aspiration pneumonia


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inflammation of the lungs caused by inhaling or choking on vomitus

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In any patient with findings suspicious for aspiration pneumonia, along with symptoms of coughing, especially when aggravated by eating, radiologists should have a low threshold for suspecting an ERF.
Aspiration pneumonia is a lung infection that is a result of oral bacteria, stomach contents, or both, being inhaled (aspirated) into the lungs.
The cause of death was confirmed as aspiration pneumonia, with Mrs Preston's injuries having contributed to the risk of her contracting the condition.
4 birds died the next day after the procedure, and 1 bird died subsequently from aspiration pneumonia.
This leads to aspiration pneumonia, which is the most life-threatening part of most myasthenia gravis cases.
It was noted that none of the patients returned to the hospital with a suspected aspiration pneumonia within the selected time frame elected for the study.
Experts have found that force-feeding causes esophageal tears and splits, liver rupture and failure, heat stress, and aspiration pneumonia - and, by the company's own admission, some 15,000 ducks on the farm die every year before they make it to slaughter," PETA spokeswoman Wendy Wegner (http://www.
An autopsy determined that Cooper, a heroin addict, died of aspiration pneumonia while serving a sentence on a drug conviction.
He died 13 days later at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, having developed aspiration pneumonia as a result of his severe injuries.
10) When combined with an impaired ability to use expired air to clear the larynx and protect the airway, a weak swallow may contribute to an increased risk for aspiration of pharyngeal contents, which in turn can lead to aspiration pneumonia.
Thus, although the presence of dysphagia is clearly a risk factor for aspiration pneumonia, other factors play an important role in whether patients with dysphagia develop aspiration pneumonia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that unless there's a contraindication, the head of the bed should be elevated in all patients at high risk for aspiration pneumonia.
The patient is still intubated and sedated for aspiration pneumonia.
After surgery, he had initial improvement toward baseline; however, after several days, his postoperative course was complicated by a progressive deterioration in mental status, recurrent seizures, and aspiration pneumonia.