Atelectasis is defined as the incomplete expansion of lung tissue due to collapse or closure.
Broadly categorized as:
Obstructive: due to airway blockage
Nonobstructive: multiple etiolo...
Tachypnea and sudden-onset dyspnea
Pleuritic pain on affected side
History of smoking, COPD, pulmonary insufficiency, exposure to radiation, as...
Identify and treat the underlying etiology.
Pain control to facilitate deeper breathing.
Lie on the unaffected side, encourage frequent coughing, deep breathing exercises, and ...
Frequency/adequacy of monitoring will vary by underlying cause and concurrent comorbidities.
For uncomplicated cases of atelectasis, outpatient m...
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P28.10 Unspecified atelectasis of newborn
P28.19 Other atelectasis of newborn
P28.0 Primary atelectasis of newborn
P28.11 Resorption atelectasis without respiratory distress ...
Low serum albumin (<3.5 g/L) is a strong predictor of postoperative pulmonary complications, including atelectasis.
Anesthesia-induced atelectasis occurs in almost all anesthetized p...
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