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CLINICAL               9        PATIENT PRESENTATIONS
          PRESENTATION
                                          RELATED TO THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM




             Patient presentations span all relevant age                              The Guide to clinical presentations in this category may
             categories, special populations and varied                               include, but is not limited to, the following ways in which
             clinical settings.                                                       patients present for osteopathic medical care:


                                                                                      PHYSICAL EXAM FINDINGS
                                                                                      pulmonary auscultation, percussion, and palpation (eg, egophony, stridor, rale,
                                                                                      rhonchus, wheeze, bronchophony, fremitus, chest wall expansion, diaphragmatic
                                                                                      excursion)
             9.1    COUGH
                                                                                      LABORATORY TEST FINDINGS AND DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
             9.2    SORE THROAT
                                                                                      arterial blood gases (sweat chloride test)  • audiogram  • computed tomography
             9.3    SHORTNESS OF BREATH
                                                                                      imaging  • evaluation of pleural effusions (eg, exudate, transudate)  • fluoroscopy
             9.4    NASAL BLEEDING                                                    interpretation of pulse oximetry  • magnetic resonance imaging  • nuclear
             9.5    AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION                                                medicine imaging  • pulmonary function testing  • purified protein derivative skin
                                                                                      test  • radiography  • sonography  • spirometry  • sputum gram stain, culture
             9.6    NASAL DISCHARGE
                                                                                      and sensitivity  • tympanometry
             9.7    EAR PAIN/EAR DISCHARGE
             9.8    RESPIRATORY ARREST
             9.9    RESPIRATORY CHEST PAIN

             9.10  RESPIRATORY GROWTHS AND MALFORMATIONS
             9.11  PHYSICAL EXAM FINDINGS RELATED TO THE RESPIRATORY
                 SYSTEM
             9.12  LABORATORY TEST FINDINGS AND DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING
                 RELATED TO THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM












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