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Lobe (Definition)

1. A rounded projection, especially a rounded, projecting anatomical part. (for example, the lobe of an ear) 2. A subdivision of a bodily organ or part bounded by fissures, connective tissue, or other structural boundaries. (for example, a ...Read more


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10 yr. Old diagnosed w/upper right lobe pneumonia monday, fever since thursday, now wednesday, no break in fever after 3 days on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Next step?

10 yr. Old diagnosed w/upper right lobe pneumonia monday, fever since thursday, now wednesday, no break in fever after 3 days on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate). Next step?

Check with Ur Doc: I would want to have a followup visit with such a patient. In the morning. Another exam, possibly a repeat of the xrays. Any change of plans/meds should be based on more data. Minor xray changes would be expected and a simple change in meds might be needed. However, xrays could reveal formation of worrisome cysts or effusions that might require hospital care. ...Read more

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10 yr. Old with upper right lobe pneumonia, on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 3 days, no break to high fever. I am very frightened. What should I do?

10 yr. Old with upper right lobe pneumonia, on augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for 3 days, no break to high fever. I am very frightened. What should I do?

See your doctor: After 3 days of antibiotics, the child should be getting better. Maybe it's resistant to Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (maybe time to switch to another antibiotic, like zithromax), maybe there's something else in the chest (may need a repeat chest xray), maybe it's viral (other tests can help determine that), but no matter what, this is not the expected course, and the child should be seen by the physician again. ...Read more

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What is the function of the upper lobe?

What is the function of the upper lobe?

Upper lobe of?: You need to be more specific. There are lots of organs and structures with multiple lobes. Do you mean the upper lobe of the lung, the thyroid, the liver? Give us a more specific question and we'll happily give you a good answer. :-). ...Read more

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What is suspicious opacities on left upper lobe?

What is suspicious opacities  on left upper lobe?

CT scan: Several things can happen in the upper lobes of lungs. First...tuberculosis. Blebs can also occur there. Aspiration pneumonia can present there as well. You need a CT scan. Cancer might also present like this. Don't get crazy...just see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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What is suspicious opacities in the left upper lobe?

ElementaryDearWatson: There are generally accepted patterns of normal lung anatomy with chest x-rays, CT, MRI,etc.So something"suspicious"means possibly not normal. And "opacity" is something denser than it should be in the area being looked at.Such findings could be old or new, significant or insignificant depending on the specific situation(symptoms,history, physical findings), which is up to the doctor to figure-out ...Read more

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Minimal regression of the right upper lobe ptb?

Minimal regression of the right upper lobe ptb?

More: information is needed. What is your question? What you quote may refer to a resolving pneumonia but I cannot tell if this is so.. What does your abbreviation mean (??ptb"") Ask again Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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WHAT IS BILATERAL UPPER LOBE PTB OF UNDETERMINED ACTIVITY,?

PTB: Abbreviation may mean many different things, one of which could be Pulmonary Tuberculosis. It's impossible to know for sure based on info u have provided. ...Read more

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Pneumonia (Definition)

An inflammation of the lungs, most ...Read more