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Synonyms for apnoeic

of or relating to apnea


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Of these, apnoeic group consisted of 18 patients who had AHI > 5/h (female 6, male 12) while the remaining 32 were non-apnoeic with AHI <5/h (female 11, male 21).
The hazard usually occurs when IPPV is applied to an apnoeic patient after giving a neuromuscular blocking drug.
16-18) Likewise, using fiberoptic nasopharyngoscopy, Badr et al (19) have shown, that central apnoea is associated with pharyngeal narrowing or occlusion early (<10 sec) during the central apnoeic period and even in the absence of inspiratory efforts.
In patients with OSA, the abrupt and repetitive inspiratory effort against a closed upper airway during the apnoeic episodes generate changes in negative intrathoracic pressure that increase transmural gradients across the atria, ventricles and aorta (35,36) and may disrupt ventricular function (35).
This is thought to be the mechanism for a lower likelihood of apnoeic events commonly seen during slow wave sleep in OSA sufferers (28) and even during REM sleep in some individuals (29).
In contrast, in a recent case-control study of apnoeic obese, non apnoeic obese and non obese subjects, there was no significant difference in the lipid profile between obese apnoeic subjects and obese controls (18).
A hypotensive patient may survive many hours untreated but an apnoeic patient will die within minutes, therefore the most important aspect of trauma care is maintaining airway patency.
The patient remained apnoeic during 10 minutes of apnoeic oxygenation, with an arterial sample taken at six minutes showing pH 7.
If it falls below the apnoeic threshold (the level at which breathing stops in a sleeping person) respiratory efforts will be absent in the first part of the apnoea, until carbon dioxide rises above the threshold.
Heparin (25,000 IU) is administered once the patient is apnoeic and hypoxic, consistent with published international protocols (5).
It is therefore recommended to treat OSA first with CPAP and to begin thyroid replacement therapy only after CPAP is effectively alleviating apnoeic events (36).
Insertion was attempted once patients were apnoeic and lacked any response to jaw thrust.
Snoring is caused by airway collapse and often plays a role in the breathing cessation during an apnoeic event.
One proposal is the inability of patients with hypercapnia to augment ventilation during the interapnoea periods and therefore unload carbon dioxide accumulated during the apnoeic period (36).
Following insertion, the position of the cLMA was checked for airway patency by either observing the patient's respiratory movement and the capnogram when breathing spontaneously, or in apnoeic patients observing for chest expansion and the capnogram during manual ventilation.