Monday, September 5, 2016

Viva questions: CHF and checking edema

So I thought of writing a few posts on questions that were asked to me in my vivas. You may not be asked the same questions, but these are just for you to get an idea on how it goes (:

What is the difference between orthopnea and paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnoea?
Orthopnea is dyspnea in the recumbent position.
PND is acute shortness of breath and cough, usually occurring after 1-3 hours of sleep.
Orthopnea is relieved by sitting upright, PND persists even after assuming the upright position.

Where will you check for edema in a bed ridden patient?
In the sacral area or in the scrotum.
(In ambulatory patients, check in the ankles and pretibial region.)

That's all!
I'll keep updating as and when I remember =)

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