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Four clinical signs can improve GP pneumonia diagnosis, finds study


My first patient this morning after my two days BMJ Masterclass course in London(BMA house) was 70 years old sarcoid lady on Ling term steroids presenting with three days acute breathlessness: Apyrexial(probably effect of prednisolone any way) Respiratory rate 30/min Oxygen sat in air 88% persistently Widespread crackles in chest LR , vocal resonance increased left side Pulse 110/min regular BP 130/80mm Hg I called ambulance and sent her to acute medical assessment unit our local acute hospital query pneumonia

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23 Nov 2017

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