As an anaesthetics trainee, I obviously have an interest in respiratory disorders of the lungs and airways. In the finals they are the topics of many chronic and acute disease questions and emergency assessments.
ABCD approach should be used in all cases of respiratory diseases, even if it seems odd. The chronic COPD patient can be evaluated by looking at their co-morbidities, airway issues, breathing issues, circulatory issues, disability and everything else.
You will give yourself leverage with which to talk about in the examinations.
Common respiratory diseases include:
Treatment/Investigation issues include:
You should also know about cystic fibrosis and its pathophysiology, treatment plan, screening in parents and implications for the patient.
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