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mortality rate from mechanical ventilation?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Depends: Much depends on the reason for intubation. If done to maintain airway during surgery the rate is almost zero. If done because of an underlying illness which effects pulmonary ventilatory capacity it will depend on the disease, age of patient, underlying issues.
Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine 17 years experience
Varies: Why the patient has to be ventilated, other medical or surgical issues the patient has, and how much support the patient needs are somewhat predictive of survival. Most patients with respiratory failure recover.

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Is it normal to feel like I am breathing fast in the 3rd trimester?

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Dr. Megan Bird
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Depends: As the baby grows, it presses up on the lungs and certain muscles in the ribs relax and you may feel like you are taking shallower breaths more often. But if this happens suddenly or you feel like you are really struggling, you need to see someone right away. Blood clots in the lungs are also more common in pregnancy and can be very serious.
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Will breathing into a brown paper bag help slow down my baby's fast breathing?

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No: No, and this is potentially dangerous for babies and children. Do not worry about breathing that occasionally looks like it is fast or comes in quick little gasps in babies. This is usually normal. However, if babies are breathing so quickly that they have difficulty feeding or making a high pitched squeal when they breathe or wheezing with quick breathing, you should see your pediatrician.
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Is there a difference in mortality of cutaneous, inhaled and gastrointestinal anthrax?

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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is a magnetic mattress compatible with a breathing machine for apnea?

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Don't see why not: I can't imagine the magnetic aspect of your mattress would interfere with the operation of your CPAP machine. Shouldn't be a problem.
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18 and just diagnosed as asthma free. Taken off my meds. My breathing is bad but will it get better over time?

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Depends: It may but asthma can reoccur even after being symptom free for along periods of time. Even though you may not need you medicines at present, i would keep your rescue meds available for any unexpected emergency.

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