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what are normal respirations for end of life patients

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kate Erwin
Specializes in Child Psychiatry
Sedation: Palliative sedation is usually given as a last resort in terminally ill patients with distressing symptoms . The body relaxes and other anxiolytics a ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
21 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Breaths: The bag is attached to the endo tracheal tube or tracheostomy if those devices are in place. If endo tracheal tube positioning is uncertain, it can be ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: Hyperventilation raises PO-2 in normla lungs and afterwards the patient will UNDERBREATHE since the stimulation for breathing (Co2) has DROPPED due t ... Read More
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A 65-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to guess: In normal life and death, the time of death does not matter. If a person has had a normal death, knowing the exact time of death should not change any ... Read More
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Anoxic brain injury: There are multiple possible explanations for the brain injury after resuscitation, including stroke and seizure. But if the patient stopped breathing ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on patient: Oxygen in tanks is "100% oxygen", and should be considered a medication. The amount of "100% oxygen" used varies from patient to patient. The oxygen f ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Probably not: A patient who is still breathing implies a functional heart rhythm, which is the primary reason to do mechanical cpr. So if one is still breathing, t ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
I don't think: they do that unless give a medication that might depress respiration
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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
20 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
It : It isn't necessarily a typical post-operative result but it is possible for someone to still complain of subjective nasal congestion after having a se ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Thoracentesis: Is there an indication for thoracentesis , such as symptomatic tx of empyeman or pleural effusions. Is it needed for diagnosis?

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