Respiratory examination

Types of breath sound

What are the types of abnormal breath sounds?   Quality Normal breath sounds (vesicular sounds) Inspiratory phase longer than expiratory p...

Types of cough

What is the significance of different cough types?   Characteristic s of cough Potential significance Productive Chronic bronchitis, lower...

Types of sputum

What is the significance of different sputum types?   Type Characteristics Associated pathology Purulent Thick, yellow/green sputum Inf...

Types of percussion note

What are the types of percussion notes?   Percussion Note Common Causes ¬† Dull * Pleural effusion, presence of hepatic tissue, consolidat...

Causes of tracheal deviation

What are the causes of tracheal deviation?   Displacement towards the lesion Displacement away from the lesion Other displacem ent Lobar ...

Nail findings in lung disease

What are possible nail findings in lung disease?   Nail abnormality Definition Associated condition Koilonychia Transverse and longitudi...

Respiratory Examination – Questions

Common respiratory¬†examination exam questions for medical finals, OSCEs and MRCP PACES Click on the the example¬†questions below to reveal the answers  ...