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Pulmonary Toxicants (2)


Jun 1, 2012 2:50pm ‐ Jun 1, 2012 4:20pm


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Learning Objectives:

  • Can you describe the fact that it is essential to question carefully all patients presenting with respiratory symptoms about their past activities and exposures?
  • Can you list some recent trends in the causation of occupational asthma (e.g. through the increasing use of enzymes), as well as recent concepts about the potential role of irritants (especially those present in cleaning sprays) in the etiology of asthma ?
  • Can you outline how materials, such as quartz, may be responsible for severe lung disease not only in traditional sectors, such as mining, but also in other trades, such as the textile industry?
  • Can you list the main chemicals causing fever during or shortly after inhalational exposure?
  • Can you list the metals and describe the scenario and prognosis of metal fume fever?
  • Can you give examples of metals leading to acute lung injury?
  • Can you review the effects of H1 and H2 blockers on development of opioid-induced non-cardiac pulmonary edema?
  • Can you describe airway epithelium contamination by respiratory irritants?
  • Can you discuss the limitations and dangers of mechanical ventilation in patients with severe inhalatory intoxications leading to Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)?
  • Can you describe the differences between "extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation" (ECMO) and "extracorporeal life support" (ECLS)?
  • Can you outline the benefits and risks of "maximal protective ventilation"?

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