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19 Possible Causes for Acute Respiratory Failure, Aspiration Pneumonia, Compound Muscle Action Potential with Low Amplitude

  • Guillain-Barré Syndrome

    CASE REPORT: An 82-year-old woman presented with acute ascending flaccid paralysis and acute respiratory failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Thromboembolism, pneumonia, skin breakdown. Cardiac arrhythmia. Ileus. Aspiration pneumonia. Urinary retention. Psychiatric problems - eg, depression, anxiety.[patient.info] muscle action potentials reduced amplitude with relatively preserved conduction velocity implicates axonal neuropathy delayed/absent F waves implicates nerve root involvement[step2.medbullets.com]

  • Dermatomyositis

    ECMO was giving when the patient suffered acute respiratory failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Pulmonary manifestations range from aspiration pneumonia to interstitial lung disease (ILD), sometimes with complications such as pulmonary arterial hypertension (see these[orpha.net] Low compound muscle action potentials (CMAP) amplitudes may not necessarily indicate a neuropathic process, as it may reflect muscle atrophy and fibrosis.[doi.org]

  • Myasthenia Gravis

    respiratory failure after a 12-day hospitalization.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Complications Aspiration pneumonia due to throat muscle weakness. Acute respiratory failure during an exacerbation.[patient.info] Distinguishing features of the RNS test in LEMS and MG are confirmed in this direct comparison study: the low compound muscle action potential amplitude, decrement at LRS,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

    The patient presented with acute respiratory failure, making identification and management of her illness challenging.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Approximately 2 months after the operation, he had aspiration pneumonia with respiratory failure.[jmedicalcasereports.biomedcentral.com] Distinguishing features of the RNS test in LEMS and MG are confirmed in this direct comparison study: the low compound muscle action potential amplitude, decrement at LRS,[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Infantile Botulism

    Abstract Infantile botulism is a recently recognized cause of acute hypotonic paresis and respiratory failure in young infants.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Observation for and management of complications such as aspiration pneumonia, urinary tract infection, acute otitis media and other complications of long term hospitalization[clinicaladvisor.com] We conclude that the findings of low compound muscle action potential amplitude in combination with tetanic facilitation or posttetanic facilitation and absence of posttetanic[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Inclusion Body Myositis

    We describe a unique patient who presented with acute hypercapnic hypoxic respiratory failure secondary to inclusion body myositis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The incidence of dysphagia, rate of aspirations, rate of aspiration pneumonias and treatment results of dysphagia were analyzed.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] However, the low compound muscle action potential amplitudes could be explained by the loss of excitable muscle tissue that occurs in myopathies.[jamanetwork.com]

  • Neuropathy

    Goldenberg and Steven White, Neuromuscular Disorders and Acute Respiratory Failure: Diagnosis and Management, Neurologic Clinics, 30, 1, (161), (2012).[dx.doi.org] Compounding the problem of aspiration pneumonias and chronic lung disease is the presence of relative insensitivity to hypoxemia [ 23 - 26 ], which limits ability to cope[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients have relatively normal nerve conduction velocities but low amplitude sensory nerve action potentials and compound muscle action potentials.[merckmanuals.com]

  • Food-Borne Botulism

    Rapid progression to respiratory failure and paralysis is seen in serotype F. [ 5 ] Signs Acute onset of bilateral cranial nerve involvement. Failure of accommodation.[patient.info] A higher chance of acquiring aspiration pneumonia, respiratory distress, long-lasting weakness, and nervous system problems for up to a year following the illness is common[microbewiki.kenyon.edu] Electrophysiologic tests of such patients show reduced compound muscle action potentials (CMAPs), low amplitudes and short durations of motor unit potentials (MUPs), and mild[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Acquired Amyloid Myopathy

    Respiratory Failure and Myoglobinuria 539 Case 86 A Uremic Man with Proximal Muscle Weakness 545 Case 87 A Woman with Weakness Elevated Cholesterol and Serum Creatine Kinase[books.google.com] Complications such as aspiration pneumonia become rather eminent. Several of these patients should be counseled regarding the insertion of a gastric feeding tube.[nature.com] Low compound muscle action potentials (CMAP) amplitudes may not necessarily indicate a neuropathic process, as it may reflect muscle atrophy and fibrosis.[journal.frontiersin.org]

  • Miller-Fisher Syndrome

    […] it may be accompanied by myasthenia and respiratory failure.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] The immediate cause of death was considered to be aspiration pneumonia.[academic.oup.com] CBs resolved, distal compound muscle action potential (CMAP) amplitudes increased and SNAPs normalized on subsequent testing.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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