Deji Adegunsoye

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Thermal Injury and Smoke Inhalation

What every physician needs to know: Inhalation injury, including smoke inhalation, affects millions of people worldwide and is potentially life-threatening. Smoke is a combination of fumes (small, suspended particles to which irritants or cytotoxic chemicals adhere), mists (aerosolized irritants or cytotoxic chemicals), gases, and hot air. Exposure to smoke that arises from a burning environment…

Toxic Inhalational Lung Injury

What every physician needs to know: Given the continuous exposure of the upper and lower airways and lung parenchyma to the environment, the possibility that we may inhale any of a broad array of toxic substances is not surprising. Whether exposure to any of these materials translates into a clinically significant disorder depends on a…

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