A 62-year-old man with hypotension and a large chest fluid collection

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dc.contributor.author Diab, Khalil
dc.contributor.author Wolf, Karen M. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-13T13:23:30Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-13T13:23:30Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2019-02-13
dc.identifier.issn 1931-3543 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10725/10037
dc.description.abstract A 62-year-old man was admitted with increased shortness of breath and a cough associated with yellowish sputum production. His symptoms had been progressively worsening over weeks. Pertinent symptoms at presentation included a 10-lb weight loss, dizziness, and low-grade fevers. The patient was being followed up in pulmonary clinic for a left lung fluid collection shown in Figure 1. A workup had been initiated. Purified protein derivative results and three sputum tests for acid-fast bacilli were negative. Bronchoscopy showed no endobronchial lesions. BAL grew Streptococcus pneumoniae and Stenotrophomonas maltophila. Bronchoscopic mycobacterial and fungal culture findings were negative. No atypical cells were seen. He was treated with trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole and levofloxacin indefinitely and was referred to the thoracic surgeons. However, he was unavailable for follow-up. His chronic health problems were non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus, chronic pancreatitis, hypertension, emphysema, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. His medications included glipizide, albuterol/ipratropium inhaler, lisinopril, and esomeprazole. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.title A 62-year-old man with hypotension and a large chest fluid collection en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.description.version Published en_US
dc.author.school SOM en_US
dc.author.idnumber 201900605 en_US
dc.author.department N/A en_US
dc.description.embargo N/A en_US
dc.relation.journal Chest en_US
dc.journal.volume 135 en_US
dc.journal.issue 2 en_US
dc.article.pages 558-562 en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1378/chest.08-0912 en_US
dc.identifier.ctation Diab, K., & Wolf, K. M. (2009). A 62-year-old man with hypotension and a large chest fluid collection. Chest, 135(2), 558-562. en_US
dc.author.email khalil.diab@lau.edu.lb en_US
dc.identifier.tou http://libraries.lau.edu.lb/research/laur/terms-of-use/articles.php en_US
dc.identifier.url https://journal.chestnet.org/article/S0012-3692(09)60151-3/abstract en_US
dc.orcid.id https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9255-7575 en_US
dc.author.affiliation Lebanese American University en_US

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