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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-02-13 17:23:58

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'low bar pneumonia' for 'lobar pneumonia'

Perhaps users see ‘bar’ as in ‘barometric’ and believe this to be a way of saying that the patient isn’t getting enough oxygen. (Or maybe I’m imputing sophistication where it doesn’t exist. ) Examples:

As far as this hospital is concerned, this is a simple case of low-bar pneumonia.

SCause of Death: Low Bar pneumonia ~providence/death_1920_10.htm

The guy did have a pneumonia on one side, a low bar pneumonia — couldn’t hear any breath sounds on half of the chest. ownwords/oralhistories/index.cfm?cid=3297&did=3901

Generated by Ancestry Family Tree DEATH: Died from low bar pneumonia. – 4k – Supplemental Result

furthermore, she developed pneumococcal low bar pneumonia with hypoxemia requiring face mask, but not intubation. AGASPGC2004/transcript26.php?presentation_id=26



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