Parents are unaware of any fevers; there has been no vomiting, diarrhea, change in urinary output, or change in behavior, other than increasing fussiness and refusing to take her bottle. On examination, you see a small-for-age infant in mild respiratory distress, with intercostal retractions and nasal flaring; she has bibasilar rales and trace hepatomegaly.
T 37.9 HR 160 RR 40 80/60 SpO2 88%
You reposition her and place her on high-flow nasal cannula and repeat her vital signs:
HR 150 RR 38 SpO2 90%
Which of the following is an example of this physiology?
A. Cyanotic congenital heart disease
B. Bronchial circulation
C. Blood flow through atelectatic lung segments
D. Thebesian circulation
E. All of the above
In the meantime, a few quotes –
“The axiom of medicine is that natural science is its mother.”
“Widespread experience in the field of pathological anatomy must be the foundation, unless the whole procedure is to eventuate in deception.”
Karl von Rokitansky (1804-1878)