Bronchiectasis Chapter 13

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Professor Brimhall

The following forms of bronchiectasis are the bronchi dilated and constricted in an irregular fashion

Fusiform
Varicose

The following is or are common causes of acquired bronchiectasis

Pulmonary tuberculosis

In the primarily obstructive form of bronchiectasis, the patient commonly demonstrate the following?

Flows are down
Volumes are down

The following radiological findings is or associated with bronchiectasis that is primarily obstructive in nature

Enlarged Heart
Depressed or flattened diaphragm
Long and narrow heart
translucent lung fields

Which of the following is considered the hallmark of bronchiectasis?

Chronic cough and large quantities of foul smelling sputum.

The following is or are commonly cultured in the sputum of a patient with bronchiectasis.

Streptococcus pneumonia
Pseudomonas aeruginosa
H Influenza

Bronchiectasis obstructive in nature will demonstrate the following clinical manifestations

Decreased tactile and vocal fremitus
hyperresonance
Phonchi and wheeing

The following diagnostic procedures or are used to positively diagnose bronchiectasis

Bronchography
Computed tomography

Congenital causes of bronchiectasis

Cystic fibrosis

Bronchiectasis hymodynamic indicies

Right heart increased
Left heart normal

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