Quiz 1

51 yo M develops ARDS while hospitalized for acute pancreatitis.
- on day 3 in the ICU he is sedated, intubated and ventilated with PEEP = 15 and FiO2 = 60%
- suddenly his pulse goes from 100 to 140/min, BP drops from 120 to 90 mmHg & CVP increases from 10 to 15 cm water.
- breath sounds are absent on the left.

What is the most likely explanation for the the sudden deterioration ?

A. Endotracheal tube shift into the right main bronchus.
B. PE
C. MI
D. tension PTX
E. Mucous plugging and atelectasis
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