Diffuse alveolar hemorrhage is encountered uncommonly, but it is useful to have a general understanding of this. Many etiologies can cause diffuse alveolar hemorrhage, with pulmonary vasculitis being perhaps the most widely feared. This chapter explores how to sift through the differential diagnosis of diffuse alveolar hemorrhage and, if vasculitis is suspected, how to initiate therapy for this.
🚨 #PexivasPolice 🚨 will fine you
— Matthew Sparks, MD, FASN, FAHA (@Nephro_Sparks) April 11, 2019
This chapter may also serve as a public protest for the ridiculous amount of time that it's taking the PEXIVAS trial to reach press. The abstract was released nearly a year ago. This might stir up the ire of the Pexivas Police (see above), but seriously… if there is a journal out there somewhere sitting on this study – please publish it already. Or just release a preliminary version electronically. Excessive publications delays are unethical as this impairs patient care.
The IBCC chapter is located here.
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