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Diagnosed with pulmonary embolisment. Had x-ray result. Can any online doctor help me to read it?

client diagnosed with pulmonary embolism. which of the following client findings is consistent with effective treatment?
the client reports feeling less anxious.
diminished breath sounds are auscultated bilaterally
A chest x ray reveals increased density in all fields
ABG results include PH 7.48, Paco2 77, and Paco2 47

Asked On : Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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Dear Mr Patel
Thanks for writing to HCmagic.
i am afraid to say that except for first line (feeling less anxious), none of the other statements is consistent with effective treatment on the face of it but with a rider, if these parameters on ABG and chest x-ray are improving from their previous values, then yes there is improvement. i hope you understand that we must look at the progression rather than these single values.
feel free to discuss further
Answered: Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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