Pneumothorax

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Question 1
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A pneumothorax manifests itself clinically as a primary _____ disorder.

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A

restrictive

B

obstructive

C

restrictive disorder with a secondary obstructive

D

obstructive disorder with secondary restrictive

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Question 2
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What is the primary cause of hypotension in a patient with a large pneumothorax?

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A

Pain

B

Decreased venous return to the heart

C

Tracheal compression

D

Atelectasis

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Question 3
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A patient had a penetrating knife wound to her chest wall that resulted in a valvular pneumothorax. What is another term for this condition?

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A

Spontaneous pneumothorax

B

Tension pneumothorax

C

Iatrogenic pneumothorax

D

Benign pneumothorax

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Question 4
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A 17-year-old male has been brought to the hospital because he felt short of breath after being tackled in a football game. A chest radiograph shows a broken rib and a 20% pneumothorax in the right lung. Which of the following conditions would be present?

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A

Closed pneumothorax

B

Pleural effusion

C

Iatrogenic pneumothorax

D

Sucking chest wound

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Question 5
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A 6-foot-tall, 140-pound, 28-year-old female patient has come to the emergency department with a complaint of a sudden sharp pain in the right upper chest followed by shortness of breath. The pain originated while she participated in deep breathing exercises in a yoga class. The physician has determined that she has a 15% pneumothorax. How should the pneumothorax be classified?

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A

Open

B

Exercise related

C

Spontaneous

D

Traumatic

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Question 6
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An iatrogenic pneumothorax may be caused by all of the following EXCEPT:

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A
positive-pressure mechanical ventilation.
B
pleural biopsy.
C
subclavian vein cannulation.
D
endotracheal intubation.
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Question 7
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A 40-year-old patient requires placement of a thoracostomy chest tube. All of the following are recommended for the procedure EXCEPT:

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A
application of -5-cm H2O pressure to the chest tube.
B
use of a No. 28 to 36 French gauge tube.
C
placement of the tube at the apex of the lung.
D
clamping and removing the tube within 24 hours of insertion.
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Question 8
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After a patient experienced four pneumothoraces of her right lung over a 24-month period, the physician recommended a procedure to reduce the occurrence of future pneumothoraces. Which procedure would the physician have recommended?

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A
Pleurodesis
B
Right pneumonectomy
C
Permanent right-sided thoracostomy tube
D
Right upper lobectomy
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Question 9
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A patient has a pneumothorax with a sucking chest wound resulting in the movement of gas from one lung to another. This is called:

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A
panting.
B
paradoxical movement.
C
bidirectional flow.
D
pendelluft.
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Question 10
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Which of the following chest assessment findings would be expected in a patient with a tension pneumothorax?

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A
Decreased thoracic volume on the affected side
B
Dull percussion note
C
Tracheal shift away from the affected side
D
Wheezes
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Question 11
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Which of the following hemodynamic indices will be found in a patient with a large hemothorax?

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A
Decreased QS/QT
B
Decreased CO
C
Increased CI
D
Increased SV
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Question 12
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If the patient has a tension pneumothorax, all of the following chest radiograph findings would be expected EXCEPT:

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A
elevated diaphragm.
B
mediastinal shift to the unaffected side.
C
increased translucency on the side of the pneumothorax.
D
atelectasis.
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Question 13
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A sucking chest wound would be classified as a(n) _____ pneumothorax.

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A
open
B
closed
C
iatrogenic
D
valvular
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Question 14
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Which type of pneumothorax would result from the rupture of bulla on the surface of a lung?

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A
Spontaneous pneumothorax
B
Iatrogenic pneumothorax
C
Open pneumothorax
D
Visceral pneumothorax
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Question 15
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Which type of untreated pneumothorax is considered to be the most serious?

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A
Spontaneous
B
Tension
C
Malignant
D
Iatrogenic
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