This is an x-ray of a 79 yo man who had lost weight and was being evaluated for swallowing difficulties. During the process of having him rapidly swallow barium (dense element that allows one to visualize structures), he aspirated the barium into his lungs. This led to respiratory failure.
The x-ray showed barium into both right and left main stem bronchi in the left upper and lower lobes. The barium spread to the smaller airways which produced the tree-in-bud appearance (arrow).
This patient had the barium suctioned out (as much as possible), but he developed shock, his heart stopped beating and he suffered severe brain injury. He died a short time later.
That’s one way to fail a barium swallow with flying colors…..
we had a patient who was ready to be discharged, but then aspirated on a barium swallow. he went into respiratory distress was placed on a rotoprone bed, and nearly died. thankfully he lived and was discharged from the ICU. i honestly dont know how is doing now, but i hope he is doing well.
what im trying to say is…aspiration is some scary shit.
my team has a bout this saturday against the BC rollers.
i actually lived in Broome County for 4 years while i went to college and i had no idea that they had a roller derby team! So cool that i get to play against them now. im so excited!!
derby game this saturday on long island! im skating!!!!!!!!!
why can’t plane tickets be like 10 dollars
All know spells from Harry Potter
reblogging this for future reference.
I’ve been waiting for this post for my entire life.
SORRY ARE WE JUST ALL GONNA IGNORE THE FACT THAT ONE SPELL IS CALLED CONJUNCTIVITIS
WHERE THE FUCK IS LAPIFORS GOSH
I thought tumblr loves rabbits how could we forget that one :P
also Opugno which makes the birds that you summoned through Avis or Avifors attack someone
What about Sectumsempra?
So I heard it’s Earth Day