BMJ Case Reports 2009; doi:10.1136/bcr.06.2008.0209
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Ventilator related barotrauma: an interesting chest x ray

  1. Thanigaiarsu Thiyagarajan,
  2. Vijay Mahajan,
  3. Srinivasa Katragadda,
  4. Farzan Irani,
  5. Priya Kumaraguru
  1. St Vincent Mercy Medical Center Hospital, Toledo, OH 43608, USA
  1. thanigaiarsu{at}
  • Published 2 February 2009

A 25-year-old woman with a history of well controlled asthma, polycystic ovarian disease and bipolar disorder was admitted with shortness of breath. On admission she was afebrile, hypotensive, tachycardic and tachypnoeic with normal chest examination and normal chest x ray with a peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) of 20% predicted value. She …

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