However, she immediately developed airway obstruction
with inspiratory stridor and became cyanosed.
Despite the rich vascularity of the thyroid gland, its bleeding usually causes only discomfort and pain; it rarely leads to airway obstruction
DISCUSSION: Congenital high airway obstruction
syndrome (CHAOS) was defined by Hedrick et al in 1994 as upper airway obstruction
that is diagnosed in utero by ultrasound, with concomitant findings of large echogenic lungs, flattened or inverted diaphragms, and dilated airways distal to the obstruction, and fetal ascites or hydrops.
Keywords used to search the database included hypoxia (excluding hanging, drowning, strangulation), oesophageal intubation, failed intubation and airway obstruction
If the patient is obstructed, the FVC may be expected to be lower than the SVC, to the degree of the airway obstruction
And, while some children with cough-variant asthma do not have wheezing obstruction, if a physician cannot demonstrate airway obstruction
with abnormal spirometry testing results, or if the child does not respond to a bronchodilator, then the physician should not diagnose cough-variant asthma, she said.
The study focused on the cost of medical care given to individuals who have asthma, chronic bronchitis, chronic airway obstruction
, and other major respiratory diseases, compared with costs for people who do not have serious lung problems.
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Newborn upper airway obstruction
secondary to micrognathia and Pierre Robin sequence can be managed with conservative and surgical interventions.
In the emergency department the peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR) is often used to estimate the degree of airway obstruction
in lieu of spirometry.
In our case the location and size of the tumour and co-existing morbid obesity and obstructive sleep apnoea posed a high risk of complete upper airway obstruction
, if anaesthesia was induced and muscle relaxation administered before intubation.
Repetitive airway obstruction
and oxygen desaturation have been shown to decrease the quality of self-defense mechanisms, such as cardiorespiratory arousals, sighs, and startles.
COPD is a complex group of conditions associated with progressive airway obstruction
for which no disease-modifying therapy is currently known.
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