Volume 83, Number 5
An 85-year-old woman with respiratory failure and positional hypoxemia
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Her oxygen saturation was more than 93% when lying down but dropped to less than 85% when she was upright.
Readers will consider platypnea-orthodeoxia syndrome in the differential diagnosis of hypoxemia in appropriate settings.
Directed to internal medicine, hospital medicine, critical care, pulmonology, radiology
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Activity Director and Authors
Brian F. Mandell, MD, PhD
Chairman, Department of Medicine, Education Institute
Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Editor in Chief, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Pelin Batur, MD
Department of Community Internal Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Education Director, Primary Care Women’s Health Program,
Cleveland Clinic Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
James Pile, MD
Vice Chairman, Faculty Development, Department of Hospital Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Vice Chairman, Professional Staff Affairs, Medicine Institute, Cleveland Clinic
Deputy Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Executive Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Alpana Senapati, DO
Department of Medicine,
Hardeep Rai, MD
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Institute,
Abhijit Duggal, MD, MPH
Department of Critical Care Medicine, Respiratory Institute, Cleveland Clinic,
and Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care,
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University,
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