Severe hemoptysis is a true challenge. Due to the rarity of this condition, there is little high-quality data on it. So you can't become a hemoptysis whisperer by reading articles. Unfortunately, for the same reason, it's also difficult to accumulate clinical experience. A full-time intensivist might only see a few cases each year. I've tried to construct a logical approach to hemoptysis utilizing modern radiologic technologies, but a lot of this chapter is based on thin evidence.
The IBCC chapter is located here.
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IBCCup 2019 (Davidson K and Shojaee S in Chest):
when new articles come out on topics already in the IBCC, I will read them, update the IBCC, and tweet out some pearls from the article as I go. today will cover a new review in CHEST on massive hemoptysis (#IBCCup 1/6) https://t.co/brqaI5Lvgd
— Internet Book of Critical Care (@iBookCC) August 16, 2019
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