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175 Possible Causes for Accessory Muscle Breathing

  • Upper Respiratory Infection

    Respiratory compromise manifests as tachypnea, tachycardia, and the use of accessory muscles of respiration.[emedicine.medscape.com] Diminished breath sounds in association with pallor and cyanosis may indicate impending respiratory failure. Paroxysms of coughing may produce conjunctival hemorrhages.[emedicine.medscape.com]

  • Upper Airway Obstruction

    He was sitting forward in a tripod position, tachypneic and had accessory muscle involvement for breathing.[omicsonline.org] Increased work of breathing as evidenced by suprasternal, intercostal, and subcostal retraction along with an increased use of accessory muscles of respiration.[rch.org.au] Increasing work of breathing.[rch.org.au]

  • Extrapulmonary Alveolar Hypoventilation

    muscles for breathing.[aafp.org] […] use of accessory muscles, intercostal retraction, Hoover sign, suprasternal and supraclavicular retractions, tachypnea (RR 30 bpm), paradoxical breathing], central cyanosis[xlung.net] As recommended, clinical criteria defining ARF included tachypnoea ( 24 breaths per min), signs of increased work of breathing, accessory muscle use, and abdominal paradoxical[journals.plos.org]

  • Laryngeal Obstruction

    […] resisted inspiration, which promotes deeper inhalation with a reduction of accessory respiratory muscle activation, 7 and pursed lip breathing (exhaling through pursed lips[healio.com] Increased work of breathing as evidenced by suprasternal, intercostal, and subcostal retraction along with an increased use of accessory muscles of respiration.[rch.org.au] , appropriate recruitment of accessory respiratory muscles, and relaxation of the larynx.[healio.com]

  • Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

    muscle use for breathing Cyanosis (with acute illness) Dullness on percussion (with consolidation) Crackles Decreased breath sounds Intercostal retractions (children) Diagnostic[quizlet.com] […] discomfort Chills Weight loss Assessment-Physical Findings Low-grade, intermittent fever Tachypnea Cough, nonproductive or productive, with scant amounts of white or clear sputum Accessory[quizlet.com]

  • Asthma

    Severe airflow obstruction may be predicted by accessory muscle use, pulsus paradoxus, refusal to recline below 30 , a pulse 120 beats/min, and decreased breath sounds.[doi.org] Are accessory muscles of respiration employed? Is there pursed lip breathing? Is there cyanosis? Note the ratio between the inspiratory and expiratory phase.[patient.info] Where available, also check oxygen saturations in acute attacks (saturations of Look at the patient's breathing: Is it fast? Is it laboured? Do they appear anxious?[patient.info]

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

    , and use of accessory muscles.[radiopaedia.org] Signs of advanced disease include pursed-lip breathing, accessory respiratory muscle use, paradoxical inward movement of the lower rib cage during inspiration (Hoover sign[merckmanuals.com] Progressive or more serious symptoms may include respiratory distress, tachypnea, cyanosis , use of accessory respiratory muscles, peripheral edema , hyperinflation, chronic[medicinenet.com]

  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome

    Increased work of breathing and using of accessory muscles may ultimately result in fatigue and respiratory failure.[lecturio.com]

  • Botulism

    Paralysis of the diaphragm and accessory breathing muscles may result in respiratory compromise or arrest.[doi.org] Cranial nerve palsies may be followed by flaccid, descending, completely symmetric paralysis of voluntary muscles, affecting (in order) the muscles of the neck, shoulders,[doi.org]

  • Bacterial Pneumonia

    […] respiratory muscles Tachycardia ( 100 bpm) or bradycardia ( 60 bpm) Central cyanosis Altered mental status Physical findings may include the following: Adventitious breath[emedicine.medscape.com] […] bad-tasting sputum Signs of bacterial pneumonia may include the following: Hyperthermia (fever, typically 38 C) [1] or hypothermia ( 35 C) Tachypnea ( 18 respirations/min) Use of accessory[emedicine.com] [21, 32] Signs of bacterial pneumonia may include the following: Hyperthermia (fever, typically 38 C) [1] or hypothermia ( 35 C) Tachypnea ( 18 respirations/min) Use of accessory[emedicine.medscape.com]

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