I HAVE A QUESTION THAT MANY OF YOU MIGHT THINK STUPID; I THINK I KNOW THE ANSWER; I WOULD JUST LIKE INPUT ON THEORY OR DIAGNOSTICS. OK HERE IT IS... SEVERAL OF THE DR'S ARE ORDERING INCENTIVE SPIROMETERS FOR FEVERS, I WANT TO KNOW WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS PHYSILOGICALLY TO OUR SYSTEM TO HELP REDUCE THE FEVER? I UNDERSTAND THE CONCEPT THAT WE BREATH FASTER WHEN WE HAVE FEVER, BUT HOW DOES THE I.S. HELP REDUCE THE FEVER. ALSO, SOME GYNECOLOGIST ARE ORDERING I.S. FOR BMI OVER 30, THE PT AUTOMATICALLY… Continue
Posted on November 14, 2009 at 2:25am — 5 Comments
I truely understand the concept of how the receptors in the lung are saturated with Spiriva , and therefore atrovent is ineffective. I had a Pulmonoligist specifically order Spiriva and Atrovent together. Either He does not understand the concept of Both meds being similar in structure, or there is another benefit ? Is anyone familiar or has ran across this scenerio ? If so please tell me the benefit, if one drug blocks the receptors and is already on board for 24 hrs, and atrovent a 6hr med is… Continue
I was wondering if anyone knew exactly how long after a patient has had dialysis, would drawing a blood gases be sufficient. I figure since Dialysis filters the blood, that it could possibly change the pH, Pao2, PaCo2, but how significantly? One Pulmonoligist said 2 hrs, and the other said it would not matter. Has anyone ran across info in this subject, or studies ?