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Explain the condition called aspiration pneumonia.?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Aspiration
Aspiration pneumonia occurs when foreign substance (usually vomit) is sucked into the lungs.

In brief: Aspiration
Aspiration pneumonia occurs when foreign substance (usually vomit) is sucked into the lungs.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Preventing aspiration is a very complex series of maneuvers that take place with your throat, mouth, tongue, esophagus, and brain. Problems with the gag reflex then may require considerable medical investigation.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Anesthesiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Infection in lungs
This is a serious infection caused by breathing in something that is not supposed to be in the lungs, such as food, blood, vomit, or any other foreign matter. This can be a common problem with elderly people who may have had a stroke or some other problem which impairs their ability to cough.
People are told not to eat or drink before anesthesia to reduce their risk of aspiration pneumonia.

In brief: Infection in lungs
This is a serious infection caused by breathing in something that is not supposed to be in the lungs, such as food, blood, vomit, or any other foreign matter. This can be a common problem with elderly people who may have had a stroke or some other problem which impairs their ability to cough.
People are told not to eat or drink before anesthesia to reduce their risk of aspiration pneumonia.
Dr. Karen Sibert
Dr. Karen Sibert
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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree
In brief: Inhaled secretions
Aspiration pneumonia refers to a kind of pneumonia that occurs when secretions or vomit are inhaled .
This usually occurs when the normal airway protective reflexes are impaired, so in states where there is an altered level of consciousness.

In brief: Inhaled secretions
Aspiration pneumonia refers to a kind of pneumonia that occurs when secretions or vomit are inhaled .
This usually occurs when the normal airway protective reflexes are impaired, so in states where there is an altered level of consciousness.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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