Define myasthenia gravis.
- Disease of the myoneural junction in which transmission of impulses across
the motor endplate is inhibited
Identify the target population for MG.
- Most common in females 1535 yrs (men 40-70)
- 30,000 ppl in
Coccidioidomycosis, also known as Valley Fever, is a fungal disease typically
swirled up from the soil and inhaled by the lungs where it begins its infectious cycle.
Incidence of infection has increased, including non-endemic regions. Whites and
Bronchoscopy rigid or fiberoptic invasive procedure, used to analyze the
upper and lower airways for diagnosis & management of inflammatory,
malignant, & infectious diseases.
o Tissue removal
o Removal of foreign objects
Patient = bronchospasm, poor bronchial hygiene
Vent = kink, ETT displaced, or H2O in circuit
o Signs/ Symptoms:
Patient = Advent. BS, inc WOB, dec PaO2
Vent = inc PIP, pt/vent asynchrony