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Dyspnea

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AUTHORS:
Joseph Mort
LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
  1. Develop a differential diagnosis for a patient presenting with dyspnea.
  2. Recognize clinical features and physical exam findings that help to further characterize dyspnea.
  3. List diagnostic tests and imaging used for the initial workup of dyspnea.
  4. Develop a systematic method for reading chest x-rays.
  5. Interpret an arterial blood gas.
  6. Interpret pulmonary function tests to determine the underlying cause of a patient’s dyspnea.
Chapter
AccessMedicine > Symptom to Diagnosis: An Evidence-Based Guide, 3e > Dyspnea
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Chapter
AccessMedicine > Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 20e > Dyspnea
Required
Section
AccessMedicine > Clinician's Pocket Reference: The Scut Monkey, 11e > Chapter 3. Differential Diagnosis: Symptoms, Signs, and Conditions > Dyspnea
Optional
Case File
AccessMedicine > Case Files: Family Medicine 4th ed. > Case 2 > Dyspnea (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Required

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