients who are able to take metered dose inhalers (180 mcg) every 2-4 hours o Nebulised anticholinergic agent (ipratropium bromide) 0. In patients with more severe and recurrent disease gram negative organisms like Klebsiella pneumonia and Pseudomonas aeruginosa should also be considered. Usually a macrolide antibiotic like azithromycin or clarithromycin or a quinolone like levofloxacin or moxifloxacin is given. Upper airway obstruction Hemodynamic instability- uncontrolled arrhythmia, patient on very high doses of inotropes, recent myocardial infarction. If the patient has a nasogastric tube put a seal connector in the dome of the mask to minimize air leakage. Standard critical care ventilators using flow by system ( non invasive mode option ) allow the patient to breathe without expending effort to open valves. In selected patients like those suffering from neuromuscular diseases, volume assist or volume control mode may be used. N Engl J Med 346(13):988–994 SnowV (2001) Evidence base for management of acute exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Asthma is associated with considerable patient morbidity, a diminution in productivity and increase in health care utilization. The episode may be rapid in onset (in a matter of hours) or more typically progress during several hours to days. Prognosis of asthma in general is good but 10-20% of patents continue to have severe attacks throughout their lives. Approximately 10% of patients hospitalized with asthma are admitted to the intensive care unit and 2% are intubated. It may also develop after exposure to aspirin, non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or beta blockers in susceptible individuals. Compliance with anti asthmatic drugs should be ensured and education in its proper use should be done. Treatment concomitantly with salbutamol for better bronchodilatation 14 Cortcosteroids should be initiated at the earliest to prevent respiratory failure. The usual doses are: Inj Hydrocortisone 100 mg every q 6 hourly or methylprednisolone 60-125 mg q 6-8 hourly. Quinolones or macrolide may be used only if there is evidence of infection, though most of these are viral in origin. However more than the absolute values the general appearance and degree of distress and fatigue of the patient are important. The main tasks of the lungs and chest are to get oxygen into the bloodstream from air that is inhaled (breathed in) and, at the same to time, to eliminate carbon dioxide (C02) from the bloodstream through air that is exhaled (breathed out). In respiratory failure, either the level of oxygen in the blood becomes dangerously low, and/or the level of C02 becomes dangerously high. The basic defect in type 1 respiratory failure is failure of oxygenation characterized by: PaO2 low (< 60 mmHg (8. Impaired central nervous system drive to breathe Drug over dose Brain stem injury Sleep disordered breathing Hypothyroidism 2. Impaired strength with failure of neuromuscular function in the respiratory system Myasthenia Gravis Guillian Barre Syndrome Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Phrenic nerve injury Respiratory muscle weakness secondary to myopathy,electrolyte imbalance, fatigue 3. Increased loads on the respiratory system Resistive-bronchospasm (Asthma ,Emphysema, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) Decreased lung compliance-Alveolar edema, Atelectasis, Auto peep Decreased chest wall compliance- Pneumothorax, Pleural effusion, Abdominal distension Increased minute ventilation requirement- pulmonary embolism by increase in dead space ventilation, sepsis and in any patient with type I respiratory failure with fatigue. Type 3 and 4 occur in setting of perioperative period due to atelectasis and muscle hypoperfusion respectively. Oxygen therapy will suffice if muscle strength or vital capacity is reasonable and upper airway is not compromised. Pulse oxymetry is used to quickly titrate to the preferred levels of oxygen administration Various oxygen delivery devices: 1. Nonrebreathingface maskwith reservoir bag delivers oxygen at flow rates 9-15 lpm with FiO2 from 85-90%. Type I /hypoxemic respiratory failure where the patient is unable to meet the oxygen requirements of the body or is able to do so only at a very high cost that results in haemodynamic and metabolic compromise. Related to intubation: Loss of protective airway reflexes leading to aspiration Autonomic stimulation causing either tachycardia and hypertension or bradycardia Hypotension in fluid depleted patients post induction with sedations. Complication secondary to endotracheal tube:blocked ,kinked and misplaced tube,unrecognised esophageal intubation 3. Suctioning: Maintains airway patency Increases oxygenation and decreases work of breathing Stimulates cough and prevents atelectasis. Physiotherapy: Prevents atelectasis, facilitates postural drainage, and prevents complication of mechanical ventilation.
The common interosseous artery is the ﬁrst ulnar branch to arise and it subdivides into the: The radial artery • Anterior interosseous artery: descends with the interosseous branch • Course: the radial artery arises at the level of the neck of the radius of the median nerve on the anterior surface of the interosseous from the bifurcation of the brachial artery proven 50 mg cytoxan. It predominantly supplies the ﬂexor compartment of the don to lie ﬁrstly on supinator then descends on the radial side of the forearm generic 50 mg cytoxan with visa. The radial artery passes sequentially runs with the deep branch of the radial nerve supplying the extensor over supinator, pronator teres, the radial head of ﬂexor digitorum muscles of the forearm, eventually anastomosing with the anterior superﬁcialis, ﬂexor pollicis longus and pronator quadratus. They drain lymph from the ulnar side of the forearm As in the lower limb the venous drainage comprises interconnected and hand. From lateral, then anterolateral, aspects of the forearm and arm and this point the efferent vessels pass through the clavipectoral fascia to ﬁnally courses in the deltopectoral groove to pierce the clavipec- drain into the apical group of axillary nodes and thence centrally. If a patient • The basilic vein commences from the medial end of the dorsal presents with an infected insect bite of the thumb, the infraclavicular venous network. If, however, infection occurred on the aspects of the forearm and arm to pierce the deep fascia (in the patient’s little ﬁnger, lymphadenopathy of the supratrochlear nodes region of the mid-arm) to join with the venae comitantes of the would result. The breasts are present in both sexes and have similar characteristics • The deep veins: consist of venae comitantes (veins which accom- until puberty when, in the female, they enlarge and develop the capac- pany arteries). The breasts are essentially specialized skin The superﬁcial veins of the upper limb are of extreme clinical import- glands comprising fat, glandular and connective tissue. It extends monly used sites are the median cubital vein in the antecubital fossa and from the 2nd to 6th ribs anteriorly and from the lateral edge of the ster- the cephalic vein in the forearm. A part of the breast, the axillary tail, extends laterally through the deep fascia beneath pectoralis to enter Lymphatic drainage of the chest wall and the axilla. The lobes are separated by ﬁbrous Lymph from the chest wall and upper limb drains centrally via axillary, septa (suspensory ligaments) which pass from the deep fascia to the supratrochlear and infraclavicular lymph nodes. In its terminal por- Axillary lymph node groups tion the duct is dilated (lactiferous sinus) and thence continues to the There are approximately 30–50 lymph nodes in the axilla. Its surface is usually irregular due to • Anterior (pectoral) group: these lie along the anterior part of the multiple small tuberclesaMontgomery’s glands. They receive lymph from the upper anterior • Blood supply: is from the perforating branches of the internal part of the trunk wall and breast. From here lymph is passed to The axillary lymph nodes represent an early site of metastasis from prim- the thoracic duct (on the left) or right lymphatic trunks (see Fig. Damage to axillary lymphatics during surgical clearance of axillary nodes or resulting from radio- Lymph node groups in the arm therapy to the axilla increases the likelihood of subsequent upper limb • The supratrochlear group of nodes lie subcutaneously above the lymphoedema. The venous and lymphatic drainage of the upper limb and the breast 69 30 Nerves of the upper limb I Fig. Here it supplies the skin of the lateral forearm as far as the • Course: it passes through the quadrangular space with the posterior wrist. It provides: a motor supply to deltoid and teres minor; a sensory supply to the skin overlying deltoid; and an articu- The median nerve (C6,7,8,T1) (Fig. A short between the long and medial heads of triceps into the posterior com- distance above the wrist it emerges from the lateral side of ﬂexor partment and down between the medial and lateral heads of triceps. It ter- eminence (but not adductor pollicis); the branches to the 1st and 2nd minates by dividing into two major nerves: lumbricals; and the cutaneous supply to the palmar skin of the thumb, • The posterior interosseous nerveapasses between the two heads index, middle and lateral half of the ring ﬁngers. It winds under the medial epicondyle and passes between the two heads of Infraclavicular branches ﬂexor carpi ulnaris to enter the forearm and supplies ﬂexor cari ulnaris • Medial and lateral pectoral nerves: supply pectoralis major and and half of ﬂexor digitorum profundus. Erb–Duchenne paralysis • The deep terminal branchasupplies the hypothenar muscles as Excessive downward traction on the upper limb during birth can result well as two lumbricals, the interossei and adductor pollicis. This has been termed the ‘waiter’s tip’ to the loss of interossei and lumbrical function the metacarpopha- position. The ‘clawing’ is attributed to the un- Klumpke’s paralysis opposed action of the extensors and ﬂexor digitorum profundus. Excessive upward traction on the upper limb can result in injury to the When injury occurs at the elbow or above, the ring and little ﬁngers T1 root. As the latter is the nerve supply to the intrinsic muscles of the are straighter because the ulnar supply to ﬂexor digitorum profun- hand this injury results in ‘clawing’ (extension of the metacarpopha- dus is lost. The small muscles of the hand waste with the exception langeal joints and ﬂexion of the interphalangeal joints) due to the of the thenar and lateral two lumbrical muscles (supplied by the unopposed action of the long ﬂexors and extensors of the ﬁngers. It should be noted that this involves only two small scapula is the coracoclavicular ligament (see Fig. The • Muscles of the back and shoulder include: latissimus dorsi, trapez- uppermost part of this fascia forms the ﬂoor of the deltopectoral tri- ius, deltoid, levator scapulae, serratus anterior, teres major and minor, angle. It is attached superiorly to the clavicle around the subclavius rhomboids major and minor, subscapularis, supraspinatus and muscle. The articular surfaces are covered with ﬁbrocartilage as racoacromial artery and (4) the lateral pectoral nerve (which supplies opposed to the usual hyaline. It is bounded above by subscapularis and teres minor and below by The acromioclavicular joint teres major. The circumﬂex scapular artery passes articular surfaces are covered with ﬁbrocartilage and an articular disc from front to back through this space to gain access to the hangs into the joint from above. The pectoral and scapular regions 75 33 The axilla Pectoralis minor Pectoralis major Short head of biceps Trapezius Coracobrachialis Clavicle Subclavius Long head Lateral cord of biceps Axillary artery Clavipectoral (tendon) Medial cord fascia Axillary vein Axillary space Posterior cord Latissimus Pectoralis dorsi (tendon) minor Chest wall Pectoralis major Fascial floor of axilla Serratus anterior Subscapularis Fig. The posterior cord is hidden behind the axillary artery 76 Upper limb The major nerves and vessels supplying and draining the upper limb anastomosis.
While progress in reducing the malaria burden has been remark- able cytoxan 50mg lowest price, there was evidence of an increase in malaria cases in 3 countries in 2009 (Rwanda discount 50mg cytoxan visa, Sao Tome and Principe, and Zambia). The increases in malaria cases highlight the fragility of malaria control and the need to maintain control programmes even if numbers of cases have been reduced substantially. The experiences in Rwanda and Zambia also indicate that monthly monitoring of disease surveillance data, both nationally and subnationally, is essential. Since many countries in sub-Saharan Africa had inadequate data to monitor disease trends, it is apparent that greater eforts need to be made to strengthen routine surveillance systems. Major epidemiological events could be occurring in additional countries without being detected and inves- tigated. On World Malaria Day 2008, the United Nations Secretary-Gen- countries in other Regions reported having a policy of parasito- eral called for eforts to ensure universal coverage with malaria logical testing of suspected malaria cases in persons of all ages, prevention and treatment programmes by the end of 2010. By November 2010, 25 countries were still allowing the marketing of z Policies and strategies for malaria control these products (down from 37 in 2009) and 39 pharmaceutical To attain the 2010 and 2015 targets, countries must reach all companies were manufacturing them. Spending by national governments on malaria transmission by vector control in all epidemiological settings. Of 106 malaria-endemic countries and areas, 77 received external quences, particularly pregnant women and infants. External fnancing appears to be Guinea, in the Western Pacifc Region, also adopted this policy concentrated on programme activities, particularly the procure- in 2009. The widespread use of a single class of insecticide to larger amounts of external fnancing, government fnancing increases the risk that mosquitoes will develop resistance, which exceeds that of external fnancing in countries in the pre-elimi- could rapidly lead to a major public health problem, particularly nation and elimination stages. The percentage of pregnant women who received the second 2010, sufcient to cover a further 10% of the population at risk. A model-based estimate showed that 42% of African households primarily to low coverage rates in Nigeria. There is no diference ularly in the African Region (from 26% to 35%), Eastern Mediterra- in usage rates between female and male children < 5 years of age nean Region (47% to 68%) and South-East Asia Region excluding (ratio girls: boys = 0. Data which corresponds to protection for 10% of the population at risk from a limited number of countries suggest that both microscopy in 2009. In 2009, the European than fve-fold, and the total number of tests carried out (micros- Region reported no locally acquired cases of P. By combining household survey data with health facility data it should be given to countries which harbour most of the malaria can be estimated that, on average, 65% of treatment needs are burden outside Africa. There were 8 countries in the pre-elimination stage of malaria are more difcult to construct for patients who are treated in the control in 2009 and 10 countries are implementing elimination private sector, but household surveys indicate febrile patients programmes nationwide (6 having entered the elimination phase treated in the private sector are 25% less likely to receive an anti- in 2008). A further 9 countries (Armenia, Bahamas, Egypt, Jamaica, malarial than those visiting public sector facilities, while those Morocco, Oman, Russian Federation, Syrian Arab Republic, and that stay at home are 60% less likely. It is estimated that the number of cases of malaria rose from 233 allowing the marketing of these products and 39 pharmaceuti- million in 2000 to 244 million in 2005 but decreased to 225 million cal companies were manufacturing these products. The number of deaths due to malaria is estimated to have countries that still allow the marketing of monotherapies are decreased from 985 000 in 2000 to 781 000 in 2009. Parasite resistance has rendered previous antimalarial medicines followed by the Region of the Americas. The largest absolute inefective in most parts of the world, jeopardizing malaria decreases in deaths were observed in Africa. Since 2008, containment activities to limit the spread of artemisinin-resistant parasites have been ongoing. Global control efforts have resulted in a reduction in the estimated number of deaths from nearly 1 million in 2000 to 781 000 in 2009. A total of 11 countries and one area in the African Region showed a reduction of more than 50% in either confrmed malaria cases or malaria admissions and deaths in recent years (Algeria, Botswana, Cape Verde, Eritrea, Madagascar, Namibia, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zanzibar, United Republic of Tanzania). Le nombre de cas et de décès échecs programmatiques nous rappellent ce qui pourrait imputables chaque année au paludisme poursuit son déclin, arriver en devenant moins vigilants ou en ne donnant pas notamment en Afrique. A bien des égards, plus que moitié leur charge de morbidité palustre au cours de la dernière d’être déjà parvenus à assurer un taux élevé de couverture par décennie sont toujours plus nombreux. Pour la première fois, des mesures de prévention et de lutte antipalustre, c’est d’en aucun cas de paludisme à falciparum n’a été signalé en 2009 assurer la durabilité qui risque de poser problème. Rien Nos récents acquis sont importants mais fragiles et nous que cette année, j’ai eu l’honneur de certifer le Maroc et le devons les pérenniser. Il faut que la communauté internationale Turkménistan exempts de paludisme et j’ai pu inscrire ces pays assure, au niveau mondial, un fnancement qui soit à la au Registre des zones où l’élimination du paludisme a été réalisée. Cette sanitaires du millénaire pour le développement, les cibles année, nous avons enfn déclaré que tout cas suspect de ambitieuses qui ont été fxées en matière de lutte contre le paludisme avait droit à un diagnostic de confrmation. On a trop longtemps et en trop de lieux Il faut que la volonté de maintenir les acquis de la lutte assimilé chaque cas de fèvre à un cas de paludisme.
Additional tests may measure a product or effect of pathologic in vivo activation of platelets buy cytoxan 50mg with visa, coagulation 50mg cytoxan sale, or fibrinolysis (eg, level of fibrin degradation products). Screening test results and knowledge of the clinical disorder guide the selection of more specific diagnostic tests. A disposable, spring-loaded bleeding time device is used to make a 6-mm × 1-mm incision on the volar aspect of the forearm. Plasma is incubated for 3 min with a reagent supplying procoagulant phospholipid and a surface-active powder (eg, micronized silica). Because the test is independent of the reactions that generate thrombin, it is used to screen specifically for abnormalities affecting the thrombin-fibrinogen reaction: heparin, large fibrin degradation products, and qualitative abnormalities of fibrinogen. It is particularly useful in establishing whether a plasma sample contains heparin (eg, residual heparin not neutralized after an extracorporeal bypass procedure or contaminated plasma obtained from blood drawn from a line kept open with heparin flushes). In plasma that contains heparin, the thrombin time will be prolonged, but a repeat test will be normal if the reagent batroxobin (a snake venom enzyme insensitive to heparin that directly converts fibrinogen to fibrin) is substituted for thrombin. A normal result does not rule out a milder yet potentially 368 Hematology clinically significant abnormality of fibrinolysis (eg, a reduced plasma 2-antiplasmin level in the 10 to 30% of normal range). One-tenth volume of 1% protamine sulfate is mixed with plasma, which, after a brief incubation at 37° C (98. A false-positive result may be caused by difficulty with venipuncture or by inadequate anticoagulation of a blood sample. In the D-dimer test, undiluted test plasma and diluted test plasma as necessary are mixed with latex particles coated with monoclonal antibodies that react exclusively with derivatives of fibrin that contain D-dimer, which are formed when plasmin degrades cross-linked fibrin. The antibodies will not react with fibrinogen itself, which is why the test can be performed on plasma, nor with fibrinogen degradation products because these are not cross-linked. Agglutination with a 1:20 dilution of serum indicates increased amounts (>= 40 µg/mL) of fibrin degradation products. A euglobulin lysis time is also often part of screening if increased fibrinolytic activity is suspected. The euglobulin fraction, which is relatively free of inhibitors of fibrinolysis, is clotted with thrombin, and the time for the clot to dissolve is measured. Normal lysis is > 90 min; a shorter time indicates increased plasma plasminogen activator activity (eg, in some patients with advanced liver disease). A reduced plasma fibrinogen concentration, by yielding a smaller clot to be dissolved, may also result in a shorter time. Disorders of hemostasis Excessive bleeding may occur as a result of an abnormality of blood vessels, platelets, or coagulation factors. Vascular disorders In vascular bleeding disorders, tests of hemostasis are 370 Hematology usually normal. Purpura Simplex (Easy Bruising) The most common vascular bleeding disorder, manifested by increased bruising and representing increased vascular fragility. No drug prevents the bruising; the patient is often advised to avoid aspirin and aspirin-containing drugs, but there is no evidence that bruising is related to their use. Senile Purpura A disorder affecting older patients, particularly those who have had excessive sun exposure, in whom dark purple ecchymoses, characteristically confined to the extensor surfaces of the hands and forearms, persist for a long time. Lesions slowly resolve over several days, leaving a brownish discoloration caused by deposits of hemosiderin; this discoloration may clear over weeks to months. Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (Rendu- Osler-Weber Disease) A hereditary disease of vascular malformation transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait affecting men and women. Diagnosis is made on physical examination by the discovery of characteristic small, red-to-violet telangiectatic lesions on the face, lips, oral and nasal mucosa, and tips of the fingers and toes. These fistulas may produce significant right-to-left shunts, which can result in dyspnea, fatigue, cyanosis, or polycythemia. However, the first sign of their presence may be a brain abscess, transient ischemic attack, or stroke, as a result of infected or noninfected emboli. Cerebral or spinal arteriovenous malformations occur in some families and may cause subarachnoid hemorrhage, seizures, or paraplegia. Biopsy of an acute skin lesion reveals an aseptic vasculitis with fibrinoid necrosis of vessel walls and perivascular cuffing of vessels with polymorphonuclear leukocytes. Granular deposits of immunoglobulin reactive for IgA and of complement components may be seen on immunofluorescent study. Therefore, deposition of IgA-containing immune complexes with consequent activation of complement is 374 Hematology thought to represent the pathogenetic mechanism for the vasculitis. The disease begins with the sudden appearance of a purpuric skin rash that typically involves the extensor surfaces of the feet, legs, and arms and a strip across the buttocks. Most patients also have fever and polyarthralgia with associated periarticular tenderness and swelling of the ankles, knees, hips, wrists, and elbows. The disease usually remits after about 4 wk but often recurs at least once after a disease-free interval of several weeks. In most patients, the disorder subsides without serious sequelae; however, some patients develop chronic renal failure. The presence of diffuse glomerular involvement or of crescentic changes in most glomeruli predicts progressive renal failure. Vascular Purpura Caused By Dysproteinemias Hypergammaglobulinemic purpura is a syndrome that primarily affects women.
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