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    Pleural effusion is the most common manifestation of pleural disease. Pleural effusion occurs when there is an accumulation of fluid in the pleural space and is commonly known as “water on the lungs” (Cramer, 2015). The accumulation of this fluid prevents the lungs from fully opening, which may result in dyspnea. It is estimated that approximately one million Americans will develop pleural effusion each year. Pleural effusion itself is not actually a disease, it is the result of many different types of diseases. Pleural effusion does not affect any specific age group or gender. There are many possible causes for this issue including heart failure, liver disease, pancreatitis, kidney disease, tuberculosis, pneumonia, and cancer. Not every patient with pleural effusion will be symptomatic. However, if the patient is symptomatic, the most common presenting complaint is SOB. Other common symptoms include chest pain, cough (productive or non-productive), shallow breathing, and rapid pulse (AJCC, 2011). There are two different forms of pleural effusion: transudative and exudative. Transudative pleural effusion is most commonly caused by HF and…

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    There are many causes of pleural effusions, such as pneumonia, renal failure, and malignancy. Medications can also cause pleural effusions, such as amiodarone. Because of the vast number of causes for this pathology, one should collect a history from the patient to guide the diagnostic and treatment process. If the patient is unable to provide a history, then one can perform the diagnostics and treat the pleural effusion, but the effusion may return if the root cause of the effusion has not been…

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    Student Name: Scott Wood Clinical Dates: 1/20-1/21/2015 Initials of assigned patient: CH Unit ICU Room # 8 Patient’s admitting diagnosis: PNA/CHF Discuss event(s) that led up to admission to critical care unit: Mr. H was admitted to the ER in Jamestown, TN on January 16th with shortness of breath, unproductive cough, and an overall feeling of weakness. Patient stated “I was having a hard time catching my breath and just felt real weak all over.” Patient was found to have a pleural effusion of…

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    of priority Supporting Data for this choice: Interventions: Be specific 4. Ineffective breathing secondary to pleural effusion in left base - CXR shows small pleural effusion in the left base. -Pleural effusion signs; chest pain, light-headedness, palpitations. Dyspnea, confusion, anxiety, JVD, hypotension, distant heart tones, friction rub, tachycardia, fatigue, tachypnea, cyanosis, and thready/weak pulse. - Hx of smoking -Patient is currently suffering from PE, which is a causative factor…

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