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Help! Is "respiratory paralysis" in patients violent or not?

Help! Is "respiratory paralysis" in patients violent or not?

Perhaps: If inability to breathe occurs suddenly such as an anaphylactic reaction, or trauma, violent agitation could ensue, as long as patient was alert at time of event. Some more gradual apneas secondary to medication such as opioid overdose would cause possible coma first. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Respiratory System (Definition)

The respiratory system consists of all organs in the body related to breathing including the nose, mouth, trachea and lungs. All four of these are ...Read more


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Is it possible for patients with lou gehrig's disease to die of respiratory failure?

Is it possible for patients with lou gehrig's disease to die of respiratory failure?

Yes: When the disease affects the respiratory muscle causing them to become weak, patients develop respiratory failure and that is one of the most common reasons for death. ...Read more

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What does it mean when patients spontaneous respiratory rate increase on a ventilator? Time to come off?

What does it mean when patients spontaneous respiratory rate increase on a ventilator? Time to come off?

No: Many things can cause this: pain, anxiety, delirium, or lack of appropriate sedation just to name a few. Deciding when to extubate someone is more complex then that. ...Read more

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What is the most common respiratory rate and pulse rate of a patient?

Everyone is diffrent: But the average pulse rate is between 60 and 80 beats per min. Resp rate is 16 to 18 breaths per min. ...Read more

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Why do hospitals have patients with respiratory disease sitting up in bed?

Why do hospitals have patients with respiratory disease sitting up in bed?

Improves air flow: Patients with COPD have decreased airway diameter and decreased airway flow. Gravity effects decreases airway diameter when lying down. Thus sitting up increases airway diameter and flow. Thus improvement in dyspnea sense. ...Read more

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The patient has an abnormally low neutrophil count. What is neutropenia most commonly caused by?

The patient has an abnormally low neutrophil count. What is neutropenia most commonly caused by?

Long list: Bone marrow failure, overwhelming sepsis, leukemia, autoimmune disease, viral infections, side effect of drugs, especially chemotherapy are among the common causes. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/neutropenia/my00110. ...Read more

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When we should use PEEP 0 on MV? In which category of patients? From : student Respiratory therapist

When we should use PEEP 0 on MV? In which category of patients? From : student Respiratory therapist

Not the site: This is situational and judgmental according to the case at hand, please refer to your tutors and text books, good luck ...Read more

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What could be the significance of low serum albumin in respiratory failure patient?

What could be the significance of low serum albumin in respiratory failure patient?

Protien malnutrition: Albumen is an acute phase reactant and it is difficult to interpret well in the critically ill. That being said, very low albumen can indicate protein malnutrition, making it more difficult to heal wounds, makes drug delivery less reliable (some drugs bind to albumen for transport), make pulmonary edema harder to treat... The list is long. For that reason, we generally feed patients earlier now. ...Read more

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Respiratory acidosis and metabolic acidosis in the same patient-how can this happen?

Respiratory acidosis and metabolic acidosis in the same patient-how can this happen?

Acidosis: Respiratory acidosis (a) is a condition in which decreased ventilation (h) (hypoventilation) causes increased blood carbon dioxide concentration and decreased ph. Metabolic a occurs when the body produces too much acid or when the kidneys are not removing enough acid from the body. If a person has shock with an increased Lactic Acid level which leads to h, both types of acidosis are present. ...Read more

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Does increasing oxygen work if patient is in respiratory distress and if they have low hemoglobin?

Does increasing oxygen work if patient is in respiratory distress and if they have low hemoglobin?

It does.: It will help if the patient o2 saturation is low. You would like to see it between %96-100 by adjusting o2 flow of 1-2 lit per min. But the main goal should be raising the hemoglobin to normal level. ...Read more

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Could pulmozyme (dornase alfa) use result in increased respiratory rate in non-cf patient with a tracheostomy?

Could pulmozyme (dornase alfa) use result in increased respiratory rate in non-cf patient with a tracheostomy?

Maybe: Side effects with Pulmozyme (dornase alfa) are various and can include irritation of the throat, nose and voice changes. It can also cause hoarseness. I use a fair amount in my patients and have not seen it increase respiratory rate. I guess if it was irritating the airway you could breath faster due to pain/discomfort. I don't think that increased resp rate is very common on this drug. ...Read more

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What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese

What does high neutrophils and low lymphocytes in a patient with gastroenteritis and pancreatitis indicate? Could this be a result of an autoimmune condition? On another occasion in the same patient, what about normal neutrophils but low lymphocytes prese

Neutrophils: Both conditions are acute inflammatory conditions and would cause this picture- high neutrophils and low lymphocytes. This is what is known as a left shift and is commonly seen. Although an autoimmune process may be an underlying cause this specific WBC reaction is not an indication of autoimmunity. ...Read more

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Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Why does pure oxygen stops breathing when patient is in respiratory distress?

Depends on situation: Part of the bodies mechanism for deciding when to breathe is controlled by co2 sensors in the main blood vessels. In some medical conditions (like copd), when excess oxygen is given to patients & drops the co2 level, their sensors stop the automatic breathing cycle until it builds back up. ...Read more

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Could a 88 years old patient get swine flu without fever if he is known asthmatic and had a respiratory arrest?

Could a 88 years old patient get swine flu without fever if he is known asthmatic and had a respiratory arrest?

Yes: The elderly don't always run fever with viral illnesses. Any eldery person with the flu and any asthmatic with the flu is at increased risk of death from respiratory failure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in the operating room, anesthesiologists use mass spectrometers to monitor the respiratory gases of patients u?

Can you tell me in the operating room, anesthesiologists use mass spectrometers to monitor the respiratory gases of patients u?

Previously,: Yes, but equipment too large and inconvenient, today infrared used for inhaled and exhaled gas analysis ...Read more

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If you have SARS, you will have impaired Gas exchange right? How long does it take to improve and maintain the patient's respiratory status?

If you have SARS, you will have impaired Gas exchange right? How long does it take to improve and maintain the patient's respiratory status?

It depends: Impaired gas exchange would generally be a late feature of the disease, calling for critical care. It very much depends on the particular virus on how aggressive it is. The same is true for how long it takes for recovery. Younger patients, in general, have better prognosis. ...Read more

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On average how much a patient with mds will live? Can u have mds if platelets and WBC and neutrophil normal? Rbc 2.7 hemoglobin 10. No vitamin deficie

On average how much a patient with mds will live? Can u have mds if platelets and WBC and neutrophil normal? Rbc 2.7 hemoglobin 10. No vitamin deficie

MDS: The severity of mds is measured by different criterias according to the revised international prognostic scoring system. The hemoglobin, marrow blasts, cytopenias and cytogenetics. It varies from less than a year to up to 5 years before ther transform to acute leukemia. You cannot be suffering from mds with normal cell coun



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Do patients ever describe fibromyalgia as feeling like the flu? Minus respiratory symptoms, not soreness, but just overall yucky aches like flu?

Do patients ever describe fibromyalgia as feeling like the flu? Minus respiratory symptoms, not soreness, but just overall yucky aches like flu?

Flu-like symptoms: And fibromyalgia. Yes, pt. S describe fibro in terms of flu-like symptoms. Here is a link to a WebMD blog about that topic. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more